2019 Awardee – Mrs. Deborah Goins-Francis, Bermuda Hospitals Board

Under Ms. Goins-Francis’s leadership, the BHB’s practices evolved in concrete ways to provide the public with more routine access to information. She inspired her colleagues to adhere to the principles of accountability, transparency and openness with the public. Her impact was shown by the BHB’s increase in public disclosures on issues of interest to the public. At the time the 2019 award was presented to her, Ms. Goins-Francis had personally processed over a dozen PATI requests, while consistently demonstrating a commitment to the principles of the PATI Act and her understanding of the rights afforded to PATI requesters.