DR. MYRA VIRGIL
Dr. Myra Virgil is the CEO and Managing Director of the Bermuda Community Foundation.
Before stepping into this role, she was the Program Executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies with responsibility for seeking investment opportunities in Bermuda that fit with the foundation's mission and global programs. Previously, Myra was Director of Human Affairs with the Bermuda Government, overseeing the operations of the Human Rights Commission, Commission for Unity and Racial Equality (CURE), Consumer Affairs Bureau and National Office for Seniors (and disabilities portfolio). In 2007 and 2008, she served as Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry. Before assuming this role she headed CURE, the country’s only statutory race relations body at the time. A social worker by profession, trained and educated in Canada, prior to returning to Bermuda in 2001, Myra managed a team of youth and family practitioners for the Government of Quebec, and served as Chair of the Board of Youth In Motion, an inner-city, grassroots nonprofit. Myra was also a faculty member at Vanier College, lecturing in the field of Special Care Counseling. She served as President of the BHS PTA for many years and continues to volunteer on this and other not-for-profit boards and committees.
Myra holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Social Science with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Psychology from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She is married and a proud mother of two girls. She hopes through her work, to inspire in them a passion for responsible citizenry and social consciousness.