Meet our Pathways team

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Executive Director

Gita Blakeney Saltus, J.P., is Executive Director of Pathways Bermuda and has oversight and management of the Bermuda offices, building upon existing programs and offerings at the nonprofit addiction treatment facility through advocacy, business development and community relations. 

Her vocational experience began within the hospitality industry as Sales and Conventions Manager with the Marriott hotels in New Jersey and Bermuda, and the Fairmont Hamilton, Hotel. She assumed the position of Development Director at the Bermuda National Gallery for five years, where she successfully managed and implemented their annual membership and corporate giving campaigns. 

Amongst her several citations, in 2007 and 2008, she was honored by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce as one of the 100 Women “Who Rock the Rock” for her contributions made in philanthropy and entertainment in Bermuda. 



Lauren TROTT

Consultant Counselor


Lauren Trott has a Master’s in Social Work, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, Certified Family Therapist, and has completed Bermuda Government’s Leadership by Design Programme and attained an Executive Diploma in Strategic Management with an MCMI designation. 

She began her clinical career approximately 25 years ago as a student intern at Addiction Services in Bermuda.  She has studied extensively in Bermuda, the United States and Copenhagen, Denmark.   

Lauren has extensive experience in individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, drug and alcohol therapy and treatment of adolescents.  She has a keen interest in writing clinical assessments, trauma treatment and developing leadership skills.



dr. ernest peets

Consultant Counselor


Dr. Peets is a Certified Family Therapist, and a International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Dr. Peets is the founder of The Counseling Center, a member of the Centre on Philanthropy. 

A native Bermudian, Dr. Peets Jr. attended undergraduate school at Howard University in Washington D.C. receiving a B.A. in Business in 1993.  He received an M-Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1999, and Dr. Peets received his doctorate in May 2008 in Marriage & Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.


Dr. Peets Jr. is also the Pastor of New Life Church of the Nazarene, a post he assumed in 1999.  Dr. Peets Jr. is an experienced counselor who is able to blend biblical and psychological principles that bring insight and healing.  He is an experienced small group leader, and is trained counselor in the Genesis Process, Prepare-Enrich program by Life Innovations, and is certified in Therapeutic Crises Intervention.



Consultant Counselor

Donna Trott is a Clinical Social Worker who received her graduate degree from Fordham University in New York. 

She has more than 27 years of experience in the human services arena as a psychotherapist/clinician, including 15 years spent overseas garnering professional experiences that have benefited our community in Bermuda.

She is a professional with strong analytical and interactive skills that are utilized with a diversity of populations to secure viable outcomes.   She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and has done so in a vast variety of settings treating disorders and behavioral issues related to: crisis intervention, psychiatric illnesses, life skills with the head injured, EAP, addiction, domestic abuse, relationship issues, and crisis intervention in both the public and private sector. 

Most recently, Ms. Trott has started her private practice Legacy Consulting and Clinical Services which provides individuals and professionals with individualized assessment, treatment planning and intervention



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Recovery Services Administrator

Rickeesha Binns is celebrated as a Caron Alumnus of tremendous will and courage with an exemplary commitment in her journey of recovery. With an unwavering desire to help others in their quest for sobriety, she transcends her personal story of challenge through her work with Pathways Bermuda as our Recovery Services Administrator. Rickeesha brings a unique perspective and understanding to the persons who come through our doors, and we are proud to welcome her as member of our compassionate  team.



Interim Chairman
Jocene Harmon
Human Resources Specialist

Vice Chairman
Rory Gorman
Managing Director,
Appleby Services (Bermuda) Ltd.

BeesMont Corporate Services Limited

Valerie Platt

Roland (Andy) Burrows
Chief Investment Officer,
Bermuda Tourism Authority

Linda Cox
Certified Holistic Health Coach, CHHC, AADP

Shalanda Durrant Thomas
Business Systems Analyst,
ARCH Reinsurance

Theresa Hall

Thaddeus Hollis Owner of Employment Matters /Consultant                     
Michelle Brock Jackson
Senior Vice President BF&M Insurance Group

Tim Mardon
Division President,
CHUBB Tempest Re Bermuda                                      
Vaughn Mosher Managing Director of Benedict Associates ltd.   

Robert Platt

Wayne Smith
Postmaster General,
Government of Bermuda