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News / Virgin Islands / August 2, 2017

State Director of AARP in The Virgin Islands Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster announced on Tuesday that former Senator Diane T. Capehart has been appointed associate state director of advocacy and community outreach for AARP in The Virgin Islands. Her role becomes effective August 14.

In her new role, Ms. Capehart will be responsible for leading AARP’s advocacy work in The Virgin Islands and community outreach and volunteer development on the Islands of St. Thomas and St. John. “With an outstanding community leader and former elected official like Diane on our team, AARP will move into the next generation of its dynamic work with AARP volunteers, effective advocacy, and diverse community outreach efforts,” said Mr. de Chabert-Schuster.

“Thank you for the formal introduction to The Virgin Islands AARP community. It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to work as a member of the AARP-VI state team. I look forward to continuing to strengthen communities and being an advocate in the VI,” Ms. Capehart said.

Ms. Capehart spent two years as the quality control reviewer in the Division of Medicaid in the Department of Health, four years as the supervisor of health insurance in the Division of Medicaid in the Department of Health, twelve years as program administrator in the Environmental Protection Division in the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Member of the 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix District, and most recently served as the administrator of Public Health Insurance Services (Medicaid-M.A.P.) in the Department of Human Services.

“With Ms. Capehart’s experience in Public Health Insurance Services (Medicaid) and her experience in grassroots advocacy as a former senator, we look forward to robust advocacy on behalf of our 23,000 members in the Virgin Islands and the entire 50+ population and their caregivers,” Mr. de Chabert-Schuster said. “AARP in The Virgin Islands also looks forward to intensifying its community and volunteer outreach on St. Thomas and St. John.”

Ms. Capehart will be working in AARP’s office on Veteran’s Drive in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.


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