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About Us

Board Members

Dr. Jan Tawakol, Physician and Founder

Mr. Rick Silver, Financial Advisor

Mrs. Aminah Saleem, Patient Advocate and Community Awareness


The Virgin Islands Healthcare Foundation aspires to create initiatives that enhance lives and inspire well-being in the most vulnerable in our community.


To be a beacon of healthcare philanthropy through excellence in care, charitable collaborations and educational partnerships.

Our aim is to provide care to the underserved, empower those excluded from the healthcare system, and to help alleviate disparities caused by geographical location, lack of resources and Territorial status of the United States Virgin Islands.


Our values include: Inclusiveness, Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence.


Respect for diversity. Commitment to equality. Access for all.

Two female healthcare workers, one white and one black, stand close together smiling.


Actions through kindness, care and consideration.

A black female healthcare worker leans in, smiling, to take a photo with a black male patient who is seated.


Trust through ethical practices, accountability and consistency.

A black female healthcare worker with a red flower in her hair helps a patient at a dialysis station.


Competent and professional expertise. Evidence based practices. Research. Innovation.

A black female healthcare worker smiles at the camera as she completes paperwork.