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Calendar iconUpdated May 22, 2022

Ms. Bigler currently serves as the National Early Childhood Development (ECD) Coordinator for the Ministry of Health and Human Services (MOHHS) in the RMI. She works to improve the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition (RMNCH&N) service and delivery within the RMI. She hopes to build capacity and improve the quality of services for expecting mothers and children from preconception to five years of age.

Ms. Bigler has worked with different public health programs, such as women, infants and children (WIC). Her responsibilities included emergency preparedness, grants management, community education and program coordination. She was previously the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Director under the Office of Health, Planning, Preparedness, Policy and Epidemiology within MOHHS from 2018-2020. Working in emergency preparedness, she prepared annual planned activities and budgets, created emergency plans, and trained staff and first responders. She also planned drills and full-scale exercises to prepare for mass causality events.

Ms. Bigler grew up in the Marshall Islands, attended Maryknoll high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, and graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where she obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Public Health, with a concentration in Health Management and Policy, and a minor in Business Administration.

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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

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American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

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On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...

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