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Patient Assist VI receives $50,000 grant from HelpUSVINow!

PAVI was selected to receive $50,000 from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands in December, 2017. The HelpUSVINow! fund consists of a donation and pledge from longtime residents of St. Thomas, the Stephenson Family to aid in relief and recovery efforts in the territory after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. See the full article HERE.


Patient Assist VI celebrates million-dollar milestone:

PAVI is delighted to announce that it has been instrumental in obtaining $1,000,000 in free prescription medications for Virgin Islanders. The medication donations are made by multinational pharmaceutical companies, generous individuals and companies associated with the U.S. Virgin Islands. A celebration for donors was held at the Caribbean Fish Market on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 thanks to the generosity of the St. Thomas Restaurant Group and Bellows International.











Moving forward, PAVI will continue to communicate its mission to medical professionals in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, while prudently utilizing its resources to increase its capacity to provide more patients with free medications.


Brisa Max Holdings VI donates $50,000 to Patient Assist VI: 

Brisa Max Holdings VI, a management consulting company and UVI Partner Tenant at the Research & Technology Park, made a first-time $50,000.00 donation to Patient Assist VI. Brisa Max support for Patient Assist stems from its commitment to helping the people of the Virgin Islands in meaningful ways, and nothing is more meaningful than someone’s health. For more information please click on the Article from the St. Thomas Source, January 26, 2016.


Patient Assist VI is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director Katherine Haneef! She began work with the organization during April of 2015. 

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Katherine has a Master’s Degree in Social and Public Policy, and an extensive background in nonprofits, community development, and outreach programming including education to Hispanic, African-American, African and Asian populations. Katherine has worked in a program administration and leadership role for 10 years and has successfully managed grants and programs working for the United States Peace Corps in Costa Rica, and The Women’s Fund in Houston, TX. She served as Executive Director of The Women’s Fund for two and a half of her four years there.

Founder and Former Executive Director Laurel Nuschke will remain involved as President of the Board.

Moving forward, Patient Assist VI will continue its efforts to grow and prudently use its resources so that more people can obtain  prescription drug medications that would otherwise be unattainable due to income limitations. Additionally, PAVI will continue to communicate its mission across St. Thomas and St. John and work on an expansion which is still in the infant stages- to provide services to the island of St. Croix.


Patient Assist VI’s “DO NOTHING BALL” was a great success with over $30,000 raised to continue the wonderful work being done to assist those in need here in the Territory.  A donor thank you reception was held Thursday, March 5, 2015 to celebrate the success to date of bringing in medication valued at over $286,000 for patients since inception!

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Auven Therapeutics donates $5,000 to Patient Assist VI:

For the third year in a row Auven Therapeutics Management, L.L.L.P, a global private equity firm focused on the development of new medicines primarily in cancer, eye diseases and orphan diseases and a local EDC beneficiary, made a $5,000 donation to the local non-profit, Patient Assist VI, Inc.  For more information, please click on the Press Release Auven Therapeutics donation to PAVI 10 23 14

Kristy Solt (l) and Leah Casteel (r) accept donation from Dr. Peter B. Corr of Auven Therapeutics.
Kristy Solt (l) and Leah Casteel (r) accept donation from Dr. Peter B. Corr of Auven Therapeutics.










Dinner and A Cause hosts fundraiser for Patient Assist VI:

On Friday, October 3, 2014 the Dinner and a Cause team of Eula Castleberry-Hymes , Joan DeLugo, Letty Hulsman, Pam Larsen, Suzanne Mabe and Kristy Solt hosted a fundraiser for Patient Assist VI in the ballroom at the US Virgin Islands’ Government House.  The fundraiser was a tremendous success with over 85 in attendance and $17,686 raised to support the cause.  A huge thank you to Alpine Securities USVI LLC for matching the donations received at the event.  We at Patient Assist VI are truly grateful to these ladies for hosting such a successful event and for all that Dinner and A Cause does for the community.  We are also especially grateful to First Lady Cecile deJongh for offering such a beautiful venue.  By Monday morning we had received 12 new referrals to the program!

Joanie, Letty, Eula, Kristy, Laurel, Cecile, Suzanne, Pam and Leah
Joanie, Letty, Eula, Kristy, Laurel, Cecile, Suzanne, Pam and Leah










Article about our board member Corbin Wood

Article from The St. Thomas Source, April 8, 2013