Appointed Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment in May 2014. Previously Minister Atherden had been Chairman of the Bermuda Health Council and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Bermuda Hospitals Board. She has served on 3 standing committees of the House of Assembly – Public Accounts, Office of the Auditor General and the Register of Interests. She was also a member of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Governance and Reform and the Select Committee on Elections.
The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment comprises several departments and agencies, including Ministry Headquarters, the Department of Health. In addition, the Ministry has responsibility for the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Health Council, statutory bodies appointed by the Minister.