Changes to senior leadership announced: Foundation launches search to recruit next CEO

APRIL 14, 2021

SAINT JOHN, NB – Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation CEO Jeff McAloon has shared his intentions to move on to the next chapter of his career, the organization's Board of Directors announced today.

McAloon has been CEO for eight years and is credited with creating a culture of giving, collaboration, and innovation within the Foundation, the larger community, and stakeholders.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeff for his dedication and passion to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation," said Jamie Gallagher, Chair of the Board of Directors. "I have greatly enjoyed working with him, and I know my fellow Board members, management and staff have shared that experience. We will miss Jeff, but he leaves the Foundation in a strong position for the future. We sincerely thank him for his vision, leadership and contribution."

Since McAloon's 2013 appointment, he has made an extraordinary contribution. His progressive vision set the organization on a solid growth path, drove game-changing programming and led a $12 Million capital campaign directly impacting health care across New Brunswick.

"I am truly proud of where the Foundation sits right now," said McAloon. "It is the favourable state of our organization that has helped me make this difficult decision. I am confident that the Foundation is poised to enter an exciting period in its history. The staff is led by both a committed Board of Directors and a solid executive management team. I believe that now is the time to secure the Foundation's future by making room for new leadership with a keen eye, a fresh vision and boundless energy."

An interim Special Committee of active Board Members including Jamie Gallagher, Chair, Derek Dobson, Vice-Chair, and Directors John Bujold, Debbie Cassidy and Tom Adams will act as transitional support for the Foundation over the next few months. The Special Committee will engage an external recruitment firm and launch a comprehensive search for the next President and CEO this month.

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About the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization focused on funding health care initiatives outside the scope of government. Our donors have contributed over $115,000,000, making an impact by investing in capital equipment, research, education, mental health and patient comfort at our hospital and across the Province.

For more information:

Shannon Hunter

Director, Marketing and Communications
[email protected] I (506) 349-5116

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