Together We Inspire
We’re incredibly grateful for donors. It is inspiring and humbling to see such generosity from members of our community.
Like our donors, we value our hospital and want to ensure it continues to deliver leading-edge care to our entire province. That’s why 100% of our staff make regular contributions to our Foundation.
As a past board member and Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, I have witnessed firsthand the impact community giving can have. I am thrilled to join the Foundation in a new role and lead a group of top-notch professional non-profit fundraisers who know and understand their audience and the requirements of their community. They are committed to telling the story of the great work that our world-class hospital does every day. The staff and Board are extremely dedicated to being transparent and ensuring that donor funds are distributed in a way that best meets the needs of patients. I’m incredibly proud to be part of this organization.
I’ve dedicated my career to advancing causes I care about to enhance life for people in my home province. In 2015, I enthusiastically brought my experience to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation where each day, our work will support world-class care at the largest healthcare centre in the province. Members of my own family have received exceptional care here which was critical to their full recovery and so many families in our province have experienced the same. I am so honoured to be a part of the incredible things our donors make possible in healthcare.
As a creative and driven marketer, I am passionate about working with organizations to bring new ideas and initiatives to life. As a proud New Brunswicker, the most rewarding chapters in my career are the campaigns that have had a direct impact on our beautiful province’s economy and well-being. Having experienced the fantastic care at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital, I am thrilled to be joining a dedicated philanthropist team supporting the mission of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Sharing the inspiring stories of patients, healthcare providers, and the generous community who make a difference is truly an honor.
Before joining the Hospital Foundation in 2014, I worked at a charity and jumped at the opportunity to work at the Saint Regional Hospital Foundation. It’s inspiring to work with a team that’s passionate and believes in its mission. I think I ended up where I needed to be. My home has some acres in the quiet woods within commuting distance to Saint John. Highway #1 is a good road and even in the winter months, the plows and sanding trucks respond immediately to keep travel safe during the winter storms. Having a cafeteria is a great perk! I appreciate the interesting and diverse food.
I moved to Saint John from Halifax in the fall of 2012, with the intention of making New Brunswick my permanent home. During my time in New Brunswick, I established a Women’s Rugby program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, play football with the Saint John Storm Women’s Tackle Football Team and Team New Brunswick, and volunteer with many charity organizations in various capacities. Long story short, being involved in and giving back to the local community is extremely important to me and I strive to be involved in as much, and in as many ways, as possible. When the opportunity arose to come and work for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation I couldn’t have been more excited, my passion for community involvement and career path intersected. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” (Confucius).
Starting my career in philanthropy here at the Foundation has been more than I have ever imagined. Being born and raised in the wonderful province of New Brunswick, it was my dream to stay, study, and work here to help the province thrive. As a recent business graduate from UNB, I have developed a profound passion for our community. Being able to engage with members of our community, and to help them help New Brunswick provides me with a sense of fulfillment. The Foundation gives me the opportunity to do what I love with a team full of dedicated and motivated philanthropists.
I began working for the Foundation in 2012 and it has impacted my life in ways I could never imagine! I’m so inspired by the generosity and compassion of our donors, volunteers, staff members and community supporters on a daily basis. Philanthropy is something that runs in my family – my mom volunteers for the Foundation every week (say ‘Hi’ to Sue next time you buy a wooden rose in our lobby). It’s her spirit of giving that keeps me motivated each and every day!
I am the middle “problem child” of two sisters and have lived in the New Brunswick my entire life- I love it here. For 21 years I was the children’s outreach program coordinator at my church where I also served on the Board of Administration. I have also volunteered for the Cancer Society and the Nurses Alumni of the General Hospital. I’m a “foodie” and love to bake and cook. I am inspired by the work and impact that the Foundation has throughout the province. It is heartening to hear the impact stories, big and small, whether clinically or a patient testimony.
I am grateful every day to have been able to keep my roots anchored in New Brunswick throughout my career. Sciences and more specifically healthcare have always tugged at my core since childhood. Branching out and bringing the unique and diverse transferable skills and knowledge from my professional career to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is rewarding. The philanthropic community, from the Foundation team to our Donors, are amazing and continue to inspire and influence the power of community. I enjoy working with the enthusiastic and innovative professionals in various healthcare disciplines who impact the lives of our family, friends and neighbours throughout the province and Atlantic Canada.
I have been with the Foundation since 2017 and have held 3 different roles. You never know who is going to walk through our doors. Hearing their stories and why they choose to give is so empowering. I’ve worked directly with the community and on the administrative side where I get to see the incredible impact our generous donors are making. It is truly inspiring. I am currently working towards my CPA designation and enjoy anything to do with the outdoors and spending time with my two cats.
I moved to Saint John from Montreal in October 2020. As a newcomer to Canada and New Brunswick, I have found living in Saint John a great experience – everyone is welcoming, and it is a charming community!
Landing a position in the philanthropic world was something unexpected, but it has been rewarding. As with each time in my professional career, every new challenge has been an opportunity to learn new skills and push my intellectual boundaries forward. Working at the SJRHF, as Database Administrator has helped me understand how a unique and professional team, through the generosity and compassion of our donors, changes lives and health-care around the province.
I have a BA in Telecommunications Engineering, with studies in Database Administration with more than six years of experience in the IT and Data Analysis field in the Telecommunications sector.
Our Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation donors continue to amaze me with their generosity. It is inspiring to see the projects, equipment, and programs they’ve funded come to life and meet the patients and families whose lives they’ve changed for the better. Every day I am so grateful to be working with an incredible team and making a real impact in our community.
I am a senior graphic designer who graduated with high honors in 2004 from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Toronto. I lived in Toronto for 10 years before returning to my roots here in NB. I am passionate about helping others and am proud to work for the Foundation and what we stand for. We have the most amazing team who are giving back to the community and hospital everyday. My interests consist of staying healthy and attending the gym every morning. My number one passion is family and spending time with my husband and our three kids.