The Foundation Announces Appointment of Jamie Gallagher as Interim CEO.
May 17, 2021
SAINT JOHN, NB – Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation announces the appointment of James Gallagher as Interim CEO effective July 2, 2021, replacing Jeff McAloon, as he recently shared his intentions to move on to the next chapter of his career.
Mr. Gallagher is a passionate, community-minded and recognized business leader who has served on the Board since 2013 and was appointed Chair in 2020.
After enhanced due diligence, the Board of Directors, with the support of the previously announced Interim Special Committee and a national healthcare philanthropy search firm, appointed Mr. Gallagher as Interim President and CEO. As an experienced outside leader intimately familiar with the organization's strategic goals and mission, Jamie will assist in moving the organization forward while a search is underway for the next CEO. Jamie resigned from the Chair position effective May 14 to be appointed as Interim President and CEO on a contractual basis, effective July 1, 2021.
"The Board would like to thank Jamie for his dedication and commitment to the Foundation. We again thank Jeff for his tremendous service to the Foundation over the past 8 years and wish him the best in his future endeavours," says Vice-Chair, Derek Dobson. "Jamie is bridging the gap while we conduct a comprehensive search for the next President and CEO, ensuring that the organization's leadership team can continue to focus on implementing the Foundation's strategy of continued revenue growth, impacting improved health care across New Brunswick."
Jamie was the Owner of Shadow Lawn Inn for over a decade and prior served as President of United Way Greater Saint John. Throughout his career, Jamie has demonstrated considerable management skills, specializing in coaching and human resources, and has contributed to his community through volunteer work with various boards.
The Board is confident that Jamie will provide proven experience, expert skills and competent guidance for the Foundation during the new CEO search and transition period.
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.
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