I got involved with the SJRHF because I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so. Our hospital touches the lives of everyone we know from the beginning to the end of our existence. The amazing thing is how incredibly well our SJRH does the work they do and the phenomenal work done by everyone in that institution to improve the lives of those in our community, our province and beyond. I am very proud to help in my small way with an organization that provides such excellent care.
After volunteering on numerous non-profit boards I was honored to be asked to join the Board of the SJRHF. The organization is run by 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 each and every day. The staff and Board are extremely dedicated to being transparent and to ensure that donor funds are distributed in a way that best meets the needs of patients. I’m extremely proud to be part of this organization.
My first exposure to the Foundation was as the Vice Chair and then Chair of the Rally of Hope in 2005 and 2006. It was at this time that I saw how much impact the Foundation has on the lives of so many people in our community. Through the commitment of the staff, the engagement of my fellow Board members and above all, the generosity of our donor community we can ensure that New Brunswickers get access to the best care from the most talented caregivers….right here at home. That impact on people’s lives makes it very easy for me to try to contribute to the Foundation wherever I can.
Dr. Mike Howlett
I am excited to be joining the Foundation Board this year. The Foundation is the best way I know in today’s health environment to strongly support our local community, medical and nursing people while sharing these benefits with all New Brunswickers. In Emergency Care we have received tremendous support in the past to support our mission, and now it is time to say “Thanks!” and give back to the community. We are building together a culture of caring and compassion within a framework for excellence and innovation: From all of us within the Saint John Regional Hospital to everyone who lives and works in the greater Saint John area, we are all on board!
Many years ago, both myself and my youngest son became seriously and unexpectedly ill. We both spent time in our local hospital. Upon moving to Saint John, I was honored to be given the opportunity to volunteer with the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation Board, and I jumped at the chance. Some debts can never really be repaid, but I would do whatever I could do to show my appreciation. I am honored to be a part of the SJRHF Board and to work towards a healthier and happier community.
Prior to retiring from the CEO position at Saint John Energy, I had the responsibility to approve donations made to numerous charitable organizations. From this came my association with MindCare NB and now with the Foundation. I feel that it is my honour and good fortune to be able to continue supporting the community both financially and with my time. The work of the Foundation is to provide the assistance needed by our medical community to help them deliver the best services possible to those in need. I am proud to be part of this effort.
The Saint John Regional Hospital has played an essential leadership role in the delivery of tertiary acute care in our province for more than three decades. And I’ve been there from the beginning: As a girl, I visited my mom and new baby sister who were among its first inpatients, transferred across town from the old General. As a teen, I gained work experience as a candy striper, delivering flowers and renting infant car seats to new parents. And now that I’ve returned to the city after years away, I’m happy to be working with the Foundation team to showcase our hospital’s heart, sharing stories and successes designed to let everyone in on what some of us have always known: That we’re immensely lucky to have such an innovative and advanced hospital – with expert, dedicated staff – right here, in Saint John.
Dr. Rob Stevenson
Brighten Group Representative
I am pleased to have been invited to join the Foundation Board as a representative of the Brighten Group – Saint John Regional Hospital Auxiliary. With a mission to enhance the hospital experience for patients, families and staff by fulfilling needs for emotional support, physical comfort and medical care, the Brighten Group shares a focus on patient comfort, in common with the Foundation.
As the past president of the Auxiliary, and as a former registered nurse and health service executive, I have witnessed the outstanding achievements of the SJRH Foundation, working in concert with our donor community to help maintain the highest quality of healthcare at the Saint John Regional Hospital. I look forward to the coming year as a volunteer member of this organization.
Representing Horizon Health Network
Representing Horizon Health Network
I am a proud New Brunswicker. I choose to live, work and raise my family in Saint John because I believe that this is a special place. I get excited about seeing the power of local philanthropy. Our donors understand that their generosity makes good healthcare better for you, me, our families, and our neighbours. This is a cause that impacts each and every person from every walk of life. Philanthropy means “a love of humanity” and to be able to work for an organization that plays such an important philanthropic role in our community is truly a special thing.
Dr. Erik Klein
Since I moved to the Saint John area in 2003, I have been involved in various community and not for profit roles to give back to the great region in which we live. Numerous family members have visited The Regional over the years, in one case for an extended period of time, so I am very aware of the great work the family of medical experts provide day in and day out. I am honoured to volunteer on the Board as it allows me to serve our hospital community that does so much for New Brunswick.