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Our Board of Directors

A heartfelt thank you goes our to our dedicated board of directors, who continue to lead the work of our Foundation with vision and generosity.         





Steve Titus


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.  Linked In




Veronica Ford
Vice Chair


 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.   Linked In


Jean-Marc Poirier,



At one time or another, our hospital touches everyone in our community. I am honoured to volunteer my time and to be part of the amazing work our Foundation does to support our hospital and its five guiding pillars. As a partner at Teed Saunders Doyle & Co., I feel it's important to give back to our community. In 2002, I joined the Skate to Care Committee to help raise funds for mental health as Vice-Chair. I then chaired the event the following two years. I am currently the Board Treasurer as well as the Chair of the MindCare Committee. I'm enjoying my involvement immensely.




James Gallagher


 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.  Linked In


Jason Downey
Past Chair



I believe every one of us has the ability to change a life for the better.  This philosophy is what moves me to volunteer with the Foundation.  Our extremely generous donors and our amazing staff at the Saint John Regional Hospital – the largest tertiary care centre in the province – make our community a better place.  Our work at the Foundation is key to the first rate care and service the hospital provides.  Whether it’s state of the art equipment, research, education, mental wellness or patient comfort, the Foundation works tirelessly for the hospital and our community. Every challenge, every need, every campaign is given hard work, innovative thinking, attention to detail.  “If you want to achieve something you have never had, then you must be prepared to do something you have never done.”

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Angélique Simpson


 If it weren’t for the outstanding medical staff and top-of-the-line equipment available at the Saint John Regional Hospital, I would be paralyzed or quite possibly dead. But thanks to the world-class care I received here, I am now in top health and am able to care for my young family. I support the SJRH Foundation because the money we raise helps provide New Brunswickers with a level of healthcare we could not otherwise afford with tax dollars alone. I consider it a true privilege to provide leadership and give back to my community as a Board Director.  




Ron Marcolin



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.





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!  




Debbie Cassidy


 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.   



Eric Marr


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.   



Dr. Erik Klein 
Board Member


Anne McInerney
Board Member



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
Board Member




Cassandra Theriault
Board Member




John Bujold
Board Member




Susan Harley
Board Member





Karen McGrath
Representing Horizon Health Network





Brenda Kinney
Representing Horizon Health Network 

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