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Foundation Announces Appointment of New Chair and Board Members

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JUNE 24, 2021

SAINT JOHN, NB – The Board of Directors of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Foote FCPA, FCA as the new Chair effective June 23. Mr. Foote will succeed James Gallagher, who has been appointed as Interim CEO effective July 2, 2021.

Mr. Foote, a Chartered Professional Accountant, joined the Foundation board as a member in 2017 and recently served on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer/ Secretary. He is currently President of Foote Corporate Advisory services and specializes in Chief Financial Officer and Family Office services. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (B. Commerce) and retired on May 31, 2015, from Deloitte as a 28-year senior partner.

"With over 40 years experience, Mr. Foote is a seasoned financial expert and will build on his experience as an Executive member of the Board to continue the momentum that continues to be built at the Foundation," said James Gallagher, Interim CEO of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation also announces the appointments of Ms. Colleen Baxter, Ms. Nancy Creamer Ervin, Mr. Armand Iratunga, and Ms. Melanie Dowd to its Board of Directors.

Colleen Baxter recently retired from JD Irving, Limited, after 35 years, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for the company leading the strategic HR direction for over 10,000 employees across a diversified group of companies. She is a graduate of Mount St. Vincent (BA), UNB (BBA) and University of Western Ontario (MBA).

Nancy Creamer Ervin is Vice President and Portfolio Manager at TD Wealth Private Investment Advice and has been providing wealth advice to clients since 1983. Nancy is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (BBA). She also earned the Portfolio Manager Designation, Certified Investment Manager (CIM®) designation, and attained the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®).

Armand Iratunga, an advisor with Owens MacFadyen Group, is an experienced tax and business advisor with 12 years of experience providing business and tax advisory services with two of the Big Four accounting firms. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science with a major in Accounting from the Université de Moncton, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and member of CPA New Brunswick and is multilingual speaking French, English, Kirundi, Swahili and Spanish.

Melanie Dowd-Martell is a manager of real estate, investment and client relations for the Dowd Group of Companies and Somerset Investments. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, her expertise is in client relations for new and existing clients and new developments within the companies.

"On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, it is a pleasure to welcome four highly accomplished leaders to our team," said Lloyd Foote, Chair of the Board of Directors. "Their collective experience across a range of diverse strategic roles will be highly instrumental as we continue to advance the Foundation's strategic plan. We are excited to channel their talent, expertise and energy into furthering our mission."

The Foundation is pleased to announce the following Executive Committee members for 2022-2023:

Mr. Lloyd Foote, Chair

Ms. Veronica Ford, Past Chair

Mr. Derek Dobson, Vice Chair

Mr. Jim Mowbray, Treasurer/Secretary

Ms. Anne McInerney, Member at Large

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 $123,000,000, making an impact by investing in capital equipment, research, education, mental health and patient comfort at our hospital and across the Province. Learn more at

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