Our Governing Body
Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the legal governing authority of Hospice Greater Saint John, Inc. and oversees the affairs of the organization.  The Board acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance, stewardship, leadership and support of the organization.  The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible to the community and to regulatory and funding bodies, as appropriate, for the strategic direction and effective operation and management of Hospice.

The Board is comprised of the Executive Committee which includes the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and four Directors.  There are also two senior staff members on the Board, the CEO who is the chief administrative officer of the company and the Director of Medical Care who is the chief medical officer for the company who serve in ex-officio positions and have full authority to manage the organization to achieve the agreed-upon outcomes while respecting the executive limitations placed upon them.

Shirley McAlary
Chair of the Board

Former Mayor, Deputy Mayor City of Saint John and Former Air Canada

Bill Edwards
Vice Chair of the Board

Retired Engineer

James D. Shaw

Retired Charter Accountant

Kevin Fudge

Commissioner of Finance & Administrative Services, City of Saint John

Dr. Chris O'Brien
Director of Medical Care

Ex-Officio Member of the Board

Mark Butler
Board Member
Patricia Muir
Board Member
Norma Kitchen
Board Member