Melissa Everett Withers.
Melissa Everett Withers, BA, LLB, joined NANB as General Counsel in July 2019. Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Melissa has called New Brunswick home for 19 years. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas University and her law degree at UNB, Melissa practiced law with Stewart McKelvey, focusing on labour, employment and administrative law.
As part of her administrative law practice, Melissa provided advice and counsel to NANB in the course of Review Committee submissions, hearings and orders, and also represented numerous healthcare practitioners in peer review proceedings, workplace harassment claims, and claims by Medicare Compliance and Enforcement. Melissa's interest and involvement in the healthcare sector extends beyond her professional practice, as she has been a Director of the Chalmers Foundation for over seven years.
Following her years in private practice and before joining NANB, Melissa was General Counsel to Accreon, a technology and business services company catering primarily to clients in the healthcare space.