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NANB elections 2012: meet the candidates.

Electoral Region 1


Marise Auffrey Director

Education: Bachelor of Nursing from the Universite de Moncton, 1985.

Additional Education: Certificate in care unit management from the Canadian Hospital Association and the Canadian Nurses Association, 1991.

Present Position: Director, Nursing Practice, Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton.

Professional Activities: Member of the Heart & Stroke Foundation; chairperson of the NANB Complaints Committee (2001-2003 and 2009-present); member of the NANB Discipline Committee (2003-2005); member of the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (2005-2007).

Nominated by: Linda Savoie and Allison White

Reason for accepting nomination: It is with great pleasure that I submit my name for the position of Director for Region 1. It is an opportunity to get more involved in my association. I am very proud of my profession, and I see this position as an opportunity to build stronger relationships with leaders and thus influence the advancement of my profession and decision-making in matters of professional issues and policies.


Chantal Saumure Director

Education: Bachelor of Nursing, Universite de Moncton, 1991.

Additional Education: Certificate in HR management, Universite de Moncton, 1977; MBA, Universite de Moncton, 2001; graduate studies certificate in public management (health), Universite de Moncton, 2007; master's degree in health services management, Universite de Moncton, 2012.

Present Position: Administrative Director of the Nephrology Program, Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton.

Professional Activities: Spokesperson for the master's degree in health services management education, UdeM; President, committee for harmonizing kidney services, Vitalite Health Network (2010-present); Surveyor, Accreditation Canada (2008-present); member of the Gala committee of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation (2008- present); member of the complaints committee, NANB (2006-2010); Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT) (outgoing president, 2005-2006; president, 2004- 2005; president-elect, 2003-2004; editorial board, 2000-2008); Beausejour Regional Health Authority, team leader, visit from the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (nephrology, 2002 and 2005; outpatient care, 1997)

Nominated by: Edith Cote Leger and Suzanne Berube

Reason for accepting nomination: It is evident that nurses hold an important position in our ever changing healthcare system. The stakes are high, but with my knowledge and abilities, I know I can represent our profession in its quest for continued improvement of our healthcare system for our profession and the members of our communities.

Electoral Region 1


Dawn Torpe Director

Education: Basic Nursing Education, Vanier CEGEP, Montreal, 1981; Bachelor of Nursing, UNB, 1988.

Additional Education: Masters of Nursing, UNB, 2005.

Present Position: Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Zone 3 Horizon Health Network.

Professional Activities: Member of the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Nursing Graduate Academic Unit Graduate Curriculum Review Committee; Member of the UNB Community Health Clinic Advisory Committee; University of New Brunswick Graduate Teaching Associate; Past member of the NANB Disciplinary Review Committee; College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) appointed reviewer for the CRNNS Accreditation of Cape Breton University (January 2010) and Dalhousie University (October 2010).

Nominated by: Shelley Knorr and Kathryn Burns

Reason for Accepting Nomination: I believe that through participation in our professional association, we as nurses increase the power of our singular voices. At this time, our "nursing voice" needs to be heard as NANB works with others to shape health care policy for the future. I have served as the Region 3 Director since September of 2011 and would be honoured to receive your vote to continue in this position and have the opportunity to be a voice for nurses in this province.

Electoral Region 5


Linda LePage-LeClair Director

Education: Bachelor of Nursing, Universite de Moncton, 1983.

Additional Education: Bachelor in Post-secondary Education, Universite de Moncton, 1991; MBA, Universite de Moncton, 2001; Master's Certificate in Project Management, University of New Brunswick, 2008.

Present Position: Executive Director, Academic Affairs, Vitalite Health Network.

Professional Activities: Member, NANB Nursing Education Advisory Committee; Vice-President, Corporate Services, COFJA 2004/25th final of the Jeux de l'Acadie; Assistant Vice-President, Health and Medical Services, Canada Winter Games, 2003; member, Health Services Foundation of Restigouche; member, Management Committee, Restigouche Health Services Corporation; member, Quality Control Committee, Restigouche Health Services Corporation.

Nominated by: Jeanne Charest and Heather Anne Clark

Reason for Accepting Nomination: This amazing experience on the Board helped me to better understand the role and responsibilities of our Association and realize how committed its staff is to advancing the nursing profession in the New Brunswick health system and at the federal level, and I have been very impressed with the means used to stay in step with technological changes, economic and political changes ... and to listen to its members.

Electoral Region 7


Rhonda Shaddick Director

Education: Graduate of Saint John School of Nursing, 1975.

Additional Education: Bachelor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 1992; Masters of Education (Adult Education), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 1997; Certification in Quality Improvement Management, Canadian Healthcare Association, Ottawa, 2004.

Present Position: Miramichi Zone Director of Quality.

Professional Activities: Member of NANB Complaints Committee, 2011; Miramichi Zone Directors Council, 2008-present; Past President Miramichi Chapter NANB, 2006; Past President of New Brunswick Healthcare Quality Interest group, 2006; Miramichi Wellness Network Steering Committee member, 2011; Instructor, first year nursing students, UNB Bathurst Satellite Program.

Nominated by: Dawn Haddad and Hazel Russell

Reason for Accepting Nomination: I am pleased to accept the nomination of Director-Electoral Region 7 to the Board of Directors of NANB. I feel that this role will give me the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of nursing practice in NB by participating in health care policy development standards of practice development, and contribute to and monitor our profession's strategic direction in this time of health system turmoil.
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Title Annotation:Nurses Association of New Brunswick
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Date:Mar 22, 2012
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