Board of Directors
Our operations are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of PHA-NBPEI members. The board meets regularly to discuss activities of the organization and ensure we are in line with our strategic directions. To learn more about our current board members and their responsibilities, please see their profiles below.
Allison Holland, President
Allison Holland is the Regional Manager of Population Health for Horizon Health Network; a post she has held since 2010. In this role, Allison monitors and facilitates the development of strategies aimed at bring Horizon into further alignment with a population health approach. Between 2014 & 2017, Allison was actively involved in deepening connections between communities and Horizon by leading the Community Health Needs Assessment portfolio and she has played a key role in solidifying these assessments as a permanent practice within the organization. Allison is an advocate for the incorporation of community voices in health system planning and the advancement of community engagement and relationship building. Allison holds an honors degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Applied Health Services Research from the University of New Brunswick. During her education and beyond, Allison’s research interests include: the social organization of food, food systems, nutrition policy, and the sociology of health and wellness. Allison’s professional passion is centered on system and organizational culture change. She has been a 3 time participate of MIT’s "ULab," a course on Transforming Business, Society, and Self using the Theory U Framework. Originally from Cape Breton Island, Allison now resides in Miramichi New Brunswick. Allison has been a member of the PHA NBPEI board since 2012.
For 33 of those years, she worked as a Public Health Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, and Regional Team Manager in Health Region 3. Early in her career, she spent 2 years working in acute care followed by 2 years as a lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick, where she received her nursing degree in 1976.
Marjorie has been very active in the NB-PEI Public Health Association, including various positions on the board, since she became a member in 1985. In retirement, Marjorie maintains her interest in Public Health with a special focus on the Ecological Determinants of Health and Social Justice.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Secretary is responsible for recording meeting minutes, managing all of the association's archives and records, and managing the e-mail account and mailing lists.
At the time of retirement she was Director of the Extra-Mural Program for Fredericton and Upper River Valley, and Regional Director of Population Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management. Christine has held such positions as Director of Public Health Services for Region 3; Liaison Officer/Consultant, Hospital Services, NB Department of Health; and was a Director, Unit Manager, and Manager of Education Services at the Extra-Mural Hospital. She has also worked briefly as a Consultant for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Since retirement Chris has worked on a casual basis as a Clinical Instructor for community nursing courses at UNB and has done some contract work related to policy development.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Treasurer is responsible for managing all of the organization's finances and reporting on this annually. She also manages membership fee collection and aids the Secretary with membership-related tasks.
Members at Large
Members at Large play an important role on the Board and may be involved in various activities including: chairing or participating in working groups, initiating specific projects, and participating in Board motions and votes. We currently have 4 active Members at Large:
June graduated from McMaster University with her BScN and later from Dalhousie University with her MN. She has had the privilege of having a long and a diverse career in nursing practice, administration, and research, both in public and private organizations. The majority of this experience has been in the community health; in practice, policy development, leadership roles, and education. Most recently, June has worked in education at the University of New Brunswick with a focus on community health.