CAMPBELLTON (GNB) – The Campbellton Nursing Home is back in the hands of a local board of directors. The home had been placed under the management of a provincially-appointed trustee last year to improve the operation of the 85-bed facility.

Tom Mann, who was appointed trustee last summer by Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard, oversaw the recruitment and hiring of 31 new employees to bring staffing levels up to standard. Mann also sought community participation on a new board of directors through a public expression of interest that generated significant interest.

Jana Allain Boudreau was recently elected by the new board to serve as its chair. Others on the 11-member board include:

  • Thérèse Tremblay,
  • Michael Mortlock,
  • Carla MacNeish Maltais,
  • Johanne Gould,
  • Steven Parker,
  • Ralph Gionet,
  • Beverly Mann, and
  • Lucien LeBlanc.

In addition, representatives will be nominated by the City of Campbellton and the Restigouche Regional Service Commission.

“I thank the new board members for stepping up to serve their community,” said Shephard. “I wish them well in their work and I assure them the department looks forward to working with them to ensure the residents continue to receive the high-quality care they deserve.”

“I also thank Tom Mann for his hard work as trustee over the past year,” she said.

The first order of business for the new board was to hire its chief executive officer. Wayne McWilliams began his new job on Aug. 4.