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NANB Welcomes New CEO – Denise LeBlanc-Kwaw

NANB Welcomes New CEO – Denise LeBlanc-Kwaw

The NANB, regulatory body in New Brunswick representing 8,400 registered nurses and nurse practitioners, is pleased to introduce Denise LeBlanc-Kwaw as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. LeBlanc-Kwaw was appointed by the Board of Directors and joined NANB on February 1, 2023.

Ms. LeBlanc-Kwaw has returned home to New Brunswick having held a number of nursing leadership positions in Alberta and PEI, most recently in the role of Principal Nursing Advisor over the past two years. Other notable work include; roles in a diverse clinical background, workload measurement and in the private sector. Previous nursing regulatory roles include registration nursing consultant at the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta and previous Registrar with NANB spanning 15 years.

Ms. LeBlanc-Kwaw returns to NANB during exciting times of change in regulation, health care system transformation, and the nursing profession. In addition to navigating a new Nurses Act, which has not been updated in over 40 years, the NANB will focus on a new strategic, fiscal, human resources and communication plans. Along with the Board and Staff, Ms. LeBlanc-Kwaw intends to engage members and stakeholders to work collaboratively in a mutually respectful and open manner to assist in advancing the provincial government’s Nursing Resource Strategy and ensuring public protection remains the priority of the organization.

Please join us in welcoming Denise LeBlanc-Kwaw.