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NANB Welcomes New Executive Director

NANB Welcomes New Executive Director

FREDERICTON, JUNE 18, 2015- The Board of Directors of the Nurses
Association of New Brunswick (NANB), the self-regulatory body representing
8,900 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the province, is pleased to
announce that Laurie Janes, RN MN, Administrative Director, Saint John
Regional Hospital has accepted the position of Executive Director following the
retirement of Roxanne Tarjan, RN after 17 years with the Association.
“New Brunswick continues to produce strength in nursing leadership;
professionals recognized both provincially and nationally who strive to provide
safe, quality healthcare services in the public’s interest,” said Darline Cogswell,
RN, President of the NANB. “We are confident that Ms. Janes’ experience will
contribute greatly to NANB’s fulfillment of its mandate.”

Ms. Janes having been registered as a registered nurse in the province of New
Brunswick since 1980 has experience in leadership and management of
multiple clinical programs across diverse settings providing valuable
competencies in program development, quality and safety initiatives,
professional practice and change management, community linkages, risk
management, human resource management and team/individual coaching and
mentoring for optimal performance in quality, financial management and
organizational change, as well as succession planning.

“I fully understand the complexities of public administration, and the need for
adaptability in an ever changing health services environment,” said Janes.
“This position presents exciting challenges as well as opportunities for me to contribute to the Nurses Association of New Brunswick’s mandate of public
protection and look forward to working with the Board of Directors, NANB staff,
our members and our provincial partners in the delivery of quality nursing and
safe health services.”

With sincere gratitude and appreciation for decades of leadership in the
nursing profession and advocate of self-regulation, the Association bids
farewell to Roxanne Tarjan. NANB has evolved through Ms. Tarjan’s mandate
recognizing the introduction of NP Legislation and practice, organizational
review leading to a new Board structure, long-range fiscal plans and strategic
planning, online renewal and registration verification, as well as the
introduction of a Continuing Competence Program and LPN-RN bridging
program, to name a few.

Ms. Janes will assume the position of Executive Director at the end of
September, 2015 for a five-year term.

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