Karen McGrath is President and CEO of Horizon Health Network. Karen joins Horizon following her role as President and CEO of Georgian Bay General Hospital in Ontario. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role as President and CEO with more than 35 years of experience in the health-care sector in Atlantic Canada and Central Canada, with more than a decade of experience at the executive level in various organizations. Prior to her role with Georgian Bay General Hospital, Karen was CEO of the Central Health Authority in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and before that she was CEO of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Karen also worked as a surveyor with Accreditation Canada. Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Memorial University in Newfoundland, and a Diploma in Health Services Management from the Canadian Hospital Association.
Dr. Thomas J. Barry
Thomas Barry is Chief of Staff for Horizon Health Network. He is a Saint John native and attended Dalhousie University where he graduated from Medicine in 1974. Dr. Barry then worked for two years in a Catholic Mission Hospital in Papua, New Guinea and returned to develop a Family Practice for the last 36 years in Fredericton, including 22 years of Family Practice Obstetrics and 30 years of Emergency Room work.
In 2005 he accepted a position as Chief of Family Practice in River Valley Health and, in September 2008, he became Chief of Staff of the new Horizon Health Network. Dr. Barry has held many leadership positions within the organization including being President of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital’s Medical Staff and President of the New Brunswick Medical Society. He served on the Board of the Canadian Medical Association from 2002 to 2008.
He still maintains a Family Practice while performing the duties of Horizon’s Chief of Staff and continues to teach medical students in his practice. Dr. Barry also currently serves on the Board of the Canadian College of Family Practice Research and Education Foundation.
Jean Daigle is Vice President Community for Horizon Health Network, responsible for mental health and addictions, public health, community health centres and clinics, Extra Mural Program and First Nations Liaison. Jean has more than 20 years of management experience, was recently also the Vice President of Mental Health, Addiction Services and Public Health at Horizon Health Network, and has worked in various Provincial Departments including Family and Community Services-Seniors Population/Adult Protection, Department of Education and Department of Health-Mental Health Division. Jean was Director of Addictions and Mental Health responsible for overall operations of the Addictions and Mental Health programs under the former South-East Regional Health Authority, an area now within Horizon Health Network. Jean has a strong interest in the area of Total Quality Management having spent time training both management and clinical staff in this capacity. He is also a past member of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. He obtained his Bachelor of Social Work in 1986 and Masters in Public Administration in 2013 from Université de Moncton.
Gary Foley is the Vice President Professional Services for Horizon Health Network. Gary has worked in the health-care sector for the past 21 years. He was previously employed as President and CEO of the Miramichi Regional Health Authority, a position he held from 2004 to 2008. He was a member of the senior management team at the Miramichi Regional Health Authority from 2001 to 2004 holding the portfolios of Vice President of Administration and Support Services and Vice President of Professional Services. Prior to his positions in senior administration, Gary was a practicing Speech Language Pathologist and Manager of the Speech Language Pathology & Audiology Department at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Gary holds a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Maine, a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University, and has obtained certification in the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. He is active in his home community of Miramichi as a member of the Rotary Club of Newcastle and Miramichi Chamber of Commerce.
Geri Geldart is the Vice President Clinical for Horizon Health Network. Geri is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelor of Nursing degree and Masters of Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She previously held the position of Vice President, Clinical Services, Community Health and Nursing Affairs with Horizon Health Network, as well as Vice President Hospital Care and Chief Nursing Officer for River Valley Health. Prior to joining River Valley Health, she was the Vice President Patient Care at the Ajax & Pickering General Hospital in Ajax, Ontario and the Program Director for Surgery and Critical Care at Centenary Health Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. Geri has held clinical positions in pediatric and adult critical care in Halifax, N.S, and New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Award for Health Care Administration and the Award of Merit for Nursing Administration from the Nurses Association of New Brunswick. Geri has held lecturer appointments in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University and the School of Health Records Administration (Halifax Infirmary).
Dr. Édouard Hendriks
Dr. Édouard Hendriks is the Vice President Medical, Academic and Research Affairs for Horizon Health Network. He was previously President and CEO of Regional Health Authority 4 in Edmundston, and held the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs with the health authority from 1997 to 2008. Prior to joining Regional Health Authority 4, Dr. Hendriks held various clinical and senior administrative positions with the Canadian Armed Forces and health institutions in Québec, Ontario and New Brunswick. Dr. Hendriks has his Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and obtained his medical degree from the Université Laval in Québec. He has a certificate in family medicine and a special certificate in emergency medicine, both from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, as well as being a Fellow of the College. Dr. Hendriks is a surveyor for Accreditation Canada and he sits on numerous national and provincial committees including the Board of Directors of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.
Janet Hogan is the Corporate Director of Communications and Community Relations for Horizon Health Network. Janet was previously the Director of Community Relations for the South-East Regional Health Authority. Janet's work history includes extensive experience in clinical nursing and senior administration. Her career has included positions as a staff nurse in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and General Manager of Royal Court Retirement Residence, a large private senior citizens complex in Riverview, New Brunswick. As the Director of Community Relations for the South-East Regional Health Authority, Janet was instrumental in developing this new department that focused on community relations, health promotion, communications and media relations. Janet is a registered nurse and has a Public Relations Management Certificate from Royal Roads University, as well as an IAP2 Training for Public Participation.
Margaret Melanson is the Vice President, Quality and Patient Centred Care for Horizon Health Network. She is responsible for the full file on implementing a sustainable approach, Horizon-wide, to patient-centredness as well as Patient Advocacy, Patient Safety, Infection Control and Prevention, Privacy, Quality, Risk Management and Official Languages. Margaret was the former Executive Director for Saint John Area with responsibility for clinical service delivery within acute care among other responsibilities. She has also led a number of Clinical Networks across all Horizon Health Network since its inception including the surgery, oncology, critical care, cardiac, nephrology, breast health and medical device reprocessing programs. Margaret has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the health-care sector, having previously served as Vice President of Clinical and Facility Support Services for the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. She has also held the management portfolios of Administrative Director of Therapeutic Services and Administrative Director of Rehabilitation for the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Dalhousie University as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Andrea Seymour is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Corporate for Horizon Health Network. She is responsible for finance, support services, organizational development and performance and measurement. Andrea has more than 25 years of executive leadership and complex multi-system management. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development, operations management and program implementation in government and health care. Prior to joining Horizon, Andrea was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Operations for New Brunswick Internal Services Agency for the Province of New Brunswick. In 2008 Andrea was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Internal Service Alignment for the N.B. Department of Supply and Services. She is also the former Vice President, Health Information and Chief Information Officer for River Valley Health Authority, and former Vice President, Operations for Region 3 Hospital Corporation. Andrea’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Education from University of New Brunswick; Canadian Council of Health Services Executives Fellowship; and Executive Training for Research Application Fellowship with the Canadian Health Research Foundation. Andrea has maintained the professional designation of Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.