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Stan Cassidy Foundation welcomes Mrs. Lynn Irving as Chair

Fredericton - The Stan Cassidy Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Irving as its new board chair. Saint John area resident Mrs. Irving replaces long-time chair Frederictonian David Thorne.

"The board considered this transition thoroughly and is thrilled with our decision," says John Robison, Chair of the Stan Cassidy Foundation's Governance and Nominations Committee. "With her extensive experience as a rehabilitation physiotherapist, in government relations and in all aspects of management, Mrs. Irving will lead us expertly through the next phase of the foundation's growth."

Mrs. Irving recently served as the foundation's vice chair. That position is now filled by Courtney Keenan of the Woodstock area, a client of the Stan Cassidy Centre and well-recognized ability rights advocate. Mr. Thorne continues to serve the board as a director, along with David Macneil as treasurer, John Barry, Becky Burgess, John Leroux, Norah Mallory and John Robison.

"I am very pleased to be leading the Stan Cassidy Foundation," says Mrs. Irving. "I'm looking forward to working with my board colleagues, the foundation staff and donors throughout the Maritimes to support the Stan Cassidy vision."

The Stan Cassidy Foundation is a registered charity that provides funds and resources to the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation and its staff. Its focus is on patient care through direct patient support, and by enhancing the facility and rehabilitation services. Its success is based on partnerships to create solutions that help people recover from illness, overcome obstacles, and adapt to changed circumstances.

The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation is a recognized North American leader in neurological rehabilitation. The centre provides bilingual care through inpatient, outpatient and outreach services. Clients of all ages from New Brunswick and PEI and complex paediatric clients from Nova Scotia benefit from the centre's services. The Stan Cassidy Centre provides treatment for complex autism spectrum disorder, spinal cord injury, complex stroke, acquired brain injury, and various neurological diseases such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

 

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For more information contact:
Alissa Lee
Executive Director
506-443-2151
Alissa.Lee@HorizonNB.ca

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