To Our Valued Stakeholders
On Behalf of the AWARE-NS Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of AWARE-NS are pleased to welcome Susan Dempsey, PDt., MHSM, to the position of Executive Director, AWARE-NS commencing December 1st, 2014.
Over the past nine months Susan has worked in an interim capacity with the AWARE-NS team focusing on the implementation of the 2013 stakeholder review recommendations. In collaboration with the Board and the AWARE-NS staff team, she guided the realignment of the organization, focusing on meeting identified stakeholder needs to build health & safety capacity within the health system.
Susan comes to AWARE-NS from Northwood where she held numerous leadership positions over her 27 year career with the organization, gaining a wealth of experience in a continuing care environment and establishing strong relationships within the Nova Scotia Health sector.
As well, she has held positions on the Capital District Health Board of Directors and the Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) Board of Governors and is an active member of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association.
Susan’s leadership experience and commitment to health and safety issues from a system perspective will be an asset to AWARE-NS as we move forward with a new strategic plan to meet the evolving health and safety needs of the sector.
With Susan’s leadership, AWARE-NS looks forward to continuing to develop collaborative partnerships and to achieving positive outcomes both from an organizational perspective and with sector stakeholders.