You may have seen a new VRH Foundation face out in the community this month — We are pleased to welcome Karen Theriault as the new CEO of VRH Foundation! Karen comes to us with thirty years of fundraising experience. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development and Communications at Feed Nova Scotia, raising $7 million annually. We are proud to have her at the Foundation, working on enhancing healthcare for you in the Annapolis Valley.

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Ellen Crowley, former CEO, is retiring after having lead the Foundation over the last three years. Ellen was pivotal in not only seeing the Foundation through the pandemic years, but successfully raising over $2 million to replace a CT scanner, essential Pulmonary Function test equipment as well as many other upgrades throughout Valley Regional Hospital. Ellen will be greatly missed for her commitment to her community and her enthusiasm for creating a collaborative healthcare environment. Thank you, Ellen, for your leadership and we wish you all the best in this next chapter!