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New CEO named to lead Hospice SENB // Un nouveau PDG nommé à la tête d’Hospice SENB

       Jean-Paul Desjardins

Jean-Paul Desjardins, CEO / PDG, Hospice SENB

October 20, 2021
For immediate release

New CEO named to lead Hospice Southeast New Brunswick

MONCTON, N.B. – Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Desjardins has been named CEO of the organization, which provides hospice services throughout Southeastern NB.

Mr. Desjardins is a seasoned professional with 25 years of experience in capital project development, philanthropy, government relations and team management. He has been working with the hospice team for over three years and has played a key role in Hospice SENB and the recently opened Maison Albert House, the new regional residential hospice located in Moncton.

“Hospice SENB is fortunate to have such an experienced person at its helm during this time of transition and expansion,” says Board of Directors Chair Irenée (Rene) Bourque. “Jean-Paul already has insight into what we do. He understands our vision to serve the people of Albert, Kent and Westmorland with quality end-of-life care. We look forward to working with him in years to come as we engage in the full implementation of our services for the community.”

“Hospice is a true grassroot success story built over 17 years by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, donors and staff. I am proud to be part of this inspiring organization and will strive to ensure long-term access to these invaluable services,” Mr. Desjardins says.

Hospice SENB is a registered charity established in 2004. It promotes awareness of life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, provides grief and bereavement services and support for clients and their families. It now operates Maison Albert House, a residential hospice in Moncton. Hospice SENB services are free, confidential and available to anyone living in Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties.

For more information on donating to Hospice SENB or volunteering, please call 506-383-2404 or visit the Hospice SENB website at hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contact:

Jean-Paul Desjardins
CEO
Hospice SENB
(506) 381-1057
jpdesjardins@hospicesenb.ca

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Le 20 octobre 2021
Pour diffusion immédiate

Un nouveau président-directeur général nommé à la tête d’Hospice Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick

MONCTON, N.-B. – Hospice Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick (SENB) est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Jean-Paul Desjardins à titre de Président-directeur général de l’organisation. Hospice SENB offre des services de soins palliatifs à la population du sud-est du N.-B.

M. Desjardins a 25 ans d’expérience en développement de projets d’immobilisations, en philanthropie, en relations gouvernementales et en gestion d’équipes interdisciplinaires. Il œuvre au sein de l’équipe de Hospice-SENB depuis plus de trois ans et a joué un rôle clé dans la mise sur pied de la Maison Albert.

« Nous sommes chanceux de pouvoir compter sur une personne aussi expérimentée durant cette période de transition et d’expansion. », a déclaré le président du conseil d’administration, Irenée (Rene) Bourque. « Jean-Paul est un gestionnaire d’expérience et il comprend bien notre vision. »

« Il faut d’abord reconnaître l’engagement soutenu des milliers de bénévoles, donateurs et employés qui ont porté ce projet pendant 17 ans. Je suis très heureux de joindre cette organisation dynamique et inspirante et je vais tout faire pour assurer l’accès à long terme de ces services essentiels », a déclaré Jean-Paul Desjardins.

Hospice SENB est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré, créé en 2004. Il promeut la sensibilisation aux maladies mortelles et aux problèmes de fin de vie, fournit des services de deuil et un soutien aux clients et à leurs familles. L’organisme gère également la Maison Albert House, un hospice résidentiel à Moncton. Les services de soins palliatifs SENB sont gratuits, confidentiels et offerts à toute personne vivant dans les comtés d’Albert, de Kent et de Westmorland.

Pour plus d’informations sur les dons de charité ou le bénévolat, veuillez nous joindre au 506-383-2404 ou visitez le hospicesenb.ca.

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Personne-ressource pour les médias :

Jean-Paul Desjardins
Président-directeur général
Hospice SENB
(506) 381-1057
jpdesjardins@hospicesenb.ca

The Oct. 18-24, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• South Korean TV series Squid Game takes world by storm
• BBC children’s channel hires first host with Down syndrome
• Discovery Plus coming to Canada
• Lego doing away with children’s gender categories
• Could it be? Is Zellers clawing its way out of the retail grave?
• Hawaii’s sick of Instagrammers flocking to this site, so it’s making it impossible to access
• Halloween is on Sunday, Oct. 31
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Sept. 27 – Oct. 17, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• Fake ad urges people not to get vaccinated… because it’s good for funeral homes’ bottom lines
• Federal election results
• Sept. 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
• Twitter clamping down on People’s Party of Canada leader “Mad Max”
• McDonald’s reducing the amount of plastic in its Happy Meals
• Remember those high pandemic lumber prices? Not anymore!
• Thanksgiving is on Monday, Oct. 11
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Sept. 20-26, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• Is the woolly mammoth going to be resurrected from extinction?
• Say good-bye to magnetic strips on the back of credit cards
• Fake news release causes litecoin cryptocurrency to rise 20%
• RuPaul’s week included a record-tying Emmy and having a fly named after him
• Hospice SENB’s new Albert House residential hospice opens in Moncton
• Thanksgiving is on Monday, Oct. 11
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Sept. 13-19, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• Unless you’re a “manly man”, don’t expect to show up on Chinese TV
• Twitter trying to tame the online hate
• Be careful when posting online reviews – or you might get sued!
• CIBC taking over Costco credit cards
• Fans are going crazy over ABBA’s new album and concert tour announcement
• Tesla gets patent on using laser beams instead of traditional windshield wipers
• Community calendar
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!