Meaghan Seagrave

CEO

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Leah Carr

Director, Research Programs and Human Development

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Patricia Seaman

Director, Finance and Operations

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Shannon Payne

Director of Marketing and Engagement

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Hazel Howland

Bookkeeper

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Ankush Madaan

Business Development Specialist

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Meaghan Seagrave
CEO

Meaghan is responsible for implementing the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation’s strategy, as set out by the board of directors, and providing leadership, and direction to the team at the Foundation.

Meaghan holds an MSc and several diplomas and certificates in Management Development and Communications. She helps connect research and innovation across the province and the region through her role as a director on various provincial, regional and national boards.

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Leah Carr
Director, Research Programs and Human Development

Leah is responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of funding programs offered through the Foundation including the associated partnerships with other health research funding agencies across the country.     She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo and a Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society of Human Resource Management.    Her two sons and their families recently returned to Fredericton.

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Patricia Seaman
Director, Finance and Operations

Patricia is responsible for providing leadership, direction, management and vision to the daily operations of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to ensure financial strength and operation efficiency.

Patricia holds a master degree in business administration from the University of New Brunswick. She volunteers her time with various local organizations.

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Shannon Payne
Director of Marketing and Engagement

Shannon is responsible for all marketing activities at the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.

With almost 20 years of creative roles in both the private and public sector, Shannon is able to bring the glitter to the NBHRF.  When she is not working, Shannon spends time with her family and Great Dane, Fiona.

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Hazel Howland
Bookkeeper

Hazel is responsible for providing accounting/bookkeeping services to the team at the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.

Her most memorable work assignment was travelling to Cameroon, Africa to provide financial management on a CIDA project. She volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of the Progressive Credit Union.

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Ankush Madaan
Business Development Specialist

Ankush is our Business Development Specialist focusing on efforts to attract partnerships and investments for health research in the province of New Brunswick. His work revolves around identifying  potential partners, exploring potential opportunities, and working directly with external stakeholders and funders on developing funding agreements.

Ankush holds a PhD in Pharmacology from McGill University and a post doc from Stanford University.

We develop and provide research funding that allow us to invest in health research that is relevant to improving the health of New Brunswick people. Building capacity and competitiveness means we are able to respond to local health challenges by attracting and retaining those with the knowledge and expertise to find local solutions that work for the people of New Brunswick.

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