Damon Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer

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Meaghan Seagrave

Strategic Advisor

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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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Hazel Howland

Bookkeeper

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Damon Goodwin
Chief Executive Officer

Damon 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.

With 25+ years in healthcare working within Industry, as an international HealthCare Consultant and on several boards, Damon has extensive experience in coordinating complex, unconventional partnerships that have advanced patient outcomes across North America and in the EU.

His previous work in partnership with the NBHRF has helped improve the lives of injured veterans, increased research capacity in New Brunswick and has had significant positive impact on health system changes that were successfully translated across Canada. He is driven to connect research and innovation across the province and to work with others both nationally and internationally to advance a healthy population, a high performing health system and a vibrant knowledge economy through health research and innovation.

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Meaghan Seagrave
Strategic Advisor

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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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.

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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