Executive Team

Anthony Knight (he/him) | Chief Executive Officer | aknight@nbms.nb.ca

Anthony is responsible for leading the implementation of the NBMS’s strategic plan and managing the operations of the society. Since joining the society as CEO in 2010, he has led various initiatives to modernize the NBMS and health care in New Brunswick including launching Family Medicine New Brunswick, a provincial electronic medical records program, and an enhanced physician wellness service.

Anthony holds a master’s degree in business and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of New Brunswick. He was recognized as Canadian Executive of the Year in 2008 while serving as chief executive officer of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.

In the community, Anthony serves on the board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick and the Law Society of New Brunswick’s discipline committee.

Lisa LePage (she/her) | Chief Operating Officer | llepage@nbms.nb.ca

Lisa is responsible for providing leadership, direction, management, and vision to the daily operations of the NBMS to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.

Prior to joining the NBMS in 2018, Lisa worked in progressively more senior roles in economic development, including leadership positions in Opportunities New Brunswick and the provincial Department of Economic Development.

Lisa holds a master degree in business administration from the University of New Brunswick. She sits on the board of directors of the Fredericton International Airport Authority and is past-president of the YMCA Fredericton.

Nora Lacey (she/her) | Chief of Physician & Patient Engagement | nlacey@nbms.nb.ca

Nora develops initiatives that position the NBMS as a visionary thought leader in health care and advocacy programs that impress, provoke, and command attention.

A senior strategist with more than 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, Nora earned progressively senior roles in the Canadian airline and telecommunications sectors before relocating to Doha, Qatar to gain international market experience.

Upon repatriation to New Brunswick, Nora spent six years with the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation managing the marketing and communications departments before becoming the director of research, marketing, and communication at Invest NB in August 2012. Nora held various executive positions at Opportunities New Brunswick from 2012-2017 before transitioning to the NBMS.

Nora is the current chair of the Canadian Lung Association.

John Maher (he/him)| Chief of Negotiations & Physician Compensation | jmaher@nbms.nb.ca

John leads all economics-related activity at the NBMS. Since joining the society in 1994, he has been involved with and supported the organization’s economics and negotiating committee, leading the NBMS negotiating team in all physician contract negotiations with the provincial government. He is responsible for ongoing contract management of fee-for-service, salaried, and alternate funding plan contracts.

He also oversees Family Medicine New Brunswick, the NBMS’s innovative team-based family medicine program.

John has a bachelor’s degree in arts from St. Thomas University, a computer specialist diploma from Atlantic Business College, and has completed graduate studies in business from the University of New Brunswick.