René Boudreau named Chief Executive Officer of the New Brunswick Medical Society

The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. René Boudreau as the Society’s new CEO.

Mr. Boudreau’s 20 years of combined experience at the executive level within the healthcare, postsecondary education, research and innovation, economic development and intergovernmental affairs sectors provide him with a strong foundation upon which to lead the New Brunswick Medical Society.

“René brings a wealth of experience from the provincial civil service to the NBMS, said Dr. Chris Goodyear, NBMS Board Chairman. “At a time when government will be making significant investments in health care, his understanding of system change and governance will help address the Society’s priorities of improving primary care access, developing and supporting collaborative care models, decreasing surgical wait lists and addressing physician retention and recruitment. We believe his strong leadership and knowledge of New Brunswick healthcare is the right combination to lead the NBMS to deliver change while ensuring quality care for our patients.”

Reporting to the Board of Directors, as the new CEO, Mr. Boudreau will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the NBMS and the general management of the Society while representing New Brunswick physicians and advocating for the health of patients to the government, provincial and national partner organizations, as well as the public. He will work with the Board to set strategic direction and lead the team to undertake activities that will accomplish our shared objectives. Working closely with the NBMS Board of physician leaders, he will seek to advance the performance of the health system through physician leadership and patient engagement.

“It is a great honor and opportunity to take on this leadership role with the New Brunswick Medical Society at such an important and pivotal time for our health system,” said Mr. Boudreau. “I strongly believe that the innovative solutions needed to overcome today’s challenges and improve the health outcomes of New Brunswickers will come from physicians, healthcare professionals and their patients. I look forward to working with our members and partner organizations to help bring these innovative ideas to life and transform our health system.”

Mr. Boudreau joins the organization on June 12th, 2023.