Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association
Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association is the collective voice for advancing world class nursing homes in Nova Scotia. Founded in 2011, we are a not-for-profit Association supporting not-for-profit, for-profit, municipal, and multi-facility nursing homes across the province of Nova Scotia. We are solution-focused, and bring an innovative approach to address opportunities and challenges across the sector.
Our Association believes in advocating and leading to influence change. We are committed to innovative approaches that ensure safe, high-quality standards of care. We support our members by sharing best practices through facilitated discussions; offering educational and networking opportunities; and engaging direct feedback on government policy and sector issues.
OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Menna is a respected and visionary leader in long term care with a proven track record for advocacy and strategic leadership. She is also known for her innovative thinking and outstanding work ethic.
MacIsaac has held a comprehensive range of senior healthcare roles throughout her career, including the role of CEO for Grandview Manor, a not-for-profit long term care facility in Berwick, NS. She has expertise in strategic management, operational, human resources, and business planning as well as government relations, project management and more. Her experience include positions such as CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia; Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia; Victoria General Hospital Coordinator of Special Services; Director Regionalization and Director of Policy Planning and Evaluation, Policy Analyst/Planning Mental Health, Nova Scotia Department of Community Services; Regional Business Director with McKessan Care Enhanced Solutions and consultant with Handrahan Consulting Inc, contracted by Deloitte to the Newfoundland Department of Health and Community Services.
She holds a Master of Health Sciences/Health Administration from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a business minor from the University of Prince Edward Island, a Certified LEADS in healthcare and has a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
MEET OUR BOARD
Director, First Nations and Regional Manager, Sydney Enhanced Care | Shannex
Director of Care | Oakwood Terrace
CEO | Cumberland Senior Care Corporation
CEO | Windsor Elms Village
CEO/Administrator | Inverary Manor
Tara Fiander- Deveau
Director of Operations, Atlantic
GEM Health Care Group
Administrator, Nakile Home for Special Care
Advocacy is a strategic priority for our Association. We are a respected collective voice for this critical sector within the Nova Scotia health care system with an ear to the ground about the needs, strengths, challenges, opportunities awaiting, and the investments needed for long term care.
From the front lines, to behind the scenes, to the leadership and governance tables; from quality care standards to best practices, to staffing needs and infrastructure, we have expansive expertise that is recognized by community partners, orders of government, media, business, and communities.
Our campaign, It’s Our Turn, along with an extensive communications strategy, shone the spotlight brightly on long term care and this increased awareness garnered significant outcomes. We advocated strongly for a Ministerial portfolio and department dedicated to long term care. We were very pleased to see the creation of the first provincial department of seniors and long term care. Our call to action was rewarded with investments in infrastructure, staff recruitment support, increased infection prevention and control resources and wage increases for front line staff.
Long term care is gaining strong momentum and we are proud to play a lead role in the transformation that is on the horizon.