SMRH Foundation New Executive Director


Sarah MacDonald, SMRH Foundation ED

The Board of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah MacDonald to the position of Executive Director of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. Sarah will begin her new role on October 25, 2018.

Prior to this role, Sarah was located at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital where she supported both the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), as the Manager for Public Engagement and Community Health Board Support and the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (GASHA) as the Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in community relations and engagement to her new position and throughout her careers, has demonstrated a commitment to building healthy and sustainable communities through her work and volunteerism with several local organizations.

She has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, serving as a Senior Analyst with the Assembly of First Nations, and supporting several programs within Canada’s Indigenous Services Department, formally known as the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada.

In her spare time, she enjoys supporting the Positive Action for Keppoch Society as a member of the Board of Directors and raising her 18-month old son, Aiden with her husband Glenn.

“I am so excited and truly humbled to be part of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation team,” says MacDonald.

“I look forward to working with the Board, Foundation partners, donors and volunteers to continue the important work of the Foundation, including continuing to support and build the Endowment campaign. St. Martha’s Regional Hospital holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to doing what I can make sure the Hospital, it’s staff and physicians have what they need to continue to provide the highest quality of care.”

“We are extremely excited to have someone of Sarah’s caliber lead our Foundation staff,” said Wayne Ezekiel, Chair of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. “Her knowledge of the local area and her extensive experience with NSHA and GASHA will allow us to continue to grow our Endowment, build partnerships within our communities and maintain a collaborative working relationship with the staff and physicians at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

The Directors of the Foundation look forward to MacDonald’s leadership and passion in furthering the Foundation’s mission to ensure our hospital has the resources necessary to support quality health and medical care.