Shoreham Village is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which meets monthly.
As part of its commitment to the Community, Shoreham Villages’ Board of Directors posts the minutes from its monthly meeting:
Meet Shoreham Village’s volunteer Board of Directors:
Susan Neilson – Chair
Following her graduation from the Saint John General Hospital School of Nursing, the University of Alberta and Queens University, Susan Neilson dedicated 38 years to delivering excellence in health care as a Registered Nurse. Her career provided her the opportunity to live throughout Canada and work around the world – including short assignments in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. She has worked with a number of municipal and provincial governments, as well as the federal government. Upon her retirement as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba in 2009, Susan moved from Winnipeg to East River Point. Now that she has time for volunteering, Susan joined Shoreham’s Board of Directors in 2011. She is pleased to give back to the community she now calls home.
Patsy Brown – Vice-Chair
Patsy Brown is Vice-Chair of Shoreham’s Board of Directors. A proud Atlantic Canadian, she was born and raised in Newfoundland before pursuing a Business Management degree from Sheridan College in Ontario. She moved back to Nova Scotia from Ontario in 1991, living first in St. Margaret’s Bay before coming to Chester seven years ago. During her 43 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Patsy has held various Sales and Marketing Management positions and now owns her own company, Rincon Consulting. She is a mother of two and has four grandchildren. Patsy joined the Shoreham Board of Directors in January 2011 and also volunteers on the Communications Committee for Our Health Centre.
Born and raised in Chester, Liz always knew she was interested in public service. After completing her studies at Mount Allison University, she worked on Parliament Hill as an advisor to Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers and two Prime Ministers. Since then she has held senior positions in government relations and communications at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, South Shore Health, as well as a number of years with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Liz is currently a mother of three, the Fund Development Director at Bonny Lea Farm, partner in Anchor Public Affairs, and Treasurer of the Dr John M.T. Finney Memorial Fund. She is thrilled to continue her family’s involvement with Shoreham Village. Her father, Tosh, was one of Shoreham’s founders in the early 1970s and her mother, Jean, volunteered here for many years.
John Frizzle served on the Board of Directors for a number of years. He came back on the Board in 2016 and is looking forward to seeing how he can contribute. This time he comes with an additional and very important perspective, that of a family member of a resident. John has extensive experience in figuring out how to make things work. During his long career as a mechanical engineer he was a frequent go to for Michelin when they needed robotics design work done.
As a children’s author and illustrator, Nancy Guest is best known for creating “Seamore the Seagull”. She also has an intimate experience with palliative care and joined Shoreham’s Board of Directors in 2014. Nancy and her husband Don moved to the area more than 15 years ago. When Don became ill in 2004, Nancy cared for him. Towards the end of his life she nursed him at home for seven months. During this time she cared for all of his needs – including palliative care. Don passed away in 2007. Now a widow, Nancy enjoys sharing her experience with others. In addition to volunteering with Shoreham, Nancy also volunteers with Bonny Lea Farm.
A resident of Chester for the past 17 years, Alice joined the Board of Directors in April, 2017.
Alice has had a long professional career in the Nova Scotia public sector serving individuals, families and communities—both as a clinical social worker, community developer and administrative leader. Following completion of a Masters of Social Work, she worked on the front lines in child welfare, mental health, hospital, education and volunteer settings before moving to various senior and executive level roles at the local, regional and provincial level—including Regional Coordinator, Home Care, (Department Community Services); Regional Director, Continuing Care (Department of Health); Vice President -Community Health and CEO (South Shore District Health Authority) and CEO, Shoreham Village Senior Citizens Association. She has a health consulting business and recently worked with the Board of Directors of Our Health Centre in Chester in support of their operational objectives.
Alice has a strong commitment to health and wellness. Her interests include yoga, running, hiking, golf, camping and biking—and spending time with her family-including nine grandchildren.
Alice is pleased to be back at Shoreham as a Board Member and looks forward to contributing to this important volunteer role.
Nancy Timbrell-Muckle joined the Board of Shoreham Village in 2014, following a 40-year career with the federal government, retiring at an executive level in 2013. Nancy has recently returned to Nova Scotia after living in Ottawa while pursuing her career. Her family has resided in the Chester area for several generations and her grandparents were residents of Shoreham Village. As a board member, she is deeply committed to supporting all members of the Shoreham team in caring for the residents. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, plus two Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Education and a college level diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management. Her interests include a strong commitment to health and wellbeing. She is currently a certified fitness instructor, registered yoga teacher, certified pilates mat instructor and a master personal trainer.