With an extensive background in long term care, acute care and community-based services, Janet Simm has played a significant role in influencing the direction of healthcare in Nova Scotia. She began her career at the Multiple Sclerosis Society as Director of Services and later moved to the VON as Executive Director, first for the Hants West and then the Colchester East Hants. In 2000, Janet was seconded to lead the restructuring process for VON.
In 2004, Janet joined the Continuing Care Branch of the Department of Health as Director of System Delivery and Liaison and led the Continuing Care Strategic Planning Process. In 2006, she assumed the role of Director of Policy, Planning and Decision Support at the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations.
In 2011, Janet joined South Shore Health as the Vice President of Health Services responsible for both the Acute and Community portfolios.
In March 2014, she accepted the position of CEO at the Northwood Group of Companies, a community based, not for profit organization with over 54 years of service to the community. In 2016, Northwood entered into a management agreement with Shoreham Village in Chester.
In addition to providing affordable housing options for seniors, Northwood operates two long term care facilities, in Halifax and in Bedford. It also provides support in the home through its Home Support service, Adult Day and Intouch Assistive Technologies. Life enrichment programs include a dementia friendly fitness centre, a community health centre, a radio station and community-based programming
Janet has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Health Administration, both from Dalhousie University.
CEO, Shoreham Village