Chair of The Board
Rick brings over 40 years of broad Human Resource and Labour Relations experience gained in the Municipal and Provincial sectors to his role on our Board. During his career he has worked as a negotiator, mediator, and Senior Administrator. He has presented at Interest arbitration, and on occasion sat as an arbitration board member.
Rick, his wife Carol, and their daughter Chelsea moved from Ottawa to the Head of Chezzetcook in 1993, where Rick began work with the Worker’s Compensation Board and subsequently the Provincial Government. Immediately prior to retirement he served 13 years as Senior Director, Health Sector Labour Relations for the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Since retirement, he has served on the Nova Scotia Labour Board.
Rick is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Twin Oaks Birches Charitable Healthcare Foundation.
John has over twenty years of diverse entrepreneur, business and public affairs experience including media, marketing, government, industry trade, educational and corporate relations with a strong retail background. He is a proven team leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.
John is committed to community involvement and contribution. He is owner and operator of the local business Keizer’s Freshmart, in Eastern Passage. John and his Keizer’s Freshmart team are heavily involved in supporting and improving the local Eastern Passage community.
John’s previous experience includes the distinction of owning the first franchise of a stand-alone Booster Juice location in Atlantic Canada, which successfully introduced the brand to the local market. A graduate of Saint Mary’s University, John also brings many years of valuable business, public relations and community