Announcement WorkSafeNB announces new board members

August 21, 2018

WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce the addition of Mike MacMullin and Donna McNeill to its board of directors.

They have filled positions left vacant by board members Maureen Wallace and Michèle Caron, both worker representatives, whose terms expired March 18 and June 24 respectively.  

“I’d like to thank Maureen and Michèle for their significant contribution to our board, on behalf of New Brunswick’s workers. While we will miss their voices at the table, and their energy and expertise, we are very pleased to welcome Donna and Mike to the board,” said Haley Flaro, acting chairperson of WorkSafeNB’s board of directors. “We look forward to working with them, and know that their knowledge and experience will prove valuable assets in helping guide WorkSafeNB through challenging times.”

Mike MacMullin, a proud labour advocate, was appointed to the board on May 16. A Red Seal industrial mechanic, MacMullin has more than 20 years in heavy industry. Passionate about health and safety, MacMullin has training in CPR, first aid, confined space entry and rescue, gas testing and high angle rescue. He served several years on joint health and safety committees, including roles as president and vice-president. 

Referee in Chief for Hockey New Brunswick, MacMullin has been active developing, officiating and coaching men’s and women’s hockey and softball in Saint John, where he lives with his wife Darla.

Donna McNeill rejoins the board of directors, effective June 24. She previously served on the board (then WHSCC), from 2001-2004. A retired nurse with a passion for return to work, McNeill was certified in both critical care and occupational health nursing. She was also an active unionist for more than 40 years, with experience in labour relations, negotiations, grievance and arbitrations and workforce adjustment.

Committed to community, McNeill has volunteered on the medical teams for Skate Canada, the World Curling Championship, Acadian Games, Saint John Youth Hockey, and Fundy Soccer. She has also demonstrated a passion for literacy, having volunteered for both adult and children’s literacy programs, as well as Guiding, serving more than 15 years as a Guider for the Girl Guides of Canada.

She lives in Fredericton.

Both appointments are for five-year terms.

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