Derek joined Shannex in 2018 as Vice President, New Brunswick Operations where he supports our Parkland Retirement Living Campuses and Shannex Nursing Homes throughout NB. Derek’s focus is to support the company’s current and expanding operations in NB to ensure Residents continue to receive top quality accommodations and services from engaged employees. Originally from a small town on the Southwest Miramichi - Boiestown, Derek now resides in Riverview, NB. He and his wife Jill have been married for 25 years and they have 3 children. Prior to joining Shannex, Derek had a distinguished 23-year career as a senior leader with Medavie Blue Cross, accountable for implementation and management of their federal government contracts with Veterans Affairs Canada, CAF, RCMP and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Prior to that he served as an Artillery Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 8 years, stationed in Quebec, Ontario, and Chatham, NB. Derek holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada.