Arleen Stevens,
Executive Director

Arleen Stevens has been the Executive Director of the Health Services Foundation since 2002. Arleen comes from a fundraising background having worked for Saint Mary’s University, The IWK Foundation and The Abilities Foundation. Her role with the Health Services Foundation has expanded to include Major Gifts Development and Planned Giving.

Alison Clements,
Manager - Strategic Engagement

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Alison has made the South Shore her home. Joining the Health Services Foundation in 2016 as Development Officer, she is now the Manager of Strategic Engagement. She has a broadcasting background; a career that has included working for several radio stations throughout the Maritimes, including CKBW and Country 100.7.

Danielle Brinson,
Finance Officer

For a love of the ocean and a connection to a vibrant community, Danielle resides in the beautiful Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. She has joined the team in January of 2018 as Database Finance Officer – now Finance Officer. With a passion for working in the not for profit sector and meaningfully impacting community members she looks forward to serving you.

Martha Marchand,
Physician Settlement & Retention Coordinator

As the new Physician Settlement and Retention Coordinator, Martha’s focus will be working with the Physician Recruiter for the South Shore to make it easy for doctors to come here and stay here!  Originally from Toronto, Martha has called the Maritimes home for almost 30 years.  Prior to joining the HSF team, she worked in the private sector in Human Resources for more than 15 years.  Her passion for supporting her community and building positive relationships makes her the right person to lead this file.

Melissa Patterson,
Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Melissa joined the Health Services Foundation team in January 2021 as the Executive Assistant/Office Manager. From the Noel Shore to the South Shore, Melissa has been working with South Shore Regional Hospital for the past 16 years and recently took on this new role to help create a more positive and meaningful impact on the community that she now calls home.