Alzheimer Society of B.C. welcomes new Director of Programs and Services, June Murray
December 16, 2016 – June Murray, B.Soc.Sci, RN, GNC(C), has been appointed Director, Programs and Services at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. In her role, June is responsible for the delivery of the Society’s First Link® dementia support into communities throughout the province. First Link connects people with dementia, their caregivers, family and friends with support, education and information at any stage of the journey.
“We are committed to being a leader in helping British Columbians living with dementia. In order to do this, we are focusing on building and fostering strong relationships with other key health-care partners. June’s skills and experience in relationship management within the BC health-care environment will be tremendous assets and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team,” says Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard.
June has had a diverse career in healthcare organizations where she has built strong external and internal stakeholder relationships. Most recently, she was the Director of Care at the Waterford (Residential) Care Centre in Tsawwassen where she led significant changes to nursing care practices while upholding and enhancing a home-like environment for residents.
Prior to her position at Waterford, June worked as an Occupational Health Consultant with Vancouver Coastal Health and as a Medical Coordinator with the HealthCare Benefit Trust.
June began as a frontline nurse in South Africa over 30 years ago. She has worked in Occupational Health, Psychiatric Nursing and Geriatric Nursing in South Africa and England. In Canada, she has attained two significant professional designations: Gerontological Nursing Certification through the Canadian Nurses Association and certification as a Disability Management Professional through the National Institute for Disability Management and Rehabilitation (NIDMAR).
“I am so gratified to be working with dedicated staff all over the province as we support and advocate for people with dementia and their caregivers. We will continue to strengthen our relationships with health-care providers in order to connect with people affected by the disease earlier in the journey, giving them access to all of our services,” says Murray.
Learn more about First Link support.