Health Director Patricia Roy

Patricia Roy first began working for the Pabineau First Nation in 2001, when she was hired by Chief and Council as a part-time Home & Community Care Nurse/Coordinator. In 2003, Pat began working as the Community Health Nurse and in 2006 became the Pabineau First Nation’s Health Director.  Patricia presently works for the Pabineau First Nation in all three capacities.

Patricia’s academic and practical credentials include:
  • Nursing Diploma – Hotel Dieu Saint Joseph Bathurst School of Nursing – August 1969
  • RN – Nurses’ Association of New Brunswick
  • Sexual Awareness Reflections Certificate (Guelph University) – Sept 1992
  • Reality Therapy Certified – Dr. William Glasser Institute / August 1994
  • Reality Therapy Certified – Dr. William Glasser Institute / August 1994
  • People Development / Certification: Presentation Techniques for Adults (Memoramcook Institute Saint Joseph, NB)
  • Family Life and the Individual, Creative English Writing Course – Waterloo University
  • Contemporary Nursing and Child Psychology Course / University of Moncton
  • Labor Management Program training / Saint Mary’s University Nurses’ Union Labor School
  • Wound Care Management Certification: June 26th 2013
  • Immunization Re-Certified: August 26th, 2013
  • Medical Directive is with Dr. Nathalie Cauchon – 2013
  • Fluently bilingual French and English - (reading, writing speaking)

Patricia’s work experience:

  • 1969-1970 ICU – Coronary Care Unit, Saint Joseph’s Hospital Sarnia Ontario
  • Pre-Natal Classes at NBCC, Bathurst Campus
  • 1970-71 – Pediatric Nursing Duty, former Bathurst Saint Joseph Hotel Dieu Hospital  
  • 1971- 2002 – Community Health Nursing, New Brunswick Public Health, Bathurst
  • 1985-2002 -Developed and managed Sexual Health Services (Department of Health Program), NBCC Campus
  • 2002-present – Health Director/Community Health Nurse/Home & Community Care Coordinator Pabineau First Nation
  • Public Health Nursing experience: 31 years
  • Total Nursing experience: 45 years

Awards/Recognition:

  • 2002 - NB Department of Health Leadership Award for Women’s Health in Atlantic Canada (Department of Health Certificate and Bronze Statuette by NS artist)
  • 2013 - Patricia was featured in the Summer 2013 Community Health Nurses of Canada News Edition as the “Celebration of a Nurse who has been a Leading Force for Change.”
  • 2013 – Health Canada recognition “Beyond the Call of Duty” award presented by Debra Keays-White, Regional Director General, FNIHB Atlantic/DGSPNI at the Annual Atlantic First Nation Nurses Conference in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. (Award Certificate and Native art)
Patricia Roy