Issue: Spring 2024

The NBMS recently celebrated major milestones for two of our longest serving staff members. John Maher, Chief of Negotiations & Physician Compensation, and Tina Roussel-Bernier, Programs Specialist, both reached an incredible 30 years of service earlier this year.

John started at the NBMS on February 14, 1994, progressing through several roles on his way to becoming Chief of Negotiations & Physician Compensation. In this capacity, members have come to appreciate John’s unwavering commitment, unparalleled knowledge and expertise, and his always approachable manner. He expresses appreciation for the experience he has gained with the NBMS, saying “I am grateful for the opportunities the organization has afforded me, in terms of personal and professional growth. I am continuously learning; the health system is constantly evolving, and I am inspired by the physicians we work with every day.” 

Tina’s first day with the NBMS was March 7, 1994. Her tireless work ethic and commitment to member service made an immediate impact. These qualities have only become more evident throughout her time with the Society, as she continues to bring exceptional care and attention to the administration of NBMS member programs and services. Reflecting fondly on the past 30 years, Tina says, “after three decades, my journey at the NBMS has been more than just a career – it has been a blend of growth, learning and cherished memories alongside remarkable colleagues.”

John and Tina now join two other longstanding NBMS employees in the 30+ year club. Sandra Hunter and Jacki Currie-Sullivan reached the milestone in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The NBMS is fortunate to have benefited from the unique skill sets and vibrant personalities of these dedicated and amazing individuals for over three decades! We look forward to many more years to come.

Editor’s Note: Everyone at the NBMS extends heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Jacki on her upcoming retirement on May 31st.

Jim Johnson, Communications Specialist