News Release April 2014: New CEO Named for Kings Rehabilitation Centre

April 2014

WATERVILLE, NS — The Board of Directors of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre (KRRC) has announced the appointment of Joe Haverstock as Chief Executive Officer.

“I am extremely happy to move into this new role,” said Mr. Haverstock, who has been Director of Corporate Services for the organization since 2003. “It has long been my personal goal to have an opportunity to lead an organization, but to be able to achieve this with Kings, where I have history and where there is such an excellent group of people, makes me feel truly blessed.”

“We are looking forward to working with Joe,” said KRRC Board Chair Cathy Cantwell in making the announcement to the over 600 professional and support staff at the Centre. The appointment became effective April 21. Mr. Haverstock takes over from Judy Heffern, who had been at the helm for two years and announced her retirement in January.

Mr. Haverstock has 20 years of experience in financial services, senior leadership, strategic planning, policy development and administration. He is a chartered accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration. Through his career he has held several director level positions in Health and Community Services.

“I want to congratulate Joe as he assumes this new role and wish him much success. He has a great team to work with as KRRC continues in its quest for excellence in quality care and services,” said Ms Heffern.

Mr. Haverstock noted he is excited about the organization’s strategic plan and the goals that have been set for the next five years.

Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre is a fully accredited facility and has operated in the community since 1962. It is licensed under the Homes for Special Care Act and funded through the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services. The Centre provides a supportive living, learning and working environment for over 200 youth and adults with cognitive challenges, chronic mental illness, acquired brain injury and physical disabilities.