David Arbeau

Executive Director

Fredericton and Upper River Valley area

David Arbeau is the Executive Director for Horizon Health Network’s Fredericton and Upper River Valley area, and is responsible for the administration of Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) in Fredericton, Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph (HDSJ) in Perth-Andover,  Oromocto Public Hospital (OPH), and Upper River Valley Hospital (URVH) in Waterville.

With over 20 years of health care experience, David began his career as a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) in Prince Edward Island and worked as an RRT until 2007 when he moved into management and leadership roles. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Memorial University and a Masters in Health Studies from Athabasca University, which he completed in 2016. He obtained his Prosci Certification in Change Management in 2020.

David’s career has evolved and grown over the years. He was the first project manager to lead the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation project for Horizon, which is now the Smoking/Vaping Cessation Program that is available across the region.

His leadership experience includes over ten years as a director in roles with the NB Extra-Mural Program, Public Health and, most recently, Primary Health Care.  

In his new role as Executive Director, David is eager and motivated to being part of the solution to improving the health care system for our communities.