Deputy Minister

Jeannine Lagassé

Jeannine Lagassé is the Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Province of Nova Scotia.

Jeannine joined the Nova Scotia civil service in 1998. Prior to her current role, Jeannine was the Associate Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness. She also served as the Secretary to the Executive Council, Executive Director of the Executive Council Office and at Nova Scotia Treasury and Policy Board as a Senior Corporate Policy Analyst responsible for governance and accountability relating to government agencies. She started her career with the province as a member of the Department of Justice Legal Services Division providing legal advice to various departments.

Prior to joining the civil service, Jeannine was a lawyer in private practice in Halifax and Ottawa.