Board chair

Board chair

Dr. Heather Johnson was appointed as Chair of the Doctors Nova Scotia Board of Directors in 2024.

Dr. Heather Johnson

Dr. Johnson is a family physician in Bridgewater with more than 25 years of experience. Since 2020, she has held the role of Zone Medical Site Lead for the South Shore Regional Hospital.

She served as President of Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) in 2021–22 and was an integral member of the Physician Agreement negotiations teams in 2018–19 and 2022–23. 

Over the years, Dr. Johnson has invested in building her skills as a leader. She is a graduate of the association’s inaugural Physician Leadership Development Program, a six-month program that enhances the skills of experienced leaders to influence health system decisions that affect physicians and their patients. 

She graduated from medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1994 and received certification from the Canadian College of Family Practice in 1996.