Board Election 2022-23

Board Election 2022-23

Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes three new Board of Directors.

Election results

The election results are in and Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes three new Board of Directors. Drs. Bussey, Lantz Powers and Richardson begin their terms in June 2022.

2022-23 Board of Directors Election Results    
Candidate Specialty/location Total votes Percentage
One specialist inside Metro Halifax    
Dr. Naeem Khan Diagnostic radiology, IWK 118 16%
Dr. Andrea Lantz Powers Urology, Halifax 308 42%
Dr. Chadwick Williams Internal medicine, Dartmouth 302 41%
One specialist outside Metro Halifax    
Dr. Edward Hewins Orthopaedic surgery, Kentville 191 27%
Dr. Lucas Richardson Emergency medicine, Kentville 288 40%
Dr. Chakshu Sharma General surgery, New Glasgow 233 33%
One family physician inside Metro Halifax    
Dr. Lynn Bussey Halifax 549 77%
Dr. Gehad Gobran Halifax 160 23%

Board role

The Board of Directors is responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction, approving governing policy and overseeing the management of Doctors Nova Scotia.

Length of terms

All seats are for three-year terms. If elected, board members may serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Board meetings

There are approximately six meetings per year, usually held on Fridays.


Board members are entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria as outlined in the association’s Honoraria and Expense Policy.


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