Board Election

Board Election

Dr. Amanda MacDonald of Windsor won the family physician seat outside Metro Halifax.

Election results

The votes have been counted and Dr. Amanda MacDonald of Windsor has won the family physician seat outside of Metro Halifax. 

Candidates Online votes Paper ballots Total votes Percentage
Amanda MacDonald 178 4 182 51%
Patricia Menard 100 3 103 29%
Janet MacNaughton 70 3 73 20%
Totals 348 10 358 100%

Drs. Kelly Dakin Hache (specialist inside Metro Halifax), Islam Eissa (specialist outside Metro Halifax) and Cindy Marshall (family physician inside Metro Halifax) won their seats through acclamation.

Vacant seat

The second specialist outside of Metro Halifax seat remains vacant. Contact Sonia Abi Ajab for more information.

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 between six and eight meetings per year, held on Friday afternoons.


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


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; team lead, admin support
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900