President-elect 2023-24

President-elect 2023-24

Nominations for the President-Elect are open until March 17.

Nomination process

Any eligible Doctors Nova Scotia member may be nominated for President-Elect.

Physicians from equity-deserving populations are particularly welcome to apply. Doctors Nova Scotia is striving to include a broader diversity of perspectives in governance positions, to ensure the organization serves all members.

All nominations must be made by a nomination form.

Nomination deadline

March 17 is the deadline for President-Elect nominations for the 2023 Annual General Meeting.

Nomination schedule

Jan. 9 Nominations packages distributed to all members and posted online
March 17 Nomination deadline
April Nominating committee reviews nominations and selects preferred candidate
May 12 Board of Directors reviews and endorses nominating committee recommendation
June 10 New President-Elect approved at annual general meeting

Selection criteria

The Nominating Committee will use the following criteria to select a candidate for President-Elect:


  • Be a member in good standing
  • Have been a member for at least five years
  • Have experience in leadership roles
  • Be recognized as a leader by their peers
  • Have good communications skills
  • Have nomination supported by two Doctors Nova Scotia members

Considered an asset

  • Experience on Doctors Nova Scotia Board of Directors
  • Other governance experience
  • Formal leadership development or training

Candidate selection

If the Nominating Committee has more than one strong candidate, it may choose to consider other determinants such as geographic region, specialty or gender. Diversity can be a consideration if the committee feels it’s necessary.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Doctors Nova Scotia is committed to developing and supporting a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for both physicians and staff. We encourage applicants from equity-deserving populations to apply and self-identify when completing the skills and attributes survey.  We also encourage all applicants to share how they will bring an equity lens to leadership positions at DNS. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an integral component of DNS through our Strategic Plan and EDI framework. DNS considers EDI to be outcomes which are achieved through processes and tools such as reconciliation, decolonization and accessibility.

When DNS refers to “EDI work,” it is including the processes that can lead to the outcomes of EDI for all. The association’s commitments to EDI are upheld through regular education sessions; a Respectful Workplace Policy for staff, Board and committee members; external audits; a staff EDI committee; and routine application of an equity lens in all organizational decision-making. As outlined in our Board and Committee Diversity Policy, the Board will strive to foster a brave space that tackles challenging topics with respect and care, and where everyone feels comfortable participating.  If you have questions about how DNS can ensure a safe place for you or how the expression of interest process can accommodate your needs, we invite you to reach out to Maddi McKay, Chair, EDI Committee. 


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; admin team lead; board and committee support; section inquiries; admin support
902-481-4900 (direct)