Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie was endorsed as Doctors Nova Scotia's 2019–20 President-Elect during the association's annual conference in June 2019.

About the President-Elect

Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie was endorsed as President-Elect for 2019-20.

Dr. MacQuarrie is an obstetrician and gynecologist with South Shore Women’s Health and the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Northern Zone Department Head for Maternal and Child Health. Dr. MacQuarrie welcomes this opportunity to work with DNS and physicians in Nova Scotia. She understands the health-care landscape and how each of the unique players can contribute to positive change in health services in this province. Dr. MacQuarrie is a physician leader in her own right who has strengthened her skills with formal leadership development over the past several years. She has served as Section Chair for the Obstetrics and Gynecology section since 2015 and has been the Section Forum Chair and a member of the DNS Board of Directors since 2016.

Roles and responsibilities

The successful nominee will be expected to serve a three-year term: a year as President-Elect, a year as President and, finally, a year as Past-President. Serving on the Board of Directors and the Board Executive Committee is part of the three-year commitment. More information can be found in the Role of Officers.

Nomination process

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

Feb. 25, 2019, was the deadline for President-Elect nominations for the 2019 Annual General Meeting.


  • 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

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.


Karen Chaisson
Executive assistant to the President and CEO
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900