Audit Committee

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for preparation, presentation and integrity of Doctors Nova Scotia’s financial statements.

This committee is also responsible for maintaining appropriate accounting and financial reporting principles and policies. The Audit Committee is advisory to the Board of Directors.


Physicians and medical learners interested in a position on the Audit Committee must be:

  • A member of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Financially literate
  • Willing to commit to a two- to three-year term


A member-at-large is any member with the right to hold an office (full members, retired members, members on leave, clinical assistants), as outlined in Section 1 of the Rules & Regulations. A medical learner is a student or a resident member.

Time commitment

Serving on the Audit Committee involves:

  • Four meetings per year (about two hours each)
  • Review of meeting materials
  • Additional meetings as required

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Audit Committee can submit an Expression of Interest form.


There are currently no vacancies on the committee, however members can submit an Expression of Interest at any time and it will be kept on file for two years.

Term Chart

Audit Committee Membership
Member Term Date elected/appointed Term ending
Gerard MacDonald, chair 2nd June 2023 June 2024
Islam Eissa (Board representative) 1st June 2022 June 2024
Robin Lake (medical learner) 1st June 2022 June 2025
Kelly Dakin Hache (Board representative) 1st June 2022 June 2024
Christine Dipchand 2nd June 2023 June 2026
Celina White 2nd June 2023 June 2026

Each member can serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. If the incumbent wants to re-offer for a second term, the appointment must be recommended by the committee and approved by the Board of Directors. 


Colleen Sears
Payroll and finance administrator

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