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 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

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.

Audit Committee Membership
Member Term Date elected/appointed Term ending
Heather Johnson, chair
(Board representative)
2nd June 2015 June 2018
Barbara O’Neil 2nd June 2016 June 2019
Gary Ernest (interim)
(Board representative)
1st January 2018 June 2018
Mike Wadden
(Board representative)
2nd June 2017 June 2020
Gerard MacDonald 1st June 2015 June 2018

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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4929

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