Board of Directors Board appointments

Board of Directors Board appointments

Board appointments are appointed to the Board of Directors. Part of their role is to represent geographic areas that are underrepresented by elected Board members. Applicants’ specialty, career stage and gender may also be considered in order to better balance board representation.

The Board of Directors is the directing and governing body that works on behalf of Doctors Nova Scotia between annual meetings. Board appointments join a range of elected and appointed colleagues, including the Board Executive, elected members, Nova Scotia’s representative on the Canadian Medical Association’s board of directors, the Section Forum chair, a resident and a student representative.


Being a member of Doctors Nova Scotia and having an interest in serving on the Board of Directors is the only criteria. Participation on other boards or committees is an asset, but not a requirement. 

The Nominating Committee will take into consideration the geographic areas that are underrepresented on the Board, and will also strive for balance in areas such as specialty, career stage and gender.


Any member with the right to hold an office (full members, retired members, members on leave, clinical assistants) is eligible to apply, as outlined in Section 1 of the Rules & Regulations.

Time commitment

The Board meets on Fridays, approximately six times per year, at the Doctors Nova Scotia offices in Dartmouth with an option to participate virtually.

Meeting packages are sent to Board members a week in advance; it takes about three hours to review the meeting package. 

Board appointments are appointed for a one-year term, and can be appointed for a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Board of Directors as a Board appointment can submit an Expression of Interest form.


The deadline to apply for 2024-25 vacancies has now passed, however members can  Expression of Interest at anytime throughout the year and will be contacted when vacancies become available.

Selection process

Each year following the annual Board elections, the Nominating Committee recommends candidates for the three Board appointment positions. The candidates are then recommended to the Board of Directors for approval.


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO