Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for administering the extended health and dental plan offered to members by Doctors Nova Scotia.

The association’s extended health and dental plan is funded by the Master Agreement (65%) and member premiums (35%). 

It is the sole responsibility of the Board of Trustees to administer the health and dental plan as set out in the declaration of trust. 


Physicians interested in a position on the Board of Trustees must:

  • Be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia
  • Be able to act objectively and fairly as a member of an adjudicative body 
  • Be willing to commit to a three-year term

Knowledge of health plans is not required but would be an asset.

Time commitment

Serving on the Board of Trustees involves:

  • A minimum of one meeting annually (additional meetings as needed)

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Board of Trustees can submit an Expression of Interest form. Any applications received will be considered for the 2018–19 vacancies.

Board of Trustees Membership
Member Term Date elected/appointed Term ending
Valerie Ross, chair 2nd June 2018 June 2021
Gehad Gobran 1st December 2018 June 2021

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. 

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