Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors

Doctors Nova Scotia’s CMA board representative is nominated by the association's own Board of Directors.

The CMA’s Board of Directors is responsible for the good functioning of the CMA enterprise and to manage its affairs. The CMA Board of Directors will:

  • support physicians and CMA's mission of empowering and caring for patients
  • support CMA's vision of a vibrant profession and a healthy population
  • unite and inspire physicians on health issues and causes that matter
  • promote and encourage courageous and influential dialogue and advocacy

Learn more about CMA Governance

Doctors Nova Scotia has one representative on the CMA board. 

Any CMA member residing in Nova Scotia may self-nominate for the Doctors Nova Scotia CMA board representative position. The representative can serve a maximum of two terms that are three years in duration.

The Doctors Nova Scotia CMA representative also sits on the association’s Board of Directors as a non-voting member.


Physicians wishing to represent Doctors Nova Scotia on the CMA board of directors must:

  • Possess integrity, common sense and good judgment
  • Have an understanding of CMA, its vision and mission statements and business
  • Have a strategic vision of where the corporation should go and how to get there in practical terms
  • Understand accounting, financial, planning and strategic concepts
  • Embody leadership, civic-mindedness and the ability to participate on a team
  • Be available to attend meetings
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization and the profession
  • Be willing to get involved on other committees and/or working groups

Time commitment

Serving on the CMA Board of Directors requires:

  • Attending at least five in-person meetings per year
  • Additional telephone conferences if required
  • Attending DNS Board of Directors meetings

Current representative

The current Nova Scotia CMA Board representative is Dr. Gerard MacDonald. Dr. MacDonald is currently serving a second three-year term which is set to end in 2026.


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO