Physicians and medical learners interested in a position on the Governance Committee must:
- Be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia
- Possess general knowledge of or interest in governance
- Be willing to commit to a two or three-year term
In addition, the following are not required but would be an asset:
- Experience on a governance committee or a board
- An Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) or comparable designation
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.
Serving on the Governance Committee requires:
- Approximately five meetings per year (can participate by teleconference)
- Review of meeting materials
Expression of interest
Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Governance Committee can submit an Expression of Interest form.
The application period for the 2023 vacancies has now closed, however members can submit an Expression of Interest at any time and it will be kept on file for two years.
|Governance Committee Membership|
|Member||Term||Date elected/appointed||Term ending|
|Kathy Gallagher, Committee Chair||2nd||June 2022||June 2025|
|Colin Audain, President||June 2023||June 2024|
|André Bernard, Board Chair||September 2016||June 2024|
|Heather Johnson, Incoming Board Chair||June 2023||June 2027|
|Leisha Hawker, Past President||June 2023||June 2024|
|Kelly Dakin Hache (Board representative)||2nd||June 2021||June 2024|
|Cindy Marshall (Board representative)||2nd||June 2021||June 2024|
|Jesse Kancir||1st||June 2022||June 2025|
|Peter Theriault||1st||June 2023||June 2026|
|Ali Abidali (medical learner)||1st||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.