Policy and Health Issues Committee

Policy and Health Issues Committee

The Policy and Health Issues Committee develops and reviews evidence-based policies, positions and perspectives on issues of interest and importance to Doctors Nova Scotia. This committee serves an advisory role to the Board of Directors.
 

Criteria

Physicians interested in serving on the Policy and Health Issues Committee must:

  • Be member of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Be able to commit to a two-year term
  • Possess general knowledge and/or interest in health-care issues

Time commitment

Serving on the Policy and Health Issues Committee requires:

  • Two- to three-hour meetings four or five times per year 
  • Two hours of preparation time to read meeting materials 

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Policy & Health Issues Committee can submit an Expression of Interest form.

Policy & Health Issues Committee Membership
Member Term Date elected/appointed Term ending
Chris Milburn, chair 1st June 2017 June 2019
Lely Abud 1st June 2017 June 2020
Tammy Keough-Ryan 2nd June 2017 June 2019
Leslie Ribeiro 2nd June 2017 June 2020
Leo Fares 2nd September 2014 June 2019
Jose Mejia 1st June 2017 June 2020
Connor McGuire 1st June 2017 June 2019
Tim Holland (Board representative) 2nd June 2013 June 2019
Elwood MacMullin 2nd June 2018 June 2021
Melanie Adams 2nd June 2018 June 2020

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.