Workers' Compensation Board Joint Governance Committee

Workers' Compensation Board Joint Governance Committee

The Workers’ Compensation Board Joint Governance Committee (WCB JGC) provides contract management, leadership, discussion and oversight on the WCB/DNS contract and services for injured workers.

The WCB JGC holds the decision-making authority related to:

  • The terms and conditions of the contract or its interpretation, including fees; and 
  • The terms of reference for the JGC and any subcommittees.

WCB JGC members will obtain guidance and/or decision-making authority from their respective organizations as required (e.g.: CEO, Board of Directors, etc.).

Decisions are consensus based. 


Physicians interested in serving on the WCB JGC must:

  • Be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Have a solid understanding of workers compensation billings and issues
  • Be willing to commit to a three-year term
  • Be willing to represent the entire physician membership, not just their own interests
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with WCB 

Time commitment 

Serving on the WCB JGC requires:

  • Quarterly meetings (each two hours long)
  • Review of meeting materials
  • Issues review and communication between scheduled meetings
  • Additional meetings as required
WCB Joint Governance Committee Membership
Member Date elected/appointed
Dr. Manoj Vohra, WCB co-chair September 2018
Dr. Chris Milburn, DNS co-chair September 2018
WCB representatives
Daniel Makhan January 2021
DNS representatives
Dr. Michael Fleming 2015
Dr. Cindy Marshall June 2020
Jessica Moore, staff September 2018
Nancy Milford, staff October 2017

Note: WCB JGC members cannot send delegates to JGC meetings on their behalf.

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the WCB JGC should submit an Expression of Interest form.


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; team lead, admin support
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900

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