Staff Directory

Staff Directory

General Inquiries Membership Inquiries
Mailing Address

Tel: 902-468-1866
Toll free: 1-800-563-3427
Fax: 902-468-6578
info@doctorsns.com

Tel: 902-481-4932
Alternative tel: 902-481-4904
Fax: 902-468-3976
membership@doctorsns.com

Doctors Nova Scotia
25 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1X7


 

Office of the President

Dr. Leisha Hawker
902-481-4933 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Chief Executive Officer

Nancy MacCready-Williams
902-481-4918 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Corporate Services

Charmaine Smith
Director, corporate services
Human resources, governance, internal IT, legal and privacy
902-481-4930 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; admin team lead; board and committee support; section inquiries; admin support
Enquiries about sections
902-481-4900 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Trish Bennett
Receptionist
reception, administrative support
902-481-4943
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4943
Nichole Elizabeth
Legal counsel and chief privacy officer
Legal counsel; assistance with privacy concerns
902-481-4921 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
IT Support
902-468-1866
1-800-563-3427

Finance

David Topple
Manager, finance
Financial statements, budgets and analysis
902-481-4907 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Annette Awalt
Administrative coordinator
Admin for finance and member benefits, accounts payable clerk
902-481-4902 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Colleen Sears
Payroll and finance administrator
Payroll, parental leave, honoraria, tax forms
902-481-4929 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Physician Compensation and Practice Support

Alana Patterson
Director, physician compensation and practice support
Lead negotiator; compensation
902-481-4927 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Maureen Connolly
Compensation manager, clinical/academic funding plans
Clinical/academic funding plan specialist
902-481-4906 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Derek Law
Compensation manager, fee-for-service
Fees and fee applications
902-481-4916 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Shilo Mann
Administrative coordinator
902-481-4914 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Jessica Moore
Compensation manager, Master Agreement and Fee Schedule
Fees and fee applications; billing, audit and appeal issues
902-481-4922 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Kim Oakley
Senior physician advisor and compensation manager
Community-based physician outreach
902-481-4924 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Dr. Ken Wilson
Medical consultant
Fee applications; audit and appeal; billing education
902-481-4925 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Physician Advisory Team and Member Benefits

Kim Oakley
Senior physician advisor and compensation manager
Community-based physician outreach, member benefits
902-481-4924 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Ryan Brown
Physician advisor (Zones 2-Northern and 3-Eastern)
Community-based physician outreach
902-481-7016
Deborah Wentzell
Member benefits coordinator
Member payments; health and dental plan
902-481-4932 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Karen Chaisson
Member benefits coordinator
Health and dental plan; member dues
902-481-7018 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Catherine Gervais
Member benefits advisor
Benefits lead; membership; health and dental plan
902-481-4904 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Jennifer Girard
Physician advisor (Zone 4-Central)
Community-based physician outreach
902-481-4912 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Noelle Moulaison
Physician advisor (Zone 1-Western)
Community-based physician outreach
902-481-4931 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Debbie Traer
Administrative coordinator
Administrative support to the Physician Advisory Team (PAT)
902-481-4913 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Health Policy

Katie Mallam
Director, policy and physician wellness initiatives
Government relations; physician leadership and advocacy
902-481-4919 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Brent Andrews
E-health advisor
902-225-8577 (cell)
Trish Bennett
Administrative coordinator
Administrative support to Director, policy and physician wellness initiatives
902-481-4943
1-800-563-3427
Jennifer Boyter
Policy advisor
Physician wellness; mentorship; medical learner and resident leadership
902-481-7015 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Jyllian Cress
E-health policy advisor
902-481-4905 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Samantha Graham
Policy officer
902-481-4935 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Maddi McKay
Policy advisor
Research and evaluation; family medicine; equity, diversity and inclusion
902-481-7014 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Debbie Traer
Administrative coordinator
Administrative support to Senior eHealth strategist
902-481-4913 (direct)
1-800-563-3427

Communications and Member Engagement

Kim Nakhaie
Director, communications and member engagement
Communications and member engagement strategy
902-481-4903 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Austen Gilliland
Editor
doctorsNS magazine; website; special publications
902-481-4910
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4910
Marnie Gillis
Creative director
Creative lead
902-481-4911 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Janice Hudson
Communications advisor
Social media; communications and marketing
902-481-4936 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor
Lead media relations
902-481-4915 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Alexandra McNab
Senior Communications Advisor
Communications strategy; lead member engagement
902-440-5178
Anita Samson
Administrative coordinator
Administrative support for the communications team
902-481-4928 (direct)
1-800-563-3427
Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator
Lead website content; managing editor doctorsNS magazine; advertising; events
902-481-4923 (direct)
1-800-563-3427