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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4933

Chief Executive Officer

Nancy MacCready-Williams
902-481-4918
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4918

Corporate Services

Charmaine Smith
Director, corporate services
Human resources, governance, internal IT, legal and privacy
902-481-4930
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4930
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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900
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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4921
Cat Henderson
Manager, Information systems
Staff IT support
902-481-4942
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4942

Finance

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

Physician Compensation and Practice Support

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

Physician Advisory Team and Member Benefits

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

Health Policy

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

Communications and Member Engagement

Kim Nakhaie
Director, communications and member engagement
Communications and member engagement strategy
902-481-4903
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4903
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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4911
Janice Hudson
Communications advisor
Social media; communications and marketing
902-481-4936
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4936
Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor
Lead media relations
902-481-4915
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4915
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
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4928
Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator
Lead website content; managing editor doctorsNS magazine; advertising; events
902-481-4923
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4923