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Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information - Board of Directors

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 6 of the Centre for Health Information Act

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To exercise all of the powers and discharge all of the duties of the Centre, and administer and manage its business.

Structure:

The board shall consist of a minimum of 10 directors and a maximum of 15 directors. One of the directors shall be an employee of the department who shall be designated by the Minister. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint one of the directors as chairperson and one as vice-chairperson.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Private Sector Business Experience/Expertise
  • Privacy Expertise
  • Clinical and group
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering/Project Management Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Research Experience
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Knowledge of health care system
  • Knowledge of health analytics
  • Provincial mandate perspective
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities and accountability for the expenditure of public funds
  • Excellence in service delivery to a variety of different stakeholders in a complex environment
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Members of this Board should be available to meet at least four times a year plus one AGM meeting. Board meetings are approximately two hours in length except for the strategic planning meeting in January which is about four-five hours.

Currently there are three Board Committees that meet anywhere from six to 10 times a year. The Board Committee meetings are 1.5 hours in length. Normally, each Board member sits on one committee, however, the chair may sit on more than one.

Term:

A director shall hold office for three years from the date his or her appointment becomes effective. A director whose term of office has expired is eligible for reappointment. A director other than the employee of the department may not serve as a director for a continuous period longer than 9 years. Where the term of a director expires, he or she continues to be a director until re-appointed or replaced.

Additional Information:

The board of directors shall serve without remuneration but directors may be paid the amounts for travel and other expenses incurred in the work of the centre in accordance with guidelines established by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

Vacancy Profile:

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information - Board of Directors is seeking to fill up to four members. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Aubrey-Bassler, Dr. Kris DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2013-02-252016-02-24
Cahill, Mr. Fred DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
Collingwood, Mr. Chris DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
Dawe, Mr. Edward (Ted) DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
MacDonald, Ms. Ellen DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2013-02-252016-02-24
Power, Ms. Lynn DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
Thompson, Mr. Robert DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
Tubrett, Ms. Denise MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-02-252016-02-24
VacantChairLieutenant Governor in CouncilNot Applicable
Vink, Mr. Jerry VIce-ChairLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11
Wakeham, Mr. Tony DirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2014-11-122017-11-11

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