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Provincial Cancer Control Advisory Committee


Health and Community Services


At the direction of Cabinet


No Remuneration


To advise the Minister on priorities for action, monitoring progress, the development and implementation of an evaluation plan for the Provincial Cancer Control Policy Framework.


The Committee shall be comprised of 12-15 members, including a Chairperson, appointed by the Minister of Health and Community Services.

Competency Profile:

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

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting committee members:

  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board experience
  • Personal connection with cancer
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Available to participate in committee meetings
  • Knowledge and appreciation of health equity issues
  • Knowledge of population health
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • 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:

The Committee will meet at least every three months, or at the call of the Chair. Meetings are face-to-face, however teleconference and/or videoconference services are available to members who are unable to travel, if requested.


A member holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where the term of office of a member expires, he or she continues to be a member of the council until re-appointed or replaced.

Vacancy Profile:

The Cancer Control Advisory Committee is seeking to up to fill 3 positions which are set to expire October 30, 2016.  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)
Bautista, Dr. Elizabeth MemberMinisterial2013-10-312016-10-30
Central HealthMemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Chubbs, Ms. KatherineMemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Eaton, Mr. Geoff MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Gillam, Dr. Susan MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Hedderson, Ms. Rosemary MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Kearney, Dr. Anne MemberMinisterial2013-10-312016-10-30
Labrador-Grenfell Health RepresentativeMemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Piercey, Mr. Matthew MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Reid, Ms. Margot MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Rourke, Dr. James MemberMinisterial2011-05-26
Smith, Ms. Sharon ChairpersonMinisterial2013-10-312016-10-30

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