• ABC Details

Provincial Cancer Control Advisory Committee

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

At the direction of Cabinet

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

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.

Structure:

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

Qualifications:

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.

Term:

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

Back to List

 

This page and all contents are copyright, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, all rights reserved. Disclaimer/Copyright/Privacy Statement.Photo Credits