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Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information - Board of Directors


Health and Community Services


Section 6 of the Centre for Health Information Act


No Remuneration


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


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


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.


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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Anstey, Ms. Pamela BlancheDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2018-05-282021-05-27
Aubrey-Bassler, Dr. Kris ChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Bradley, Mr. AllanDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Bruce, Ms. ElyseDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Bugden, Mr. ShawnDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2019-11-182022-11-01
Bursey, Mr. TomDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Chisholm, Ms. Cassie Department of Health and Community ServicesLieutenant Governor in Council
Coish Snow, Ms. Patsy SusanneVice-ChairLieutenant Governor in Council2018-05-282021-05-27
Hefferman, Mr. DavidOffice of the Chief Information OfficerLieutenant Governor in Council
Holden, Ms. CynthiaDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Howell, Mr. TedDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2019-11-112022-11-01
Kendall, Mr. AllanDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2018-05-282021-05-27
Steele, Ms. Margaret MaryDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2017-08-012020-07-31
Thornhill, Mr. DavidDirectorLieutenant Governor in Council2018-05-282021-05-27

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