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Labrador - Grenfell Regional Integrated Health Authority


Health and Community Services


Section 8 of the Regional Health Authorities Act and Section 3 of the Regional Health Authorities Regulations


No Remuneration


Responsible for the management and affairs of health and community services in the Labrador-Grenfell region of the province.


The trustees of the boards of regional health authorities, including the chairperson, shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and in all cases there shall be at least eight trustees but no more than 18 trustees of a board of a regional health authority.

The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint a chairperson of the board of trustees of an authority from among the trustees of the authority.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up this Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and quality assurance
  • Strong communication, leadership and change management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of fiscal and financial matters
  • Understanding of provincial health care needs and issues
  • Awareness of provincial health care trends
  • Commitment to a better provincial health care system


There is only one legislative qualification that must be met for appointments to the RHA Boards:

RHA trustees cannot be employees or medical staff of an RHA.

Beyond that qualification, there are practical considerations that guide the type of candidates that HCS seeks for these appointments. Ideally, people who serve on the RHA Boards are committed to their communities and their regions. These positions are best suited to individuals with a history of leadership and the knowledge and experience to properly support the significant decisions that must be made to sustain the health system into the future.

Candidates with backgrounds in human resources, board governance, law, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and patient safety would be great assets to the RHA boards.

Time Commitments:

Members should be available to meet face-to-face at least four times per year, plus additional meetings and teleconferences as required. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.


The trustees of an authority shall be appointed for a term of three years and may be re-appointed to one further term of three years. A trustee whose term of office has expired continues to be a trustee until he or she is reappointed or replaced.

Vacancy Profile:

Labrador - Grenfell Regional Integrated Health Authority Board of Trustees is seeking to fill up to five board member positions. 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)
Baikie, Ms. MichelleMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-07-112020-07-10
Baikie, Ms. Trudy MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-07-112020-07-10
Bromley, Ms. GertrudeTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2018-09-282021-09-27
Button, Mr. WayneChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2018-09-282021-09-27
Casey, Mr. Terry JosephTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2018-09-282021-09-27
Decker-Ellsworth, Ms. Laura LynnMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-07-112020-07-10
Elliott, Mr. SamuelMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-07-112020-07-10
Gibson, Mr. CarsonMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-07-112020-07-10
O'Brien, Mr. CollinTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2018-09-282021-09-27

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