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Central Regional Integrated Health Authority Board of Trustees


Health and Community Services


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


No Remuneration


Responsible for the management and affairs of health and community services in the Central 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 to include but not limited in the areas of finance, education, public service, business, engineering, and/or public relations would be great assets to the RHA Boards.

Time Commitments:

Members of this Board should be available to meet face-to-face at least six 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:

The Central Regional Integrated Health Authority Board of Trustees is seeking to fill six 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)
Dillon, Mr. DesTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
Hoskins, Ms. Valerie TrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
Kendell, Mr. ThomasTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
LeDrew, Mr. Rick TrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
O'Rielly, Mr. William TrusteeMinisterial2015-06-042018-06-03
Penney, Mr. FredTrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
Pritchett, Ms. Bernice (Bonnie)TrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
Saunders, Mr. Samuel TrusteeMinisterial2015-06-042018-06-03
Sturge, Mr. Donald ChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04
Taylor, Mr. Maxwell (Max)TrusteeLieutenant Governor in Council2017-09-052020-09-04

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