Health and Community Services
December 29, 2016
Promoting Healthy Communities
New Chair of Eastern Health Appointed
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed Leslie O'Reilly as Chairperson of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. The appointment has been made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act.
"Our government is pleased to appoint the new Chair to the Eastern Health Board of Trustees. Mr. O'Reilly possesses the skills needed to effectively help the board
carry out its work and will make a valuable contribution to Eastern Health and the people the health authority serves."
- The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services
An active trustee of the Eastern Regional Health Authority Board, Mr. O'Reilly's three-year term as chairperson begins January 3, 2017.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the first Canadian province to establish a legislated merit-based appointment process. The Independent Appointments Commission and Public Service Commission are actively recruiting for a number of positions with agencies, boards and commissions. Available opportunities can be viewed at www.psc.gov.nl.ca/psc/abc/.
- The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed Leslie O'Reilly as Chairperson of the Eastern Regional Health Authority Board of Trustees.
- Mr. O'Reilly's appointment was made through the Independent Appointments Commission.
- The appointment begins January 3, 2017 and is for a three-year term.
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Media Relations Manager
Department of Health and Community Services
Leslie O'Reilly Appointed as Chairperson of Eastern Regional Health Authority Board of Trustees
Prior to his appointment as Chairperson, Mr. O'Reilly was an active member of the Eastern Health Authority Board of Trustees. Mr. O'Reilly previously served as Executive Director and C.E.O of Marine Institute, Memorial University, Executive Director of OceanAdvance Inc., and has been an active member of the Eastern Health Authority Board and its health care foundation. Throughout his career, Mr. O'Reilly has participated in and led a variety of boards, advisory councils, and collaborative projects provincially, nationally and internationally. Mr. O'Reilly is a resident of Paradise.
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