Health and Community Services
July 17, 2017
Appointments Made to the Health Research Ethics Authority
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed Regina Coady of St. John’s as Chairperson and public interest representative of the Health Research Ethics Authority. The appointment was made through the merit-based process established by the Independent Appointments Commission.
Established under Section 3 of the Health Research Ethics Authority Act, the Health Research Ethics Authority ensures all human health research completed in the province is conducted in an ethical manner.
Other appointed members include:
- Ray Gosine, St. John’s, Memorial University representative;
- Michael Harvey, St. John’s, Health and Community Services representative; and,
- Elaine Warren, St. John’s, Eastern Regional Health Authority representative.
The appointments are effective today (July 17, 2017).
Newfoundland and Labrador is the first Canadian province to establish a legislated merit-based appointment process. The Independent Appointments Commission supported by the Public Service Commission is actively recruiting for a number of positions with agencies, boards and commissions seeking interested applicants from across the province.
“Sharing health information for research purposes is an important component of improving outcomes. This must be done in tandem with privacy and confidentiality. The role of individuals who sit on the Health Research Ethics Authority is to protect people who choose to participate in human health research. These new members have the expertise and combination of skills required to effectively carry out this important role.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services
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Biographies of the individuals appointed to the Health Research Ethics Authority.
Regina Coady, Chairperson and public interest representative
Regina Coady is currently employed as the Director of Human Resources – Responsible for Workplace Health, Safety and EFAP with Eastern Health. Ms. Coady has extensive policy, quality, and human resources experience working in the health and community services system at the national, provincial and regional level. Ms. Coady holds a Masters of Nursing from Memorial University.
Ray Gosine, Memorial University representative
Ray Gosine is currently employed as Vice-President of Research (pro tempore) with Memorial University. Dr. Gosine is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Memorial University. He holds a PhD in Robotics from Cambridge University. During the 2017-18 academic year, Dr. Gosine will be a Visiting Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Michael Harvey, Health and Community Services representative
Michael Harvey is currently employed as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy, Planning and Performance Monitoring in the Department of Health and Community Services. Mr. Harvey has extensive experience in working with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly in the areas of policy/planning, intergovernmental affairs, organizational change and leadership. He holds a Master of Arts, Political Studies, from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Memorial University.
Elaine Warren, Eastern Regional Health Authority representative
Elaine Warren is currently employed as the Vice-President of Clinical Services, Eastern Health, with responsibility for a number of programs including research. Ms. Warren has significant experience working as a senior administrator in the health and community services system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Warren attained a Masters of Nursing from Memorial University.
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