Health and Community Services
August 1, 2017
Appointments Made to NLCHI Board of Directors
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has made appointments to the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI). The appointments, made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act, are:
- Chairperson - Dr. Frederick Kris Aubrey-Bassler
- Allan Bradley
- Elyse Bruce
- Tom Bursey
- Cynthia Holden
- Karen Oldford
- Dr. Margaret Mary Steele
In addition, Ellen MacDonald has been reappointed as a director and Denise Tubrett has been reappointed as Department of Health and Community Services representative.
All terms are for three-years. Biographies for these individuals can be found in the backgrounder below.
NLCHI is a Crown corporation of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador responsible for the province’s confidential and secure electronic health record.
“Our government is pleased to appoint these candidates following the merit-based process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act. I wish them all the best as they embark on their new term serving the public and this important agency. To the outgoing members, I would like to sincerely thank you for your contribution to NLCHI and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services
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Biographies of the individuals appointed to the NLCHI Board of Directors
Dr. Frederick Kris Aubrey-Bassler is a practicing family physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Primary Healthcare Research Unit at Memorial University. Dr. Aubrey-Bassler has extensive experience in full scope rural medicine and his research interests include primary care and health service utilization. He holds an MD from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.
Allan Bradley worked for 30 years in senior leadership positions in the health systems in Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, and Alberta. Mr. Bradley has extensive experience as a social worker, supervisor, and senior administrator. He holds a Master’s of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame, a certificate in Health Leadership from the University of Toronto’s Rotman Institute and a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University.
Elyse Bruce practices law as counsel to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Bruce’s interests include health law and she volunteers with several related organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University with a specialization certificate in health law.
Tom Bursey is currently employed as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer with the Council of Canadian Academies. Mr. Bursey has extensive volunteer experience with Memorial University. He holds a Master of Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University.
Cynthia Holden is currently employed as Deputy Registrar with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals. Ms. Holden has extensive experience in health care delivery, governance and policy and planning. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from Memorial University and Executive Diplomas from St. Mary’s University.
Ellen MacDonald Is currently employed as the Chief Information Officer for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. MacDonald has extensive senior executive experience overseeing Information Technology and Information Management Services. She is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University (Mathematics) with graduate studies in Business Administration at Memorial University.
Karen Oldford is currently employed as Infection Control Patient Safety Coordinator with Labrador-Grenfell Health and holds the roles of President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, and mayor of Labrador City. Ms. Oldford has extensive experience in the health care and municipal sectors. She is a registered nurse and former primary health care nurse practitioner.
Dr. Margaret Mary Steele is the current Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University as well as a professor in the discipline of psychiatry. Dr. Steele has extensive experience in the health care field as an administrator, professor and practitioner. She holds an MD from Western University and obtained her fellowship in psychiatry in 1992.
Denise Tubrett is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Services, with the Department of Health and Community Services. Ms. Tubrett has extensive experience working in financial management, program delivery, and policy development. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
2017 08 01 11:50 a.m.