Health and Community Services
October 21, 2019

Provincial Government Announces Appointment to Eastern Health Board of Trustees

The Provincial Government has appointed Scott Tessier to the Eastern Health Regional Health Authority Board of Trustees.  Effective October 18, 2019, Mr. Tessier has been appointed for a three-year term.  

This appointment was recommended by the Independent Appointments Commission, which is an independent body established by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide merit-based recommendations for appointments.

Biographical information for Mr. Tessier can be found in the backgrounder below.

Eastern Health is the province’s largest health authority, providing services to a population of more than 300,000 people.  The region extends west from St. John’s to Port Blandford, and includes all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista peninsulas.

Quotes
“We thank Mr. Tessier for his interest in serving on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Health. His experience and expertise is a welcomed addition as the authority moves forward.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“I am pleased with the appointment of Mr. Tessier to the board. The knowledge, experience and perspective of he brings, combined with the expertise of our current trustees, will facilitate strong governance and continuous improvement at Eastern Health. Each individual has an important voice and plays a valuable role in health-care governance. Together with the Board of Trustees, I congratulate and commend Mr. Tessier in advance for his dedication, commitment and the value he will add to health care across the region and province.”
Leslie O’Reilly
Chair, Eastern Health Board of Trustees

“I welcome Mr. Tessier as the newly-appointed member to Eastern Health’s Board of Trustees, and look forward to working with him to advance Eastern Health's priorities on behalf of our patients, clients and residents. Together with our staff and physicians, I thank him for volunteering his time as we work to ensure accountability in the health-care system.
David Diamond
President and CEO, Eastern Health 

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Media contacts
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
kathydickspeyton@gov.nl.ca

Allison Barter
Eastern Health
709-777-1412, 730-7759
allison.barter@easternhealth.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Biography for the new member appointed to the Eastern Regional Health Board

Scott Tessier
Scott Tessier is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.  He has served in senior roles with the Government of Canada, and currently sits on the Board of the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response network (MEOPAR). Mr. Tessier also holds an Engineering degree from Memorial University. 

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