Council & Committees
The Council is the governing board of the College. Its authority is provided for in the Nova Scotia Medical Act. It is responsible for setting strategic direction, developing policies, and providing oversight of the College’s performance.
The Council includes physician members elected by physicians and public members appointed by the College through a nominations process. Nova Scotia’s medical school holds a Council seat, and medical learners are represented as observers. Council meets four times per year. Under the legislation, the College has committees made up of Council members, medical professionals, and public representatives who provide oversight and guidance on relevant issues. The College’s Council and committees aim to provide a well-balanced and equitable approach to the regulation of medicine.
Members of Council 2023-2024
Dr. Andria MacAulay – President
Dr. Andria MacAulay is a family medicine specialist practicing in Truro. In addition to general family medicine, her areas of special interest are women’s, children’s and adolescent healthcare, university health and medical education.
Dr. MacAulay graduated from Mount Allison University with a BSc (Honours with Distinction) in 1997 and attended Dalhousie University Medical School where she graduated with her MD (with Distinction) in 2001. She completed a Rural Family Medicine Residency through McMaster University in Northern Ontario and obtained her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 2003. She was awarded her Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2014.
Dr. MacAulay is involved with the Dalhousie Community Hospital Program and local Grand Rounds. As well, she has played a leadership role in the National Assessment Collaboration’s Practice Ready Assessment (NAC PRA) program and is a member of the NAC PRA Therapeutics Decision Making Test Committee. She is the Evaluation Coordinator for the Dalhousie Family Medicine Residency Program at the North Nova site and is involved in residency training.
Dr. MacAulay began her work with the College in 2005 as an examiner for the Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP). She later began working as Physician Advisor on the College’s Practice Improvement Committee and has acted as a Practice Assessor. She has also been actively involved in the development of the College’s Physician Peer Review – Nova Scotia program (PPR-NS).
Dr. MacAulay has been a Council member since 2017. In addition to her role as the College’s President, Dr. MacAulay is a member of the Executive, Professional Standards, Assessment, Registration Policy, Nominating and Registrar Review Committees.
Dr. MacAulay lives outside of Truro with her husband and three busy children. She spends her free time volunteering in her community and exploring the outdoors with her family.
Dr. Minoli Amit
Dr. Amit received her MD from Dalhousie University in 1977 and her Royal College certification in in 1981. After a year spent working at the IWK in Halifax, she moved to Antigonish where she continues to practise as a consultant pediatrician.
Dr. Amit has had a long-established interest in the provision of specialty medical services to the regional/rural parts of this province. With colleagues in Antigonish, she established a Section of Regional/Rural Specialists within Doctors Nova Scotia which she continues to Chair. Over the years, she has brought the perspective of Rural Specialist services to many tables including the Board and many committees for Doctors Nova Scotia; the Board and Executive of the Canadian Pediatric Society; and the National Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, where she also served on the Executive as VP Fellowship Affairs. She has always engaged actively with multiple local and provincial groups as well, including in areas of community health, reproductive/NB care and pediatric services. For 3.5 years she also served as the Site Medical Lead for NSHA at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, which is her home base. With over 37 years of practise in Antigonish, she has participated in numerous committees, working groups, hospital/district and now Zone-based MAC/Credentials committees. In these roles, she had numerous interactions with other players regarding credentialing, licensing needs, and medical staff support issues.
At this time she continues a full-time clinical pediatric practice based in Antigonish with outreach to many clinics in the district served by St. Martha’s. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Pediatric Operational Group for NSHA. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie and provides supervision for Core Pediatric Rotations for Dalhousie’s medical undergraduates, as well as electives for residents and students. Dr. Amit is a member of the Finance and Audit, Peer Review and Registration Committees with the College.
Dr. Amit has been an active volunteer within her community with assorted organizations over the years. Her interests have included the arts, community beautification, various youth groups, and healthcare-based services. She is married to Dr. John Hamilton, Ophthalmologist, and has three adult children. One has just returned to her hometown as a newly-minted Ophthalmologist. She enjoys music, travelling the world, gardening and her two grandchildren.
Dr. Melissa Broaders
Dr. Melissa Broaders is a Hospitalist at Valley Regional Hospital. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, she completed a Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University in 2005 and went on to complete her MD from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine (now called the American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine) in 2014. She completed the Dalhousie University Family Medicine Residency Program in 2016 and since that time has worked in a variety of areas including Rural Family Medicine, Emergency, Operating Room Assist and has been a practicing Hospitalist since September of 2018.
Dr. Broaders is the current Head of the Department of Hospitalists at Valley Regional Hospital. She is involved with the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusivity at her site, as well as being involved with the Complex Case Committee. She has a strong commitment to holistic care of patients and patient advocacy. As a former international medical graduate, she has a particular interest in supporting other international medical graduates while ensuring competency in the CanMEDS roles of physicians.
Dr. Broaders is an assistant professor with Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and enjoys teaching family medicine residents in the Annapolis Valley Program Site.
Dr. Broaders has one son who is a heavy equipment mechanic and is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first grandchild. She thoroughly enjoys travel, cooking, trying new cuisine, and time with family.
Dr. Broaders is a member of the Registration Policy Committee.
Dr. Michael Clory
Dr. Michael Clory is an emergency medicine physician at the Cobequid Community Health Centre and Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Emergency Departments. His areas of interest are medical education for medical trainees, continuing professional development for physicians, quality assurance within the healthcare system, and system improvement within our healthcare facilities.
Dr. Clory completed medical school at McGill University in 1991 and his residency in family medicine at McGill University from 1991-1993. He then went on to receive his CCFP Emergency Medicine Certification in 1997, became a Fellow College Family Physician in 2014, and received his Added Competence in Family Medicine-Emergency Medicine Certificate in 2015.
Dr. Clory has been Chief of medical staff and emergency department at Cobequid Community Health Centre since 2005. During this time, he has been a member of the Zone Medical Advisory Committee. He was the chair of Doctors Nova Scotia’s section of emergency medicine from 2009-2020. He is the medical director and cofounder of Therounds; an exclusive physician online professional network and medical director of Scotiamed Medical Clinic. Dr. Clory is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Dalhousie University and has been an examiner with the Canadian College of Family Physicians for Special Competence Emergency Medicine since 2005.
Dr. Clory has been married for over 30 years and has one son and two daughters. He has been a volunteer youth coach in basketball and flag football for many years. In his free time, Dr. Clory enjoys tennis, swimming and spending time with his family at their cottage in PEI.
Dr. Clory became a council member on May 29, 2020. Dr. Clory is a member of the Nominating, Registration and Investigation Committees.
Dr. Martin J. Gardner – Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Appointee
Dr. Martin J. Gardner practices general cardiology with a specialty in cardiac rhythm disorders, electrophysiology studies, catheter ablation, and genetic heart disorders. He has practiced at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (previously at the Victoria General Hospital) since 1981 and is a professor of medicine at Dalhousie University.
He received his Medical Doctorate from Dalhousie University in 1976 and did two fellowships: one in cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in 1980 and an electrophysiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Philadelphia in 1981. In 2003, he completed a sabbatical in genetic heart disorders with Dr. William McKenna in London, England.
Dr. Gardner has four children, one of whom is a pediatrician, and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Gardner has been a Council member since 2014 and is currently the College’s Past President and serves as the member appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Dr. Gardner is a member of the College’s Executive, Finance and Audit, Nominating, Registrar Review, Registration, and Registration Policy committees.
Dr. Alyson Holland
Dr. Alyson Holland is a Pediatrician, practicing since 2017. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University in 2006, and a Masters in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2007. She obtained her MD from Dalhousie University in 2011, and completed her residency in Pediatrics with a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2017. Her primary practice is in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the IWK Health Centre. She also has Community Pediatrics practices at the North and East Preston Community Health Centres, and the Newcomer Clinic in Halifax.
Dr. Holland’s clinical and advocacy interests focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations, including children who arrive in Canada as refugees, children in foster care, and children experiencing complex trauma, including maltreatment. The intersection of comprehensive care and acute, emergency care for these priority populations is a specific focus for Dr. Holland.
Dr. Holland has been involved in medication education, including teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students at Dalhousie University and serving on the Residency Progress Committee for the Pediatric Emergency Fellowship program. She was the grateful recipient of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year in 2018 for outstanding commitment to teaching Emergency Medicine Residents, and the Stacey Schwartz Award in 2018 and 2019 for excellence in undergraduate pediatric emergency medical education. She teaches and presents provincially and nationally in her areas of expertise, including global health, pediatric refugee health, and child maltreatment.
Dr. Holland served on the Executive of the Canadian Pediatric Society Section on Global Child and Youth Health from 2014 until 2017, and the Doctors Nova Scotia Policy and Health Issues Committee from 2014 until 2018.
Dr. Holland is mom to a vibrant pre-schooler and two dogs. She and her husband are imminently expecting another child. Together, they hike, camp, kayak, ski, and travel, experiencing as much of their home province of Nova Scotia, and the wider world, as they possibly can.
Dr. Holland was elected to council in 2019, and currently sits on the Executive and Investigation Committees.
Dr. Patrick Holland – Maritime Resident Doctors Appointee
Dr. Patrick Holland is a third year Core Internal Medicine resident at Dalhousie University based out of Halifax. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Dr. Holland started his post-secondary studies at the University of Prince Edward Island before completing a BScPharm at the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy in 2016. He subsequently became a member of Dalhousie Medicine’s Class of 2020, the only class to ever claim the EUPHORIA! title all 4 years.
Dr. Holland has held several leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels. He currently serves as the President of Maritime Resident Doctors, an ex-officio member of both the Dalhousie Medicine Alumni Association and Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society Board of Directors, and a Director of the Maritime Angus Association. He is a co-President of the Class of 2020, and sits on several steering and review committees for the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.
When he’s not on the wards, Dr. Holland can be seen exploring the Maritimes with his partner, jogging around Halifax or staying connected with friends. He is involved in the management of his family’s black Angus herd in Prince Edward Island and is an active member of the Maritime Angus community.
Dr. Umesh H. Prabhu
Dr. Prabhu has been practising Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology at Yarmouth Regional Hospital since 1992. His areas of medical interest include management of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Dyspepsia.
Dr. Prabhu has previously served in many administrative roles including Chief of Department of Medicine at Yarmouth Regional Hospital and other hospital committees. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Doctors Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2009.
After completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University and obtaining Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in Internal Medicine, he began his current staff position at Yarmouth Regional Hospital in 1992.
Dr. Prabhu is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is actively engaged in the teaching of family practice residents belonging to Dalhousie University South West Nova family practice residency training program.
Dr. Prabhu is a member of the Executive and Registration Committees with the College.
Dr. Prabhu has two children, one of whom is currently a medical student at Dalhousie University. His interests include travelling and visiting Europe in particular to enjoy culture, architecture and history.
Dr. Mutiat Sulyman
Dr. Mutiat Sulyman obtained her medical training at the Usman Danfodio University in Nigeria, where she obtained her MBBS in 1999. She then started her career as a medical officer in Nigeria and subsequently moved to Ireland where she completed her post graduate psychiatry residency training from 2005 to 2010, through the Royal College of Surgeons Rotational Training Scheme in Dublin, Ireland. Following this, from 2010 to 2012 she received higher training in Psychiatry of Intellectual disabilities at St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disabilities Service in Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Sulyman joined the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry in 2012, as a lecturer and Attending Psychiatrist at the Dual Diagnosis Program, Nova Scotia Hospital where she provides both inpatient and outpatient mental health care for adults with intellectual disabilities. Through her job, Dr. Sulyman advocates for the needs of the population she serves and actively engages with different stakeholders in delivering care to this population. She has been instrumental in the recent Model of Care transformation at ANSU – Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU, formerly Emerald Hall) at the Nova Scotia Hospital which led to provincial and national recognition.
Dr. Sulyman is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department and has held several leadership positions within the Department. In 2014, she was appointed Clinical Academic Lead for the Dual Diagnosis Program. In 2022, she was appointed as the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Director with the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry and she chairs the department’s EDIA Committee. She sits on various other committees including the Executive Committee, Human Resources Committee and the Promotion and Tenures Committee.
Dr. Sulyman’s special interest is around autism spectrum disorders with a strong focus on enhancing their environment to optimize their mental health and behavioral needs.
Her passion is working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and advocating for their needs. She is also passionate about serving the needs of the underprivileged and marginalized people within society.
In recognition of her work, she was a co-recipient of the department’s 2021 Outstanding Clinician Award.
Dr. Sulyman participates in the education of various learners and her team has been receiving medical students on electives from across the country.
Dr. Sulyman lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children. She spends her free time going on outdoor walks and going to Zumba classes. She enjoys music, dancing and providing to the community through her own personal volunteer initiatives.
Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson – President-Elect
Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is originally from New Brunswick but came to Dalhousie to do her undergraduate degree, went on to graduate from Dalhousie Medical School and decided to make Halifax her home.
She started practicing Emergency Medicine at the old Halifax Infirmary and Victoria General Hospitals and now practices at the Emergency Department of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEIIHSC), Halifax Infirmary site. At that time, she also had a family practice but left to focus her career on emergency medicine.
Dr. Watson is presently the Medical Director for Quality and Safety at the QEIIHSC Emergency Department. She is active on many committees in the Department, as well as at Nova Scotia Health, the Medical School, and nationally. She serves on the Progress and Promotion Committee at the Medical School as well as committees at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. She is a former President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. She is also a former Program Director for the Certification in the College of Family Physicians Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) program at Dalhousie University. She has a special interest in evaluation and remediation as well as quality initiatives. She currently is a member of the Professional Standards, Nominating and Investigations Committees with the College.
Dr. Mary Oxner (PhD)
Mary Oxner, Doctor of Philosophy (Phd), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is currently an Associate Professor at the Gerald Schwartz School of Business at St. Francis Xavier University. She joined the School of Business in 2000 following PhD studies at the University of Alberta to develop and teach various courses in the accounting and finance disciplines. Dr. Oxner is the President of the STFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), Faculty Coordinator for Service Learning, and a former faculty representative on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University.
Dr. Oxner’s research interests are corporate governance, instructional strategies, financial literacy, and labour force readiness of First Nations populations. Prior to joining the business faculty, she was the Senior Vice President of Quorum Funding Corporation, a strategic management company, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Quorum Growth Inc., a TSX publicly traded closed-end investment fund. Dr. Oxner also worked in Ernst & Young’s International audit group.
Dr. Oxner volunteers in her community by serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Creative Wellness Project which organizes the Friendship Corner, mental health workshops, and peer support groups in Antigonish. She is also the Chair of the East Coast Credit Union, the largest Credit Union in Atlantic Canada, and is Chair of the Finance Council of the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer efforts have been recognized through the STFX University’s Outreach Award, as the CA of the Year for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, and as the (inaugural) Terry Milne Volunteer of the Year for the Chartered Financial Analysts’ Atlantic Canada Society.
Her interest in Council is advocating for the public especially those from vulnerable populations.
Dr. Oxner has been a Council member since 2014; she is a member of the Executive, Finance and Audit, Registration and Assessment Committees.
Ms. Michele Brennan
Ms. Michele Brennan has had a lengthy career in nursing education, administration and regulation.
A graduate of St Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing (RN), St. Francis Xavier University (BSCN) and Dalhousie University (MN), Ms. Brennan was an educator and manager in the registered nurse education program at the Victoria General Hospital from 1976 until 1999. She also taught in the Dalhousie University collaborative Bachelor of Nursing program from 1995 to 1999.
Most recently she was director of professional practice, policy and legislation for the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRRNS) until her retirement in 2013.
While at CRRNS, she was called upon to give a number of presentations to various groups on nursing and regulatory issues. She provided the Council orientation and education on the policy governance model of board leadership from 2002 until 2012. She has also served as a board member for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses and the Midwifery Regulatory Council.
Since her retirement, she has been hired on a number of short term projects for the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network.
Ms. Brennan’s interest in the College stems from an interest and commitment to the health care system and the regulation of health care professionals.
Ms. Brennan has been a Council member since 2014. She currently sits on the Executive, Professional Standards, Registrar Review and Investigation Committees.
Ms. Damilola Iduye
Ms. Iduye is a Senior Instructor at the School of Nursing, a Research Scholar at the Healthy Population Institute, and a member of the Joanna Briggs Institute Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change, Dalhousie University. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, a Master of Nursing with a focus on Health Policy from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Ms. Iduye’s first exposure to health professions regulation was during her Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie University. As part of the program’s requirement, she completed a nine-month policy practicum at the former College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia to explore policy options for licensing internationally educated nurses (IENs) with identified educational gaps. Some of the project activities included conducting an environmental scan of regulatory practices and interviewing nursing regulatory bodies across Canada in relation to IEN registration and licensure. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to work with the Registration Policy Consultant at the former College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia to interpret the relevant Regulations, Acts, and By-laws for developing policy recommendations for licensing IENs with identified educational gaps.
Additionally, she has been involved with various national projects and committees on IENs’ integration into the Canadian workforce since 2014. She currently serves as an IEN representative with the Nova Scotia IENs Multi-Stakeholder Workgroup, which is comprised of representatives from the provincial nursing regulator, employers, educators, nurses’ unions, Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, and the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. The workgroup provides a forum to address licensure challenges and work towards effective integration of IENs into the Nova Scotia healthcare system. As a member of the workgroup, Ms. Iduye shares the concerns of Nova Scotia IENs with other stakeholders and provides suggestions based on evidence and best practices from other jurisdictions to facilitate IEN integration into the provincial health workforce.
Ms. Iduye volunteers as a professional mentor with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and co-facilitates the Nova Scotia IENs Interest Group.
Ms. Iduye is a member of the Assessment and Registration Policy Committees with the College.
Ms. Sherry McNeil-Mulak
Ms. Sherry McNeil-Mulak and her family returned to their home province of Nova Scotia in 2019 after living in Iqaluit, Nunavut for 15 years. Before returning to Nova Scotia, Ms. McNeil-Mulak completed a 5-year appointment as the Representative for Children and Youth in Nunavut; an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. In this role, Ms. McNeil-Mulak was responsible to ensure the Government of Nunavut respected and upheld the rights of young people and their families according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. She led a professionally trained advocacy team who worked with young people and their families to identify and remove the barriers they faced when seeking government supports and services. As such, Ms. McNeil-Mulak is well-versed in representing the voice of the public, particularly marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Over the course of Ms. McNeil-Mulak’s career, she has held several senior-level positions, including positions in the health, education, social advocacy, and family services sectors. Prior to her role as Representative of Children and Youth, Ms. McNeil-Mulak held the position of Director of Social Advocacy and led the development of an innovative piece of rights-based legislation in Nunavut, the Representative for Children and Youth Act.
Ms. McNeil-Mulak holds a Master of Health Services Administration Degree and a Diploma in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Cape Breton, a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Dalhousie University’s School of Dentistry, and a Child and Human Rights Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University.
Throughout Ms. McNeil-Mulak’s career and personal life she has been a strong proponent of social justice. She served on the Board of the Niqiniq Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank for 12 years as well as the inaugural Board for Habitat for Humanity in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She is also a past member of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates. Ms. McNeil-Mulak is eager to make a meaningful contribution to the well-being of Nova Scotians by representing their voice on the Council.
Ms. McNeil-Mulak became a public member of Council on May 29, 2020, and currently sits on the Registration, Registrar Review and Investigation Committees.
Mr. Mark Rosen
Mark recently retired as a partner of BDO Canada Limited following 33 years of practise as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) with a number of firms including Collins Barrow, Coopers & Lybrand, PwC, Goodman Rosen and BDO. Prior to entering the insolvency field, Mark practised law in the early ‘80’s with the firm of Paton & Paton.
A graduate of Loyola College of Montreal (CEGEP Diploma), McGill University (BA – Honours) and Dalhousie University (LLB), Mark is also a fellow of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (FCIRP).
During his career, Mark has been extremely active in serving both his profession and community. He is a past President of the Nova Scotia Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. Mark is also a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC), a national association of leading insolvency lawyers and trustees, and a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association.
At the community level, Mark is a past President of the Atlantic Jewish Council and served many roles on its Board. Currently, Mark serves as Chair of the Atlantic Jewish Foundation. He is the immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue and currently serves as Chair if its Finance committee. On a national level, Mark served on the Board of the Canadian Jewish Federation (CJF) for many years and was also chair of CJF’s audit committee.
Mark is an Honorary Trustee of the QEII Hospital Foundation Board following two terms on the Board of Trustees where he served as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Nominating Committee.
Mr. Rosen is a member of the Finance and Audit and Nominating Committees with the College.
Ms. Meredith Otley – Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society Appointee
Meredith Otley is a second-year medical student at Dalhousie University. She was appointed by the Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society to represent medical learners.
Meredith graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc (Honours with Distinction) in 2022. In her undergraduate studies and onward she has been involved in research, focussing on two areas: the endocrine functions of adipocytes, and pediatric procedural pain.
Meredith is involved in several community organizations that serve Nova Scotians. She has worked and volunteered for Brigadoon Village, an overnight camp for Atlantic Canadian youth with chronic illnesses and other life challenges, and has coached Special Olympics youth programs in Lower Sackville, NS for five years. Outside of school and community engagement, she spends her time reading, cooking, and enjoying nature with her friends and family.
To ensure there is representation from across Nova Scotia on the Council of the College, physicians from the following districts elect members to represent them:
- District #1 – the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria, and Cape Breton
- District #2 – the counties of Pictou, Cumberland, and Colchester
- District #3 – the counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg
- District #4 – the counties of Hants, Kings, Annapolis, and Digby
- District #5 – the county of Halifax
Council meetings are held four times per year. All members of Council sit on one or more committees of the College. These committees include:
- Executive Committee
- Finance and Audit Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Professional Standards Committee
- Registration Committee
- Registration and Policy Committee
- Investigation Committees
- Peer Review Committee
- Assessment Committee
- Registration Appeal Committee
- Independent Review Committee
- Internal Review Subcommittee
- Reinstatement Committee