Nova Scotia Health Authority Board welcomes three new members

L to R: Dianne Hamilton, Colin Copp, Steve Parker, Doug Shatford

Nova Scotia Health Authority Board Chair Steve Parker is pleased to welcome three new members to Board of Directors: Colin Copp of Halifax; Dianne Hamilton of Kentville; and Doug Shatford of Amherst.

Copp serves as President of Jazz Aviation LP, one of Canada’s largest domestic airlines and one of the largest corporations headquartered in the province. He has extensive experience in the areas of business strategy and operations, change management, human resources, labour relations and multi-stakeholder relationships.

Hamilton worked for 25 years as Chief Operating Officer for Pete’s Fine Foods alongside her long-time mentor, Pete Luckett. Since the sale of the company to Sobeys, she continues in her role as Senior Director of Operations for the organization, focusing on meeting challenges without compromising quality.

Shatford is Senior Partner at the law firm of Creighton Shatford Hirbour in Amherst. He has a general practice of law with an emphasis on ligation, municipal and administrative law. He brings significant experience in health care, having served as legal counsel for several hospitals and foundations in Northern Nova Scotia prior to their consolidation into the regional health authority in 1995.

“Each of these individuals is deeply experienced and well qualified to contribute to the governance of Nova Scotia Health Authority,” said Parker. “The board is comprised of 13 members, all volunteers, who live across the province, from Sydney to Amherst to South West Nova, and are willing to contribute their commitment and skills to health and health care across Nova Scotia,” said Parker.

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The board will host Nova Scotia Health Authority’s first annual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. at Pier 21 in Halifax.

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