Nine New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors
Outgoing Members Thanked for Outstanding Service
Using a combination of web- and
teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of
Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Board members Dr. Roger Couture, Dr. George Doig, Dr. Lori Livingston,
Dr. Krista Marcotte, Ben Petersen, Tim Pile, Angela Robson, and Carolyn
Sinclair were thanked for their significant contributions to the
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as their terms completed at this
At the recommendation of the Board’s Governance Committee and
Nominations and Community Relations Subcommittee, the Board recommended
and the Members appointed nine new members to NOSM’s Board of Directors:
- Dr. Alexandre Anawati
- Dr. Michel Bedard
- Lucy Bonanno
- Lori Flinders
- Derek Handley
- Nancy Jacko
- Solomon Mamakwa
- Dr. William McCready
- Joy Warkentin
In accordance with Board policy regarding Officers of the Corporation,
Dr. Moira McPherson, Provost and Vice President Academic of Lakehead
University, was reconfirmed as Chair of the Board and Dr. Pierre Zundel,
Vice President, Academic and Provost of Laurentian University, was
confirmed as Vice-Chair. Angèle Brunelle was also reappointed as a
This meeting marks a milestone for the NOSM Board. The appointment of
the nine new members concludes a three-year transition process that
involved modifying the Board’s size and composition. Comprised of 19
directors, the new structure gives priority to the recruitment of a
variety of skills, expertise and experience amongst Board members, while
still reflecting the geographic and demographic diversity of Northern
Ontario, including Indigenous, Francophone, and rural/remote
communities. The nine new members who joined the Board at this meeting
were chosen from 32 qualified applicants.
The audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2016 were
approved as presented, and the Board approved that BDO Canada LLP be
appointed as auditors for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2017.
At the meeting, Board Chair Dr. Moira McPherson congratulated Dr. Roger
Strasser, NOSM’s Dean, on behalf of the Board’s Executive Committee, on
achieving his performance goals of 2015/2016. “The continued success of
the Northern Ontario School of Medicine as a whole is a result of the
dedication of Dean Strasser, as well as the hard work of the School’s
teams of staff and faculty members,” she said. “The Executive Committee
commends the Dean for his efforts and accomplishments last year, and
looks forward to a successful 2016/2017 year.”
Prior to the official Board meeting, all members were invited to an
orientation that included an overview of governance, technology, and
communications at NOSM, as well as to participate in tours of the
medical school buildings at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and
Laurentian University in Sudbury.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held in Sudbury on November 24 and 25, 2016.
For a complete list of Board members, please visit our website at nosm.ca.
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