Notices & Advisories

Upcoming Events


Annual General Meeting


The NLMA annual general meeting (AGM) is held each June and provides members with the opportunity to attend in-depth sessions on issues that matter to physicians and to bring forward and debate resolutions that help guide the Board of Directors to set policy.

The AGM also provides members with the opportunity to receive reports from the executive director, the president, committees, and the auditor's report. The AGM includes an NLMA and CMA honorary life membership awards ceremony and installation of the incoming president. View the NLMA Annual Report on the Annual Reports page. 



Board of Directors  


Board members and officers are elected annually at the AGM. NLMA members are represented at the national level through the CMA Board of Directors.

The Professional Association of Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Medical Students' Society at Memorial University each have one non-voting member on the NLMA Board of Directors.

President - Dr. Lynn Dwyer
President-Elect - Dr. Tracey Bridger

Past President - Dr. Christopher Cox


Directors At-Large  
Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald

Dr. Jerry McGrath

Dr. Paul Moorehead

Dr. Lynette Powell

Dr. Amer Qureshi

Dr. Christina Templeton



Board Chair - Dr. Art Rideout

Resident - Dr. James Quinlan

Medical Student - Ms. Jillian McCarthy


2017-2018 NLMA Board of Directors

2017-18 Board of Directors




Organizational Chart (PDF)


2017 Nominating Committee  

Dr. Wendy Graham, chair

Dr. Lynette Power (Eastern)

Dr. Shawn Tiller (Central)

Dr. Edwin Mercer (Western)

Dr. Devicka Roopram (Labrador-Grenfell)

Standing Committees 

Governance Committee

Finance & Administration Committee

External Relations Committee

Negotiations Committee


Advisory Councils 

Physician Wellness Advisory Council

Rural Physicians Advisory Council

IMG Advisory Council

Health Information Technology

Physician Services Liaison Committee (PSLC)


Ad Hoc Committees  

NLMA-CPSNL Joint Committee

Joint Management Committee - GNL, RHA, NLMA

MSA, MAC, Clinical Chiefs, Councils, NLCHI, NGOs, etc.  


NLMA Representatives on CMA Committees/Forums
CMA Board of Directors - Dr. Brendan Lewis
Committee on Education & Professional Development - Dr. Yordan Karaivanov (Atlantic representative)
Committee on Health Policy & Economics - Dr. Christopher Cox

Committee on Nominations - Dr. Tony Gabriel
Committee on Appointments & Review - Dr. Susan King
Forum on General & Family Practice Issues - Dr. Patrick O’Shea




Executive Director - Mr. Robert Thompson
Associate Executive Director - Ms. Lynn Barter
Director, Administration & Membership - Mr. J. David Mitchell
Membership Administrator - Ms. Suzan Izquierdo
Administrative Assistant - Ms. Donna Osmond
Director, Communications & Public Affairs - Mr. Jonathan Carpenter
Communications Coordinator - Ms. Anna Delaney
Director, Health Policy & Economics - Mr. Scott Brown

Senior Compensation & Benefits Analyst - Ms. Tamie L. White

Medical Director, NLMA Physician Care Network - Dr. Susan King
Clinical Stabilization Fund Project Manager - Ms. Jean Cook

Senior Advisor, Health Information - Ms. Lucy McDonald







2017 NLMA President

President - Dr. Lynn Dwyer, MD

Dr. Dwyer is a family physician at a community-based clinic in St. John’s and holds a part-time clinical appointment to the Discipline of Family Medicine at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dwyer is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a member of the Board of the Medical Graduates Society, Memorial University. She first joined the NLMA Board of Directors in 2014 as a Director At-Large. She also joined the NLMA’s Finance Committee that same year and served as its chair from 2015-16. Dr. Dwyer was elected to the position of President-Elect in 2016 and confirmed as President of the NLMA during the 2017 AGM on June 3. (Full Bio)


2016 NLMA President 

Past-President - Dr. Christopher Cox, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Christopher Cox is a general surgeon and breast surgical oncologist in St. John’s. During his medical career, Dr. Cox has practiced within both the Central and Eastern region health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador, which has given him an appreciation of the challenges that affect patients and physicians employed in these unique and diverse workplaces. He completed his medical degree from Memorial University in 1994 and completed the requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Community Medicine in 1999. He completed his residency training in 2000 and went on to complete a Fellowship in Breast Surgery Oncology from the University of Toronto in 2010. He is also a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (Full Bio)