I am very pleased to announce that two new members have been appointed to the Health PEI Board of Directors: Peter Doucette of Montague and Sandra Gaudet of Charlottetown.
With their broad experience and skill set I know they will bring a valuable and unique perspective as they work with the other members in helping to build an integrated, sustainable health care system for Islanders.
Sandra Gaudet is the Executive Director of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI. She had an extensive career with the Government of Canada in a number of senior management positions including responsibility for the national administration of the health programs of Veterans Affairs Canada. Prior to retiring from the public service, Sandra was the area director for Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Prince Edward Island.
Peter Doucette worked as a carpenter and a contractor with Georgetown Shipyards and in various private sector construction companies. Peter also served as a director and chair of the Montague Credit Union, was a founding member of the Southern Kings and Queens Food Bank, and served as chair of the Southern Kings and Queens Advisory Board. He also worked as director and program manager for the Regional Co-operative Development Centre in Moncton, and served as chief operations officer with an Island technology firm. He is a former Montague town councilor and is past president of the PEI Council of People with Disabilities.
In December, advertisements ran through Participate PEI to fill the two positions that were opening because the three-year terms for Leo Steven and Amie Swallow-MacDonald would be completed as of March 31. There were many high-quality applicants and I thank everyone who put their name forward.
I would also like to offer my sincere thanks to Leo Steven and Amie Swallow-MacDonald for their dedicated service during their term. As inaugural board members they played a key role in the formative years of Health PEI.
I also extend my congratulations to existing board member, Dr. Donna Murnaghan, on her new appointment as board chair. I know she and the board will continue to make a positive impact as they carry out their important role of overseeing the delivery of health care services in Prince Edward Island.
Thank you Madame Speaker.