Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, March 19, 2015 – The depth of knowledge and experience of Health PEI’s Board of Directors has increased with the addition of two new members, says Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie.
“We are lucky on Prince Edward Island to have a diverse mix of skilled community leaders guiding the direction of health services in our province,” said Minister Currie. “New board members Kay Lewis and Alex MacBeath will bring valuable perspectives to the board that will help strengthen our combined efforts to build an integrated and sustainable health care system for Islanders.”
Kay Lewis was appointed to the board effective September 1, 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Donna Murnaghan. Alex MacBeath replaces Peter Doucette.
“On behalf of Health PEI’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank Peter and Donna for their excellent work and dedication to the province’s health care system over the past several years,” said Health PEI Board Chair, Phyllis Horne. “I’d also like to congratulate Kay and Alex and look forward to working with them. Their experience and knowledge will be a strong addition to the board.”
Kay Lewis RN, B.Sc., CHE
Kay Lewis, a resident of Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island, brings over 45 years of clinical nursing, educational and administrative experience in health care both in acute care and community settings to the Health PEI Board of Directors.
Kay graduated as a RN from Prince County Hospital and received a B.Sc. from the University of Prince Edward Island. She is a Certified Health Executive and has advanced studies in Quality Improvement. Kay worked in the health care system of PEI for 37 years most recently as Executive Director of Prince County Hospital.
Kay retired in 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer of Stanton Territorial Health Authority, the regional referral hospital serving the Northwest Territories and Kitikmeot region of Western Nunavut.
Kay is currently a coach and mentor with the Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement and an Expert Advisor for Accreditation Canada.
Kay has been the recipient of numerous professional awards for her achievements including the PEI Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration and the Kay Lewis Award for excellence in nursing named in her honor.
Alex A. MacBeath MBA, FCA, ICD.D
From Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Alex has held senior leadership positions both nationally and globally over his career and brings a depth of experience and expertise to the Health PEI Board of Directors.
A graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island’s Bachelor of Science and Dalhousie University’s Masters of Business Administration programs, Alex began working with Grant Thornton Canada in 1977 and became a chartered accountant in 1979. In 2001, Alex was named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Partner for Grant Thornton Canada. He held that position until 2008 when he transferred to Grant Thornton International in London, a position he maintained until 2012.
Alex has also been a leader in the community serving on various boards including involvement with United Way, Hospital for Sick Children and Atlantic Ballet Theatre Company. Alex is also a founding partner of the Economic Club of Toronto.
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