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 Canadian Medical Associatoin (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. Charlene Fitzgerald

Past President - Dr. Tracey Bridger
President-Elect - Dr. Lynette Powell



Directors At-Large

Dr. Sarah Clancy

Dr. Paul Johnston

Dr. William Moores

Dr. Amer Qureshi

Dr. Hans Schaefer

Dr. Lauren Smithson  



Board Chair - Dr. Art Rideout

Resident Rep - Dr. Chris Grant

Medical Student Rep - Mr. Evan Wheeler



Back Row (L-R): Dr. Hans Schaefer, Dr. Paul Johnston, Dr. Art Rideout, Dr. William Moores, Dr. Lauren Smithson  


Front Row (L-R): Dr. Amer Qureshi, Dr. Tracey Bridger, Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, Dr. Lynette Powell, Dr. Sarah Clancy, Ms. Jillian McCarthy (replaced by Evan Wheeler in Fall 2019)





Organizational Chart (PDF)


2018 Nominating Committee  

Dr. Jonathan Greenland, chair

Dr. Steve Darcy (Eastern)

Dr. Megan Sherman (Central)

Dr. Dave Thomas (Western)

Dr. Kathryn Versteeg (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

Dr. Yordan Karaivanov – Board of Directors

Dr. Wendy Graham – Committee on Nominations





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

Health Policy Analyst - Ms. Aimee Letto

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

Senior Advisor, Health Information - Ms. Lucy McDonald























President - Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS

Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald has been practising Family Medicine in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador for 20 years. Her practice includesinpatient work, intrapartum obstetrics, emergency medicine, clinic, air evacuation, teaching, and visiting clinics in Natuashish. Dr. Fitzgerald is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with Memorial University. Dr. Fitzgerald was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Board of Directors in 2016 as an At-Large Director and was voted President-Elect in 2018. On June 1, 2019, Dr. Fitzgerald was installed as the 94th President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association. (Full Bio)



Past President - Dr. Tracey Bridger, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Tracey Bridger is a pediatric endocrinologist practising in Newfoundland and Labrador. After graduating from Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine and Pediatric Residency Program in 1998, Dr. Bridger completed a three-year Endocrine Fellowship at McGill University. In 2001, she moved back home to Newfoundland and Labrador where she has been enjoying a diverse and interesting career ever since. Dr. Bridger first joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Board of Directors in 2010 and served on the board for two years. She is currently chair of the Physician Wellness Advisory Committee of the NLMA and is passionate about advocating for the well-being of physicians. She was elected to the position of President-Elect in 2017 and confirmed as President of the NLMA during the 2018 AGM on June 2. (Full Bio)