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. Tracey Bridger
President-Elect - Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald

Past President - Dr.  Lynn Dwyer


Directors At-Large  

Dr. David Flusk

Dr. Paul Johnston

Dr. Jerry McGrath

Dr. Lynette Powell 

Dr. Lauren Smithson

Dr. Christina Templeton



Board Chair - Dr. Art Rideout

Resident - Dr. Claire Woodworth

Medical Student - Ms. Jillian McCarthy



Back Row (L-R): Dr. James Quinlan, Dr. Lynette Powell, Dr. Jerry McGrath, Dr. Christina Templeton, Dr. Paul Johnston, Dr. David Flusk 


Front Row (L-R): Dr.  Lynn Dwyer, Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, Dr. Tracey Bridger, Ms. Jillian McCarthy, Dr. Art Rideout, Dr. Lauren Smithson





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
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

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. 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)


Past-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)