The NLMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held each June. Board members and officers are elected annually through a general election. 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.


Enacted pursuant to the Corporations Act, the Medical Act, 2011, and the Articles of Association of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Board of Directors

Top Row L-R: Tiffany Furneaux, Dr. Stephen Major, Dr. David Harvey, Dr. Amer Qureshi
Bottom Row L-R: Dr. Gerard Farrell, Dr. Cynthia Slade, Dr. Tracey Bridger, Dr. Mo Yu Lanny Li, Dr. Heather O’Dea
Missing from photo: Dr. Desmond Whalen, Dr. David Metcalfe, Dr. Ali Beydoun

Officers of the Board

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Directors At-Large

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Dr. Stephen Major, MD


Dr. Stephen Major is a family physician who has practised medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador for almost 30 years. He was born in St. John’s to parents Rev. Carl Major, an Anglican minister from Stephenville, and Norma Scott from Bay L’Argent on the Burin Peninsula. Throughout his childhood he travelled with his family, living in Antigua, Toronto, Whitbourne, Trinidad and Tobago before settling in Canada.

In 1999, Dr. Major started his practise at the Campbell Medical Group Clinic where he continues to practise to this day. Outside of his regular clinic hours he reserves one day a week for visiting his patients in nursing homes and making house calls. He has also spent more than 20 years working as an emergency room physician, taking a hiatus in 2023 while serving on the Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA).

On June 8, 2024, Dr. Major was installed as the 99th president of the NLMA.

Dr. Gerard Farrell, MD


Dr. Gerard Farrell has been taking care of cancer patients in St. John’s for more than 25 years. He began this career as a general practitioner in oncology at the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and now offers After Cancer Care to patients who have completed their care at HBMCC. He is currently involved in curriculum development with Memorial’s Office of Professional Education and Development. He has also been involved in postgraduate medical education and has supervised graduate students in the faculties of Medicine, Computer Science, and Pharmacy.


2023 Nominating Committee

Dr. Lynette Powell (Chair)

Standing Committees

Governance Committee
Finance & Administration Committee
External Relations Committee
Negotiations Committee

Sub-Committees, Ad Hoc Committees, & Advisory Councils 

Physician Wellness Advisory Council
Rural Physicians Advisory Council
IMG Advisory Council
Health Information Committee
Physician Services Liaison Committee (PSLC)
Nominating Committee
Family Practice Renewal Committee
CPSNL-NLMA Joint Committee
WorkplaceNL Committee
EMR Management Committee
EMR Data Governance Advisory Committee
EMR Clinical Advisory Committee

NLMA Representatives
on CMA Committees/Forums

Dr. Paula Cashin – Board of Directors
Dr. Lynn Dwyer  – Committee on Nominations
Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi – Governance Committee

Strategic Plan