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Family Practice Renewal Committee

The Family Practice Renewal Program is governed by the Family Practice Renewal Committee, consisting of representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the four Regional Health Authorities. The Committee oversees all aspects of the program, providing strategic direction and setting program priorities and goals.

  1. Dr. Annette McCarthy, Family Physician, Bay Bulls
  2. Dr. Steve Major, Family Physician, St. John’s
  3. Dr. Wendy Graham, Family Physician, Port aux Basques, Co-Chair
  4. Andrew Wells, Acting Director, Medical Services, Department of Health and Community Services
  5. Cameron Campbell, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services, Co-Chair
  6. Karen Stone, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  7. Dr. Dennis Rashleigh, Vice-President, Medical Services/Susan Gillam, President & CEO, Western Health
  8. Dr. Gabe Woollam, Vice-President, Medical Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health
  9. Raelene Lee, Regional Director, Medical Services & Legal Counsel/Judy O’Keefe, Vice-President Clinical Services, Eastern Health
  10. Jeff Cole, Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Diagnostic Services, Central Health
  11. Lynn Barter, Associate Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association
  12. Robert Thompson, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Clinical Advisory Group

The Clinical Advisory Group consists of nine physician members, representative of fee-for-service, salaried, academic, resident, and rural/urban family physicians. Member feedback will inform decisions on key program design elements across the three core program areas. This will provide valuable real world input on the practicality of programs and concepts.

  1. Dr. Jared Butler, Grand Falls-Windsor
  2. Dr. Jim Bowen, Norris Point
  3. Dr. Katherine Stringer, Chair of Family Medicine, Memorial University
  4. Dr. Lynette Powell, Grand Falls-Windsor
  5. Dr. Margo Wilson, Goose Bay
  6. Dr. Mercedes Penton, St. John’s
  7. Dr. Shanda Slipp, Corner Brook
  8. Dr. Sarah Small, Clarenville
  9. Dr. Carmel Casey, Gander

Evaluation Advisory Committee

The Evaluation Advisory Committee provides expert advice and support to the Family Practice Renewal Program in regularly monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating all initiatives.

  1. Donna Roche, Manager, Health Analytics & Evaluation Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
  2. Dr. Marshall Godwin, former Director, Primary Healthcare Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
  3. Nicole Gill, Manager, Health Analytics & Evaluation Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
  4. Melissa Hogan, Program & Policy Development Specialist, Department of Health and Community Services
  5. Mike Doyle, Director, Department of Research, Eastern Health

FPN Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Annette McCarthy, Family Physician, Bay Bulls
  2. Dr. Gabe Woollam, Vice-President, Medical Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health
  3. Cameron Campbell, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Service
  4. Judy O’Keefe, Vice-President Clinical Services, Eastern Health
  5. Lynn Barter, Associate Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Codes Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Steve Major, Family Physician, St. John’s
  2. Andrew Wells, Acting Director, Medical Services, Department of Health and Community Services
  3. Cameron Campbell, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services, Co-Chair
  4. Scott Brown, Director, Health Policy & Economics, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association