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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. Wendy Graham, Family Physician, Port aux Basques, (Co-Chair)
  2. Dr. Steve Major, Family Physician, St. John’s
  3. Dr. Nicola Penney, Family Physician, Corner Brook
  4. Tina Follett, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Health and Community Services (Co-Chair)
  5. Monica Bull, Senior Manager, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services
  6. Lisa Curran, Director, Medical Services, Department of Health and Community Services
  7. Dr. Dennis Rashleigh, Vice-President, Medical Services, Western Health
  8. Dr. Gabe Woollam, Vice-President, Medical Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health
  9. Judy O’Keefe, Vice-President, Clinical Services, Eastern Health
  10. Dr. Gena Bugden, Clinical Chief, Emergency Medicine, Acting VP Medical Services, Rural Sites and Primary Health Care, Eastern Health
  11. Dr. David Carroll, Acting Vice-President, Medical Services, Central Health
  12. Dr. Danielle O’Keefe, Chair, Discipline of Family Medicine, Faculty of Family Medicine, Memorial University
  13. Dr. Nicole Stockley, Director, External Engagement, NL College of Family Physicians
  14. Gillian Sweeney, Vice-President, Clinical Information Programs & Change Leadership, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
  15. Robert Thompson, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association
  16. Lynn Barter, Associate 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. Jim Bowen, Norris Point
  2. Dr. Jared Butler, Grand Falls-Windsor
  3. Dr. Carmel Casey, Gander
  4. Dr. Roxanne Cooper, St. John’s
  5. Dr. Danielle O’Keefe, MUN, St. John’s
  6. Dr. Mercedes Penton, St. John’s
  7. Dr. Lynette Powell, Grand Falls-Windsor
  8. Dr. Shanda Slipp, Corner Brook
  9. Dr. Sarah Small, Clarenville

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. Cassie Chisholm, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services
  2. Nicole Gill, Director of Evaluation and Performance Improvement, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
  3. Janelle Hippe, Program Evaluation Consultant, Health Analytic & Evaluation Services, NLCHI
  4. Dr. Heather Cuddy, Chair, Endeavor FPN
  5. Dr. Martin Vogel, Vice-President, Medical Services & Chief of Staff (Interim), Central Health
  6. Dr. Dan Hewitt, Family Physician
  7. Tamie White, Senior Compensation & Benefits Analyst, NLMA
  8. Adam Wylie, Executive Director, Endeavor FPN

FPN Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Annette McCarthy, Family Physician, St. John’s
  2. Dr. Gabe Woollam, Vice-President, Medical Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health
  3. Cassie Chisholm, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services
  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. Cassie Chisholm, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services
  3. Colleen Crowther, Assistant Medical Director, Department of Health and Community Services
  4. Scott Brown, Director, Health Policy & Economics, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association

Practice Improvement Program Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Matt Ryan, Family Physician, St. John’s
  2. Dr. Sonny Collis, Family Physician, St. John’s
  3. Cassie Chisholm, Director, Primary Health Care, Department of Health and Community Services
  4. Lynn Barter, Associate Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association