Report from the Nominating Committee

Report to the Fall 2021 Annual General Meeting

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Questions about the Nominating Committee report? Please contact Annette Ross (annette.ross@albertaodctors.org).

In accordance with the AMA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee nominates candidates for office to be elected by the Annual General Meeting, to be elected by the Representative Forum, and to be appointed by the Board of Directors of the association.

The Nominating Committee submits the following nominations for consideration during the AGM:

1. Composition of Representatives to CMA General Council 2022

As required under the current AMA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is to provide to this AGM the composition of representatives it proposes for CMA General Council 2022. The president attends General Council by virtue of the position and is not included in the count of Alberta representatives currently admissible to attend (34):

  • President-Elect
  • Immediate Past President
  • Speaker or Deputy Speaker
  • Ten representatives named by the Board
  • Thirteen representatives named by the Nominating Committee
  • Two physician appointees of the college, at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council
  • Two deans of medicine (U of A and U of C) or designates
  • Two student representatives
  • Two PARA representatives

2. Speaker and Deputy Speaker 2019-22

AMA Bylaws section 16.9 “The Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall be elected by the AGM for a term of three years and shall remain in office from the close of the AGM when elected until the close of the third subsequent AGM.” In April 2021, Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi was acclaimed to the position of President-Elect while she was still serving as Deputy Speaker until September 2022. Dr. Rinaldi steps down as Deputy Speaker upon assuming the position of President-Elect on September 28, 2021. Accordingly, there was a requirement by the Nominating Committee members to provide a stub-term nominee to cover the Deputy Speaker position until the current term ends in September 2022.

  • Speaker: Dr. Carl W. Nohr, General Surgery, Medicine Hat
  • Deputy Speaker: Dr. Gerry Prince, Family Medicine, Medicine Hat

Following due process, Dr. Prince was acclaimed as Deputy Speaker on August 26, 2021. In accordance with custom, a brief profile is contained in AMA records at the end of this report.

3. Nominating Committee 2021-22

The AMA Bylaws require that the AGM elect four (4) members and two (2) alternate members to the Nominating Committee.

The term for members elected to the Nominating Committee is set at two years; additional terms may be served but cannot be consecutive. 

The AGM shall identify two alternate members to attend meetings of the committee in the event an elected committee member wants to be considered as a Nominating Committee nominee for an elected position. The alternate member will serve a one-year term but cannot serve more than two consecutive one-year terms.

The current composition of all members and their terms are as follows:

Current Nominating Committee Members

Term

Eligible for
Re-election 2021

Chair (Appointed by Board)

Chair, Dr. Alison Clarke

Board Appointee

1 Year 2020-21

YES

Board (3 Members, 2 Alternates)

Dr. Alison Clarke

FM, Strathmore

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Howard Evans

UROL, Edmonton

2 years 2019-21

NO

Dr. Derek (Rex) Townsend

INTVS, Edmonton

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Tobias Gelber (alternate)

FM, Pincher Creek

1 year 2020-21

NO

Dr. Shelley Duggan (alternate)

NEPH, Edmonton

1 year 2020-21

YES

AGM Elected (4 members, 2 alternates)

Dr. Darryl LaBuick

FM, St. Albert

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Sam Myhr

FM, Pincher Creek

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Craig Hodgson

FM, Whitecourt

2 years 2019-21

NO

Dr. Jia Hu

PHPM, Calgary

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Jennifer MacRae (alternate)

NEPH, Calgary

1 year 2020-21

YES

Dr. Jo Ann Robinson (alternate)

FM, Edson

1 year 2020-21

YES

Representative Forum Elected (2 members, 2 alternates)

Dr. Jeffrey Bratvold

FM, Medicine Hat

2 years 2019-21

NO

Dr. Maeve O’Beirne

FM, Calgary

2 years 2020-22

N/A

Dr. Linda Mrkonjic (alternate)

ORTH, Calgary

1 year 2020-21

YES

Dr. Richard Owen (alternate)

DI, Edmonton

1 year 2020-21

YES

Resident rep

Dr. Eliza Phillips

PARA appointee

 1 year 2020-21

NO

Drs. Darryl La Buick, Sam Myhr and Jia Hu will all continue as members on the Nominating Committee to complete their two-year terms ending September 2022. 

Dr. Craig Hodgson’s two-year term ends September 2021, and he is not eligible for re-election.

Having each served a one-year term as alternates, Drs. Jennifer MacRae and Jo Ann Robinson are both eligible to run for election to the Nominating Committee each for a two-year term as a member, or a second one-year term as an alternate member.

Therefore, three members are to be nominated by this AGM, with an electronic vote to occur following the meeting: 

  • One member for a two-year term 2021-23
  • Two alternate members each for a one-year term 2021-22
 

AGM Elected

Term

1.

TBD

Member elected by AGM

2 years 2021-23

2.

TBD

Alternate elected by AGM

1 year 2021-22

3.

TBD

Alternate elected by AGM

1 year 2021-22

The Fall Nominating Committee meeting is Friday, November 5, 2021. Two further meetings will be held in February and May of 2022.

For information: The Board has formed the Board Working Group on Nominating Committee Processes to review and make recommendations for improvement to the selection and nature of the leadership of the AMA. Working in concert with the AMA’s Healthy Working Environments framework, promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a primary objective.

The Nominating Committee members will participate each year in an educational session regarding the HWE Leadership Tool Kit and other supports for EDI that may be adopted. Open discussions of issues relating to EDI occur regularly at Nominating Committee meetings. Those interested in service on Nominating Committee should be prepared for exposure to the concepts and language of EDI and to converse about its application in the safe space of Nominating Committee meetings. 

PROFILE - Dr. Gerry Prince, Family Medicine, Medicine Hat

2018-2021

Regional Rep

Representative Forum

2001 & 2018

AMA Rep

CMA General Council

2015-2017

Member

PCN Team Leads

2014-2017

Co-Chair

Communications Working Group

2014-2016

RF Delegate

Section of Family Medicine

2014-2018

Section Rep

Representative Forum, Section of Family Medicine

2013

Member

PCN Evolution Working Committee-Patient Attachment

2012-2013

Member

Nominating Committee

2010-2011

Member

General Practice Representation Working Group

2007-2011

Co-Chair

Primary Care Initiative Committee

2007-2010

Member

Trilateral Agreement Committee

2004-2007

Member

Primary Care Initiative Committee

2001-2004

Member

Negotiating Committee

2000-2006

Section Rep

Representative Forum, Section of Family Medicine

1998-2000

Member

Committee on GP/Rural Medicine Rvg Pilot Project

1998-2000

RMO Rep

Committee to Review AMA’s Regional Structure

1997-1999

President

Palliser Medical Staff Association

1996

Member

Task Force on Relative Value for Primary Care

1994-1996

Rep

Palliser medical Staff Association

1994-1996

Member

Renumeration Mechanisms for Primary Care Working Group

1994-1998

RMO Rep

Physician Liaison Council for Region 2

1992-1994

President

Section of General Practice

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