Dr. Ann Collins has been chosen by members in New Brunswick as the CMA’s next president-elect nominee.
“I am humbled by the support I have received from my fellow physicians and look forward to advocating on the issues that matter most to physicians and their patients,” said Dr. Collins.
Dr. Collins ran on a campaign of putting “the rubber to the road”, advocating for increased supports for youth mental health, a national strategy to care for Canada’s aging population, and an expanded focus on physician health and wellness.
“I believe that good physician health translates directly into good patient care.”
As a physician, Dr. Collins has deep roots in New Brunswick, with a family medicine practice serving more than 3,000 patients, as well as providing nursing home care and teaching family medicine residents at Dalhousie University for more than twenty years.
She also has strong connections to the CMA, serving on the board of directors for the past five years. Her additional experience includes a five-year term as board chair for the New Brunswick Medical Society, and several years on the Board of Governors at St. Thomas University. Dr. Collins is also a past president of the New Brunswick Medical Society.
She says this experience has prepared her well for a leadership position at the CMA.
“I know what it’s like to work with complex organizations – and I know how to get things done. I can and will speak passionately on all issues of importance to the CMA and its members.”
Dr. Collins’ nomination must be ratified during the CMA General Council elections on August 11, 2019 in Toronto. Following ratification, she will serve as CMA President-Elect until the CMA’s Annual General Meeting in 2020, when she will then become CMA President.
The CMA would like to thank the other candidates, Dr. Michael Dickinson, Dr. Dharm Singh and Dr. Jami Sridhar, for their hard work and engagement in the election.
Voting ran February 6-27 and was open to all CMA members in New Brunswick, as per the CMA’s rotating election schedule.