CouncilTwo new Public Representatives on Council
The Society is pleased to introduce two new Public Representatives on Council for the 2015-2017 term: Natalie Borden of Dartmouth and Dr. Manoj Vohra of Truro. Public representatives have full voting rights, sit on committees and help bring the public perspective to governance of the legal profession in Nova Scotia.
Ms. Borden and Dr. Vohra join Mike Baker, who has served as a Public Representative since June of 2013. The Society expresses its appreciation to former Public Representatives Ken Nason and Annette Marshall, who both served since 2009.
For more information on the role of Public Representatives, see Good governance – the public perspective, an article on the Society’s blog, In the Public Interest:
A pharmacist and administrator, Ms. Borden has extensive management and leadership experience with the Department of Health and Wellness, where she has worked since 2008, currently as Program Director, Drug Information System (DIS). She is also an accomplished instructor and mentor, currently with the Nova Scotia Community College’s African Nova Scotian Student Tutoring Program and as a lab demonstrator with the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy. She is an assessor for the College of Pharmacy’s Examining Board of Canada Pharmacy Technician National Qualifying Exam.
Dr. Manoj Vohra
Dr. Vohra is a medical doctor with more than 25 years experience in both patient care and hospital administration. He was the Vice President of Medicine and Chief of Staff at the former Colchester East Hants Health Authority, owner and founder of the Aberdeen Walk-in Medical Clinic in New Glasgow from 2005-2009; and spent nearly 15 years at Aberdeen Hospital. He is fluent in English, French and Hindi. Living in Nova Scotia for nearly 50 years, he has been a family practitioner in five different communities and brings both an urban and a rural perspective to the Council table, as well as an appreciation of the racial and cultural communities of Nova Scotia.
Read more about both new Public Representatives and other members of Council in the bios on the Current Council page.