Board of Directors

The role of the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists Board of Directors is to collectively govern the affairs of the College consistent with the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of the College, and in keeping with the rules established in law, Bylaw, and Policy.

NSCRT BOD maintains and regularly reviews role descriptions for members of the Board. Role descriptions are used to ensure that individuals considering a position on the Board understand the role of the Board, as well as to guide Board member evaluation processes, and to ensure that Board member responsibilities are carried out appropriately.

Board members are elected by the members or appointed by the government and are charged with the responsibility of exercising visionary leadership; establishing values and goals; setting policies and procedures; creating value in the programs and services to the benefit of the members and the public; supporting the employees and volunteers of the College and respecting them as partners in advancing the mission of the College. Board members serve a two-year term of office unless otherwise stipulated.

*Board members, committee members, and members of established advisory bodies are eligible to receive an honorarium from the NSCRT in accordance with NSCRT policy. The honorarium is intended to recognize contribution to the profession. The honorarium is paid at an hourly rate for meeting attendance. The hourly rate is determined by the Board when the budget is approved. The current hourly rate is $25/hour.

NSCRT Honoraria Policy

NSCRT staff

  • Registrar, Tara Boudreau
  • Deputy Registrar, Debbie Hicks

NSCRT Board Members

  • Past-President, Noel Pendergast
  • President, Chastity Bennett
  • President-Elect, Kim Thompson
  • Treasurer, Laura Betts
  • Director-at-Large, Jonah Hartery
  • Director-at-Large, Deryck Kelly
  • Director-at-Large, Claire Ward
  • Public Member, Dr. Farha Sardar
  • Public Member, Martin Zwicker
  • Pubic Member, David Lamb

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3N2