The province has appointed Colleen Nyce, current interim chair, as board chair for Northern Health and Frank Everitt as a board member.
“Nyce and Everitt have been instrumental in providing leadership to their communities for many years and now they will lend their expertise to Northern Health’s board,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix, in a press release. “Their previous experience will help them play a key role in contributing to a strong public health-care system to benefit residents of northern British Columbia.”
Colleen Nyce has been serving as interim chair of Northern Health and recently retired as corporate affairs and community relations manager at Rio Tinto Alcan, where she worked for 14 years. Prior to that, Nyce was a personal investment manager at Scotiabank. Nyce was president of the 2004 Northern BC Winter Games, and is involved with the Terrace Figure Skating Club and the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science and public administration from the University of Windsor.
Everitt, who replaces Pat Bell on the board, is serving his second term as a city councillor in Prince George and is a member of the city’s finance and audit committee. Everitt is retiring as president of the Union of Steel Workers Local 1-424 (now Local 1-2017) and he volunteered for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. He has been a community member on the Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, board member and vice-chair of Employment Action, board member and vice-chair on the College of New Caledonia, president of Prince George and District Labour Council, board member of Spruce Credit Union, board member of the Canadian Institute of the Blind and was a member on the Forestry Roundtable.