Our Leadership

As of April 1, 2023, all regional health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information transitioned to a single provincial health authority. This website will continue to be updated during this time.

Patients, clients and residents can continue to access care in the same way they always have. There are no immediate changes to health-care programs, services, facilities or contact information as a result of this step in the transition.

Senior Leadership

  • Teara Freake, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. Scott Mackenzie, Senior Medical Director-Western Zone
  • Paulette Morgan, Senior Director, Hospital and Clinical Services-Western Zone
  • Carol Anne Wight, Senior Director, Primary Health Care and Community Services-Western Zone
  • James Wiseman, Senior Director, Facilities and Support Services-Western Zone
  • Tara J. Pye, Director of Communications-Western Zone

Physician Leadership

Dr. Simon Ash, Regional Chief of Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Elmarie Potgieter, Regional Chief of Pathology 
Dr. Dale Skanes, Regional Chief of Emergency
Dr. Brendan Lewis, Chief of Staff – Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Dr. Amer Qureshi, Chief of Staff – Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital 
Dr. Stephen Murphy, Regional Chief of Internal Medicine
Dr. Mark Smallwood, Regional Chief of Family Practice
Dr. Yuri Power, Regional Chief of Psychiatry
Dr. Tricia Feener, Regional Chief of Women and Children's Health 
Dr. Dave Thomas, Chief of Staff – Rural South