Health PEI Board Members
Chair and Board Member
Diane resides in Stratford and spent five years representing Prince Edward Island in the Senate of Canada from 2016 until 2022. Diane has served on and chaired, many local, regional, and national boards and committees over an extended career. Diane has worked at all three levels of government, serving as a town councillor for the Town of Stratford from 2006 until 2016; prior to serving as a Town Councillor Griffin served as a deputy minister for the Government of Prince Edward Island. Diane was appointed to the Health PEI board in January 2023 and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Board Member / Chair of Community Health Engagement Committee – Eastern Region
Helen Flynn is a Registered Nurse (retired) who also holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education. In Health, she has held leadership roles in corrections, addictions, corporate services (health) and retired as Manager of Health Programs at Holland College. Since then, she has been self- employed doing contract work for a number of organizations.
Helen has been a board member with Heart and Stroke PEI and Canada for many years, serving two terms as Provincial President. She represented registered nurses in PEI on the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association while serving as Provincial President for the Association of Nurses of PEI. She has held leadership positions with AIDS PEI and Pat and The Elephant.
In 2012, Helen was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Distinguished Service Award from Heart and Stroke Canada.
She and her husband Donnie have two adult children both of whom have a health background; as well as twin grandsons whom Helen is quite involved.
Board Member / Chair of Community Health Engagement Committee – Western Region
Colleen Parker is the Executive Director of Enriched Residential Care Concepts at Phillips Residence, Community Care Facility in Alberton. Previously, she worked for 17 years at Kids West Inc. as Coordinator of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and Family Services Coordinator. Prior to that, Colleen worked for 15 years for the Department of Health and Social Services.
Colleen is a graduate of UPEI. She has extensive multi-sector experience having served on many local, provincial and national committees and boards. Colleen served as a Trustee with the English Language School Board and served on the UPEI Alumni Board of Directors and UPEI Senate.
Colleen is a wife and mother, and resides in Mill River East. She has one daughter, two stepsons and three delightful grandchildren. She is keenly interested in the Health Care System and how we can encourage the citizens of PEI to approach wellness from an early age. She is Chair of the Western Community Health Engagement Committee and is looking forward to serving on the Health PEI Board of Directors.
Megan is originally from Prince Edward Island and moved home in 2013, and along with her husband, opened Souris Remedy's Rx pharmacy and Seaside Medical Center. Since 2018 they have also owned Red Point Apple Orchard.
Megan qualified as a pharmacist in 2009 and was the recipient of the Magnum Opus Award for PEI in 2015, this award specifically recognizes pharmacists who have completed advanced training or education and have successfully expanded their practice as a result.
As well as a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) and a certified diabetic educator (CDE), Megan currently is a board member of Souris Credit union (since 2014).
Megan is very passionate about improving healthcare and rural healthcare. She has 3 small children who are full of energy and they keep her active and keep her grounded.
Jennifer Evans is the Director of Operations for Stingray Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, overseeing 11 radio stations and digital platforms across the region. She is a graduate of the journalism program at the University of King’s College in Halifax along with certificates in management development and small business counselling.
Jennifer is a strong community supporter as chair of the Junior Achievement Board of Governors, co-Chair of the Holland College Golf Tournament, secretary of the Gold Cup Parade, past president of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, and past board member of Holland College Foundation.
Jennifer lives in Sherwood with her husband Lee Drake and their two children Laurel and John.
Peter MacDonald is President and CEO of four auto dealerships in Prince Edward Island. Mr. MacDonald started his career in public accounting, quickly moving into management in the private sector. He moved back to his home town of Summerside in 1984 to work and buy the family Ford dealership. In 2006, he added a second and third Ford dealership in Charlottetown and Montague. In 2011, he opened a Hyundai dealership in Summerside with his brother Neil.
Mr. MacDonald is a Board member and Treasurer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation (2016-2021).
Mr. MacDonald is a past President of the FDRA (Ford Dealer Roundtable Association of Canada), past Chair of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) and a past President of the PEIADA (Prince Edward Island Automobile Dealers Association). Peter is also a past Chair and part owner of the Charlottetown Islanders Hockey club of the QMJHL. Mr. MacDonald has served on many other community and industry boards over his career.
Mr. MacDonald was an avid curler, is a member of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and in 2018 was inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. In 2020, he received Junior Achievement PEI Business Hall of Fame award.
Peter and his wife Karen reside in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
William Montelpare is a senior professor and holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has been a professor for more than 35 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Health, human physiology, research methods and design, biostatistics, and epidemiology, at Brock University, Lakehead University, and the University of Leeds. He continues to pursue research issues in health and in that capacity has managed several research projects.
Selvi Roy is a social development professional with experience spanning 25 years in the fields of primary health, education, and livelihood promotion. Currently, she contributes as Senior Editor at Get Edits Literacy Training Ltd. and undertakes consultancy work. She is also the Liaison for the International Cities of Peace initiative in PEI networking with more than 363 cities of peaceworldwide and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).
Selvi is Chair of the Governance Committee with the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association, and a member of the Cooper Institute. She worked as Team Lead on Operation Isolation, an initiative by the Chief Public Health Office during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. She also worked as the Provincial Coordinator (PEI & NB) with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. Previously, she served at the helm of not-for-profit organizations in international settings.
In 2017, Selvi received a doctorate in Educational Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island, and has delivered over 25 conference presentations.
She and her husband Cyril, and their daughter Cecilia, are animal welfare enthusiasts working on a book with stories based on their experiences growing up with and around animals and birds.
Dr. Richard Wedge
Dr. Richard Wedge is a Family Physician who has worked extensively in the PEI Health system as a Family Physician, the Medical Director for PEI and as CEO for Health PEI until his retirement in 2016. He is currently studying Sustainable Island Communities in the Master of Island Studies program at UPEI.
Dr Wedge has served as President of the Medical Society of PEI and has been a Board member of the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH), the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), and HealthcareCAN.
He is married to Maureen and has two grown children. He remains very interested in team based care quality improvement in healthcare. He looks forward to serving on the Board of Health PEI.