Health PEI Board Members

Derek Key

Board Chair
Derek KeyDerek Key, of Summerside, is a senior partner and lawyer at Key Murray Law. In his more than 30 years of experience in legal practice, Derek has earned multiple professional accreditations and awards. Among the most recent, Derek was included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Canada directory in the practice areas of Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.




Helen Flynn

Board Member / Chair of Community Health Engagement Committee – Eastern Region
Helen FlynnHelen 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.


Colleen Parker

Board Member / Chair of Community Health Engagement Committee – Western Region

Colleen ParkerColleen 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.


Peter MacDonald

Board Member

Peter MacDonald, Health PEI Board MemberPeter 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.


Randy Goodman

Board Member
Randy GoodmanRandy is a Senior Executive Leader with over 25 years of  experience in the Health Industry. He has  expertise in Strategic Planning; Human Resources; Team Integration and Culture; Business Development and Branding-Marketing; Purchasing; Business Acquisition and Transactions; Contracts and Negotiations;, and Implementation of Business Systems including design, Audit/Control Systems and Customer Feedback. 

Starting his own practice over 28 years ago, Randy’s  career has progressed to owning multiple businesses  in health care and private enterprise. Most recently he was the first Director of the Fortius Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute, a $65M facility with over 90 sport medicine physicians, therapists, and sports science staff.  

He has taught practice management and clinical leadership for over 25 years at the university and post graduate level and has served on multiple health care related Board of Directors. 

Randy is now a consultant in clinic management, and teaches clinical leadership and professional development at the post graduate level throughout Canada. He continues to see a small clinical caseload of sports physiotherapy clients. He is also  an examiner for the Physiotherapy Specialty Certification Board of Canada. 

Randy graduated from Dalhousie University in 1988, and has worked in various locations throughout Canada, returning to PEI to be closer to his family in 2016.  He is married and has three children in Atlantic Canada and 3 grandkids who keep him grounded and passionate about the future.


Andrea Slysz

Board Member

Andrea SlyszAndrea Slysz is currently a member of the South Shore Health and Wellness Inc., working  to facilitate quality health care locally for the South Shore communities of PEI. 

As an R.N., Andrea has had many diverse opportunities of employment. These include working as a nurse at the IWK Children’s Hospital, being a clinical instructor and learning manager for the Holland College Practical Nursing Program, a clinical instructor for the UPEI School of Nursing, and a primary care nurse with a family practise for many years. 

Andrea describes leading medical teams with her husband to Haiti as being one of the highlights of her nursing career. Third year students from the UPEI School of Nursing have been able to gain an international community health experience by joining their teams to Haiti.

Andrea was born in Halifax, N.S. and graduated from Dalhousie Nursing School in May 1988. She moved to PEI with her husband, Dr. Garth Slysz in 1990 and they have three grown children and one granddaughter. They enjoyed raising their family in Charlottetown, PEI and currently reside in Victoria By the Sea, Prince Edward Island.


Dr. Richard Wedge

Board Member

Richard WedgeDr. 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. 

Published date: 
June 18, 2021
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