Health PEI trustee appointed
James (Jim) T. Revell has been appointed trustee of Health PEI.
A former Health PEI board member, Revell is a member of the P.E.I. Law Society and Canadian Bar Association. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island.
“I am delighted that Mr. Jim Revell, a former Health PEI board member and community leader, has accepted the invitation to be trustee for the health authority,” said Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell. “His expertise, along with his experience, will be of great benefit to the health care system.”
Providing leadership in the area of health and wellness is not new to Jim, nor to his family. While on the Health PEI board he served on the Executive and Audit Committee. In addition, Jim’s late father John Joseph Revell was the last chairman of the Charlottetown Hospital Board and was vice chair of the founding board of directors of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“I see my job as ensuring stability within our health system as we continue to work towards providing safe, quality health care for all Islanders,” Revell said. “I have great confidence in our health system and its many outstanding employees. Health PEI is committed to working in partnership with all Islanders, and sustaining a system that will meet their health care needs.”
The trustee is intended to be a temporary position until a new board can be established.
“There is great value in a board of directors for Health PEI, and we are now accepting applications for anyone interested in putting their name forward for consideration,” Minister Mitchell said. “The Health PEI Board of Directors has an important role in accountability within our health system. Board members create linkages to the community and oversees the day-to-day operation of our health care system.”
Islanders with the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to serve on the Health PEI board are encouraged to put their names forward for consideration through Engage PEI www.princeedwardisland.ca/engagepei
Appointing a trustee
The Health Services Act outlines an important and meaningful role for Health PEI and its board of directors. The act also allows for the appointment of a trustee to fulfill the duties of the board when necessary.
The Health PEI Board works on behalf of all Islanders to provide high-level oversight of the organization’s financial management as well as the delivery of safe, quality health care.
It is intended that the trustee will be a temporary appointment, as the province seeks out applicants with the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to serve on the Board of Directors for Health PEI.
Individuals seeking appointment to the Health PEI Board, can apply through Engage PEI www.princeedwardisland.ca/engagepei
James (Jim) T. Revell - bio
Jim is the chief executive officer of the Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island (ICPEI). In 1993 he joined the board of directors of ICPEI and in 1996 joined the company where he assumed increasing responsibilities as vice president and general counsel to the firm and subsequently added the role of vice president of operations in 2002. Jim also oversees the operations of Echelon Insurance in the Maritimes.
A graduate of the University of P.E.I. (1982) and Dalhousie University Law School (1985), prior to joining ICPEI Jim practiced law and was a partner in a Charlottetown law firm.
He is active in his community, he retired from the Health PEI board after 8 years earlier in 2018, he is a member of the University of Prince Edward Island Advisory Committee on Athletics and has served in local organizations such as Four Neighborhoods Community Medical Center, and Parkdale Sherwood Headstart as well as a number of sports and charitable organizations.
A member of the P.E.I. Law Society and Canadian Bar Association, he resides in West Covehead with his wife Margaret.