Kevin McNamara is a retired Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness for NS and represents the N.S. Division on the national Board. Previously he was CEO of South Shore Health, Bridgewater, N.S. As DM for NS, he chaired the national council of Health Deputies for 2 years and represented them on the board of Canada Infoway. He also represented Atlantic Canada on the Mental Health Commission and the board of CIHI. He is an active volunteer locally, provincially and nationally.
As Deputy in NS he was instrumental in setting up a psychiatric ICU as well as a forensic unit for youth, both of which provided safer care for inpatients.