Kevin McNamara is Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of South Shore Health.
Throughout his career, Kevin has played a strategic role effecting change in several organizations.
As Deputy Minister of Nova Scotia's Department of Environment and Labour, he served as a member of the government's executive team, providing advice to the Premier, Cabinet and Ministers. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, where he was a key member of the senior leadership team.
Kevin was a key player in the creation of the Cobequid Multi Service Centre, the first free-standing Emergency Health Centre in North America. He served as Executive Director and was instrumental in the facility planning and construction, in addition to recruiting community volunteers and operating a Capital Fund Raising Campaign that raised $1 million dollars.
Currently, Kevin is Chair of the Provincial/Territorial Deputy Minister’s Council, and is the government representative on the Executive of the Canadian Mental Health Commission. He is also the Provincial/Territorial representative to Canada Health Infoway and he is an Adjunct Professor, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University.
Kevin continues to be active in the community and is the president of the Heat Theatre, a professional Theatre Company.