Dr. Williams was elected to the CDSPI Board in May 2003. He was elected as Chair of the CDSPI Board of Directors in May 2021. Dr. Williams currently serves as a member of CDSPI’s Nominating/Governance Committee.
Dr. Williams is a 1986 graduate from Dalhousie University’s Dental Faculty, who embarked on a varied clinical career; one which first took him to Northern Ontario as a hospital-based dentist and then by bush plane to the First Nations communities in the region. His eventual return to Atlantic Canada saw him in the roles of associate dentist, part-time lecturer, locum practitioner and owner of a solo practice. Unfortunately, that part of his career came to an end in 1996 when he suffered the partial loss of two fingers on his dominant hand in a carpentry accident.
Dr. Williams went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University, and since 2001 has been an Associate with ROI Corporation, Canada’s oldest professional practice appraisal and brokerage firm. Dr. Williams is a member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.
In his life outside of dentistry, he owned a six bed long term care facility in his hometown of Tatamagouche, NS for 14 years and was also a Director on the Board of Windsor Elms Village, a 108 bed nursing home for four years. He was also a past elected member of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and served a term as Co-chair of the Tatamagouche New School Enhancements Fundraising Committee. He is currently active in the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association and the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Foundation. In 2019, Dr. Williams was appointed as a Public Representative to the CPA Nova Scotia (Accountants) Board of Directors.