Charlene has been the recipient of four Business Excellence Awards from The St. John's Board of Trade, awarded the CBC Innovator of the Year by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2017 and recognized in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as a Top 50 CEO. Under her leadership Fonemed was selected as one of the 10 Best US Healthcare Solution Providers by Industry Era in 2017. She has authored and co-authored multiple publications and abstracts and has been a recognized speaker at the American Academy of Telemedicine Conference and other international events. In addition to her business commitments, Charlene has a profound sense of community. She supports and is an active board member for several non-profit organizations and is a member of two government innovation advisory councils.
Paul served with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for over two decades before he became an elected official in 2011. He subsequently served as Minister of Service NL, Transportation and Works; Child, Youth and Family Services; and Health and Community Services before assuming the leadership of NL’s Progressive Conservative Party in 2014, becoming the 12th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In the course of his work as an elected official, party leader, Leader of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Official Opposition, and Premier, Paul engaged on critical issues and discussions related to population growth, seniors and wellness, early childhood education, social development, and he played an instrumental role in bringing key players together that began to shape the framework for the future of primary healthcare in the province.
Paul is a committed community volunteer, having led and served on numerous boards. He was founding Co-Chair of Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad, currently sits on the Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada and is an Advisory Panel Patient Advocate for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, College of American Pathologists and American Society of Hematology study of evidence- based approach to Laboratory Work-up of Lymphoma.
A celebrated Royal Newfoundland Constabulary member, Paul received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1993, the Crime Stoppers’ 1998 Police of the Year award, and the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the RNC in 2006.
Kevin’s career successes stem from building strong relationships and remaining focused on enabling business change through the strategic application of information and technology supports. His leadership experience ideally positions him to work collaboratively and responsively with stakeholders in support of information systems that ultimately serve the patients and families who depend on Fonemed.