Board of Directors
President, Dr. Laura Arul was born and raised in Quebec City. She completed her medical degree at McGill University and her family medicine residency at Queen's University. She worked as a hospitalist in small community hospitals before moving to Picton. She has been in practice in Picton since 2017, including working at a local nursing home and working at the PEFHT Memory Clinic.
Vice President, Dr. Sarah Le Blanc moved to Prince Edward County with her husband and daughter in 2015, after studying here as a medical student. Sarah is originally from Carleton Place, and spent time studying in both Montreal and Kingston before settling in the County. Sarah works in her office practice, the ward and the ER at our local hospital, and takes a special interest in home- and hospice-based palliative care. It is her pleasure to serve on the board of the PEFHT, to give back to a community that has given her family so much.
Secretary, Dr. Sara Arul was born and raised in Quebec City. She completed her medical degree at McGill University and her family medicine residency at Queen's University. She completed a masters in public health at Queen’s University. She worked as a hospitalist in small community hospitals before moving to Picton. She has been in practice in Picton since 2017.
Dr. Helene Baldwin returned home to Prince Edward County in 2019 after completing her medical degree at Western University and family medicine residency at Queen’s University. She works in her family practice office in addition to supporting the ER, inpatient ward and a local nursing home. It has been an honour for her to return home to PEC and provide healthcare services to this wonderful community.
Dr. Amber Hayward-Stewart: Bio coming soon
Dr. Norma Charriere: Originally from Winnipeg, Dr. Charriere grew up in a French/Metis family. She worked for 25 years as a Nurse/NP throughout northern Manitoba. Dr. Charriere then attended McMaster University for Medical School, then Queen's University for Family Medicine. She is very committed to rural medicine and serving our rural communities through these challenging times.
Bill Edmunds: Bill worked in the financial services industry in Canada and the USA, retiring to PEC from his last position as SVP and Chief Risk Officer of Equitable Bank. A Chartered
Professional Accountant, Bill also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Bill is a Director and the Treasurer of the Baxter Arts Centre, and participates as a Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparer through the Prince Edward Learning Centre.