Project Committees


Advocacy and Awareness Committee

Kelly Lendvoy (co-Chair)
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Arthritis Consumer Experts


Frances LeBlanc
Manager, Government Relations, The Canadian Chiropractic Association


Gillian Kennedy
Manager, Government Relations, AbbVie Canada



Janet Yale (co-Chair)
Chair, Arthritis Alliance of Canada

Dr. Carter Thorne
Therapeutics Committee Chair, Canadian Rheumatology Association


Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care Executive

Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia
Rheumatologist, MD FRCPC


Dr. Dianne Mosher
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine University of Calgary

Dr. Michel Zummer
Head of Rheumatology, CH Maisonneuve-Rosemont Associate Professor, Université de Montréal

Ms. Anne Lyddiatt


Osteoarthritis Models of Care Executive

Dr. Gillian Hawker
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, University of Toronto

Mr. Douglas Thomson
Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Dr. Deborah Marshall (co-Chair)

Professor, University of Calgary  


Dr. Frank Beier (co-Chair)
Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Dr. André Bussières
Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy
Scientific Director, CIHR- IMHA, Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Debbie Feldman
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal

Dr. Janet Pope
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, ON

Dr. Gillian Hawker
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON

Dr. Diane Lacaille
Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology Research, Arthritis Research Canada, Richmond, BC

Dr. Jason McDougall
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Dr. John Woolcott
Senior Manager, Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Pfizer

Dr. Rae Yeung
Professor, Rheumatologist and Senior Scientist in Cell Biology Research, Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, ON