Project Committees

 Advocacy and Awareness Committee 

Mr. Ken Gagnon (Advocacy Bi-lingual Liaison)
Director, Stakeholder Relations, Industrial and Public, QC division of The Arthritis Society

 

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

 

Ms. Frances LeBlanc (OA MOC Liaison)
Manager, Government Relations, The Canadian Chiropractic Association 

 

Ms. Gillian Kennedy
Manager, Government Relations, AbbVie Canada

 

Ms. Cheryl Koehn (OA MOC Liaison)
Founder and President, Arthritis Consumer Experts

 

Mr. Christopher Sherwood (IA MOC Liaison)
Senior Manager, Advocacy Relations, Value Access & Policy, Amgen Canada

 

Dr. Carter Thorne (IA MOC Liaison)
Therapuetics Committee Chair, Canadian Rheumatology Association

 

Ms. Janet Yale (co-Chair)
Chair, Arthritis Alliance of Canada; CEO & President, The Arthritis Society

 

Inflammatory Arthritis Models of Care

 

Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia (co-Chair)
Consultant Rheumatologist, William Osler Health System Centre

 

Dr. Claire Barber
Assistant Professor, Rheumatologist, University of Calgary

 

Dr. Cheryl Barnabe
Associate Professor, Rheumatologist, University of Calgary

 

Dr. Dianne Mosher (co-Chair)
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine University of Calgary

 

Ms. Anne Lyddiatt
Consumer Representative, Patient Partners

 

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

 

Dr. Michelle Teo
Rheumatologist, Balfour Medical Clinic, Penticton BC

 

Osteoarthritis Models of Care

Dr. Gillian Hawker (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, University of Toronto

Ms. Cheryl Koehn (Advocacy Liaison)
Founder and President, Arthritis Consumer Experts

 

Ms. Frances LeBlanc (Advocacy Liaison)
Manager, Government Relations, The Canadian Chiropractic Association

 

Mr. Douglas Thomson (co-Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Orthopaedic Association
 

Research

Dr. Deborah Marshall (co-Chair)

Professor, Deaprtment of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Janet Yale (Advocacy Liaison)
Chair, Arthritis Alliance of Canada; CEO & President, The Arthritis Society

 

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