Advocacy and Awareness

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

 

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; President, Canadian Rheumatology Association

 

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 

 

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

 

Ms. Louise Crane 
Consumer Representative, Alberta
 

Dr. Laura Cruz 
Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, Past President Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
 

Dr. Natasha Gakhal
Rheumatologist, Sunnybrook Women's Hospital
                                                                                                                                      

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

 

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

 

Dr. Linda Li
Physiotherapist, University of British Columbia

 

Dr. Jeff Sisler 
Executive Director, Programs and Practice Support, The College of Family Physicians of Canada 

 

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 (former co-Chair)
Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario

 

Dr. Susan Bartlett (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine, Divisins of Clinical Epidemiology, Rheumatology and Respirology, McGill University


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

 

Dr. John Esdaile (co-Chair) 
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia 

 

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

Ms. Shanon McQuitty
Consumer Representative, Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Arthritis Reseach Canada

 

Dr. Lily Lim
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba; Staff Rheumatologist,Children's Hospital of Manitoba

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

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