Leadership

We Are CANet

Collaborative Excellence

The members of CANet’s Board of Directors, Committees and Operations Centre come from across Canada and bring a diverse range of professional, health and leadership expertise.

Governance


Mr. François Labonté (Chair)
Senior Finance Executive, Consultant


Richard Alvarez
CEO, Richard Alvarez & Associates


Dr. Jim Calvin
Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


Dr. Shurjeel Choudhri
Senior Vice President & Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Bayer Inc.


Vincent Dumez
Co-directeur, Centre d’Excellence sur le Partenariat avec les Patients et le Public, Université de Montréal


Neil Fraser
President, Medtronic Canada


Denis Godin (Observer)
Program Deputy Director at Networks of Centres of Excellence


Andrew Hyrmak
Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Western University


Shannon Kelly (Observer)
Ph.D Student, University of Ottawa


Dr. Ratika Parkash
Track Captain (Atrial Fibrilation), CANet


Pam Ramsay
Provincial Director, Stroke Services BC


Dr. Bryce Pickard (Observer)
Managing Director and COO, CANet


Dr. John Sapp
Professor, Division of Cardiology, Dalhousie University


Dr. Anthony Tang
Scientific Director and CEO, CANet


Dr. George Wells (Observer)
Associate Scientific Director, CANet

Track Captains


Dr. Ratika Parkash
Atrial Fibrillation


Dr. L. Brent Mitchell
Sudden Cardiac Death


Dr. Robert Sheldon
Syncope

Research Management


Dr. Anthony Tang (Chair)
Scientific Director and CEO, CANet


Dr. Katherine Allan
Research Associate (Cardiology), St. Michael’s Hospital


Dr. Rafik Goubran
Vice President Research & International, Carleton University


Shannon Kelly
Ph.D Student, University of Ottawa


Dr. L. Brent Mitchell
Track Captain (Sudden Cardiac Death), CANet


Dr. Ratika Parkash
Track Captain (Atrial Fibrilation), CANet


Dr. Bryce Pickard
Managing Director and COO, CANet


Dr. Robert Sheldon
Track Captain (Syncope), CANet


Dr. Allan Skanes
Track Captain (Atrial Fibrillation), CANet


Dr. William Stevenson
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Dr. Mario Talajic
Cardiologist, Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal


Dr. George Wells
Associate Scientific Director, CANet


Hugh Winsor (Patient Partner)


Dr. George Wyse
Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary

Patient Advisory Council (PAC)

Mary Runte (Chair)
Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge

Darrin Bauer (Patient Partner)

Jacinthe Bisson (Patient Partner)

Alison Headland (Patient Partner)

Rose Anne MacIsaac (Patient Partner)

Robert MacLachlan (Patient Partner)

Danaka Porter (Patient Partner)

Tim Westhaver (Patient Partner)

Hugh Winsor (Patient Partner)

Training Executive (HQP)

Shannon Kelly (Lead)
PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

William McIntyre (Lead)
Clinical and Research Fellow, McMaster University

Chris Cheung
Resident, University of British Columbia

Derek Chew
Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary

Daniel Gelman
PhD Candidate, Western University

Karen Giddens
Project Manager, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Kai Homer
Medical Student, University of Alberta

Muhammad Mukarram
Research Associate, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Soo-Min Kim
MHA Student, University of Ottawa

Zardasht Oqab
Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary

Training and Education (HQP)

Dr. Katherine Allan (Chair)
Research Associate (Cardiology), St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Martin Gardner (Chair)
Professor, Dalhousie University

Mary Greene
Director Field Clinical Affairs Canada, St. Jude Medical

Heather Jackson
Provincial Clinical Director, Cardiac Services BC

Dr. William McIntyre
Cardiologist, McMaster University

Dr. Kevin O’Neil
Director of Research and Training, CANet

Pam Ramsay
Provincial Directo, Stroke Services BC

Patricia Theoret-Patrick
Project Manager, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Operations Centre


Dr. Anthony Tang
Scientific Director and CEO


Dr. George Wells
Associate Scientific Director


Dr.Ratika Parkash
Associate Scientific Director


Dr. Bryce Pickard
Managing Director and COO


Dr. Kevin O’Neil
Director of Research and Training


Fabian A. Folias
Director of Digital Marketing and Communications


Dr. Natalie Szudy
Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization


David Brazier
Director of Finance


Courtney Gingrich
Project Coordinator


Sabrina Wall
Executive Assistant


Lori Sutherland
Privacy Officer

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