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


Krista Connell
CEO, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation


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


Pam Ramsay
Provincial Director, Stroke Services BC


Dr. Anthony Tang
Scientific Director and CEO, CANet


Dr. Bryce Pickard (Observer)
Managing Director and COO, 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. Martin Gardner
Professor, Dalhousie University


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. 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

Mary Runte (Chair)
Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge

Darrin Bauer (Patient Partner)

Sylvain Bédard
Patient Coordinator, Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public

Stephen Blais (Patient Partner)
Ottawa City Councillor

Guillaume Dumais-Levesque (Patient Partner)

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

Michael Gilbert (Patient Partner)
President, Synergiq Solutions

Alison Headland (Patient Partner)

Dr. Bryce Pickard
Managing Director and COO, CANet

Dr. Natalie Szudy
Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Hugh Winsor (Patient Partner)

Caroline Wong
Executive Manager, Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public

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. 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


Dr. Dimitri Popolov
Research Data and Systems Manager


Courtney Gingrich
Project Coordinator



Sabrina Wall
Executive Assistant


Lori Sutherland
Privacy Officer

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