Leadership and Governance 2019-03-18T21:44:00+00:00

Leadership and Governance

CTS Board of Directors and Executive Committee*

Catherine Lemiere, President*
University of Montreal
Montréal, QC

Pearce Wilcox,  Past President*
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

John Granton, President-elect*
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Dina Brooks, Treasurer / Chair of Finance Committee*
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Paul Hernandez, Secretary*
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Jean Bourbeau, Chair, Business Development Advisory Committee
McGill University
Montréal, QC

John Gjevre, Chair, Membership Engagement & Communications
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Andrew Halayko,  Chair, Long-term Planning Committee
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

Sherri Katz, Past Chair, Pediatric Assembly
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON

Larry Lands, Chair, Research
McGill University
Montréal, QC

Samir Gupta, Chair, Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Véronique Pepin, Chair, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals
Concordia University
Montréal, QC

Patrick Daigneault, Chair, Education & Continuing Professional Development
Université Laval
Québec, QC

The CTS incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation on August 5, 2015.  The CTS bylaws were approved by the membership at the CTS Annual Meeting in April 2016.

The CTS has a wide range of clinical assemblies that allow members to engage in activities such as the following:

  • Development of guidelines and knowledge translation tools
  • Development of position statements
  • Advocacy

Current assemblies and their leadership

  • Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals – Dr. Véronique Pepin
  • Asthma – Dr. Chris Licskai
  • COPD – Dr. Mohit Bhutani and Dr. Gail Dechman
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation – Dr. Doug McKim
  • Chest Procedures – Dr. Christopher Hergott
  • Pediatric Assembly – Dr. Glenda Bendiak
  • Interstitial Lung Disease – Dr. Martin Kolb
  • Pulmonary Function Standards – Dr. Brian Graham
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease – Dr. Andrew Hirsch
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing – Dr. Najib Ayas
  • Tuberculosis & Infectious Disease – Dr. Dick Menzies