Leadership and Governance

CTS Board of Directors and Executive Committee*  2020-2021

Dina Brooks, President*
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

John Granton, Past President*
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Paul Hernandez, President-elect*
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Richard Leigh, Treasurer*
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Mohit Bhutani, Secretary*
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

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

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

Elizabeth French, Chair, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Representative
Alberta Health
Edmonton, Alberta

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

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

Larry Lands, Chair, Research
McGill University
Montréal, QC

Catherine Lemiere, Chair, Long-term Planning Committee
University of Montreal
Montréal, QC

Melinda Solomon, Pediatric Assembly Representative
Hospital for Sick Kids / University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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.

Other policies and procedures:

CTS Policy on Tobacco and Inhaled Products

CTS Endorsement Policy

CTS Privacy Policy

CTS Conflict of Interest Policy_Under Review, Fall 2019

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 – Ms. Elizabeth French
  • Asthma – Dr. Chris Licskai and Dr. Connie Yang
  • COPD – Dr. Mohit Bhutani and Dr. Gail Dechman
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation – Dr. Doug McKim
  • Chest Procedures – Dr. Christopher Hergott
  • Pediatric Assembly – Dr. Tamizan Kherani
  • Interstitial Lung Disease – Dr. Martin Kolb
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease – Dr. Andrew Hirsch
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing – Dr. Najib Ayas
  • Tuberculosis & Infectious Disease – Dr. Dick Menzies