Dr. Gail Dechman is physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience working in pulmonary rehabilitation. She has worked clinically and taught across Canada and internationally. She holds academic positions in the Schools of Physiotherapy and Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University and is an affiliate scientist in the Division of Respirology at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Dechman chaired the CRHP Leadership Council from 2016-2018. Currently she co-chairs the COPD Assembly’s Steering Committee. Dr. Dechman is the first author on Quality indicators for pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada: A Canadian Thoracic Society expert working group report, published in 2019.