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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for the governance and management of the activities and affairs of CAREB-ACCER as a non-profit corporation.

In general terms, this means providing strategic planning, developing and implementing policy, contributing to committee work and special initiatives, and supervising staff. CAREB-ACCER Board members must become engaged in the business and financial affairs of the CAREB-ACCER Corporation in executing this governance role. Board members are expected to take on a portfolio or special project and attend board and committee meetings. The time commitment entails at least 10 hours per month throughout the year, and mandatory in-person attendance at the National Conference and AGM, and Board Retreats.

In accordance with Section 4.3 of the CAREB-ACCER Bylaws (2013), members shall elect by ordinary resolution, at each annual general meeting (AGM) at which an election of directors is required, directors for a term of one, two, or three years. The Board may designate the officers of the Association, appointing officers from amongst the elected directors. A director is eligible to serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms and then eligible for re-election to the Board after an absence of on year. When positions on the Board come open, a general call is put out for nominations to be presented on a slate at the next AGM. 


2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Catherine Paquet, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Secretary: Charmaine Kabatoff, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Treasurer:  Sharon Newman, Health Research Ethics Authority, St. John's, Newfoundland

Vice Presidents: 

Julie Joza, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (Operations)

Delilah Ofosu-Barko, Trillium Health Partners, Toronto, Ontario (Business and Education)


Sarah Bennett,  Vancouver, British Columbia (co-Director, Membership)

Michel Bergeron, Montréal, Quebec (Director, Education)

Melissa Dobson, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta (co-Director, Conference Planning)

Katarin MacLeod, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia (Member at large)

Janice Moseley, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario (Member at large)

Stacey Page, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (co-Director, Membership)

Dawn Pollon, Island Health, Victoria, British Columbia (co-Director, Conference Planning)

Diana Raymond-Watts, DRW & Associates, Ajax, Ontario (Director, Communications)