CanHaem’s leadership includes an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and also up to eleven board members who coordinate the work of the Association. In addition, oversight is provided by our Governance Committee. Much of our work in implementing our strategic plan is delegated to our subcommittees: Education, Nursing, and Peer Review.

Please see below for more information about the Board of Directors and our subcommittees.

Executive Members

Medical Lead of the Pediatric Comprehensive Hemoglobinopathy Program of Northern Alberta.

Our program goal is to promote health and wellbeing for pediatric patients with hemoglobinopathies.

We are dedicated to health (including health maintenance and preventative medicine), education (for patients, families, healthcare professionals, administration and the public) advocacy, and research.

Aisha Bruce

MD, FRCPC

Chair, Board of Directors

 

Michael Leaker

MD, FRCPC

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

 

Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism at McMaster University, and the Director of the Adult Program at the McMaster Hemoglobinopathy Clinic.  She completed Internal Medicine training and Hematology Residency at McMaster University, followed by specialized training at Boston Medical Centre and Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is a Consultant Laboratory Hematologist with the Red Cell Disorders Laboratory, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program.

Dr. Verhovsek has a passion for teaching, research, clinical care and patient advocacy.  She is delighted to be on the Board of Directors and Executive of the Canadian Haemoglobinopathy Association.  Dr. Verhovsek is the co-lead author of the Consensus Statement on the Care of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Canada, and an expert panel member for both the European RARE-Best Practices Sickle Cell Disease Guidelines and the American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Guidelines.

Madeleine Verhovsek

BSc, MD, FRCPC

Secretary, Board of Directors

 

Ewurabena Simpson

MD, MPH, FRCPC

Treasurer, Board of Directors

 

Board Members

Catherine Corriveau-Bourque, MD, FRCPC

Gloria Gallant, BN, RN  

Donald S. Houston, MD, PhD, FRCPC   

Heather McCartney, BScN, RN   

Yves Pastore, MD, FMH

Vicky Price, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC

Molly Warner, MD

University of Alberta

IWK

University of Manitoba

BC Children’s

CHU Sainte-Justine

IWK

McGill

Committee Chairs

Education Committee:

 

Governance and Nominating Committee: 

Nursing Committee:   

                   

Peer Review Committee: 

Registry Committee:

Catherine Corriveau-Bourque, MD FRCPC

Surabhi Rawal, MDCM MSc(HPE) FRCPC

Robert Klaassen, MD FRCPC

Heather McCartney, BScN RN

Gloria Gallant, BN RN

Richard Ward,  MSc MRCP(UK) FRCPath(UK)

Yves Pastore, MD

University of Alberta

McGill University

CHEO

BC Children’s Hospital

IWK

University of Toronto

University of Montreal

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