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.
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.
Chair, Board of Directors
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.
BSc, MD, FRCPC
Secretary, Board of Directors
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Treasurer, Board of Directors
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
University of Manitoba
Governance and Nominating Committee:
Peer Review 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
BC Children’s Hospital
University of Toronto
University of Montreal
CanHaem Webmaster: Catherine Corriveau-Bourque, MD University of Alberta
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