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

I am the co-director of the sickle cell clinic at CHU Ste-Justine, the largest comprehensive pediatric sickle cell program in the province of Quebec, and the second largest in Canada.

I believe that knowledge transfer and education are key to improve the quality of care of patients with sickle cell disease.

Yves Pastore

M.D. Pediatric Hematologist F.M.H (Switzerland)

Chair, Board of Directors

 

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

M.D.

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

 

I am the medical director and the principle physician of the adult Hemoglobinopathy program of British Columbia which is located at St. Paul’s hospital. I work as an associate professor of Hematology at UBC.

The program goal is to promote awareness of Hemoglobinopathies with particular attention to thalassemia and sickle cell disease. I do believe that comprehensive care through a multidisciplinary program of these patients will improve outcome. My main areas of interest are iron overload management especially in non-transfusion dependent hemoglobinopathies and sickle cell disease in aging population.

Hatoon Ezzat

MD, ABIM, FRCPC, MSc

Secretary, Board of Directors

 

Michael Leaker

M.D.

Treasurer, Board of Directors

 

Non-Executive Board Members

Christine Chretien, BScN, RN 

Gloria Gallant, BN, RN  

Robert Klaassen, MD FRCPC   

Heather McCartney, BScN RN   

Roona Sinha, MD FRCPC 

Madeleine Verhovsek, BSc, MD, FRCPC

 

CHEO

IWK

University of Ottawa

BC Children’s

University of Saskatchewan

McMaster University

Subcommittee Chairs

Education Subcommittee:

Governance and Nominating Committee: 

Nursing Subcommittee: 

 

Peer Review Subcommittee: 

Lauren Bolster, MD MEd

Robert Klaassen, MD FRCPC

Heather McCartney, BScN RN

Colleen Johnson, NP

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

University of Alberta Hospital

CHEO

BC Children’s Hospital

Toronto General Hospital

University of Toronto

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