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 one 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. 

2019-2023 Board of Directors

Delilah Ofosu-Barko

Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga & West Toronto, Ontario

Catherine Paquet
Past President

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Charmaine Kabatoff

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Sharon Newman
Treasurer (Interim)

Health Research Ethics Authority
St. John’s, NL

Julie Joza
Director - Member at Large

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Janice Moseley
Vice President - Business & Education

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, Ontario

Jonathan Dewar
Director - Member at large

Canadian Museum of History
Gatineau, Quebec

Melissa Dobson
Director - Member at Large

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Edmonton, Alberta

Lisa Shearer

University of British Columbia Okanagan
Kelowna, British Columbia

Jeff D'Souza
Director - Membership

Trillium Health Partners
Toronto, Ontario

Diana Raymond-Watts
Vice President, Operations

DRW & Associates
Ajax, Ontario

Guillaume Paré
Co-Director - Co-Conference Planning

Polytechnique Montréal
Montréal, Québec

Taylor Wilson
Co-Director - Conference Planning

First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sunila Kalkar
Director, Communications

Aurora College, Aurora Research Institute
Northwest Territories

Past Presidents

Catherine Paquet2018-2020
Lori Walker2015-2018
Rachel Zand2013-2015
Ken Jenkins2012-2013
Sharon Freitag & Ken Jenkins2011-2012
Sharon Freitag2010-2011
Alex Karabanow2009-2010
Susan Marlin2008-2009
Laurel Evans2007-2008
Gilles Morier2006-2007
Patricia Lindley2005-2006
Margo Farren2004-2005
Susan Hoddinott2003-2004
Raphael Saginur2002-2003