Resident Doctors of Canada Announces 2016/17 Board of Directors

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today announced the election of its 2016/17 Board of Directors. The 20-member Board represents more than 9,000 resident physicians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Kimberly Williams, who served as co-chair of RDoC’s Practice Committee in 2015/16, was elected President of this year’s Board. “I am honoured to serve as President of Resident Doctors of Canada for what I know will be an exciting year of growth for the organization and effective advocacy on behalf of our membership,” said Williams.

Irving Gold, RDoC’s Executive Director, said, “I am very much looking forward to working with our 11 new directors and 9 returning directors in overseeing the continued implementation of our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan.”

The Board’s new directors are:

  • Dr. Melanie Bechard, Co-Chair Practice Committee
  • Dr. Catherine Cheng
  • Dr. Stephanie Kenny
  • Dr. Adriana Krawchenko-Shawarsky
  • Dr. Aarun Leekha
  • Dr. Alexandre Lefebvre
  • Dr. Colm McCarthy, Co-Chair Training Committee
  • Dr. Matthew Nicholson, Co-Chair Training Committee
  • Dr. James Quinlan, Co-Chair Practice Committee
  • Dr. Alyssa Smith, Co-Chair Wellness Committee
  • Dr. Vishal Varshney, Board Chair

The following directors have returned for 2016/17:

  • Dr. Terry Colbourne, Vice President
  • Dr. Jonathan Dean, Co-Chair, Wellness Committee
  • Dr. John-Paul (JP) King, Chair, Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee
  • Dr. Pamela Lai, Co-Chair Resiliency Working Group
  • Dr. Tom McLaughlin, Past President
  • Dr. Robbie Sidhu
  • Dr. Kimberly Williams, President
  • Dr. Sherman Wong, Treasurer
  • Dr. Salina Teja

For additional information on current Board Members, please visit the Resident Doctors of Canada website.

Media Contact:

Todd Coopee
Manager, Communications

About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership.