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Canadian Public Health Association

Standing Committees

Committees exist to do the pre-work of the Board of Directors. They analyze issues and present options and recommendations to the Board. They do not speak on behalf of the Board. Each committee chair, in most cases, will be an appropriately-skilled Board member to facilitate the committee process and coordinate its work.

We currently have four standing committees:

  • The Finance Committee supports the Association’s operational planning and budgeting processes while developing and monitoring a long-term financial plan.
    • Ingrid Tyler, Chair
    • Heidi Bischof
    • Faisal Kassam
    • Beverly Milligan
    • Vamini Selvanandan
    • Suzanne Jackson, ex-officio
    • Ian Culbert, ex-officio
  • The Honorary Awards Committee supports the Board in recognizing individuals who and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health.
    • Benita Cohen, Chair
    • Manasi Parikh
    • Lydia Drasic
    • David Mowat
    • Pegeen Walsh
    • Richard Musto, ex-officio
    • Ian Culbert, ex-officio
  • The Nominating Committee supports Board sustainability through succession planning and the implementation of a nominating process by which Board members are elected by the membership.
    • Richard Musto, Chair
    • Manasi Parikh
    • Lilianne Bertrand
    • Georgia Carstensen
    • Suzanne Jackson, ex officio
    • Ian Culbert, ex officio

  • The Public Policy Committee assists in identifying issues, suggesting priorities, developing options and providing recommendations to the Board regarding our policy positions.
    • Suzanne Jackson, Chair, ex officio
    • Lynn McIntyre
    • Benita Cohen
    • Chris Yeboah
    • Josephine Etowa
    • Louise Simmons
    • Richard Musto, ex officio
    • Ian Culbert, ex officio
    • Frank Welsh, staff

While not a standing committee, we also have a Student and Early-career Professional Committee that provides advice to the Student Director on how we can continue to effectively engage students and early career professionals.