2019 Nominees

Catherine Cervin, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MAEd
Sudbury, Ontario
Current Secretary-Treasurer
Nominee for 2019-20 Director holding the office of President-Elect

Dr. Catherine Cervin is reflective and genuine – she has extensive experience with board and governance work, strategic planning, an understanding of distributed medical education, a passion for caring for vulnerable populations, and a dedication to social accountability. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of the CFPC through previous volunteer roles on the Section of Teachers Executive, as chair of the Board of Examinations and Certification, as chair of the Honours and Awards Committee, and chair of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. She is currently Vice Dean Academic, of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Much of her formative years took place in the Maritimes.

Brady Bouchard, MBBS, CCFP
Battleford, Saskatchewan
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019-20 Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Brady Bouchard was elected in 2017 for a three-year Director-at-Large term. The Board and Nominating Committee feel that Dr. Bouchard is ready to assume an Officer Role. They want a nominee who has demonstrated exceptional personal leadership qualities; who will be relatable to our members, with an emphasis on our future, youth, and the impact and evolution of technology; and who is knowledgeable about the CFPC and Family Medicine. Dr. Bouchard achieved his CCFP in 2015 after a short but successful career as both an Engineer and a developer of a technology company.

Dr. Bouchard grew up in Saskatchewan, received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in Australia, and returned to Saskatchewan to complete his family medicine residency. He has practised in multiple provinces, in rural and Indigenous communities, and has provided emergency medicine services. He is a very engaged Board Director—responsive, knowledgeable and respectful. He is a valued contributor on the Finance and Audit Committee and on the National Committee on Continuing Professional Development, where he has demonstrated a good understanding of issues, provided a member user lens, and been forward looking.

Dr. Bouchard holds teaching appointments and has some administrative leadership experience. He makes connections easily with members across generations and geographies.

Marie Giroux, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Sherbrooke, Québec
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019-22 Director

Christie Newton, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Port Moody, British Columbia
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019-22 Director

Drs. Marie Giroux and Christie Newton were appointed by the Board in April 2018 and February 2018, respectively, to fill the unexpired terms of two Directors-at-Large who resigned due to unanticipated personal reasons. The Board has benefitted greatly from the continuity, wise council and knowledge offered by both Board Directors. They were able to contribute to Board deliberations immediately due to their past and current participation with the CFPC including: academic family medicine – as former and acting university department chairs, respectively; in Continuing Professional Development; with their respective Chapters - Dr. Newton recently completed her presidency with the British Columbia Chapter. They both served as CFPC Board Directors on the previous 40-member Board.

Both Drs. Newton and Giroux contribute thoughtfully and meaningfully to the CFPC Board and have a genuine passion for the CFPC and its governance. Their skills, experiences, and leadership qualities are exceptional additions to assisting the Board address the elements of its skills─matrix. In terms of demographic and perspective attributes, they are an important reflection of women in our profession and women in leadership positions. Dr. Giroux is from Quebec and is a Francophone, a critical cohort of our membership. Her involvement with the Board while the CFPC focuses on the outcomes of family medicine residency training, will be a meaningful link. As the CFPC continues to focus on member engagement and how to balance this with our governance structures, Dr. Newton’s involvement with the Board following her role as the British Columbia Chapter President, will be invaluable.

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