Dr. Brady Bouchard was elected in 2017 for a three-year Director-at-Large term. In 2019 he was elected for a one-year Secretary-Treasurer term. The Board and Nominating Committee felt that Dr. Bouchard was ready to assume an Officer Role for the following reasons. He has demonstrated exceptional personal leadership qualities; he is relatable to our members, with an emphasis on our future, youth, and the impact and evolution of technology; and he is knowledgeable about the CFPC and family medicine.
Dr. Bouchard is a very engaged Board Director—responsive, knowledgeable and respectful. Read more about Dr. Bouchard.
Christie Newton, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Port Moody, British Columbia
Nominee for 2020 - 2021 Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Christie Newton was appointed by the Board in February 2018 to fill the unexpired term of a Director-at-Large who resigned due to unanticipated personal reasons. In 2019 she was elected by CFPC members to serve a three-year Director-at-Large term. The Board has benefitted greatly from the continuity, wise council and knowledge offered by Dr. Newton. She was able to contribute to Board deliberations immediately due to her past and current participation with the CFPC, including in the areas of academic family medicine, continuing professional development, and Chapter involvement.
Dr. Newton is a very engaged Board Director—responsive, knowledgeable and respectful. She is passionate about family medicine and is an inspirational female leader in family medicine. Her nomination reflects the CFPC’s commitment to our core business of setting educational standards and supporting members across the continuum of education and practice needs. Read more about Dr. Newton.
Jean-Pierre Arseneau, MD, CCFP
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Nominee for 2020 - 2023 Director
Dr. Jean-Pierre Arseneau was appointed to a Director-at-Large position by the Board for July 2018 to November 2020 to fill the unexpired term of a Director-at-Large who resigned.
Dr. Arseneau has a number of skills that address priorities for our skills-based Board, including a strong financial acumen, risk management, and systems thinking, as well as knowledge of the CFPC and our Chapter structure given that he served as president of the New Brunswick Chapter and as a Director on the CFPC’s Board of 40 Directors. He covers a number of perspectives and demographics that are also priorities for the Board: He is a francophone; he is from New Brunswick; he practises in a fee-for-service, community-based environment and offers comprehensive care; and he has experience working in urban and rural settings. Dr. Arseneau is a high-energy individual and a disruptive innovator who challenges ideas (an attribute that contributed to his appointment to the Board). He is passionate about the CFPC’s work and serving its members, and thus serving all patients in Canada; he is also an early adopter of the Patient’s Medical Home vision and an entrepreneur with important practice (and business) experiences and perspectives. Social justice issues are also important to Dr. Arseneau. Read more about Dr. Arseneau.