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Christie Newton, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Port Moody, British Columbia
Current Secretary-Treasurer
Nominee for 2021–2022 Director holding the office of President-Elect


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, and in 2020 she was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer. The Board has benefited 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.

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Michael Green, MD, MPH, CCFP, FCFP, FCAHS
Kingston, Ontario
Nominee for 2021–2022 Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer


Dr. Michael Green is being nominated as Secretary-Treasurer for his broad clinical experience (which includes being an ally to Indigenous peoples and a proponent of Indigenous health, working in public health, and practising in resource-constrained environments), his academic leadership, and his expertise in family medicine, policy, and health systems research (with an emphasis on primary care, quality of care, health equity, and Indigenous health). His nomination also reflects his knowledge of the CFPC’s core areas of training standards/education, and the Patient’s Medical Home as well as his deep understanding of the potential and limitations of big data at a time when our organization is poised to engage further in this area.

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Carrie Bernard, MD, MPH, CCFP, FCFP
Brampton, Ontario
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2021–2024 Director


Dr. Carrie Bernard was elected in 2018 for a three-year Director-at-Large term. She is nominated for a second three-year term.

Dr. Bernard has a number of skills and experiences that address priorities for our skills-based Board, including practising comprehensive family medicine, teaching, patient and health care advocacy, systems thinking, risk management, ethics, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.

With a genuine passion for the CFPC’s work, Dr. Bernard is dedicated to meeting the needs of its members and thus serving all patients in Canada. She has shown commitment to her role on the Board and working to understand all our areas of activity. Her interest in governance and attention to detail are helpful to the collective Board. She contributes thoughtfully and meaningfully and often provides different and important perspectives based on her experience with academic initiatives, curriculum and remediation initiatives, activities abroad, and the provision of comprehensive care. She is committed to social justice, and the ethics expertise she brings to all discussions—in particular those related to Indigenous health, anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion—is highly valued.

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