The Administrative team of Diabetes Action Canada ensures efficient day to day operations of the office, and supports the work of research management and other functions. The team plays an important part in the administration and development of this Network. This team consists of an Executive Director, a Campaign Director, a Business Officer ,Manager of Research Operations and an Executive Assistant.



Executive Director:

Catharine Whiteside, CM MD PhD FRCP(C) FCAHS


A University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Whiteside served as Dean of Medicine and Vice Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions at the University of Toronto from 2006 -14 and was recognized with WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award in 2012.

Dr. Whiteside was awarded the 2007 Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association 2009 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and in 2016 received the OMA’s Advocate for Students and Residents Award.

She currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Baycrest Health and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and is Chair of the Board of the Banting Research Foundation. In 2016, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Whiteside now holds the position of Executive Director of Diabetes Action Canada, the SPOR Network in Diabetes and Related Complications.


Tel: 416-340-4800 ext. 2612



Manager, Research Operations

Tracy McQuire, MSc PMP


Tel: 416-340-5124





Business Officer

Mildred Lim


Tel: 416-340-4800 ext. 2522



Administrative Assistant

Jessica Antwi


Tel: 416-340-4800 ext.6899