Our new Steering Council Chair and Vice Chairs

By admin - March 30, 2017 1:00 am

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The Steering Council of Diabetes Action Canada, is our highest level of governance and provides the Network with the necessary guidance and oversight on all aspects of our Network activities.

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce our new Steering Council Chair is Malcolm King. Malcolm led the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health as its Scientific Director for the past 8 years, and has devoted many years to improving wellness and achieving health equity for Indigenous Peoples through his tireless efforts in promoting meaningful research and strategic collaboration.  We are privileged to be able to tap Malcolm’s invaluable leadership and wealth of experience.

Provided below for your information, are links to Malcolm’s profile and the Steering Council webpage of the Diabetes Action Canada website.

https://www.sfu.ca/fhs/people/profiles/malcolm-king.html

http://diabetesaction.ca/about/

Terry Sullivan and Ross Gray have very kindly agreed to accept the invitation to be the Chairs of the Nomination/Governance and Finance/Audit Standing Committees, respectively.

As Chair of the Nomination/Governance Standing Committee, Terry leads the Committee in the recruitment of members for the Steering Council and Standing Committees, as well, organize the performance evaluation for the Steering Council and our leadership of the SPOR Network. Ross, in his capacity as Chair of the Finance/Audit Standing Committee, will lead the Committee in providing oversight of the budget plannings, financial reporting and audits for the Network.

Dr. Terrence Sullivan currently serves on a number of governance and advisory roles in health services and health policy. He is the Chair of CADTH’s Board of Directors, the Quality Committee of the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Governance Committee for Exactis Innovation (a federal Network Centre of Excellence focused on new therapeutics for cancer).

Ross Gray is currently a Patient Representative advising Diabetes Action Canada. He is a semi-retired Real Estate developer who has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bolton for over 25 years. He has held many Executive positions within several corporates and charitable organizations. Also, Mr. Gray is actively involved in major charitable endeavors (both locally and nationally) including the Banting & Best Cabinet. He has been supporting Diabetes Research for around 10 years and has been greatly involved with Dr. Gary Lewis.

Diabetes Action Canada is delighted to have members with such outstanding skills serving on our Steering Council.