Board of Directors

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is governed by a volunteer board of directors, elected by our members across the country. Our membership is comprised of directors and chapter voting representatives.

The Board of Directors guides our strategic goals and priorities, sets policies, and ensures that our organization follows good governance and demonstrates accountability to our stakeholders.

Click here to view Crohn's and Colitis Canada's new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

Executive Committee

Byron Sonberg

Chair

Harvey Doerr

Past Chair

Lawrence E. Davis

Director & Treasurer

Mark Ram

Director & Secretary

Board Members

Peter Bethlenfalvy

Director

Adrianna Czornyj

Director

Ron Dunn

Director

Robert Hemminger

Director

Chantal Hevey

Director

Marli MacNeil

Director

Grant Mitchell

Director

Jeffrey Schwartz

Director

Ruth Scully

Director

Dr. Mark Steven Silverberg

Director

Michael J. Thompson

Director

Thomas (Tom) Tutsch

Director

Mark Whitmore

Director

John Van de Pol

Director

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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