Organizational Structure and Governance

The national office of the Canadian Liver Foundation is located in Markham, Ontario and manages the key operational functions of the organization with a team of full-time and  part-time staff and volunteers.

In addition to this, the CLF operates out of the following regions:

  • BC/Yukon
  • Southern Alberta
  • Northern Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Southwestern Ontario
  • Greater Toronto
  • Eastern Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic

 Each regional office has a varying number of full-time/part-time staff and volunteers who split their time between fundraising, program implementation and patient support within the region.

Governance

The Canadian Liver Foundation is overseen by a 15 member board of directors comprised of physicians and private business people who are committed to making a difference in the fight against liver disease.

The CLF board of directors is the highest level of decision-making and authority in the CLF and its role is to act as a public steward by governing the affairs of the organization. Each member serves a term of three years with a possible extension for those who take on a leadership role.

The operations of the CLF are overseen by the CLF President, and each department is overseen by a manager or director.

The following is a list of the CLF’s National Board members:

CHAIRPERSON
Morris Sherman, MD, FRCPC
Toronto, Ontario

PAST CHAIRPERSON,  CHAIRPERSON, INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kevork Peltekian, MD, FRCPC
Halifax, Nova Scotia   

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Elliott M. Jacobson, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Toronto, Ontario 

CHAIRPERSON, MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MAC)
Eric Yoshida, MD, FRCPC
Vancouver, BC 

CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
Pascale Cloutier
Toronto, Ontario 

CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NEAC)
Diana Mager, PhD MSc RD
Edmonton, AB 

CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Larry Babins (FINANCE COMMITTEE)
Toronto, Ontario

CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Rick Jeysman
Markham, Ontario 
 
Michael Betel (MKTG & COMM COMMITTEE)
Toronto, Ontario 

Queenie Choo
Vancouver, BC

Kim Ewasechko
Calgary, AB 

Michael Galego 
Toronto, Ontario 
 
Mel Krajden, MD, FRCPC (MAC) 
Vancouver, B.C   

Nelson Lee (FINANCE COMMITTEE)
Markham, Ontario

Eberhard Renner, MD, FRCPC (MAC) 
Toronto, Ontario


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Morris Sherman, MD, FRCPC
Kevork Peltekian, MD, FRCPC
Eric Yoshida, MD, FRCPC
Elliott M. Jacobson, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Pascale Cloutier
Diana Mager, PhD
Larry Babins
Rick Jeysman
Gary A. Fagan (ex officio)


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