CLF Awards

In 2012 the Canadian Liver Foundation awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to 30 outstanding volunteers across the country in recognition of their contributions to the fight against liver disease. Recipients were presented with their awards in various CLF events including What a Girl Wants and LIVERight Gala.


  • Don Wishart, Executive Vice President, Operations and Major Projects, TransCanada 
  • Dr. Robert Myers, Assistant Professor , Liver Unit, Gastrointestinal Research Group, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Winnie Wong, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and the Assistant Dean of Education of the Postgraduate Medical Education Program at the University of Alberta 


  • Dale O’Connor, CLF Chapter President, Guysborough 
  • Dr. Kevork Peltekian, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Specialist in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
  • Dr. Thomas Michalak, Senior Canada Research Chair in Viral Hepatitis / Immunology,  Professor of Molecular Virology and Medicine, Memorial University 
  • Melanie Weir, founder of Olivia’s Memorial Walk fundraiser for liver research

British Columbia

  • Dr. Eric Yoshida, Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Head of Division of Gastroenterology, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Dr. Mel Krajden, Director, BC Hepatitis Services, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Dr. Susan Kwan, Co-Director, ICU, Burnaby Hospital
  • Jo-Ann Ford, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Robert Wilson, retired nurse and 12 year volunteer with BC/Yukon region


  • Andy Cumming, Managing Director, Blackheath Fund Management
  • Colina Yim, RN, nurse practitioner at the Toronto Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.Quebec
  • Daljit Nagpal, Biologist, Health Canada
  • Elliott Jacobson, partner in Elliott Jacobson and Associates consulting firm
  • Frank Bialystok, University of Toronto professor, Chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Ontario)
  • Haley Millman, liver and pancreas transplant recipient and graphic artist
  • Laurie Fraser, Human Factors Engineering Specialist, Ontario Power Generation
  • Luke Chan,  Associate Vice President,  International Affairs, McMaster University
  • Morris Sherman, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Nelson Millman, former Executive Producer for Studio Productions at Sportsnet
  • Pam Johnson
  • Pascale Cloutier, LLB, partner,  Miller Thomson LLB
  • Roger Hunter, retiree and nine-year national CLF volunteer
  • Theresa Stewart, retired CLF Chapter President, Guelph


  • Dr. Bernard Willems, Professor of Medicine, Universite de Montreal
  • Dr. Marc Bilodeau, Associate Professor of Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Director, National Canadian Research Training Program in Hepatitis C


  • Brian Kusisto, President, Kenroc Building Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Ken Sexton, CEO, Kenroc Building Materials Co. Ltd.