Royal College Leadership Team

M. Ian Bowmer, MDCM, FRCPC, FRCP, FCAHS, FACP(hon), FRCPI(hon)
Chief Executive Officer (interim)


Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Arsenault

Joanne Arsenault, MPA
Governance Unit

Emily Joyce

Emily Joyce, LLB, LLM
Legal Unit

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Jessica Hertzog-Grenier, MBA, BIB
Director, Communications, Marketing and Translation

Tanya Horsley

Tanya Horsley, PhD, MBA
Associate Director, Research and Principal Scientist


Office of Indigenous Health


Sherry Sandy
Director, Indigenous Health


Office of Standards and Assessment

The Office of Standards and Assessment plays a leadership role in ensuring the highest quality of postgraduate specialist medical education in Canada. It focuses on promoting and maintaining Canadian standards in specialty medicine from residency through to retirement.

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Glen Bandiera MD, FRCPC, BASc (Engin.) MEd
Executive Director, Standards and Assessment 

Sarah T

Sarah Taber, MHA/MGSS
Managing Director, Standards and Assessment

J. Damon Dagnone

J. Damon Dagnone, MD, FRCPC
Director, Standards and Accreditation


André St-Pierre, MBA
Director, Assessment and certification

Farhan Bhanji

Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSc (Ed), FRCPC
Associate Director, Assessment Strategy


Associate Director, Examinations 


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Tara Phillips, MHA
Associate Director, Accreditation


Office of Learning and Connecting

The Office of Learning and Connecting works with stakeholders to develop the long-term strategies, resources and innovative culture necessary to be responsive and supportive to our members’ professional development journey from certification to retirement.

Guylaine Lefevbre

Guylaine Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Executive Director, Membership Engagement and Programs

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Rhonda St. Croix, MBA, PCC, CMA
Managing Director, Learning and Connecting

Steven Bellemare

Steven Bellemare, MD, FRCPC
Director, Member Experience and External Relations


Office of People Services and Organizational Development

PSOD is responsible for ensuring that we have robust and sustainable policies and practices with a commitment of developing, energizing, inspiring and valuing our employees to meet current and future organizational needs.

Melissa Beckette-Batchellor

Melissa Beckette-Batchellor
Executive Director, People and Inclusion



Andree Kaspardlov

Andree Kaspardlov
Director, People and Inclusion


Office of Corporate Services

The Office of Corporate Services supports our members, volunteers and staff by managing the work of the following units: finance, facilities management, information management and technology, corporate planning and event management planning.


Tim Julien, MBA, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Executive Director, Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

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Ingeborg Hatch, MA, PMP
Associate Director, Planning and Operational Excellence

Mark Humphries

Mark Humphries
Director, Information Technology Services


Office of International Collaboration and Advancement

The Office of International Collaboration and Advancement serves the global medical education community in system transformation, network establishment and capacity building through the promotion and dissemination of the Royal College’s knowledge, experience and core offerings. The office is also responsible for the stewardship of the Foundation of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada which oversees domestic philanthropic activities.

Craig Ceppetelli

Craig Ceppetelli, MBA
Executive Director, International Collaboration and Advancement and Chief Operating Officer, Royal College International