Canadian Federation of
Medical Students

CFMS Board

  • President
  • Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • Henry is responsible for the general supervision and direction of the business of the CFMS. Overall goal-setting and vision fall under the President’s responsibilities. Henry also serves as the spokesperson for the organization to the public, the media, the government, and national medical organizations.
  • [email protected]
  • Past-President
  • Dr. Franco Rizzuti
  • University of Calgary
  • Franco advises the President and the Executive Group in addition to serving as Chief Returning Officer and Parliamentarian.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Communications
  • Christina Schweitzer
  • University of Calgary
  • Christina guides the internal and external communication of the CFMS. She is responsible for maintaining regular contact with individual representatives and medical society presidents, welcoming and orienting new representatives, and communication with external organizations when this responsibility falls outside of the duties of the President.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Education
  • Kaylynn Purdy
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Kaylynn is responsible for directing the representation, analysis and policy of the CFMS on educational issues. She represents the Federation at such forums where concerns of a primarily educational nature are discussed. Kaylynn also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Finance
  • Lauren Griggs
  • University of Calgary
  • Lauren guides the overall fiscal management of the CFMS, and acts as the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for managing the CFMS bank accounts, investments, expenses, revenue, and payroll. She is also actively involved in broadening the financial resource base of the CFMS by seeking alternative sources of revenue through grants, advertising, donations and sponsorship.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Government Affairs
  • Yipeng Ge
  • University of Ottawa
  • Yipeng addresses the organization's commitment to representation through political advocacy initiatives at a local and national level. He serves as the chair of the Government Affairs & Advocacy Committee (GAAC), organizes the CFMS Federal Lobby Day, coordinates position papers, and represents the CFMS on all issues of a political nature.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Student Affairs & Executive Vice-President
  • Stephanie Smith
  • University of Calgary
  • The Vice-President Student Affairs takes responsibility for overseeing the CFMS Student Wellness portfolio and for coordinating the CFMS member benefits and services. This position requires a great deal of organization and communication with the National Wellness Officer, Wellness Representatives, and Local Representatives, as well as with various external partners. The VP Student Affairs helps to oversee the projects of the National Wellness Officer and Wellness Committee, participates in Wellness Committee meetings, and serves as a coordinator and representative for other CFMS wellness projects and activities. The VP Student Affairs also serves as the CFMS representative on the AFMC Student Affairs committee and the Resident Doctors of Canada Resiliency Curriculum Working Group.
    Other major responsibilities of the role include developing and maintaining partnerships that will provide services and benefits to student members, administering and overseeing internally created member services, promoting member benefits, and working with the VP Finance on sponsorship relationships and benefits, including the oversight of the CFMS Leadership Awards. The VP Student Affairs will also be expected to play an integral role in the development and maintenance of web-based services.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Global Health
  • Christopher Briggs
  • University of Manitoba
  • Chris is responsible for coordinating the CFMS Global Health Program. He forms and maintains dynamic partnerships with Canadian and international organizations, to support the interests of medical students studying in Canada with respect to global health, international development, and public health.
  • [email protected]
  • Regional Representatives

    Regional Representatives are fully functioning and voting members of the Executive and have the specialized role of ensuring that the Executive is kept abreast of up-to-the-moment developments at all of the member schools. Regional representatives serve as liaisons between the Executive and the medical society representatives and presidents. They work closely with all VPs under the direction of the President to ensure communication between the Executive and medical societies. They are also expected to take on national projects and responsibilities on behalf of the Executive.
  • Western Regional Representative
  • Odell Tan
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • [email protected]
  • Western Regional Representative
  • Victor Do
  • University of Alberta
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  • Ontario Regional Representative
  • Maylynn Ding
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]
  • Quebec Regional Representative
  • Sarah Zahabi
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Atlantic Regional Representative
  • Victoria Januszkiewicz
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • [email protected]
  • National Officers

    CFMS

  • Health Policy
  • Jovi Wong
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Blood
  • Salima Abdulla
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology
  • Pavel Yarmak
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Wellness
  • Alyssa Lip
  • Queen's University
  • [email protected]
  • Alumni
  • Dr. Jesse Kancir
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health

  • Partnerships (NOP)
  • Tarun Rahman
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Exchanges (NOE)
  • Kelly Ma
  • University of Alberta
  • Montana Johnston
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health Education (NOGHE)
  • Dylan Ginter
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • [email protected]
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH)
  • Christopher Briggs
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Human Rights and Peace (NORP)
  • Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • Indigenous Health (NOIH)
  • Amanda Sauvé
  • University of Western Ontario
  • [email protected]