Canadian Federation of
Medical Students

Executive Team

  • President
  • Franco Rizzuti
  • University of Calgary
  • Franco chairs the Executive Group and 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. Franco also serves as the spokesperson for the organization to the public, the media, the government, and national medical organizations.
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  • President-Elect
  • Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • Henry serves as President-Elect from April to September until his installation as President at AGM . In this role, he will work alongside the CFMS President to understand the responsibilities of President, to develop his strategic vision for the organization, and to begin to connect with our partners and stakeholders.
  • [email protected]
  • Vice-President Communications
  • Usman Khan
  • University of Ottawa
  • Usman guides the internal and external communication of the CFMS. He 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.
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  • Executive Vice-President, Vice-President Education
  • Tavis Apramian
  • Western University
  • Tavis is responsible for directing the representation, analysis and policy of the CFMS on educational issues. He represents the Federation at such forums where concerns of a primarily educational nature are discussed. Tavis also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation.
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  • Vice-President Finance
  • Daniel Peretz
  • McGill University
  • Dan guides the overall fiscal management of the CFMS, and acts as the Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for managing the CFMS bank accounts, investments, expenses, revenue, and payroll. He 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.
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  • Vice-President Government Affairs
  • Sarah Silverberg
  • University of Toronto
  • Sarah addresses the organization's commitment to representation through political advocacy initiatives at a local and national level. She 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
  • Han Yan
  • Western University
  • Han is responsible for co-ordinating CFMS member affairs. Some of her major undertakings include maintaining the interview and electives databases, and the promotion of student resources. The VP-Student Affairs is mandated to develop and acquire new services based on membership feedback and plays an integral role in the development of web-based services.
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  • Vice-President Global Health
  • Jessica Bryce
  • Western University
  • Jessica is responsible for coordinating the CFMS Global Health Program. She 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.
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  • 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.

    National Officers


    Global Health