Board of Directors & Committees

The COA is governed by its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and various committees made up of volunteer members. Nominations for all Board and Committee positions are managed by the Nominating Committee which is elected by the COA membership each year during the Annual Business Meeting.

If you are interested in serving on any of the COA’s committees, please contact Doug Thomson, CEO: doug@canorth.org for more information

Current Leadership

Executive Committee

  • President: Kevin Orrell
  • President Elect: John Antoniou
  • 2nd President Elect: Mark Glazebrook
  • Past President: Peter B. MacDonald
  • Secretary: Kishore Mulpuri
  • Treasurer: Marku Nousiainen
  • COF Chair: Geoffrey Johnston
  • CEO: Doug Thomson
  • Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives: Cynthia Vezina

Board of Directors 2016-2017

  • President: Kevin Orrell
  • President Elect: John Antoniou
  • 2nd President Elect: Mark Glazebrook
  • Past President: Peter B. MacDonald
  • Secretary: Kishore Mulpuri
  • Treasurer: Marku Nousiainen
  • COF Chair: Geoffrey Johnston
  • Atlantic Representative: Greg Clarke
  • Québec Representative: Robert Turcotte
  • Ontario Representative: Steven Papp
  • Prairies Representative: Cole Beavis
  • British Columbia Representative: Alastair Younger
  • Chair, CPD Committee: Veronica Wadey
  • Chair, Finance & Audit Committee: James P. McAuley
  • Chair, Practice Management Committee: Greg Clarke
  • Chair, Standards Committee: Jeffrey Gollish
  • Chair, Communications Committee: Alastair Younger
  • Chair, Membership Committee: John Grant
  • CORS President: Fackson Mwale
  • Royal College Specialty Chair: William Kraemer
  • CORA Co-Presidents (Invited: Amar Cheema, David Stockton)
  • CEO: Doug Thomson
  • Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives: Cynthia Vezina
  • Manager, Advocacy & Development: Trinity Wittman

COA Past Presidents

The COA presidency has been maintained by a long list of leaders, visionaries and pioneers from across the country.

COA Past Presidents

2017 Peter B. MacDonald
2016 Robin R. Richards
2015 Bas Masri
2014 Edward J. Harvey
2013 Geoffrey Johnston
2012 Emil H. Schemitsch
2011 Ross K. Leighton
2010 Cy Frank
2009 Peter J. O’Brien
2008 Marc J. Moreau
2007 Brendan D. Lewis
2006 Robert B. Bourne
2005 Alain Jodoin
2004 Robert M. Hollinshead
2003 William R. J. Rennie
2002 Clive P. Duncan
2001 Cecil H. Rorabeck
2000 D. William C. Johnston
1999 David P. Petrie
1998 James P. Waddell
1997 Robert F. Martin
1996 André Beaupré
1995 Michael A. Simurda
1994 R. Merv Letts
1993 Morris Duhaime
1992 Marvin Tile
1991 Reginald H. Yabsley
1990 Robert W. McGraw
1989 David E. Hastings
1988 James W. Wiley
1987 Charles Sorbie
1986 John R. Huckell
1985 Gordon W.D. Armstrong
1984 John W. Hazlett
1983 Hans K. Uhthoff
1982 Edward H. Simmons

1981 Robert B. Salter
1980 Glen E. Edwards
1979 Carroll A. Laurin
1978 Richard L. Cruess
1977 Ian Macnab
1976 W. Robert Harris
1975 Jacques Robichon
1974 David G. Landells
1973 Robert N. Lofthouse
1972 Jean-Marc Lessard
1971 Olav Rostrup
1970 Frederick P. Dewar
1968 F. Robert Tucker
1967 Roger Gariépy
1966 R. Gordon Townsend
1965 George F. Pennal
1964 Frank P. Patterson
1963 Ian W. Davidson
1962 Ulric Frenette
1961 E. Wilson Ewart
1960 William B. MacKinnon
1959 J. Gordon Petrie
1958 George W. Armstrong
1957 Louis-Phillipe Roy
1956 Harold H. Boucher
1955 John L. McDonald
1954 John R. Naden
1953 J. Calixte Favreau
1952 R. Graham Huckell
1951 Freeman A. Brockenshire
1950 Alexander Gibson
1949 Robert I. Harris
1948 Joseph Édouard Samson
1947 Joseph Édouard Samson
1946 John A. Nutter
1945 John A. Nutter