About Us

Board of Directors

The 13-member CADTH Board of Directors is composed of an independent chair; a regional distribution of jurisdictional federal, provincial, and territorial representatives; and a number of non-jurisdictional representatives from health systems, academia, and the general public. Directors are elected by the Members of the Corporation, who are the Deputy Ministers of Health for participating federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

The Board has overall responsibility for administering the affairs of the Corporation and providing the strategic direction to guide CADTH's success as the Canadian "go-to" provider of evidence and advice on the use of drugs and other health technologies.

Chair of the Board

David Agnew

David Agnew


Michelle Boudreau
Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Health Canada


Western Provinces

Robert Shaffer

Robert Shaffer                          
Assistant Deputy Minister, Manitoba Health

Vacant, new member pending

Atlantic Provinces

John McGrath                   
Deputy Minister, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador



Éric Levesque                           
Associate Deputy Minister, Francophone Affairs, Pharmaceutical, Physician and Community Services (Division) Health, Province of New Brunswick


Tiffany Boyd
Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, Yukon


Patrick Dicerni

Patrick Dicerni                       
Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Programs and Delivery Division and Executive Officer, Ontario Public Drug Programs

Health Systems

Hamida Bhimani

Hamida Bhimani                          
Healthcare Executive, Leadership and Diversity Consultant

Jeff Tyberg

Dr. Jeffrey Tyberg                        
Chief of Staff and Vice President, Academic and Medical Affairs, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre



Ellen Pekilis

Ellen Pekilis                          
Legal, Risk and Governance Advisor

Louise Taylor Green

Louise Taylor Green  
Human Resources Leader


Dr. Avram Denburg

Dr. Avram Denburg                          
Oncologist and Clinician-Scientist                          
Hematology/Oncology Division                          
Hospital for Sick Children

Observer (Quebec)

Dr. Michèle de Guise                          
President and CEO of INESSS