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Our Team

Director Student Affairs


  • Alex Young Soo Lee
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Alex is responsible for overseeing the CFMS initiatives related to wellness, medical culture, leadership, and member benefits and services. This position requires collaboration with the National Officer of Wellness, Wellness Roundtable Representatives, National Officer of Services, and external partners to promote wellness, resilience, and leadership development. Alex works with the dedicated National Wellness Committee, Services Committee, Leadership Development Task Force, Wellness Curriculum Task Force, Health Promoting Learning Environments Task Force, Student Mistreatment Task Force, and SafeSpaces volunteers to realize the vision of the Student Affairs portfolio. The vision is to Train healthier physicians to maximize the productivity and quality of health care services for Canadians.

Student Affairs Dyad


  • This position is currently vacant
  • University
  • email TBA
  • The Student Affairs Dyad chairs the Wellness Roundtable to help facilitate communication and collaboration between Wellness representatives across the Canadian medical schools. Within his role, the Student Affairs Dyad also oversees the CFMS Leadership Awards and contributes to the ongoing initiatives within the student affairs portfolio. They work closely with the National Wellness Committee to improve and promote student wellness projects including the annual National Wellness Challenge.
  • National Officer of Wellness


  • Jack Yuan
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • As the National Officer of Wellness, Jack chairs the National Wellness Committee that is composed of leaders of the various medical student well-being initiatives at the CFMS. He guides the direction of the Committee in their goals for the year including building pathways that will lead to greater accountability for CFMS recommendations at each medical school UGME. He oversees several of these initiatives including Longitudinal Wellness Initiative, National Wellness Challenge, Perspectives in Medicine, CFMS Connects, and works closely with the Wellness Round Table as well as well-being related task forces.
  • National Officer of Services


  • Zack Chuang
  • Western University
  • [email protected]
  • Zack oversees the Services Committee which is responsible for the CFMS Corporate Partnerships and Member Discounts, as well as the Electives and Interview Databases. Zack’s vision is to explore partnerships with new industries to broaden and expand the Member Discount program. He is also dedicated to improving the CFMS databases and driving engagement between Our Members and the Services Committee.
  • Alumni Liaison

  • Henry Annan (Pediatrics PGY-3, Dalhousie University)
  • [email protected]
  • Blood Drive Chair

  • Marissa Absi (University of Ottawa)
  • [email protected]
  • Safe Spaces Co-Chairs

  • Katia Milovanova (University of Alberta) - Sr.
  • Alisha Sharma (McMaster University) - Jr.
  • [email protected]
  • Student Affairs Communication Coordinator

  • Mahshid Hosseini (Queen’s University)
  • Wellness Roundtable (WRT)

  • Judy Song (University of British Columbia)
  • Allyson Miller (University of British Columbia)
  • Jessica Chow (University of Alberta)
  • Emily Macphail (University of Calgary)
  • Stephanie Gibbon (University of Calgary)
  • Pavneet Singh (University of Calgary)
  • Mckinley Smith (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Hailey Hildebrand (University of Manitoba)
  • Brittany Pennock (Northern Ontario School of Medicine)
  • Alana Sorgini (Western University)
  • Jihyun Sung (McMaster University)
  • Elliot Polster (McMaster University)
  • Lisa Vi (University of Toronto)
  • Caroline Park (University of Toronto)
  • Safa Majeed (University of Toronto)
  • Aveneesh Bhangu (Queen’s University)
  • Sherif El Meniawy (University of Ottawa)
  • Sandrine Major (McGill University)
  • Andrée-Anne Busque (McGill University)
  • Charles Lepage (McGill University)
  • Julie Ouellette (Université de Sherbrooke - Moncton)
  • Katie Ross (Dalhousie University)
  • Jake Dore (Dalhousie University)
  • Mitchell Chaulk (Memorial University)
  • National Wellness Committee (CSHW)

  • Jack Yuan (University of British Columbia) - Chair
  • Sarah Fletcher (University of British Columbia) - Advocacy Co-File Lead
  • Victoria Han (Memorial University) - Advocacy Co-File Lead
  • Dmitry Neymark (University of Saskatchewan) - Resiliency File Lead
  • Dilpreet Bajwa (University of Saskatchewan) - Awareness Lead
  • Elizabeth Ziming Yan (McMaster University) - National Wellness Challenge File Lead
  • Sloane Kowal (Queen’s University) - Perspectives in Medicine CFMS File Lead
  • Longitudinal Wellness Initiative (LWI)

  • Shakiba Khalkhali Ardestani (University of Toronto) - Chair
  • Audrey Le (McGill University)
  • Karine Gou (McGill University)
  • Alvin Qui (University of British Columbia)
  • Farhan Mahmood (University of Ottawa)
  • Pranali Raval (McMaster University)
  • Randi Mao (McMaster University)
  • Raveena Kapoor (McMaster University)
  • Mahraz Parvand (University of British Columbia)
  • Saman Fouladirad (University of British Columbia)
  • Services Committee

  • Zachary Chuang (Western University) - Chair
  • Anika Spasov (University of Ottawa) - Electives Database Coordinator
  • Mira Villegas (University of Manitoba) - Electives Database Coordinator
  • Amanda Chapman (Western University) - Interview Database Coordinator
  • Pedro Boasquevisque (University of Toronto) - Interview Database Coordinator
  • Brandon Loshusan (Western University) - Corporate Outreach & Planning Liaison
  • Jasmine Bouhtiauy (Université de Sherbrooke - Moncton) - Corporate Outreach & Planning Liaison
  • Health Promoting Learning Environments Task Force

  • April Liu (McMaster University) - Chair
  • Nishwa Shah (University of Toronto) - Outgoing
  • Lauren Winquist (Queen’s University) - Outgoing
  • Jacqueline Mincer (Dalhousie University) - Outgoing
  • Judy Truong (University of Toronto) - Outgoing
  • Rena Far (University of Calgary) - Outgoing
  • Vivian Tsang (University of British Columbia) - Outgoing
  • Nicole Lam (Western University) - Outgoing
  • Stephanie Ghazal (McGill University) - Outgoing
  • Leadership Development Task Force

  • Ayushi Bhatt (Western University) - Leadership Development Co-File Lead
  • Prasiddha Parthasarathy (McMaster University) - Leadership Development Co-File Lead
  • Adrian Kuchtaruk (Western University)
  • Adriano Petrangelo (University of Ottawa)
  • Ahmed Shoeib (University of Ottawa)
  • Victoria Sanderson (Western University)
  • Life as a Doctor to Be Podcast

  • Audrey Le (McGill University) - Chair
  • Lucas King (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Kassandra McFarlane (Queen’s University)
  • Peter Gariscsak (Queen’s University)
  • Dakoda Herman (University of Toronto)
  • Brittany Pennock (Northern Ontario School of Medicine)
  • Julia Kim (Queen’s University)
  • Negar Atefi (University of Manitoba)
  • Kiera Liblik (Queen’s University)
  • Karine Gou (McGill University)
  • Student Mistreatment Task Force

  • Terra Morel (University of Alberta) - Co-Chair
  • Hifza Buhari (University of Toronto) - Co-Chair
  • Alveena Ahmed (Western University)
  • Hailey Guertin (Western University)
  • Parmeet Kahlon (McMaster University)
  • Michael Shi (Western University)
  • Wellness Curriculum Task Force

  • Dax Bourcier (Université de Sherbrooke - Moncton) - Outgoing Co-Chair
  • Rena Far (University of Calgary) - Co-Chair
  • Noam Raiter (McMaster University) - Incoming Co-Chair
  • Alisha Sharma (McMaster University) - Incoming
  • Alvin Qiu (McGill University) - Incoming
  • Alissa Zhang (University of British Columbia) - Incoming
  • Emily Yang (University of British Columbia) - Incoming
  • Karen Paik (McMaster University) - Incoming
  • Kiana Yau (McGill University) - Incoming
  • Tina Chen (Western University) - Incoming
  • Zachary Chuang (Western University) - Incoming
  • Josh Aldo Garofalo (University of Manitoba) - Incoming
  • Saman Fouladirad (University of British Columbia) - Incoming
  • Sarah Strong (Memorial University) - Outgoing
  • Joanna Mader (Dalhousie University) - Outgoing
  • Madeleine Bondy (University of Ottawa) - Outgoing
  • Inderdeep Mander (University of Alberta) - Outgoing
  • Lucas King (University of Saskatchewan) - Outgoing
  • George Cai (University of Manitoba) - Outgoing
  • Emily Yung (McGill University) - Outgoing
  • Maggie Xiao (University of Alberta) - Outgoing