Canadian Federation of
Medical Students

CFMS Board

  • President
  • Victor Do
  • University of Alberta
  • Victor 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. Victor also serves as the spokesperson for the organization to the public, the media, the government, and national medical organizations.
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  • Past-President
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith
  • University of Calgary
  • Stephanie advises the President and the Board through her role as Board Chair. Additionally, she is the Governance Committee Chair and serves as Chief Returning Officer and Parliamentarian, actively involved with elections conducted at AGM and SGM. Stephanie also serves as the student representative on the Canadian Medical Association board.
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  • Vice-President Communications & Executive Vice-President
  • Adel Arezki
  • McGill University
  • Adel guides the internal and external communication of the CFMS. He manages the public profile of the CFMS, including website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles, and engaging with news media. Adel promotes the activities of the CFMS, as well as the successes and advocacy efforts of medical students across Canada. He is responsible for maintaining regular contact with medical school representatives, engaging individual members of the CFMS, and communication with external organizations when this responsibility falls outside of the duties of the President. Adel is the contact person for any news media requests. 
  • [email protected]
  • Director Education
  • Rishi Sharma
  • McMaster University
  • Rishi 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. Rishi also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation.
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  • Vice-President Finance
  • Anson Lee
  • McGill University
  • Anson 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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  • Director Government Affairs
  • Helen Teklemariam
  • University of Manitoba
  • Helen 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]
  • Director Student Affairs
  • Sarah Zahabi
  • McGill University
  • Sarah is responsible for overseeing the CFMS Student Wellness portfolio, the CFMS Leadership Awards and for coordinating the CFMS member benefits and services. This position requires collaboration with the National Wellness Officer, Wellness Representatives, and various external partners to promote wellness and resilience. Sarah advocates for and supports members through the development of resources, including the launch of the Longitudinal Wellness Strategy and the STRIVE Resiliency course to promote wellness of medical students across the country.
  • [email protected]
  • Director Global Health
  • Achieng Tago
  • University of Manitoba
  • Achieng 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.
  • [email protected]
  • Regional Directors

    Regional Directors are fully functioning and voting members of the Board and have the specialized role of ensuring that the board is kept abreast of up-to-the-moment developments at all of the member schools. Regional Directors serve as liaisons between the Board and the medical society representatives and presidents. They work closely with all VPs and other Directors under the direction of the President to ensure communication between the Board and medical societies. They are also expected to take on national projects and responsibilities on behalf of the Board.
  • Western Regional Director
  • Devon Mitchell
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Western Regional Director
  • Henry Li
  • University of Manitoba
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  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Felipe Fajardo
  • McMaster University
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  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Avrilynn Ding
  • Queen’s University
  • [email protected]
  • Quebec Regional Director
  • Matin Kerachian
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Atlantic Regional Director
  • Clara Long
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • National Officers

    CFMS

  • Alumni Liaison
  • Dr. Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • Blood DRIVE
  • Claudia Meloche
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Education
  • Alexandra Cohen
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Health Policy
  • Hilary Pang
  • University of Toronto
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Sr)
  • Jack Luo
  • McGill University
  • Jason Yao
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Jr)
  • Vivian Tan
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • Political Advocacy
  • Lara Witt
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Sr)
  • Lia Huo
  • University of Toronto
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Jr)
  • Eagan Peters
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Services
  • Jonathan Sevick
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • Wellness
  • Hayley Hill
  • Queen's University
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health

  • Partnerships (NOP)
  • Ushma Purohit
  • University of Toronto
  • [email protected]
  • Exchanges Incoming (NOE)
  • Emre Islam
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • [email protected]
  • Exchanges Outgoing (NOE)
  • Charlotte Coleman
  • Queens University
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health Education (NOGHE)
  • Farnaz Javadian
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH)
  • Tracy Pham
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • Human Rights and Peace (NORP)
  • Alex Wong
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • Indigenous Health (NOIH)
  • Yotakahron Jonathan
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]