Dr. Marc Rodger
Dr. Rodger leads all health research advocacy activities for AFMC including the development of an AFMC Innovation Report. Dr. Rodger completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Thrombosis. He also completed an MSc in Epidemiology. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He is Head, Division of Hematology situated in the Ottawa Blood Disease Center at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Anna Karwowska
Dr. Karwowska plays a leadership role in AFMC activities that promote excellence in the continuum of medical education in Canada. She is a strong advocate for learners, teachers and educators. She received her medical degree from McGill University. Dr. Karwowska completed her training in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her clinical practice is in Child Maltreatment Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
Director, Data and Information Services
Jon Kimball manages the national repository of information on faculties of medicine across Canada. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in healthcare data management and implementing systems with a focus on improving health through better use of information. He has a proven track record of understanding the complexities of healthcare and harnessing information to make a difference. Jon holds a BA in Electronics Engineering, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and carries the Project Management Professional Designation (PMP).
Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Melissa Shahin runs operations and project delivery at AFMC. She has extensive project management experience and involvement in national- scale, collaborative initiatives and holds a strong track record of effectively managing projects on time, within scope and under budget. Ms. Shahin is forward-thinking with a passion for strategic planning and process improvement. She holds an Honours degree in Political Science with a focus on Canadian constitutional law and aboriginal studies.