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Royal College International Board of Directors bios

Bill Pope, MD, FRCPC
First Vice-Chair and Royal College Council Member

Bill was registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and president of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada, from 2001-2015. He has been section head of adult anesthesia at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, program director in anesthesiology and undergraduate associate dean at the University of Manitoba, as well as chief oral examiner in anesthesia for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He earned a law degree and was executive vice-president of medical services for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton.

He has been very involved in community, social and artistic organizations including on the boards of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the United Way. For the last six years, he has been a member of the selection committees for the Rhodes scholarship winners for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; the Future Leaders of Manitoba, and the winner of the Winnipeg Walk of Fame.

Bill completed his medical school, anesthesiology training and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Manitoba.

Sue Bennett, MB ChB, FRCPC
Director

Sue is a full professor in pediatrics in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. She is also the director of social pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Sue has more than two decades of experience working clinically with maltreated children, youth and their families. She conducts research and education and training on child maltreatment, social pediatrics and global health for multi-disciplinary professionals at the local and international level. She has published numerous articles, edited book chapters and authored a number of seminal papers on child health and child maltreatment.

Her career includes early practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist and subsequently as a pediatrician in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Canada.

Sue has a medical degree from Liverpool University, England with postgraduate training in tropical medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and mental health.

Robert Brouillard, MBA, FCMC
Director

As a consultant, Bob served clients in both the public and private sectors for over 20 years in areas including strategy, organization and financial management. Bob was managing partner of Deloitte Consulting Canada from 1990 to 1996. In 1996, Bob was appointed managing director of Deloitte Consulting Europe, based in Brussels. After completing his term of office in 2000, Bob remained in Europe as a Senior Partner, before retiring in 2003 and moving to the United Kingdom. Bob returned to Canada permanently in 2010 and now serves in an advisory capacity to a number of organizations,  primarily in the Ottawa area.

Bob graduated from St. Patrick's College in Ottawa with his Bachelor of Arts degree and continued his education at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he earned his master of business administration.

Angela Enright, MB, FRCPC
Director

Angela has a particular interest in anesthesia education in economically deprived areas of the world. She came to this gradually beginning in 1996 when she was the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 11th World Congress of Anesthesiologists in Montreal in 2000. As she traveled around the world promoting the congress, she became more and more aware of the challenges and deprivations facing colleagues working in low resource areas. Working with the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation, Angela was responsible for the creation and development of a residency training programme in anesthesia in Rwanda.

Angela always had a great interest in teaching and continues to teach even though she is now retired from clinical anesthesia. She was the Programme Director in Anesthesia at the University of Saskatchewan from 1978-80, an examiner in anesthesia for the Royal College from 1980‐1986 and a member of the Examinations Committee from 1984‐1988.

Angela has a medical degree from National University of Ireland.

Lyle Richard (Rick) Kohler, BA
Director

Rick has dedicated his career to furthering Canadian interests internationally through the Canadian government’s foreign service. He has held several high-profile appointments, including serving as ambassador to Brazil and Consul General of Canada in Australia. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of significant contribution to Canada.

A specialist in trade and economic issues, Rick has managed trade, investment, science and technology and economic programs in a number of capitals including Paris (twice), Bucharest, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Los Angeles and Bangkok. In 2007, Rick retired from the foreign service and accepted the position of Assistant Deputy Minister for International Relations and Chief of Protocol, for the Government of Ontario.

Rick has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and a management diploma from York University.

Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC
Director

Stan is the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the director of the World Health Organization’s collaborating care in mental health policy and training at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Canada. He is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and a leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, and policy. Stan has been involved in mental health work in more than 20 countries.

Stan plays an active teaching role with psychiatry residents. He has also taught mental health classes at several universities. He provides training for educators and health care professionals to improve the mental health care of youth and adolescents.

Highlights from the awards and honours he has received include the John Ruedy Award, Innovation in Medical Education, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (2013); Paul Patterson Education Leadership Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (2012); Distinguished Fellow Canadian Psychiatric Association; Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; and the Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Global Health (2011).

Stan has a medical degree from McMaster University.

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC
Director and Royal College Council Member

Richard is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. He is active in both colorectal surgery and research in medical education. He was instrumental in developing a performance-based examination, which is now used for medical licensure in Canada. He ran a research program on assessment of technical competence for surgeons and supervised a fellowship program in surgical education

Richard earned his medical degree from McGill University, followed by a general surgical residency at the University of Toronto. He spent two years in fellowship training, first obtaining a masters’ degree in medical education from Southern Illinois University, followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.

Mary Ritchie, FCA
Director

Mary is the CEO and President of Richford Holdings Ltd. She joined Richford Holdings in January 2002. Mary is a Director of Alaris Royalty Corp., Industrial Alliance Ltd., RBC Global Asset Management, and Softchoice, all publically traded companies.

Mary served on the initial board of the CPP Investment Board and is a member of the Province of Alberta Audit Committee. She is a member of the Department Advisory Committee of the Clerk of the Privy Council and the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources of Canada. Mary is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

David Ross, MD, FRCSC
Director and Royal College Council Member

David is the author and co-author of over 130 peer reviewed publications. His research interest is in the causes of failure of human valves used in children’s heart surgery and in neurodevelopmental outcomes of infant heart surgery. He was President of the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons from 2012 to 2014. After eight years in practice as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgeon in Halifax, he moved to Edmonton in 2001 to assist with the expansion of the Stollery’s congenital cardiac surgery program.

David has been active in the Royal College as the first Residency Program Committee director for the six-year integrated Cardiac Surgery program at Dalhousie University (1997-2001), as a nucleus committee member (1995-2000) and chair of the Specialty Committee in Cardiac Surgery (2000-2006), as vice-chair of the Cardiac Surgery Examination Board (1999-2001) and as a member of the Regional Advisory Committee for Region 1 (2009-present). David has been an elected member of the Royal College Council since February, 2014.

David earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto.

Kamal Rungta, MD, FRCPC
Director and and Royal College Council Member

Since 2000, Kamal has been engaged by the Royal College primarily in the area of postgraduate medical education accreditation of residency programs. He has been a program director, Postgraduate Dean at UBC and surveyor. He has participated in many Royal College university accreditation survey teams. He has also chaired the University of Manitoba, McMaster University and University of Toronto surveys of postgraduate programs.

Kamal has maintained a part-time clinical practice throughout his career. In addition to his interest and contributions in the area of postgraduate medical education, he has been engaged in assisting the University of British Columbia develop an Aboriginal health strategy, reviewing the MD Aboriginal Admissions Program and the undergraduate electives system. He chaired the MD Curriculum Renewal Steering Committee and is currently chair of the MD student promotion committees.

Kamal completed his medical degree and residency training from the University of Toronto.

Peter Sutherland, MSC
Director

Peter is a Senior Business Advisor, Asia with Aird & Berlis LLP. He joined Aird & Berlis LLP after a distinguished diplomatic career, which included service as Canada's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and High Commissioner to India. Peter's other foreign assignments included postings in the United States, Hungary, Ivory Coast and as an attorney in the Inter-American Development Bank

Peter is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Canada-India Business Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canada-Arab Business Council and is a member of the International Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Peter earned an honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a M.Sc. admin from George Washington University. He is also an International Fellow of Harvard University.

Roger Turnell, MD, FRCSC
Director

Roger is a professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the University of Alberta. He is also a staff perinatologist in the Perinatal Clinic of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

He has earned 20 special awards and distinctions including most recently the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002); Royal College Studies in Medical Education Fellowship (2000–2001) and the Alberta Centennial Medal (2005). Roger has been an active member of the Royal College since 2006 and has served on a number of committees.

He earned his medical degree from McGill University.

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