Organ Donation and Transplantation Expert Advisory Committee (ODTEAC)

The ODTEAC provides expert advice on donation and transplantation system activities for ongoing advancement and implementation of national initiatives in partnership with Canadian Blood Services.

Members Title and Organization
CHAIR
Dr. Norman Kneteman

University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Edmonton, Alberta

OTHER OTDT COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Dr. Saneef (Sonny) Dhanani | Chair

Deceased Donation Advisory Committee

Intensivist, Critical Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Chief Medical Officer, Trillium Gift of Life Network Ottawa, Ontario

Ms. Deanna Paulson | Chair

Donation and Transplant Administrators

Advisory Committee

Director, Transplant Services

University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Michael McDonald | Co-Chair

Heart Transplant Advisory Committee

Director, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Susan Gilmour, Chair
Liver Transplant Advisory Committee

Regional Program Clinical Director

Stollery Children's Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Sunita Singh | Chair

Living Donation Advisory Committee

Transplant Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic Nephrologist, Post Transplant, Kidney Transplant Clinic Donor Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic UHN - Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Steven Paraskevas | Chair

Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee

Associate Professor of Surgery - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec

Dr. Eric Wagner | Chair

National Human Leukocyte Antigen

Advisory Committee

Director, Immunology and Histocompatibility Laboratory, CHU de Québec, CHUL du CHU de Québec, Québec City, Québec

Ms. Roberta Koscielny | Chair

Public Education and Awareness 

Committee

Communications Specialist Transplant Manitoba, Gift of Life,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION / ASSOCIATIONS
Mr. Greg Webster, Representative
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Director, Acute and Ambulatory Care Information Services, Data Strategies and Statistics

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Charu Kaushic, Representative

Canadian Institute of Health Research

Scientific Director,
McMaster Immunology Research Centre and Michael G. DeGroote Institute of Infectious Disease Research

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Director, Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory, McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. Lori West, Representative

Canadian National Transplant Research Program

Executive Director,

Canadian National Transplant Research Program

University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Jagbir Gill | President Canadian Organ Replacement Register 

President,

Canadian Organ Replacement Register

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of British Columbia Division of Nephrology

St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Jeffrey Schiff, President

Canadian Society of Transplantation

Medical Director, Pancreas Transplant Program,

Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Toronto, Ontario

ETHICS / LEGAL EXPERTS
Vacant  
PROVINCIAL ORGAN DONATION ORGANIZATIONS / ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION PROGRAMS
Mr. Eric Lun

Executive Director,
BC Transplant
Vancouver, British Columbia

Ms. Holly Mackin

Executive Director,

Women's Health, Trauma Services & Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone Foothills Medical Centre,

Alberta Health Services

Calgary, Alberta

Ms. Lori Garchinski

Executive Director, Provincial Services – Tertiary Care

Program Lead, Saskatchewan Smart IV Pump Program

Regina General Hospital, Saskatchewan Health Authority

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Andrew Healey

Director, Emergency Targeted Sonography, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, Donation,

Trillium Gift of Life Network

Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. Darin J. Treleaven

Associate Professor of Medicine Head of Service & Medical Director of Transplantation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Hamilton, Ontario

Ms. Janet MacLean

Trillium Gift of Life

Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Louis Beaulieu (Observer)

Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director

Transplant Québec

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Prosanto Chaudhury

Associate Director, General Surgery McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital

Medical Director, Transplant Québec

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Matthew Weiss

Pediatric Intensivist Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec

Medical Director, Donation, Transplant Québec

Québec, Québec

Ms. Nadya Savoie

Administrative Director

NB Organ and Tissue Program 

Horizon Health Network

Moncton, New Brunswick

Dr. Nessa Gogan

Nephrologist

Saint John Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network

Saint John, New Brunswick

Ms. Cynthia Isenor

Health Services Director, Central Zone and Policy & Planning Critical Care Program 

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Stephen Beed

Site Chief, 3A Med/Surgical ICU Nova Scotia Health Authority QEII Health Sciences Centre,

Victoria General Hospital

Halifax, Nova Scotia

TBD

Newfoundland

Dr. Sharon Peters

Professor of Medicine,

Eastern Health

Health Science Centre

St. John’s, Newfoundland

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES REPRESENTATION  
Ms. Catherine Butler  

Director, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Canadian Blood Services

Ms. Rosanne Dawson

Legal

Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Isra Levy

Vice-President, Medical Affairs

Canadian Blood Services

Ms. Lindy McIntyre

Director, Health Policy and Government Relations

Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Peter Nickerson

Medical Advisor, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Michel Pâquet

Medical Advisor, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Sam Shemie

Medical Advisor, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Canadian Blood Services

Last updated June 2022