The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is a federally registered charitable organization which operates campuses in Ontario and British Columbia.
CCNM is dependent on student tuition, clinical and residence fees, and donations for its operations.
CCNM’s Board of Governors consists of naturopathic doctors and laypersons from a variety of disciplines. The Board’s mandate is to govern the organization through effective policy oversight and by ensuring executive performance achieves the vision and goals of the organization.
Board of Governors
Dr. David Duizer, ND (Chair)
Co-Owner, Noble Naturopathic
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Gannady Raskin, ND (Vice-Chair)
Executive Director, Medical Education Readiness Program
Miami, Florida
Angela Hildyard, PhD (Vice-Chair)
Special Advisor to the President and the Provost, Professor of Higher Education, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Dan Abrahams, LLB
VP, Policy & Governance & Chief Legal Officer, Professional Engineers Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Carol Morley, ND
Owner, Zawada Health
Mississauga, Ontario
Dr. Orest Szczurko, M.Sc., ND
Owner, Noumena Health
Mississauga, Ontario
Dr. Katherine Anderson, ND
Enterprise Director, Virtual Health Operations, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND
Owner, Sage Naturopathic Clinic
Kitchener, Ontario
Dr. John Cosgrove, ND, M.Sc.
President, NaturPharm
Barrie, Ontario
Dr. Heidi Standeven, ND
Owner, Foundations Naturopathic Health
New Westminster, British Columbia
Laura Da Re, CPA, CA
VP Finance, Numeris
Toronto, Ontario
Meagan McLaren, BHSc., M.Sc.
Student Governor
Carlee Kamar, B.Sc. Kin.
Student Governor
Ron Noble, MBA
President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Elaine Lewis, ND
Owner, One Elephant Integrative Health Team
Oakville, Ontario
Gordon Piercey, CPA, CA, MFAc, ICD.D
President, GWP Advisory Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario
Non-voting Representatives
Dr. Rahim Karim, DC, MBA, CHE, ICD.D
President & CEO
Jason Gemmill (Secretary)
Executive Assistant, President’s Office
Dr. Lauren Bennett, ND (Toronto Campus Staff Representative)
Director, Clinical Services
Desil Manapat, BA, MA (Boucher Campus Staff Representative)
Manager, Student Life
Dr. Jessica Hobson, ND, B.Sc. (Boucher Campus Faculty Representative)
Core Academic Faculty
Dr. Chris Pickrell, ND (Toronto Campus Faculty Representative)
Clinic Faculty