The Engagement and Sustainability Committee’s mandate is focused on internal issues such as Fellows and organizational capacity. It is to see why Fellows should want to remain part of the Academy and how the Academy can build its capacity to respond to its Fellows’ expectations.

The Committee must advance in lock step with the goals of the Committees Regional Networks, Assessments and fundraising which is achieved through cross representation on Board Committees and the ex-officio appointment of the Committee Chair to the CAHS Board.


  • Provide direction, guidance and oversight to management for the implementation of the Board’s objectives;
  • Prepare a plan in relations to CHAS’ mandate, and review it annually; and,
  • identify measurable objectives on an annual basis.


Shanna Kelley, PhD, FCAHS
Faculty of Medicine, University of TorontoCommittee Chair
Judy Illes, CM, PhD, FRSC FCAHS
Faculty of Medicine, Neurology Division, University of British Columbia
James (Jay) C Cross, PhD, FCAHS

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary 

Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD, FCAHS

School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Anita Molzahn, CM, PhD, RN, FCAHS

Dean, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Louise Nasmith, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCAHS

Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia

Marie-France Raynault, MSc, MD, FCAHS
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal
Paul Allison, PhD, FCAHS

Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University
(ex-officio member)