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.


Shana Kelley, PhD, FCAHS

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

Committee 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

Louise Nasmith, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCAHS

Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia

Marie-France Raynault MD, FCAHS

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal

Christopher Simpson MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS, FCCS, FCAHS

School of Medicine, Queen’s University

(ex-officio member)