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The Board consists of NDs and laypersons from a variety of disciplines

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The Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research (INER) operates CCNM and the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC). INER is registered as a charitable organization and CCNM receives no direct government funding.

CCNM’s Board of Governors consists of naturopathic doctors and laypersons from a variety of disciplines; elected by INER members. The Board’s mandate is to govern the organization [the Corporation (INER) operating as the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)] through effective policy oversight and ensuring executive performance achieves the vision and goals of the organization.


Dr. Colleen McQuarrie, B.Sc., BA, ND (Chair)

Clinic Director and Founder,
Ottawa Integrative Health Centre
Ottawa, Ontario

Dan Abrahams, LLB (Vice-Chair)

General Counsel
Professional Engineers of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Gannady Raskin, ND (Vice-Chair)

Miami, Florida

Sameet Batavia, CA (Treasurer)

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Carol Morley, ND

Zawada Health
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Orest Szczurko, M.Sc., ND

Noumena Health
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Katherine Anderson, ND

Director of Integrative Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND

Owner, Sage Naturopathic Clinic
Kitchener, Ontario

Victoria Hemming, MBA

Ottawa, Ontario

Daphne Jurgens, B.Sc.

Ottawa, Ontario

Laura Da Re, CPA, CA

VP Finance, Numeris
Toronto, Ontario

Daniella Remy, BA, M.Sc.

Student Governor
Class of 2022

Ron Noble, MBA

Toronto, Ontario

Angela Hildyard, PhD

Special Advisor to the President and the Provost,
Professor of Higher Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario


Non-voting representatives

Bob Bernhardt, PhD

President & CEO, CCNM

Jason Gemmill (Secretary)

Executive Assistant, President’s Office, CCNM

Karam Singh (Staff Representative)

Manager, Marketing and Communications, CCNM

Dr. Chris Pickrell, ND (Faculty Representative)

Clinic Faculty, CCNM

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Educating naturopathic doctors in North America for over 40 years

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