Governance
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (ֱ̲) is a federally registered charitable organization which operates campuses in Ontario and British Columbia.
ֱ̲ is dependent on student tuition, clinical and residence fees, and donations for its operations.
ֱ̲’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. Elaine Lewis, ND (Vice-Chair)
Owner, One Elephant Integrative Health Team
Oakville, Ontario
Dan Abrahams, LLB (Vice-Chair)
VP, Policy & Governance & Chief Legal Officer, Professional Engineers Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Gannady Raskin
Executive Director, Ross University School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Dr. Carol Morley, ND
Owner, Zawada Health
Mississauga, Ontario
Dr. Orest Szczurko, M.Sc., ND
Owner, Noumena Health
Mississauga, Ontario
Dr. Katherine Anderson, ND
Director, Virtual Health
City of Hope
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Garth Gayle, CPA
Director, Finance
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Reina Persaud, B.Sc., ND
Clinic Owner
London, Ontario
Dr. John Cosgrove, ND, M.Sc.
President, NaturPharm
Barrie, Ontario
Dr. Heidi Standeven, ND
Owner/CEO, Foundations Naturopathic Health
New Westminster, British Columbia
Jeanette Titus, HBSc.
Student Governor
Ron Noble, MBA
President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Gordon Piercey, CPA, CA, MFAc, ICD.D
President, GWP Advisory Inc.
East York, Ontario
Non-voting Representatives
Dr. Rahim Karim, B.Sc., 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. Poonam Patel, ND (Toronto Campus Faculty Representative)
Clinic Faculty