President: Tracy Stockley, PhD, FCCMG
Research location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Cancer
Dr. Stockley’s research interests include development of genomic tests for molecular diagnostics, application of new technologies such as Next-Generation Sequencing to clinical care for acquired and inherited disease, and quality management for high-complexity clinical laboratory testing.
Secretary: Tanya Nelson, PhD, FCCMG
Dr. Tanya Nelson is a clinical Molecular Geneticist and Head of the Division Laboratory Genetics & Genomics at the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals, and a UBC Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. As a Chair or member of CCMG committees, Dr. Nelson has collaborated on numerous guideline and position statements, both in the prenatal and postnatal setting. She is also actively involved in CCMG training, and is the Director of the UBC CCMG Molecular Genetics post-graduate fellowship program.
Treasurer: Marjan Nezarati, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Member/Secretary Elect: Murray Potter, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Dr. Potter spends most of his professional time in the area of biochemical genetics and newborn screening. Direct clinical duties include running Metabolic Genetic and Newborn Screening clinics at McMaster Children's Hospital and directing the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program.
The major focus of Dr. Potter’s research is on inborn errors of metabolism. This encompasses clinical research in the diagnosis and management of these disorders and the development of new/improved mass-spectrometry diagnostic and monitoring tests. Dr. Potter’s educational contributions include undergraduate, medical student and post-graduate teaching at McMaster University. He is also involved in local education administration (Associate Chair Education, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine) and national assessment (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Canadian College of Medical Geneticists examinations).
Member at Large: Linlea Armstrong, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Provincial Medical Genetics Programme, BC Women's Hospital
Linlea Armstrong is a Clinical Geneticist who cares for individuals and families with genetic and genomic concerns. Passionate about working with learners and finding ways to optimize the training of future health care providers, she serve as Clinical Education Director within her department, which encompasses the responsibilities of Program Director for the Royal College residency program, Medical Director for the Masters of Genetic Counselling program, and Theme Lead for the Genetics and Genomics Theme in the MD Undergraduate Program.
Member at Large: Elizabeth (Beth) Spriggs, PhD, FCCMG
Member at Large: Elizabeth (Liz) McCready, PhD, MSc, FCCMG
Member at Large: Isabelle De Bie, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Past - President: Judy Chernos, PhD, FCCMG
Judy Chernos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary and is a senior Cytogeneticist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She obtained her BSc in Zoology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. After moving west, she completed a PhD from the University of Calgary in Medical Genetics (1988) examining the effects of cryopreservation on chromosomal anomalies in gametes, followed by CCMG post-doctoral training in Cytogenetics. She has been a Fellow of the CCMG since 1991. Dr. Chernos is a keen educator at all levels. Her longstanding scientific interest is in elucidating the nature of unique constitutional chromosome anomalies using traditional and genomic technologies and correlating with clinical phenotypes.