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World Spine Care Canada Board of Directors

Jean Moss
President & CEO

Bio

Dr. Moss obtained her DC from CMCC in 1970 and her MBA from York University in 1988. She joined the CMCC faculty in 1971 and was an educator, clinical supervisor and administrator while maintaining a private practice.

Dr. Moss was appointed President of CMCC in 1991, the first woman in this position. During her tenure, CMCC developed an international reputation for its excellence; achieved many firsts in Canadian chiropractic history; opened its innovative new campus raising over $20 million toward the cost of the building: was granted an unprecedented ten year accreditation to award a Doctor of Chiropractic degree by the Ontario Government; created the first independently funded Chiropractic Research Chair; and joined with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to develop a major research centre at CMCC.

A member of the Board of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Dr. Moss was the first woman and the first non-American to become its President. Her awards include the WFC Honour Award and the CFCREAB Norman Danis Award. She has received an honourary degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and an Honourary LLD from the University of Ontario Institute of Technolgy.

Dr. Moss stepped down as President of CMCC in June 2014, and was named President Emerita. She continues on faculty, serves on the Council on Chiropractic Education International, and is a member of the Guidelines Steering Committee. She is also working on the history of the last 25 years at CMCC

Scott Haldeman
Scott Haldeman
Chairman

Bio

Scott Haldeman holds the positions of Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine.
He is Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, and the Orange County Neurological Society, and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology and the American Board of Clinical Physiology. He also served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as four other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.

Scott Haldeman sits on the editorial boards of six journals, and has published over 200 articles or book chapters, over 70 scientific abstracts, and has authored or edited seven books. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Western States Chiropractic College. He received the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society. A resident of Santa Ana, California, he maintains an active clinical practice.

David Gryfe
Treasurer

Bio

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario Dr. David Gryfe graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1992. He proceeded to earn Doctor of Acupuncture certification from the Open International University in Sri Lanka, the Registered Trigenics Practitioner certification and in 1999 achieved Fellowship in the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada).
Dr. Gryfe is in full time practice. In addition he is the consulting chiropractor to the Woodbine Race Track where he provides sports injury specialist services.
David has been part of a team of health professionals offering services to international sporting events such as The Breeder’s Cup and The Queen’s Plate as well as providing treatment and training to hockey teams at Manhattanville College in White Plains, New York, Clarkson College in Potsdam, New York and Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut.
Dr. Gryfe is a Past Chair of the Board of Governors of CMCC. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
He has been studying T’ai Chi Ch’uan since 1991 and has offered classes through the Etobicoke General Hospital, Manhattanville College in White Plains New York, as well as numerous community centres and private health clubs. Dr. Gryfe is the author of “Always Beginning- a beginner’s guide to T’ai Chi”

Allan Freedman
Vice President

Bio

Allan Freedman graduated from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1974 on the Dean’s List and as a recipient of the Dean Ivan Rand Honour Award. He founded a law partnership in 1977 and remained in that practice until 2002 at which time he started his own law firm.
While practicing law full time, predominantly in the areas of corporate, commercial, administrative and real estate law, Allan also maintained a teaching position at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in the area of risk and practice management and business law until 2008. He also had teaching positions at the Canadian Naturopathic College, and the Ontario Homeopathic College. Allan has an extensive curriculum vitae which includes lecturing across Canada on risk management and publication of a number of articles dealing with issues in a professional practice. He has guided individual health care practitioners with matters ranging from the establishment of a health care practice; regulatory compliance issues; business issues; and retirement from practice. Allan has provided legal assistance to organizations which have required incorporation on a provincial and federal basis with charitable status. He continues to act for charitable and not-for-profit organizations in assisting them in ensuring proper corporate governance.
Allan is married and has three sons. He is an avid motorcyclist, and for diversion has involved himself in martial arts, toastmaster, scuba diving, parachuting, the CN Edgewalk, and ballroom dancing.

Deborah Kopansky-Giles

Bio

Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BPHE, DC, FCCS, FICC, MSc, is a chiropractor/clinician scientist on staff in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and a Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Department of Research. Dr. Kopansky-Giles oversees the chiropractic program at St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and is actively engaged in collaborative, primary care health service delivery research with a focused area related to integrative models of health care, competency-based education, and interprofessional education of health professional trainees. Deborah has been involved in World Spine Care (WSC) since its inception in 2009 and sits on the Research Committee as well as the Scientific Secretariat of the Global Spine Care Initiative, a WSC project.

Dr. Kopansky-Giles represents the chiropractic profession on the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (of the Bone and Joint Decade) International Coordinating Council, co-Chairs the GMUSC Education Task Force and is a member of Bone and Joint Canada Steering Committee. Deborah is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care (at the University of Toronto (U of T)) and sits on the WHO Health Workforce Education Hub. She was recently appointed to the Ontario Chiropractic Association Evidence-based Framework Advisory Council and over the past decade has sat on several expert working groups for the Ontario Government (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and Ministry of Finance), (Expert Working Group on Quality Standards for Low Back pain, Neck and Low Back Pain Quality Based Pathway Expert Working Group, the provincial government strategy group for LBP, Accident Benefits Advisory Committee, Rehabilitation Council). Deborah co-Chaired the Collaborator Role Working Group for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the IPC Competency Working Group at the Hospital. She is the lead for the Health Professional Educator program in the family medicine program at U of T and represents the university on the national Health Professional Educators Group (College of Family Physicians of Canada). On behalf of the World Federation of Chiropractic, Deborah has been actively working with the WHO over the past several years including past membership on the WHO Disability and Rehabilitation Expert Advisory Committee. She is currently actively engaged with the WHO in the Integrated, People-Centred Care, Global Health Workforce, and the Ageing and Life Course programs, bringing the lens of musculoskeletal health and functional ability to these WHO programs. Deborah has received numerous research grants and awards, has published several papers and presents nationally and internationally.

Mark Perrett
Mark Perrett
Vice President

Bio

Dr. Perrett has been in private practice as a chiropractor in Neepawa, Manitoba since 1998. He graduated from Brandon University to gain a Bachelor of Science degree and then moved to Toronto, Ontario to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated with clinical honors.

Dr. Perrett has been actively involved in the local community and practices full time. He is on the executive of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College,  and has served on the Manitoba Chiropractors Association licensing committee, and on the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Committee.  Dr. Perrett is an active World Spine Care fundraiser, and pioneered  the development of the Work a Day Campaign.

Moez Rajwani
Vice President

Bio

Dr. Moez Rajwani was born in Tanzania, graduated from CMCC in 1994 and has certification in Occupational Health. He is has been on faculty as a lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences since 1995. He has lectures in many different academic and professional settings over the last 20 years.

Professionally he is the Vice President of Clinical Services at NYRC where he manages and works with a multidisciplinary team of medical consultants overseeing complex independent medical evaluations. . He is also the Health Policy Officer for the Ontario Chiropractic Association and he maintains a private practice in Toronto.

He has extensive volunteer experience in the Health Care Sector. He presently serves as the Co-Chair of the Coalition of Health Professional Associations in Auto Insurance Services in Ontario. He is the Past President of the Canadian Society of Chiropractic Evaluators and was previously a board member of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services which provides health care services to marginalized members of the community including refugees in the Greater Toronto Area. He presently sits as Board Member at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto and has recently been appointed on Health Services Provider Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in Ontario.

Outside of the health sector he has served as the Vice President of the Aga Khan Council for Canada and Chairman of the Ismaili Centre Management Board from 2012-2015. He has served as an Allocations Chair for Children and Youth Services for United Way of Greater Toronto. He presently sits as a member of the Aga Khan University Resource Development of Committee for Canada.

For his volunteer commitments he is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award, the community service award from the Ontario Chiropractic Association and was awarded by the Ministry of Citizenship for 25 years of service to the community.

Vincent Sinclair
Vincent Sinclair
Secretary

Bio

Dr. Sinclair received his undergraduate degree from Waterloo Lutheran University
and later graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)in 1977.
He presently resides in Streetsville-Mississauga where he was in active practice until his retirement in 2015.

Professionally, Dr. Sinclair has been actively involved with numerous associations including years service on the CMCC Board of Governors and served as its Chairman from 1994-1996.
He was later appointed as the National Campaign Chair to raise the necessary funds to build the new campus for CMCC.

For his service to the profession he was awarded Chiropractor of the Year by the Ontario Chiropractic Association in 2005.
He was recognized by CMCC with the Distinguished Service Citation and also Honorary Member status to recognize his outstanding contributions toward the advancement of the Canadian Chiropractic profession.
In 2008 he was granted CMCC Board Member Emeritus status.

Dr. Sinclair has been actively involved in his community as past president of the Streetsville Rotary Club and served as executive director of the Vic Johnston Community Centre and the Streetsville Business Improvement Association.
He served as Capital Campaign Director for the local community centre and received the Civic Award of Recognition from the City of Mississauga.

Dr. Sinclair occasionally retreats from retirement to practice as a locum for his three children who are all chiropractors.

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