Meet the Beyond the Mask Working Group

Our volunteer Working Group is crucial to the creation and implementation of BTM’s various initiatives. We greatly appreciate their time, ideas and support! For more details on our various projects, please head over here.


Dr. David Neilipovitz
The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Monica Olsen
Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital

BTM Steering Committee

Dr. Steve Brown
William Osler Health System

Dr. Chris Harle
London Health Sciences Centre University Campus

Leadership Development Day Action Group

Dr. Monica Olsen ~ Lead member
Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital

Dr. Natalie Clavel
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Suzanne Lilker
St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Dr. Saroo Sharda
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Dr. Fady Ebrahim
Centre/location

Members Engagement App Action Group

Dr. Steve Brown ~ Lead member
William Osler Health System

Dr. Paul Gill
Alexandra Marine General Hospital, Goderich

Dr. Arjun Krishna
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Dr. Manoj Lalu
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic

Additional Working Group Members

Dr. Chris Coutinho
Southlake Regional Health Centre

Dr. Dale Engen
Centre/location

Dr. Rohit Kumar
Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Rachel Meyer
Rouge Valley Health System

Dr. Gita Raghavan
Kingston General Hospital

Dr. Katharine Ryans
Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site

Dr. Michael Szeto
Centre/location

Dr. Michael Woloszyk
Centre/location

Pain Management Project Action Group

Dr. David Neilipovitz ~ Lead member
The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Elaheh Adly
Hamilton Health Science

Dr. Elisheva Chernick
Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital
Locums for Meno Ya Win Health Centre (Sioux Lookout) &
La Verendrye Hospital (Ft. Frances)

Dr. Collin Clarke
St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Dr. Natalie Clavel
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Julian deBacker
Centre/location

Dr. Tania Di Renna
Toronto Academic Pain Management Institute

Dr. Sylvain Gagné
The Ottawa Hospital-General

Dr. Chris Harle
London Health Sciences Centre University Campus

Dr. Melanie Jaeger
Centre/location

Dr. Deepa Kattail
Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. Kyle Kirkham
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Anil Kumar
Centre/location

Dr. Brian Nishimura
Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Alim Punja
Southlake Regional Health Centre

Dr. Sanjho Srikandarajah
North York General Hospital

Dr. Senthil Thiyagarajan
Niagara Health

Dr. Sarah Tierney
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Site

Dr. Martin Van Der Vyver
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre


~ Join Beyond the Mask ~

Fresh faces are always welcome to assist Beyond the Mask with its various projects. In particular, we are looking for:

  • Pain management experts who would like to be part of the advisory committee or the project team for the Pain Management Project;

  • Educators interested in designing and planning future Leadership Days;

  • Experts in community building/change management/communication who would like to help develop the new Members Engagement app.

 Helping out with BTM is a fantastic way to build leadership skills while contributing to increasing the profile of the Section.  For more details, or to sign up, please visit this page.


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