The CCES Board of Directors is comprised of prominent people in Canadian and international sport and in fields such as medicine, academia, business, law, ethics and governance. Individuals are identified as candidates for the CCES Board on the basis of requisite skills, experience and expertise. The individuals serving on the CCES Board of Directors have agreed to provide their expertise to the efforts of the CCES on a voluntary basis.
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Board of Directors
David Zussman, Chair
At the University of Ottawa, David Zussman is the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair for Public Sector Management, and was Dean of the School of Management from 1988-1992. From 2003-2010, Mr. Zussman was a part-time Commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Canada and was awarded the Public Service Citation Award in 2003. He is the past President of the Public Policy Forum and the Association of Programs in Public Administration, and the past Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of EKOS Research Associates. In 1994, he was the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Machinery of Government and Program Review for the Privy Council Office. He authored and co-authored publications including Alternate Service Delivery: Sharing Governance in Canada and The Vertical Solitude: Managing in the Public Service. He has been a columnist for the Canadian Government Executive and currently writes columns for the Ottawa Citizen.
Dr. Don McKenzie, Vice-Chair
Dr. Don McKenzie is professor and director of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has a doctoral degree in exercise physiology from Ohio State University and completed his medical training at UBC. He has been the team physician for the Canadian Canoe Team for over 30 years and has attended nine Olympic Games. Dr. McKenzie is the chair of the Medical and Anti-doping Committee of the International Canoe Federation. He has served as president of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and has an active research program that has graduated more than 80 students. His research is centered on respiratory exercise physiology and exercise and breast cancer. Dr. McKenzie is the founder of Abreast in A Boat, a women's dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors. This special blend of paddling as medicine has spread world-wide.
Julie Bristow is currently President and CEO of Bristow Global Media (BGM), a company she formed in 2013 after spending the past 20 years influencing how Canadians watch television. Formerly the Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Content for CBC, Ms. Bristow was responsible for the production of Factual Entertainment, Sports (including Hockey Night In Canada and The 2014 Sochi Olympics), Unscripted Comedy and Specials. BGM is a global content production company that creates and produces next-generation content for traditional and new media platforms, including the seven-part series NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other. Her work has garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and executive leadership. In 2013, she was named one of Toronto Life's 50 Most Influential People, received the Crystal Award for Creative Excellence from Women in Film and Television, and was awarded the CBC President’s Award for Leadership. Ms. Bristow is also a board member of some the most influential domestic and international media associations, and volunteers her time to charitable organizations focused on addiction and mental health.
Jocelyn is a Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She has been the Director of the Dalhousie Health Law Institute, a Special Advisor to a Committee of the Senate of Canada, and Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. She has served as a member of such bodies as the National Blood Safety Council, Experts Committee for Human Research Participant Protection in Canada, Royal Society of Canada Experts Panel on End of Life Decision-Making, and the Committee of Inquiry on the Case Involving Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto, and Apotex Inc. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation. Grounded in graduate degrees in both law and philosophy, Ms. Downie works at the intersection of law, ethics, and health care. Through all of her work, she tries to contribute to the academic literature and promote progressive change in health law, policy, and practice.
As Tax Partner at the Deloitte Private, Montreal office, Anne-Marie Dupras has over 25 years of professional experience, including 20 years in Canadian taxation. Ms. Dupras’ practice is broad based, focusing on domestic tax planning for private companies, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. She also advises individuals and private family enterprises on succession and estate planning. She advises businesses involved in a number of industries such as consumer business (including manufacturing, retail and distribution), technology, media and telecommunications, Life Sciences, construction and real estate. She has developed significant expertise in tax issues specific to private enterprises, including tax structuring, incentives for R&D and innovation, shareholder tax planning, compensation plans for employees and executives and international expansion. She is a dedicated writer and speaker on tax matters, covering diverse topics, such as corporate reorganizations, tax planning for private companies and estate planning. Professional designations and education includes: Chartered Professional Accountant; Member of the Quebec Bar; CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants; Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction), McGill University; and Bachelor of Commerce, Concordia University.
Ian Glen is a graduate of Queen’s University Law School (1971) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986. Mr. Glen spent his early years as a lawyer in the Department of Justice, with his last position being Senior General Counsel at the Department of the Solicitor General. For the remainder of his career, he moved into public policy and public administration roles. He has served in a number of senior positions, including Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Employment and Immigration, Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Cabinet Operations), Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, Chief of the Communications Security Establishment and Chairperson of the National Parole Board. After retiring from a long and distinguished career in the federal public service of Canada, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) from 2007 to 2012.
Brian W. Lennox
Brian W. Lennox is a per diem judge of the Ontario Court of Justice. Executive Director of the National Judicial Institute from 2007 to 2014, he was the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice from 1999 to 2007, having previously been Associate Chief Justice and Regional Senior Judge of the same Court. He holds a B.A. from York University, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, a graduate degree in criminal law (D.E.S.) from the University of Paris and an LL.D. (Hon.) from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Called to the bar in 1975, Mr. Lennox practiced law in Ottawa before being appointed an Assistant Crown Attorney in 1978 and a judge of the Provincial Court (Criminal Division) in 1986. He has been co-Chair of the Ontario Judicial Council, Chair of the Justices of the Peace Review Council, a member of the Board of the Ontario Justice Education Network, a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Judges and an executive member of the International Organization for Judicial Training. He was for 14 years an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa and has worked on judicial education projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Debbie Muir is one of Canada’s most successful coaches, leading the Canadian National Synchronized Swimming Team to four Olympic medals plus seven world championships. In 2008 and 2010, she was selected by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as its mentor coach. Past honours include: Alberta’s Female Amateur Coach of the Decade, induction into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and named one of the top ten all-time coaches in Canada. Ms. Muir was a founding member of the Canadian Sport Review Panel which was the forerunner to what is now Own the Podium, the entity which made funding possible for 2010 Vancouver Olympic athletes. In addition to working behind the scenes with Road to Excellence and COC, she and Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury are partners at a consulting company called Great Traits, Inc. In 2008, she and Tewksbury co-authored their first book, The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers.
Dr. Clare Rustad
Dr. Clare Rustad completed medical school and a residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto, and holds CCFP certification granted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She received a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Washington and a Masters of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. While attending the University of Washington she played soccer in the NCAA Division 1, helping the team to reach the Elite 8 in her senior year. In 2008, she competed at the Beijing Olympics for the Canadian National Soccer Team. She played 45 matches for Canada over her career and helped the Canadian U-19 Team earn a silver medal from the 2002 U-19 Women’s World Cup. She currently works on television as a soccer analyst for CBC, TSN, and Sportsnet, and is a member of the Sports Medicine Committee of the Canadian Soccer Association. In the past, she served on the National Organizing Committee for the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Dr. Jack Taunton
Dr. Jack Taunton is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia and is the director of sports medicine for Fortius Sport and Health. He has a clinical practice at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, which he co-founded. He is also a co-founder of Sportmed BC. Dr. Taunton was the chief medical officer (CMO) for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and CMO for Canada at the Sydney Olympics, two Pan American and two World Student Games, and was the team physician to the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies. He has competed in over 60 marathons and was co-founder of the Vancouver Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run and UBC Grand Prix of Cycling. He was inducted into the BC Athletics Sports Hall Of Fame and the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the Globe and Mail 2012 Power 50.
John Wilkinson is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto. John holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and was called to the Bar in 1987. John is a founding director of the Toronto Sports Council, the not-for-profit City Council-recognized “Voice for Sport” in Toronto, which promotes active involvement in sport and physical recreation for all. Since 2013, John has been Executive VP, Competitive of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association. John's professional expertise includes law related to corporate governance, risk management, intellectual property, commercial and employment agreements, mergers and acquisitions, charities, non-profits, and sports and Olympic law. John represents clients involved in education, consulting, health care, social services delivery, sports administration, hospitality, and manufacturing. John is currently the President of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, serves on the board of directors of the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, and is on the Governance Committee of University of Toronto Schools. John was an Adjunct Professor at Western University’s Faculty of Law in 2006 and 2008.
Dr. Andrew Pipe
Dr. Andrew Pipe's is Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The first Chair of the CCES, he has extensive, ongoing experience in addressing doping issues and his knowledge of sport, health and medicine is an invaluable asset to the CCES. Dr. Pipe has been the Team Physician of Canada's National Men's Basketball Team for more than 30 years and served as the Chief Medical Officer to Team Canada at the 1987 Pan-American Games, the 1992 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He is the first Canadian to receive the International Olympic Committee's Award for service in the field of Sport Medicine. Currently, Dr. Pipe is the President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and an Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. He is a member of the Order of Canada and of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Chief Executive Officer
President, CEO, and Secretary-Treasurer of the CCES, Paul Melia plays a variety of essential roles at the CCES. His responsibilities include the administration of Canada’s doping control program and working with governments and sport organizations to implement a national ethics strategy for amateur sport. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Health Administration, Mr. Melia has used his extensive knowledge and expertise in the development and implementation of public awareness, education and social change campaigns for a variety of health and social issues. He currently serves as President and Chair of the True Sport Foundation. He is the former Chief of the Tobacco Programs Unit at Health Canada, the past President of the Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations, and the former Regional Vice-President of In-Touch Survey Systems Inc.