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.

To contact CCES board members, please email [email protected]. Any correspondence marked “personal and confidential” will be redirected to the identified board member in confidence. See below for information on Nominations.

Board of Directors

Jocelyn Downie, Chair

Jocelyn DownieJocelyn 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.

John Wilkinson, Vice-Chair

John WilkinsonJohn 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.

Mary Chaput

Mary ChaputMary Chaput was born and raised in Ottawa, a member of a large family of sports enthusiasts and competitors. Ms. Chaput attended Queen’s University, where she earned a combined Bachelor of Arts (Economics) - Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1978). She subsequently completed a Master’s of Public Administration at Carleton University (1980). Ms. Chaput was a career public servant, serving in a wide variety of federal government departments, including among others the Immigration and Refugee Board, Public Safety Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat. Ms. Chaput retired in 2014 as the Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, where she was responsible for raising the profile of Canada’s veterans, with a particular emphasis on both the physical and mental well-being of veterans and their families. Since retirement, Ms. Chaput, an avid golfer, has supported the board of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club in multiple capacities.

Catherine Dupont

Senior Director of Sports for Radio-Canada since 2016, Catherine Dupont has held leading positions in the broadcast media industry for the past 30 years. She's an established executive with proven experience in managing multi-millions dollar budgets, company operations and brand management. She’s a successful and innovative leader who thrives at mobilizing teams to achieve a common goal and has an excellent track record in starting businesses or adding new business lines. She's a well-recognized spokesperson who stands out in dynamic and demanding contexts while remaining pragmatic, centered and authentic. A graduate from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Communications, Catherine is also in the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame with her teammates from the 1988 Women’s Soccer Stingers. Catherine has won five Prix Gémeaux for various television productions including the Olympic Games TV coverage of Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 for Radio-Canada; and the Silver Prize at the BDA Awards in 2009 for the branding of Evasion in the Network Package Design category.

Peter Henschel

Peter Henschel Peter Henschel is a retired RCMP Deputy Commissioner. During his 36-year career, Peter was involved in a diversity of policing and law enforcement activities and held a series of senior leadership and executive positions. While Director General of Major Events and Protective Services, he oversaw security planning for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and later served as Gold Commander for the Olympic Games. As the Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services, Peter was responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and national delivery of a broad range of critical policing services, including National Police Services (NPS), a suite of specialized services delivered to the broader Canadian law enforcement community and Criminal Justice System. During his tenure, he transformed the governance and service delivery of NPS and oversaw the development of the RCMP’s first Cybercrime Strategy. Peter is active on several boards and advisory committees, particularly in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service. He is also a strategic advisor in the private sector and a strong advocate for diverse leadership and inclusive organizations.

Alex Ikejiani

Alex IkejianiAlex Ikejiani is an Environmental Lawyer and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law. He works for the Department of Justice, Canada, in Ottawa. Mr. Ikejian’s 23-year law practice primarily focuses on environmental law, regulatory prosecution, oceans, and resource management law. Mr. Ikejiani has led a series of lectures since 2003 that cover several disciplines at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Institute of the Environment, and the Telfer School of Management. These lectures cover a broad range of topics, including governmental ethics, science and the law, environmental advocacy, and cultural intelligence. In 2016, the University of Ottawa appointed him as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law. In this capacity, Mr. Ikejiani focuses on environmental law principles, policy and climate change. Mr. Ikejiani is a contributing author to the book entitled “Environment in the Courtroom.” In 2017, he received the Traditional Law Practice Award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers for his contributions to environmental law and policy. Mr. Ikejiani is a former student-athlete and a four-year member of the Men’s Basketball team at the University of Manitoba. In addition, he played for Nova Scotia in the Jeux Canada Games and trained with Team Canada’s—Junior Men’s basketball team. Mr. Ikejiani has given back to collegiate sports by speaking directly to several teams about life after sports, ethics and systemic discrimination. Mr. Ikejiani is a board member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (Ottawa) and Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF). Professional designations and education include the University of Manitoba, Political Science 94’, Dalhousie Law School 97’. Mr. Ikejiani is a practicing member of the Ontario Law Society and a member of the Nova Scotia Bar Society.

Dr. Connie LeBrun

Connie LebrunDr. Lebrun is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, and a consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine physician at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. Her practice focuses on care of musculoskeletal and medical issues of physically active individuals. Research interests include health considerations of active girls and women (Female Athlete Triad, and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport – RED-S) and return-to-play issues, i.e. concussion in sport. She was a member of the Canadian Medical Team for 4 Summer Olympic Games: 2008, 2004, 2000, and 1996; and 3 Winter Olympics: 2006, 2010 (Medical Director, Canadian Snowboard Federation 2007-2011) and 2014 (Chief Doctor). Other medical Games experiences include Pan-American Games (1987, 1991, 2003), Francophone Games (1994) and World Student Games (1989, 1999 and recently appointed Chief Medical Officer for Canada for Summer 2019 Universiade in Napoli, Italy). She was a former member of the Canadian Women's Volleyball Team, competing in World Student Games herself (1973, 1977), 1975 Pan-American Games and 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Peter McClelland

Image of Peter McClellandPeter McClelland is a healthcare private equity investor at Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston. Before joining the Thomas H. Lee Partners team in 2023, Peter spent eight years in private equity at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) in Toronto, where he invested in healthcare and software. Prior to working in private equity, Peter was an investment banker with Scotiabank and a member of the Canadian national rowing team. His rowing career started at Western University alongside two degrees in Kinesiology, and proceeded when he went to the University of Cambridge for a business degree. While in England, he won the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race in 2010. During his time on the national team, he captured medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Rowing Championships, the 2011 Pan American Games, and the 2012 World Championships. Since retiring from sport in 2012, he has held past directorships with Rowing Canada and Western University’s rowing alumni club.

Dr. Robert McCormack

Dr. McCormack is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. His clinical practice focuses on knee and shoulder injuries with subspecialty interest, and research activities, in the area of articular cartilage regeneration and ligament reconstruction. He is active in sports medicine and cares for athletes at the university, national and professional levels. This includes the varsity athletes at two universities (in both U Sports and the NCAA). At the professional level Dr. McCormack is the head physician for the BC Lions (CFL), is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) and works as a consultant for the NHL/NHLPA. He is a physician for several national teams, in both summer and winter sports and has been part of the medical team at numerous international multi-sport events (including ten Olympic Games). He was the head physician for the Canadian Olympic team from 2004 to 2020. He is on the PASO medical commission, for the Pan Am Games and one of the Chief Medical Officers for the Canadian Football League and Canadian Premiere League.

Tony Walby

Tony WalbyTony Walby is a former two-time Paralympian in the sport of Para-Judo (2012 London, 2016 Rio). Tony was on the national able-bodied Judo team from 1991 to 2008 and the Para-Judo team from 2010 to 2016. Tony works for the Federal Government as a Computer Engineer for the Correctional Service of Canada. Tony is also a high-performance Judo coach and instructor achieving his NCCP Level IV certification in 2013. Tony has represented athletes on various councils and committees including AthletesCAN and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (Athlete Council and Governing Board of Directors).

Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Luke

Jeremy LukeJeremy has been working in the field of sport integrity for more than 20 years. In his previous role as the Executive Director, Sport Integrity within the CCES, he oversaw the anti-doping and competition manipulation programs, as well as business development initiatives. He has extensive experience in international sport; as a contributor to several World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Committees, chair of the WADA Independent Observer Program for the 2018 Asian Games, and a member of the International Olympic Committee Legal Working Group on Competition Manipulation. Jeremy was the Director of Anti-Doping with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games where he developed and implemented a comprehensive anti-doping program to protect the integrity of those games. Jeremy holds a master’s degree in Sport Administration from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Honours) from Western University (Gold Medalist).

Chair Emeritus

Dr. Andrew Pipe

Dr. Andrew PipeDr. 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.

Nominations to the CCES Board of Directors

The CCES welcomes personal expressions of interest or the identification of individuals who are capable and willing to serve the organization in a volunteer capacity. It should be noted that the CCES board is not a representational board. In other words, individual members do not represent any group or sector. Rather, it is a board comprised of distinguished Canadians with expertise in the various fields of knowledge necessary to ensure the proper stewardship of the CCES. These fields include, but are not limited to medicine, academia, ethics, law, education, sport, policy development, corporate and/or financial management, accounting and governance. In addition to particular expertise, when considering nominations for the Board of Directors and appointments to working groups and committees, consideration is also given to a variety of other factors such as gender, sport and/or high-performance athletic experience, culture, language capability, region of residence, ethnicity and other factors that reflect Canadian diversity.

CCES Working Groups and Committees

In addition to the experts who sit on the CCES Board of Directors, the organization benefits greatly from the expertise and experience of many individuals who also volunteer their time on a variety of working groups and advisory panels.

  • Ethical Issues Review Panel provides analysis and advice on a variety of ethical issues.
  • Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee evaluates applications by athletes for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
  • Anti-Doping Review Panel considers matters that arise from time to time with respect to anti-doping operations which require consultation.
  • The Prohibited List Committee provides input on the annual WADA draft Prohibited List submission.
  • The Biological Passport Committee provides expertise in hematology, exercise science, medicine and sport physiology.
  • The Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Review Committee provides the CCES and Sport Canada with recommendations from the Canadian sport community concerning issues associated with the CADP.
  • The AthletesCAN Anti-Doping Advisory Committee provides relevant and applicable advice on the CADP from an athlete’s perspective.
  • The Building a Stronger Canada Through Sport Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance for the project plan, and validates and supports the recommendations that emerge.

If you wish to be considered or are aware of an individual whom you believe is capable and willing to contribute to the CCES on its Board of Directors, working groups or committees, please email [email protected]. Please include the candidate’s qualifications as well as your complete contact information. The Nominations Committee reviews nominations on a regular basis, taking into account the current and future needs of the organization and brings recommendations to the CCES board each spring.

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