Board of Directors

President: Tracy Stockley, PhD, FCCMG

Research location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Cancer
Research Statement:

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: Elizabeth (Liz) McCready, PhD, MSc, FCCMG

mccready2Dr. McCready is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and Head of Molecular Cytogenetics within the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) Genetics Laboratories.  She is dual certified through the CCMG in Molecular Genetics (2006) and Cytogenetics (2008) and has been active with the CCMG through involvement in several standing and ad hoc committees.  She is currently the Program Director for the CCMG Genetics Fellowship Training Program through the Postgraduate Pathology and Molecular Medicine Program at McMaster University. . 

 Treasurer: Marjan Nezarati, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

Member at Large: Lindsay Brown, PhD, FCCMG

Member at Large: Linlea Armstrong, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

armstrong2Provincial 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

spriggsBeth Spriggs is the Medical Director, Genomics, Diagnostic Services, Shared Health Manitoba and is also cross-appointed to the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor.  She has been involved with the CCMG since 1998 and has served as a member of the Molecular Genetics, Education, Accreditation of Centres, and Examinations Committees. She is also actively involved in the education of graduate students including those in Manitoba’s new Masters of Genetic Counselling program, RCPSC residents, and CCMG post-graduate trainees.

Member at Large:  Graham Sinclair, PhD, FCCMG

Graham SinclairGraham Sinclair is the laboratory head for the British Columbia Newborn Screening Program, a Biochemical Geneticist and clinical research division head at BC Children’s Hospital, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC. He is a past member of the CCMG Ethics and Public Policy Committee, and current member of the C&W UBC Research Ethics Board. His research activities focus on clinical applications of mass spectrometry and the use of metabolomics for the diagnosis and investigaiton of inborn errors of metabolism.

Member at LargeIsabelle De Bie, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCCMG

debie isabelleDr. Isabelle De Bie is a Clinical and Molecular Geneticist. She initially trained in Biochemistry, Immunology, then Molecular Biology, before undertaking her Royal College training in Medical Genetics, followed by a CCMG fellowship in Molecular Genetics.
She currently heads the prenatal diagnosis program and acts as clinical director of the Core Diagnostic Molecular Laboratory at the McGill University Health Centre. Her areas of interest span both pre and postnatal dysmorphology, in particular skeletal dysplasias.
She contributed to several guidelines and positions statements as a member of the CCMG Clinical Practice committee and as CCMG representative to the SOGC Genetics committee.
She is a supporter of the international “Choosing Wisely” campaign, which advocates for clinically relevant medical care.