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Infoway, and Canada, owe a debt of thanks to Richard. His vision for improving Canadians’ health and healthcare, his passion for our country, and his commitment to positive change have made a tremendous impact from coast to coast." Graham Scott announces Richard Alvarez's decision to leave Canada Health Infoway


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  • Richard Alvarez stepping down as President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, ON
  • Bill Tholl to President and CEO of the newly-merged CHA/ACAHO, Ottawa, ON
  • Ian Culbert to Executive Director, Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, ON
  • Carl Roy to President and CEO, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Clara Iturra to physician, Brookside Medical Centre, Lake Cowichan, BC
  • Dr. Pedro Jara Villarroel to physician, Brookside Medical Centre, Lake Cowichan, BC
  • Kathy Lavelle to Director, Health Records, Privacy Officer, Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock, ON
  • Dr. Diyana Docheva to Geriatrician, South Shore Health, Bridgewater, NS
  • Julie Kim to Adjunct Professor, Sauder School of Business, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Jane Zhou to Board Member, Canadian Society of Epidemiology and BioStatistics, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Andrew Bulloch to Interim Director, The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, Calgary, AB
  • Michael Brudno to Senior Scientist, SickKids’ Research Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Louise Ayotte to Director of Professional and Hospital Services, West Island Health and Social Services Centre,  Pointe-Claire, QC
  • Garnet Zimmerman to Executive Director, Union of Psychiatric Nurses, Langley, BC
  • Elizabeth Buller to the Board of Directors of Plexxus, Toronto, ON
  • Heather Davidson to member of the board, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC
  • Roslyn Kunin to member of the board, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC
  • Marco Marra to member of the board, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC

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