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Evidence to Improve Care

Advisory Committee

Care in the Community for People 16 Years of Age and Older

We thank the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:

Samir Gupta (co-chair)
Adult Respirologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Dhenuka Radhakrishnan (co-chair)
Pediatric Respirologist and Clinical Investigator, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario;
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Adjunct Scientist, ICES

Janice Belanger
Certified Respiratory Educator, Group Health Centre

Madonna Ferrone
Coordinator, Project Manager, Certified Respiratory Educator,
Asthma Research Group Inc. and Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital

Andrea S. Gershon
Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute and ICES
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Respirologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Carmela Graziani
Lived Experience Advisor

Samim Hasham
Clinical Pharmacist;
Consultant, Canadian Mental Health Association Peel, Rapid Access Addiction Clinics;
Faculty, Adler College Toronto

Julie Hunter
Nurse Practitioner, Lady Dunn Health Centre

Alan Kaplan
Family Physician
Chair, Family Physician Airways Group of Canada
Clinical Lecturer, University of Toronto

M. Diane Lougheed (Canadian Thoracic Society representative)
Professor of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences,
Chair of Division of Respirology, Queen’s University
Senior Adjunct Scientist, ICES

Kate Mulligan
Lived Experience Advisor
Director, Policy & Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities

Zoe Nugent
Staff Physician/Pediatric Respirologist, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, The Peterborough Clinic

Delanya Podgers
Nurse Practitioner–Asthma and COPD, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Jessica Schooley
Primary Care Asthma Program Site Coordinator & Certified Respiratory Educator, Pediatric Asthma Clinic, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Ryan Smith
Staff Paediatrician, Medical Director, Paediatric Asthma Clinic, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Christina Sperling
Director, Respiratory Health Program, The Lung Health Foundation

Itamar Tamari
Family Physician, Stonegate Community Health Centre
Medical Director, Primary Care Asthma Program

Teresa To
Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Director, Ontario Asthma Surveillance Information System

Christine Truong
Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Respiratory Educator, North York Family Health Team

Angelina Wiwczor
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Asthma Educator, Health Sciences North – NEO Kids, Kids Care Centre

Calvin Young
Lived Experience Advisor

The Canadian Thoracic Society endorses the Ontario Health quality standard Asthma: Care in the Community for People 16 Years of Age and Over.

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