Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

April 21, 2010 09:30 ET

Dr. Sherry H. Stewart and Beverley Clarke Reappointed to Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) today announced the reappointment of Dr. Sherry H. Stewart and Beverley Clarke to its Board of Directors. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, recently confirmed a three-year extension to their terms as Governor-in-Council appointees. 

Ms. Clarke has been a member of the Board since 2003 and currently serves as Board Secretary. She is a member of both the Executive and the Nomination and Governance committees. Dr. Stewart joined the Board in 2007 and contributes to both the Audit and Nomination and Governance committees.

"We are very pleased that CCSA can continue to rely on the valuable and important contributions of both Dr. Stewart and Ms. Clarke," said Anne Lavack, Interim CCSA Board Chair. "Their leadership and guidance have been tremendous assets to the Board and we look forward to continuing to benefit from their specialized research and clinical understanding of substance use disorders."

Dr. Stewart is a Killam research professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Dalhousie University. An internationally respected researcher, she has published several clinical trials of novel approaches for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. Dr. Stewart has received more than $15 million to support her addictions and mental health research from granting agencies worldwide. 

Ms. Clarke is Vice President – Children and Women, Mental Health and Addictions and Ethics at Eastern Health, a Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has considerable experience on addiction-related clinical practice, programs and policy development.

CCSA's volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of 13 members from public health, research and science, business, government and law enforcement. The Chair and four members are named by the Governor-in-Council and eight additional members-at-large are appointed by the Board.

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With a legislated mandate to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides leadership on national priorities, fosters knowledge-translation within the field, and creates sustainable partnerships that maximize collective efforts. CCSA receives funding support from Health Canada.

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