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Council and Committees

The College is run by a Council, similar to a board of directors. Council sets the College’s strategic and policy direction. It makes decisions that protect and promote the public interest. Based on Council’s direction, a staff team led by the registrar/CEO carries out the College’s day-to-day work. 

Council is made up of:

Council meets at least four times a year and meetings are open to the public. The College publishes summaries of each meeting and all approved minutes must be posted online.


Committees support the work of Council. Each Council member also serves on at least two committees. Committees include elected and public members of Council, and kinesiologists who are not on Council. View the College’s committees.

Role of Council members

Council members serve and act in the public interest. They contribute to public protection by:

Learn more about the obligations of Council members by reviewing the Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct, and the Conflict of Interest By-Law.

Council members


Public Appointees
Jennifer Pereira – College PresidentTeresa Bendo
Ben Matthie – College Vice-PresidentSara Gottlieb
Corby AndersonChad McCleave
Matthew DaherVictoria Nicholson
Susan GarfatJana Smith
Leanne Smith – Academic memberJotvinder Sodhi
Heather Westaway
Ryan Wight

Role of the president, vice-president and registrar

The president is the chair of Council and Executive Committee. The president ensures that:

  • Council is fulfilling its mandate and strategic goals in accordance with the College’s By-Laws and applicable legislation, and
  • Council members understand and fulfill their responsibilities.

The vice-president is a member of the Executive Committee and performs the duties of the president in the president’s absence.

The registrar is the chief operating officer of the College and is responsible for managing the College’s operations. The registrar is accountable to Council and the Ministry of Health. Supported by staff, the registrar is responsible for implementing the College’s strategic plan and the policies approved by Council. The registrar also provides leadership and advice on the development of policies and procedures that allow the College to achieve its mandate.