Speakers

  • Debra E. Boyce, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

    President, CMPA

    Dr. Debra E. Boyce is an experienced family physician in Peterborough, Ontario, with a demonstrated history of working in community and hospital medical practice while supporting physicians to provide safe medical care, Dr. Boyce is an active staff member at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and the Peterborough Family Health Team. She also serves as preceptor of the Peterborough-Kawartha Family Medicine Residency Program of Queen’s University, and as an associate professor at both McMaster and Queen’s Universities.

    Dr. Boyce was first elected to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Council in 2008. She has since served on the Executive Committee and many of the Association’s governance committees, and has chaired the Case Review Committee, the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and the Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee. Dr. Boyce served as the CMPA’s second and first vice-president and is now the President of the Association.

  • Stephen M. Bryan, OMM, CPA, CMA

    Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Enterprise Management, CMPA

    Steve Bryan is the CMPA’s Chief Financial Officer and the Managing Director of Enterprise Management. His responsibilities encompass the Association’s finance, investment, human resources, information technology, corporate services, external relationship management, business strategy, and enterprise risk management functions.

    Steve joined the Association’s management team in 2004, having previously served both internationally and domestically with the Canadian Forces. He has held several executive roles with the CMPA, assuming the position of CFO in 2012. He is a graduate of Royal Military College (BA) and Queen’s University (MBA) and holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. In recognition of his military service, he was invested in the Order of Military Merit, in the grade of Officer.

  • Darcy E. Johnson, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

    Chair, CMPA Audit Committee

    Dr. Darcy Johnson received his MD in 1981 and CCFP in 1983 and since then has practiced family medicine in northeast Winnipeg including Concordia hospital, and continues to provide care at the Stony Mountain Correctional facility.

    He has served on CMPA council since 2015, and sat on several CMPA committees, he is currently a member of Executive committee as well as chair of Audit committee.

    He is proud to have served the profession in many capacities over the last 32 years, including serving as President of both Doctors Manitoba (2007-8) and the Manitoba College of Family Physicians (2003-4), as well as service on the board of directors as well as numerous committees of both CMA and CFPC. He has also a past chair of Dept. of Family Medicine at Concordia Hospital.

  • Hartley Stern, MD, FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D

    Executive Director/CEO, CMPA

    Dr. Hartley Stern was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in October 2013.

    His current interests are in bringing innovative strategies to almost 100,000 physicians in Canada to assist them in reducing the risks in their practices, and in improving the safety of the Canadian healthcare system.

    Prior to joining the Association, he was the CEO and Executive Director of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal. Dr. Stern’s major areas of activity at the JGH were patient safety and quality, and improving delivery of care through strategic partnerships with other healthcare providers.

    Originally from Toronto, Dr. Stern completed his undergraduate medical education and surgical training at the University of Toronto, followed by a Research Training Fellowship at the London Hospital Medical College in England. In 1994 he moved his practice to Ottawa to undertake the roles of surgeon-in-chief at the Ottawa Civic Hospital (now the Ottawa Hospital) and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. In 2000 he became the CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.

    As an academic surgeon, Dr. Stern has published almost 200 scientific papers and several book chapters, and received honours and awards for excellence in teaching.