Clover Althea Hemans

Clover Althea Hemans*

BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MScQIPS

Burlington, Ontario
Family medicine

Area 5, Division A
(ONTARIO)

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Candidate statement

This election is the right time to put my experience and skills at work for you.
Why now?
The CMPA’s strategic plan is ready for renewal in 2022. This allows council to continue progressive re-evaluation and rejuvenation for the next four years. I believe I will add value and energy for improvement and change.
Why me?
Here are my three main points of interest and experience:

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
• I completed a MSc in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, as well as Patient Safety Officer training from the University of Toronto and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, respectively. These efforts ensure that I have the best training possible to effect well-reasoned actions to improve and advocate for patient safety and patient safety research.
I have over a decade of patient safety work.

Leadership
• With many years of family medicine and lived experience, I applied my seasoned background and leadership training (a Master’s Certificate in Leadership) as a delegate on our provincial medical association.
• I have led a national advocacy organization—The Federation of Medical Women of Canada.
• I Co-Chair a provincial committee—OMA Women
• I bring experience in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion
• I am a woman who understands (through training and experience) health systems, health inequities, and ally-ship.
• I formally mentor young women and informally mentor men and women. In return, I continue to learn.

Communication and Governance
• Understanding that influencing change requires great communication skills, listening to understand, and engaging with those affected by proposed change—I have completed programs on Crucial Conversations©, good governance, effective communication, effective team-based leadership, and many more.
• The above skills have permitted me to make significant and positive contributions to collaborative, team-based successes and better governance on many of the committees and organizations with which I am involved.

I am committed to making positive change. I am ready to work for you as part of CMPA Council. I pledge to bring all my accumulated skills, talents, and enthusiasm to further this vision:
• Protecting our professional integrity,
• Providing stewardship, guidance and care for the appropriate use of financial and other resources,
• Promoting safe medical care.
I call on our membership to VOTE and ensure the CMPA remain an essential and progressive component of the our healthcare system.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

Halton Healthcare Services

Medical Staff, Covid Assessment Clinic
2020-
Department of Family Medicine
1990-
Past Lead, Surgical Assisting Service
2011-2016

University of Toronto

Department of Family Medicine, Lecturer (Adjunct)
2012-

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Medical Manager
2015-2019

Professional Appointments

EWAAB-Encouraging Women Across All Borders - Mentorship program for female college students

Mentor
2020-

Black North Initiative (BMI)

Health Arm--Physician Advisor
2020-

Black Physician's Association of Ontario

Member
2020-

Ontario Medical Association

Civility, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
2020-
Delegate and Executive Member: Section on General and Family Practice, Committee
2018-
Co-chair, OMA WOMEN Committee
2018-
District Delegate
2014-
Member Services Committee, Member
2018-2020

Canadian College of Family Practitioners

Evaluator, Fellowship designation
2016-

National Surgical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Working Group

Halton Healthcare Services, Member
2016-

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Patient Safety Officer
2015-
Member
2014-

Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Board Member
2013-
Immediate Past-President, Past Chair of Scientific Assembly Committee
2018-2020

Canadian Society of Physician Leaders

Member
2012-

Halton Healthcare Services

Surgical Quality Care Committee Member
2007-
Secretary Treasurer, Professional Staff Association
2012-2014

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Official Ontario Delegate to CMA General meeting
2015-2019

Canadian Medical Association — Specialist Forum - Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Delegate
2013-2015

Canadian Medical Association—Committee on Medical Education and Professional Development

Representative from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada
2013-2015




Election contact information

Email: dr.chemans@gmail.com
Phone: 905-301-4453

*Proposed through the Nominating Committee