OAGS Board of Directors & Committees

  • OAGS President
  • OAGS Board of Directors
  • OAGS Committees

Dr. Kevin Lefebvre  OAGS President, Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC (2022-current)
•Community General Surgeon
•Chief of Staff, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Stratford •OAGS President
•Previous OAGS Officer Positions: Vice President, Treasurer
•Current/Previous OMA Officer Positions: General Surgery Section Chair, Tariff Chair
•CAGS Executive Member at Large (Community)
•CAGS Committees: MIS, Endoscopy
•CAGS Provincial Representative for Ontario

Source: K.Lefebvre

2023 - OAGS Officers & Directors

OAGS Board Members *
title name city Current 2yr Term Elected Term
President (2022-) Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (e.J.2014) Stratford 5th (final) 2022-2023
Past-President (2022-) Dr. Tim Jackson (e.J.2014) Toronto 5th (final) 2022-2023
Vice President (2022-) Dr. Ravinder Singh (e.J.2015) North Bay 5th (final) 2023-2024
Treasurer (2020-) Dr. Jennifer Macmillan (e.J.2014) Huntsville 5th (final) 2022-2023
Secretary (2020-) Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett (e. J.2017) Ottawa 4th 2023-2024
Member-at-Large Dr. Luke Bui (e.J.2017) Toronto 4th 2023-2024
Member-at-Large Dr. Peter Dauphinee (e.J.2016) Barrie 4th 2022-2023
Member-at-Large Dr. Matthew Holmes (e.J.2023) North Bay 1st 2023-2024
Member-at-Large Dr. Ken Leslie (e.J.2018) London 3rd 2022-2023
Member-at-Large Dr. Scott Rieder (e.J.2021) Kingston 2nd 2023-2024
Member-at-Large Dr. Andrew Smith (e.J.2019) Thunder Bay 3rd 2023-2024
Member-at-Large Dr. Joel Weaver (e.J.2014) Ottawa 5th (final) 2022-2023
Member-at-Large vacant 2023-2024
Member-at-Large vacant 2022-2023
Resident Representative Dr. Tyler McKechnie (e.Fall 2021-present) McMasterU PGY3 1st (3-4yr term) 2021-~25

NOTE: (e.) is indicative of the original or first full elected calendar year served on the OAGS board of directors, although he/she may have been formally elected during the annual meeting election several months prior (Nov.).
Two-year terms follow the calendar year. Last updated Winter 2023.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION Nov.12, 2022: There were 6 nominations for 7 of the staggered board positions. With no other nominations received before the deadline prior to the election, there was no election during the OAGS business meeting, and the individuals nominated were acclaimed to their positions. The officer positions are appointed by the board of directors during the winter board meeting following the OAGS Annual Meeting Board Election.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION 2023: The deadline for applications/nominations will be 2 weeks prior to the next OAGS Annual Meeting. For more details: www.oags.org/election.html .

BYLAW: As of November 3, 2012, the OAGS membership voted to approve the new Bylaw #4, an excerpt of which applies to the length of board terms. "A director whose term (2yr) has expired shall be eligible for re-election, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive terms in total. This term limit does not apply to officers of the Board, who may serve in an officer position for up to a maximum of four (4) years per position, irrespective of how long they have already served on the Board. These term limits can be extended by the Board, at their discretion, in exceptional circumstances."

OAGS Committee members
Economics & MSPC/Tariff Committee Drs. K. Lefebvre. T. Jackson, S.Rieder, E. Touzin
General Surgery Resource Committee
(Manpower Monitoring)
Drs. L.Bui (Chair), K.Leslie, R.Singh, A.Smith.
Consultants: ResRep.
Membership Committee (applications/standards) Drs. P. Dauphinee, T. Jackson, K.Leslie, J.A. Van Koughnett.
Consultant: ResRep.
Bylaws Committee Drs. K. Lefebvre (Chair), T. Jackson, J. Macmillan, R. Singh.
Nominating Committee Past 2-3 OAGS Presidents , board at large
Political Activity Committee Drs. K.Lefebvre (Pres/Chair), P.Dauphinee, T.Jackson, R. Singh
Ad Hoc: CAGS Committee Drs. K.Lefebvre (Chair), T. Jackson, K.Leslie, S.Rieder, A. Smith, J.A. Van Koughnett
Ad Hoc: Communications & Social Media Committee Drs. S.Rieder (Chair), T. Jackson, J.Macmillan, R.Singh, Drs. J.A. Van Koughnett, (ResRep)
Ad Hoc: Ontario Health Committee (formerly CCO) Drs. T.Jackson(Chair), P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, K.Leslie, S.Rieder, J.Weaver.
Ad Hoc: Program and Education Committee (AGM) Drs. J.Macmillan (Chair), S.Rieder (Co-Chair), L.Bui, P.Dauphinee, M.Holmes, T. Jackson, K. Lefebvre, A. Smith, JA Van Koughnett
Ad Hoc: Quality Management Committee (i.e. NSQIP, ERAS) Drs. T. Jackson (Chair), K. Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, S.Rieder, R.Singh, A. Smith
Ad Hoc: Research Committee Dr. J.Van Koughnett (Chair), Dr. T. Jackson, Drs. J.Macmillan, R. Singh, A.Smith, J. Weaver. Consultants: ResRep.
Ad Hoc: Resident Mentorship Committee Drs. Andrew Smith (Chair), Julie Ann Van Koughnett. (and Res Rep)
Ad Hoc: Sponsorship/Exhibiting Committee Drs. R.Singh(Chair), L.Bui, M.Holmes, T. Jackson, K.Lefebvre, J.Macmillan, J.A. Van Koughnett, J.Weaver.
Ad Hoc: Wellness Committee Drs. L. Bui, P.Dauphinee, M.Holmes, T.Jackson, R.Singh, A.Smith, J.A.Van Koughnett.
Note: Committees can consist of both OAGS Board Members and OAGS Members. Last updated Winter 2023.