TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to
announce the appointment of Pamela Fralick as president and CEO,
effective today, January 7, 2013.
"Pamela brings great energy and passion to this key leadership
position," says Marc Genéréux, Chair, Canadian Cancer Society Board of
Directors. "She has a wealth of leadership experience in the healthcare
sector, combined with top-notch creative and strategic skills that will
help shape the future of Canada's leading national cancer-fighting
"The Canadian Cancer Society has achieved so much in its 75-year
history, and it's an honour to join the Society team as we embark on
the next chapter," says Fralick. "I'm looking forward to working with
the Society's dedicated volunteers and staff to make a meaningful
impact in the fight against this disease that affects so many
Since 2008, Fralick has been president and CEO of the Canadian
Healthcare Association (CHA), which is a federation of provincial and
territorial hospitals and health organizations across Canada. She has
also been chair of the Quality Worklife Quality Healthcare
Collaborative and co-chair of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health
in the 21st Century.
Before joining the CHA, Fralick was CEO at the Canadian Physiotherapy
Association for almost seven years. Prior to this, she held executive
positions with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Health
Canada's Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit. She has been active in many
organizations as a senior volunteer, including the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health, the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health
Research, Triathlon Canada and the International Triathlon Union. She
is also on the board of Outward Bound Canada and is chair of the Canada
Fralick is trilingual - English, French and German. She is an
accomplished athlete and has competed in numerous triathlons.
Fralick takes over from Anne Vézina, who has been acting president and
CEO of the Society since Peter Goodhand stepped down in mid-2012.
For 75 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the
fight for life. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent
cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From
this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever
so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive.
When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at
1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
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SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
For further information:
Canadian Cancer Society, National Office