CCSA welcomes two new members to its board of directors

    OTTAWA, June 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
(CCSA), Canada's national addiction agency, is pleased to announce the
appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The member-at-large
appointments of Dr. Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director for the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research, and Pierre Sangollo, Director, Preventive
Security and Intelligence at Correctional Service Canada (CSC), were approved
at a CCSA Board of Directors meeting held in St. John's on June 16, 2008.
    Dr. Quirion is a full professor and scientific director at Montreal's
Douglas Hospital Research Centre, a McGill affiliated teaching hospital, and
the head of the province's mental health network supported by the Fonds de la
recherche en santé du Québec. Under his leadership, the Douglas Hospital
Research Centre has become a premier research facility in Canada for the
fields of neurosciences and mental health. In addition to being on the
advisory board for over 15 scientific journals in Psychiatry, Pharmacology,
and Neurosciences, Dr. Quirion has published five books and more than
500 scientific papers and articles.
    "The appointment of Dr. Quirion will enhance the Board's understanding of
neurological science and the interconnections between mental health and
substance abuse issues," said CCSA's Acting Chair David Nicholson.
    Mr. Sangollo is Director of Preventive Security and Intelligence with
Correctional Service Canada (CSC), a position he has held since 2004. He
joined CSC following a 39-year career in policing that included 33 years with
Montreal Police Services and five years (1998 to 2003) as the Director for
Public Security in Sainte Julie where he oversaw police service for six cities
located along Montréal's south shore.
    "Mr. Sangallo's appointment provides important continuity for substance
abuse-related policing and enforcement concerns", said Nicholson. "We look
forward to benefiting from his and Dr. Quirion's experience and guidance as we
continue our work to reduce alcohol- and drug-related harm."
    CCSA's volunteer Board of Directors comprises 15 members. The Chair and
five members are appointed by the Governor in Council, and nine additional
members-at-large are recruited from a number of sectors, including the
business community, labour groups, and professional and voluntary

    About CCSA

    With a legislated mandate to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related
harms, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides leadership on national
priorities, fosters knowledge-translation within the field, and creates
sustainable partnerships that maximize collective efforts. CCSA receives
funding support from Health Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Heather Wilcox, CCSA Communications Advisor,
(613) 235-4048, ext. 243,

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