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LEMIRE, Dr Francine: WONCA Executive member 2010-2013


Dr Francine Lemire was elected as WONCA Executive Member-at-Large and then as WONCA’s Honorary Treasurer at the WONCA World Council meeting, in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010. She served in these roles until June 2013. She is currently CEO of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr Francine Lemire has been a family physician for over 30 years, 25 of those in a community of 20,000 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province, or “the west coast of the east coast,” as she often calls it. She served as a GP anaesthetist in Corner Brook for almost 20 years and experienced a full scope of care including intra-partum, hospital in-patient, and emergency care, while also running a physician practice. During this time she served on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Dr Lemire later served on the executive committee of the CFPC, and was president, in 1998–99. She also represented the CFPC at WONCA World Council meetings in 1998, 2007, and 2010. Since 2003, Dr Lemire has worked for the CFPC as Associate Executive Director of Professional Affairs. With assistance from supportive colleagues, she also maintains a small family practice at the Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team on a part-time basis. She is married to Dr Jamie Graham and has three grown up stepchildren and two grandchildren.