Board of Directors

INCAM continues to be a collaborative and interdisciplinary research community in Canada, generating knowledge through research on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine & healthcare to enhance the health of Canadians.

We welcome you to reach out and connect with us!

Amanda Baskwill

Dr. Amanda Baskwill

Chair & Treasurer

Amanda is a recognized strategic academic leader with an affinity for flexible, accessible, and equitable education - especially in health and social services - focusing on institutional transformation through administrative oversight & innovation. "Being creative and pragmatic means that I can both dream AND achieve."

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Donelda Gowan

Dr. Donelda (Gowan) Leverick


Donelda is a health services researcher and knowledge broker in the field of integrative healthcare. Experienced in working within diverse fields including massage therapy, population health science, and health promotion as a practitioner, educator, and researcher, she aspires to help others learn and grow.

Leisa Bellmore

Leisa Bellmore


Leisa is an international speaker, CAM researcher, and shiatsu therapist. Her keen interest in CAM research merged with decades of clinical expertise in the field of shiatsu therapy culminated in a well-deserved MSc in Advanced Complementary Medicine Research & Practice from the Northern College of Acupuncture (Middlesex University).

Anne Leis

Dr. Anne Leis

Director at Large

Anne is a full professor and current head of the department of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She was also the recipient of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service and exceptional community involvement.

Baljit Khamba

Dr. Baljit Khamba

Director at Large

Baljit is an avid researcher and teacher with a keen interest in evidence-informed healthcare and translatable research in naturopathic medicine. Her passion for nature, nutrition, and health empowerment has led her to become actively involved in teaching students within the doctorate and master programs at Bastyr University.

Monique Aucoin

Dr. Monique Aucoin

Director at Large

Monique is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, researcher, educator, and respected expert in the field of mental health. As a Senior Research Fellow and instructor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles in many academic journals and has received several awards for publications including case report competitions and the inaugural Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award.

Dr. Maryam Yavari

Dr. Maryam Yavari

Director at Large

Maryam is a distinguished healthcare practitioner with a background in Traditional Humoral Medicine and extensive involvement in clinical research. She is an academic faculty member of CCNM and has lectured at the University of Toronto. She also serves on ISCMR's Communications Committee and is Co-chair of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).

Our Committees

At INCAM, our committees play a vital role in driving our organization's mission forward. These specialized groups of dedicated members collaborate on a wide range of initiatives, from research and advocacy to event planning and community outreach.

By joining a committee, you'll have the opportunity to actively contribute your skills and expertise to help shape the future of our organization and make a positive impact in our community. Explore our committees and find the one that aligns with your passion and interests to get involved today.



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Joining Our Board and Committees


We understand the importance of dedicated individuals like you in driving our mission forward. We are currently looking for enthusiastic members to join our board or committees, where you can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of complementary medicine research and healthcare in Canada.


By becoming a part of INCAM's committees or board, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Contribute Your Expertise: Share your knowledge and skills with like-minded individuals dedicated to enhancing healthcare in Canada.
  • Network: Build meaningful connections with professionals and researchers in the field of complementary medicine.
  • Make a Difference: Influence the direction of research and policy in complementary medicine, ultimately benefiting the health and well-being of Canadians.


We believe that our members offer unique perspectives and expertise that could make a significant impact on the future of complementary medicine research and healthcare in Canada, and we would be thrilled to welcome you to our INCAM community.

We are currently accepting nominations for the following positions: