Jerry K L Tan MD, FRCPC, FAAD, President
Dr. Jerry K. L. Tan is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and in private practice in Windsor, Ontario. He is the principal investigator at a clinical research site, Windsor Clinical Research Inc. His career has focused on clinical care, research and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Tan received his medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and trained in internal medicine at the University of Toronto and in dermatology at University of British Columbia and University of Michigan.
Aside from industry grants, Dr. Tan has received research funding from the Canadian Dermatology Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Research.
His research focus includes acne, acne scars, rosacea and psoriasis. Additional interests include outcome measurements and informed shared decision making in dermatology. He has developed 3 patient decision aids – acne, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa – available at www.informed-decisions.org. A rosacea patient decision aid is currently being created.
Dr. Tan chairs the working group on clinical practice guidelines of the Canadian Dermatology Association, the rosacea international consensus group (ROSCO) and the acne core outcomes research network (ACORN). He has been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the British Journal of Dermatology. During his career, Dr. Tan has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Conflict of Interest statement: Consultant, speaker, advisor, or investigator for Allergan, Bayer, Cipher, Dermira, Galderma, Stiefel/GSK, Obagi, Pierre Fabre, Photocure, Roche, Valeant.
Brittany McKertcher RN
Brittany is a nurse who has suffered from both teen and adult acne. She has had a lot of experience with acne treatments, both prescription and non-prescription, as well as medical procedures. With her medical knowledge as a nurse and experience being an acne patient, she hopes to provide insight and expertise to help those who suffer from acne.
Sue Sherlock Chair and Executive Director
Sue is a senior health communications expert with more than two decades experience in the not for profit sector creating and executing public health education and awareness programs that improve lives.
Much of Sue’s career has been spent working with dermatologists to raise awareness among Canadians about skin cancer.
Sue was awarded a Gold Triangle for Excellence in Public Education on Dermatology Issues by the American Academy of Dermatology and received the Public Education Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Kim Jonat BSc, BEd, MEd, Director
Kim is an educator who has worked in secondary schools for the past thirteen years. She taught science and math before becoming a school administrator. She earned her Masters in Education in Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of British Columbia.
Kim firmly believes that it takes the care and compassion of family and community to raise healthy, happy youth. She has a strong interest in social-emotional learning and community involvement.