Heather Dow brings over 25 years of leadership to the management of charitable and not-for-profit organizations.  She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a professional designation in not-for-profit leadership earned in 2015 and holds the title of Executive Director/CEO for the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (CAPM&R); Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association canadiennes des pathologistes (CAP-ACP); the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association (CSCI-RA), Canadian Advances in Neuro-Orthopedics for Spasticity Consortium (CANOSC) and the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA).  She is also the Senior Manager at Events & Management Plus Inc. in Kingston, ON

Driven by her passion for lifelong learning and continuing education, Heather serves as CPD/CME Accreditation Manager for the CAPM&R, CAP-ACP, and CANP.  She manages the certification of Pathologists Assistants in Canada (CCCPA), Electromyography (EMG) Exams and serves as Canada’s pathology representative to the International Liaison for Pathology Presidents (ILPP), and to the International Pathology Council (IPC).   

Heather also specializes in association governance and provides significant organizational and governance support to Hereditary Angioedema Canada (HAEC).  She also volunteers on several national committees including Vice Chair of the CEO Roundtable of Canadian National Medical Organizations, member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSC) Rapid Response Team – CPD, and the RCPSC National Specialty Summit Committee for the National Accreditation Conference.   

Heather has contributed to several published peer-reviewed journal articles in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pathology specialties and is the Content Manager of the Canadian Journal of Pathology (CJP). In addition to her primary job functions, she served as the project lead for University of Toronto’s “100 Years Since the Discovery of Insulin” Scientific Symposium