President and CEO
Dr. Maggie Morris, President
Dr. Maggie Morris is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1979. She received her Fellowship in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Manitoba in 1984 following which she remained in practice in Manitoba. Areas of special interest were in pediatric and adolescent obstetrics and gynecology and medical education.
In 1986 she became Section Head of the newly created Pediatric/Adolescent Obstetrics and Gynecology section at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg; she served as Associate Dean, Student Affairs for the faculty from 1999 to 2006; she was awarded “Teacher of the year” in 1999 and 2003; she received her Master of Education in 2010; and she served as APOG president from 2010-2012.
Dr. Morris is currently Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Women’s Health Program. She completed her term as Department Head of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences from 2006 to 2017. She was the first woman to hold the Department Head position since 1964. She leads the Women’s health curriculum for undergraduate medical education and the Women’s Health Curriculum for the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Manitoba and is interested in developing the role for physician assistants in Women’s health in Canada. Current practice interests include the integration of midwifery care with obstetric care.
Dr. Diane Francoeur, CEO
Dr. Diane Francoeur has been a highly accomplished Obstetrician-Gynecologist for more than 30 years and as a fierce advocate for women and health care providers, she continues to serve her community as a practicing OB/GYN to this day.
Dr. Francoeur has been responsible for leading all specialties in Quebec as the health care system navigates the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and understands the needs of women's health specialists throughout this difficult climate.
Dr. Francoeur was the CEO and served as the first woman president of the Federation of Medical Specialists of Québec (FMSQ), completing all mandates. She continues to work as an associate professor in the OB/GYN department at CHU Ste-Justine, affiliated with the University of Montreal and is a strong champion of women’s rights, physician’s leadership, and healthcare management.
She is a graduate of the Université Laval with a doctorate in medicine, completed the Director' education program at McGill University and graduated from Harvard University with a Master's degree in Health Care Management.
Dr. Francoeur's academic background has been a driving standard of care in her obstetrical practice and in the boardroom.