Our Team

CJEM operates a Board of Directors to provide governance and oversight; an Editorial Board to validate submissions and steer the publication; and staff who accomplish all of the work that CJEM does.

Board of Directors

Editorial Board

Dr. Mahed Choudhury

Dr. Sheika Henry


Younus Imam

Program Manager,

Board Administration

Sara Harlow

Operations Staff

Kari O’Rourke 

Communications Specialist 

Vanessa Nickelo

Communications Specialist 

Katie Boudreau
Operations Manager

Rosslyn Davidson

Keith Fredin
Policy Officer

Alex Fremis

Eric Gloutnez
French Language Engagement Specialist

Connor Hunerfauth
ESG Specialist


Ronin Jong
Operations Staff

Sophy Kurian
Operations Staff

Alexander Landry
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Jason Tremblay
NGO Relationship Manager

Amanda Warren
Manager, Communications and Engagement

Stan Bennett

Stanley Bennett
Northern Community Specialist

The CJEM board provides expert advice and guidance to the staff on policy, content, organizational direction, and attracting new authors and subscribers. The editorial board reserves the final right to accept or reject submitted papers, at its discretion.

Editorial Process

Editorial Review

The editorial board reviews the proposal/abstract submission, and decides whether to proceed with a peer review. If the decision is to proceed, the paper’s lead author will be invited to submit a full manuscript and peer reviewers will be assigned.

Peer Review

The full manuscript is reviewed by peers. Reviewers may decide to reject the manuscript, to ask the lead author to revise the manuscript based on accompanying comments, or to proceed directly to the final stage.

Review of Papers

All final manuscripts will be reviewed by the editorial board for suitability for publication. The final decision regarding acceptance will be made by the editorial board, at its sole discretion. Confirmation of acceptance will then be communicated to authors.

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