Current Board of Directors:

President CSBI: Dr. Jean Seely, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Seely is a professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. Dr Seely is the head of the Breast Imaging section of the department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and the hospitals served in the Ottawa Region. Dr. Seely is the Regional Breast Imaging Lead for the Ontario Breast Screening Program of the Champlain LHIN, for Cancer Care Ontario, and practices clinical breast imaging and intervention, and clinical thoracic imaging and intervention.

Dr. Seely has published many articles, chapters and reviews on intervention in the chest and breast, breast MRI, diagnosis of pleural disease, and screening mammography.

President-Elect: Dr. Charlotte Yong-Hing, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Yong-Hing is Co-Vice Chair Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Radiology, and Medical Director of Breast Imaging at BC Cancer Vancouver. She is the BC Radiological Society President and a reviewer for the BC Cancer Breast Screening Program. In addition to tertiary oncologic and breast imaging at BC Cancer Vancouver, she performs breast imaging at two busy Vancouver community imaging clinics. She is passionate about health equity and quality improvement and serves as a Medical Practice Lead for Lower Mainland Medical Imaging and is a member of the Provincial Health Services Authority Physician Quality Improvement faculty. She founded Canadian Radiology Women in 2018 to advocate for improved diversity in Canadian Radiology practices and has led some of the first Canadian Radiology EDI initiatives.

Treasurer: Dr. Carolyn Flegg, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Flegg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been the Medical Director of the Irene and Les Dubé Breast Health Centre in Saskatoon for over 10 years, and was appointed to the position of  Provincial Medical Director of Breast Imaging in the Department of Medical Imaging for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. She has been a member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Board of Directors since 2015 and has served as the board meetings chair since 2017.  Dr. Flegg is the radiologist lead for the High-Risk Screening Breast MRI program in Saskatoon and practices screening and diagnostic breast imaging and breast intervention, and general radiology.

Communications: Dr. Nancy Wadden, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Wadden is the Medical Director of the Breast Screening Program for Newfoundland and Labrador and Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

Dr. Wadden is the chair of the Mammography Accreditation Program Staff Working Group, the Director of Communications for the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging, the former chair of the Pan-Canadian Framework for Action to Address Abnormal Call Rates in Breast Cancer Screening (Canadian Partnership Against Cancer) and a former member of the Standards in Breast Imaging in Canada for the CAR.  

She continues to be involved with The Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Initiative and The Working Group of the Canadian Mammography Quality Standards. She serves on several other provincial and national committees dealing with Diagnostic Imaging, Breast Screening and Breast Cancer.

Dr. Wadden has received several teaching excellence awards from The University of Toronto as well as Memorial University. 

Director: Dr. Mona El Khoury, MD

Dr. El Khoury is an associate professor of Radiology at the University of Montreal. She is affiliated with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montreal (CHUM) where she mainly practices clinical breast imaging and intervention. Dr El Khoury’s special focus of interest is in teaching and promoting excellence in Breast Imaging.

Director of Education: Dr. Supriya Kulkarni, DMRD, DNB, FRCP(C), DABR

Dr. Kulkarni is the breast divisional head & associate professor, department of medical imaging at the University of Toronto. Her clinical engagement is at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto and Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Canada. Dr. Kulkarni is currently the Regional Breast Imaging Lead for the Health Sciences North & Northeast LHIN and Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program. Dr. Kulkarni’s special focus is on teaching, and providing mentorship and guidance to international trainees and new to practice radiologists nationally and internationally having received several teaching awards for contributing to cancer education.  

Director of MRT: Christie Barbesin, MRT(R), DMS, CBI, RDMS(BR) (She/Her) 

Christie Barbesin is a passionate and dedicated Breast Imaging Technologist with over 20 years experience.  She has worked in both screening and diagnostic settings, with the majority of her career spent in diagnostic Breast Imaging.  As a mammographer and breast sonographer, Christie is committed to providing high-quality images and to delivering exceptional patient care.  She enjoys sharing her breast imaging knowledge with fellow Technologists, imaging students, Residents, and clinical staff.  She is currently the Charge Technologist of Diagnostic Breast Imaging at the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus.

Trainee Representative: Dr. Heather Martin, MPH, MD

Dr. Martin is a fourth year Radiology resident at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Heather serves as a trainee representative for the CSBI as well as a member of the CSBI artificial intelligence (AI) working group. Her research interests include MRI and breast density with plans to pursue a fellowship in breast imaging.

Trainee Representative: Dr. Isabelle Gauthier, BSc, MD 

Dr. Gauthier is a fourth-year diagnostic radiology resident at the University of Ottawa. She currently serves as one of the resident representatives on the board of directors of the CSBI. She is a member of the CSBI Artificial Intelligence working group. Dr. Gauthier is the senior representative on the Resident Training Committee for the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She is involved in research in breast MRI and plans on pursuing a fellowship in breast and body radiology.  

Trainee Representative: Dr. Sri Sannihita Vatturi, MD

Dr. Vatturi is a third-year diagnostic radiology resident at the University of Ottawa. She currently serves as one of the resident representatives on the board of directors of the CSBI. She is the Univeristy of Ottawa resident representative for the Canadian Association of Radiologists Residents and Fellows Section. She has plans to pursue a fellowship in breast imaging.  

Trainee Representative: Dr. Kaitlin Zaki-Metias, MD

Dr. Zaki-Metias is a fourth-year diagnostic radiology resident and incoming chief resident at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital/Wayne State University School of Medicine in Pontiac, Michigan. Originally from Winnipeg, MB, she currently resides in Windsor, ON with her husband and dog. Following residency, Dr. Zaki-Metias will join the Breast and Abdominal Imaging fellowship program at Western University, after which she plans to return to Winnipeg for practice. Dr. Zaki-Metias serves on the RSNA RadioGraphics Trainee Editorial Advisory Members Board, and on the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Referral Guidelines, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, and several Accreditation Program working groups. Dr. Zaki-Metias has special interests in breast and gynecologic imaging, quality improvement, undergraduate medical education, and mentorship.


Executive Director: Marwan Taliani

Founding Members:

  • Dr. Jean Seely
  • Dr. Shiela Appavoo
  • Dr. Mona El Khoury
  • Dr. Paula Gordon
  • Dr. Anat Kornecki
  • Dr. Yves Loisel
  • Dr. Anabel Scaranelo
  • Dr. Nancy Wadden
  • Dr. Linda Warren