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Executive Team

CIFAR is led by Alan Bernstein, President & Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Bernstein reports to the Board and is responsible for developing and leading CIFAR's overall strategic direction. Reporting to the President is the executive team.

Alan Bernstein,
President & Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Finlay
Vice-President, Engagement & Public Policy

John W. Hepburn,
Vice-President, Research & Partnerships

Catherine Riddell,
Vice-President, Strategic Communications

Kara Spence,
Vice-President, Advancement

Elissa Strome,
AVP Research and Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

Pauline Yick,
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer