Hands making a Heart

Rheumatology in Canada is a tight-knit community of doctors and other professionals who genuinely care about their patients and one another. We work hard to empower rheumatologists to deliver optimal care to their patients. And we believe in us having so much more potential. Our team at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Foundation (CRAF) promises to increase public awareness, promote and fund research, provide professional training and development, and advocate for Canadians living with rheumatic diseases.

Ahmad Zbib, MD, CPHIMS-CA, MBA

CRAF Executive Director


Ahmad M. Zbib

Ahmad Zbib attended the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) where he earned a B.Sc. in Science (biology) and later attended The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, earning his MD in general medicine in 2003.

Prior to the CRA, Ahmad spent most of his career at mission-based, non-profit organizations in diverse roles including research implementation, patient education, digital health, strategy, business development and executive management.

Ahmad is also a digital health expert with professional certification in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS-CA). He has hands-on experience in managing technology projects which brings a unique perspective and expertise to his role leading both the CRAF and CRA.

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is the CFO for Canadian Rheumatology Association Foundation and the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Peter has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1990 and has over 30 years of accounting, management and tax experience with for-profit, non-profit and charitable organizations. Peter’s tax and accounting experience, along with his management accounting experience will be a great asset during the start up and growth stage of CRAF.

Chonée Dennis



Chonée Dennis

Chonée is the President/CEO of The Dennis Group Inc. Chonée has broad experience in communications, government relations, governance, organizational change, re-engineering, volunteer management, crisis and project management and redevelopment initiatives. She has been an active Board member, sitting on numerous Boards and Committees throughout her career. Currently she is a Board Director and member of the Governance Committee with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP). Chonée is also a Trustee and Board Director for Lakefield College School, sitting on the Finance and Capital Construction Committees. Chonée was a founding Board member for the Niagara Community Foundation, AFP Golden Horseshoe and helped establish the Children’s Advocacy Centre of Niagara.

Mona Bosinceanu

Office Manager


Mona Bosinceanu

Mona is the lead support for the board, board committees and the Executive Director, in addition to leading (virtual) office operations. Mona joined the CRAF after having spent over 17 years in operations and office management in the finance/wealth management industry. With a degree in engineering and several diplomas in management, accounting and finance, she has the training, aptitude and experience to help us manage our operations. Furthermore, she has hands-on experience supporting executives and board members.