Board of Directors

Dr. Clover Hemans


Location: Oakville, ON

Dr. Clover Hemans is the 96th President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and the Co-Chair of the Ontario Medical Association’s Outreach to Women Physicians Committee.  She is a family physician with a penchant for dignified, safe, patient-centered care; quality improvement, mutually respectful teamwork and human equity. She considers herself as a humanist and a feminist. Towards that end, Dr. Hemans is an ardent supporter of thinking globally and acting locally by supporting community initiatives.  A life-long learner, this physician-leader and mother uses a sense of fairness, compassion, curiosity, tenacity and humour to stay focused when mentoring and teaching future medical and other healthcare professionals.

As a team-player, Dr. Clover Hemans is thoroughly familiar with inter-connected, respectful, supportive, professional responsibilities.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Toronto, a Doctor of Medicine with certification and fellowship in Family Medicine at McMaster University, a Certificate in Physician Leadership with the York-Schulich School of Management and a Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. The African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together”  resonates with her.

Dr. Hemans has a vast appreciation for sports (especially basketball), arts, music, books and dance---though not necessarily in that order.  She understands that passion and purpose aligning with your core values are powerful motivators and that inter-connections, representation and nurturing our future leaders matter.