COACT is responsible for advising the CAS Board of Directors on matters pertaining to anesthesia regarding developments within the allied health fields and particularly with regard to Anesthesia Assistants.

COACT (Committee on Anesthesia Care Team) Chair(s)

Dr Marcus Salvatori


  • Dr Mohamad Ahmad, ACUDA representative
  • Dr Arun Anand
  • Mr Jared Campbell, Chair, Anesthesia Assistants section
  • Ms Sarah Davis, ORNAC representative
  • Mr Adam Gillis
  • Ms Devany Holzwarth, NAPANc co-rep
  • Ms Lara Peiffer, NAPANc co-rep
  • Mr George Saab
  • Ms Mandeep Thandi
  • Ms Terri Tryon
  • Mr Matthew Turnock
The CAS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) can attend committee meetings at their discretion​.

Resources – COACT

Position Paper on Anesthesia Assistants: An Official Position Paper of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society