CLEAR Board of Directors Election 2022-23 Candidate Information


Candidates for the Office of President-Elect

Two candidates are standing for the Office of CLEAR President-Elect


Micah Matthews

Micah assumed the role of Deputy Executive and Legislative Director at the Washington State Medical Commission in 2014. Micah participates in multiple industry groups including CLEAR, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2016 and in leadership roles on several committees. Beyond CLEAR, Micah served as a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) workgroup on Marijuana and Medical Regulation and practitioner use policies, audit committee, and is a member of the Board Executive Advisory Committee (tasked with revising the FSMB model medical practice act). He has been named to the Digital Credentialing and Innovation Committee with FSMB for 2022-2023. Micah holds a B.S. of International Business and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in health policy.



Marc Spector

Marc is a regulatory executive, lawyer and board member who for more than 15 years has been a recognized leader in the regulatory space. He is the inaugural Deputy Registrar of the Home Construction Regulatory Authority after previously serving as the Director of Professional Regulation at the College of Early Childhood Educators. A member of CLEAR’s Board of Directors for four years, Marc is chair of CLEAR’s National Certified Investigator & Inspector Training Committee and active with its International Congress and Strategic Planning Working Groups. He spearheaded some of CLEAR’s policy task forces, presided over its award committees and, last year, was among the first to be appointed to CLEAR’s Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Candidacy Letter



Candidates for the Regular Member Positions on the Board of Directors 

Five candidates are standing for the four available regular member positions


Corinne de Bruin (incumbent)

Corinne is Executive Director, Registration Services, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, serving in this role since January 2016. She is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the registration department, the licensure of physicians in compliance with the Health Professions Act (HPA), College Bylaws, and policies and procedures. This involves oversight and leadership of credentialing, licensing, certificates of professional conduct, assessment program, policy and operations, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining the College in 2012 she held management positions at the Ministry of Finance, Workers’ Compensation Board and Legal Services Society. A CLEAR Board member since 2020 and active on a number of CLEAR committees since 2017, Corinne is currently vice chair of the Regulatory Agency Administration Committee.


Position Statement


Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne is currently the Head of Registration in CORU, Ireland's multi-profession Health and Social Care regulator. He has over 17 years’ public policy experience with a focus on developing, implementing, and enforcing national, and EU, regulatory policies to safeguard the interests of the wider public.

In his current role, Paul has responsibility for overseeing registration operations so that the systems, processes and requirements support the organization in delivering its statutory mandate for the protection of the public through the registration of the health and social care professionals under CORU’s remit.

Prior to joining CORU, Paul worked in the Irish Energy Regulatory for over a decade. During this time Paul designed the enforcement framework for criminal investigations related to safety, conducted criminal investigations with respect to gas safety, and was the Regulatory Manager for all gas infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland.

In addition to these duties, Paul has significant experience at an international level on key regulatory policy matters, having represented the Irish authority on a number of European Union Committees related to Electricity and Gas energy security, and regional risk assessments.

In addition to the above experience, Paul also has a number of academic qualifications in Project Management, Leadership, Digital Media, and Living in a Diverse Society.


Position Statement 


Michael Carpenter (incumbent)


Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, which is one of the organizations involved in the regulation of health professionals in Australia.  Prior to that he held senior roles with the Australian Dental Council and the Australian Federal Government’s higher education regulator (TEQSA). 


An engineer by background, and originally from the UK, Michael has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He is a regular attendee and presenter at the Annual Education Conference, is chair of CLEAR’s Regulatory Agency Administration Committee and a member of the board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Party.


Position Statement


Andrew Charnock

I have been Chief Executive Officer and Registrar for the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand since 2009. At the same time I was Registrar for the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand until 2017. I manage all notifications. I have held a number of leadership roles in healthcare in the UK and New Zealand: Nursing in learning disabilities and pediatrics, Charge Nurse ITU, Senior Lecturer, Manager residential care facility, elected member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) and Director of Nursing. Previously Trustee of Hospice Wairarapa Community Trust. I bring a strong strategic element to my work and consider myself to be future focused and a creative thinker with a facilitative management style. I am always looking for alliances and connectivity. I believe in proactive governance with a facilitative operational management. I am project orientated with a strong work ethic and drive to organizational advancement.


Position Statement


Micah Matthews (incumbent)


Micah assumed the role of Deputy Executive and Legislative Director at the Washington State Medical Commission in 2014. Micah participates in multiple industry groups including CLEAR, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2016 and in leadership roles on several committees. Beyond CLEAR, Micah served as a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) workgroup on Marijuana and Medical Regulation and practitioner use policies, audit committee, and is a member of the Board Executive Advisory Committee (tasked with revising the FSMB model medical practice act). He has been named to the Digital Credentialing and Innovation Committee with FSMB for 2022-2023.  Micah holds a B.S. of International Business and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in health policy.


Position Statement

Micah Matthews is running for the office of President-Elect and a Regular seat. If he wins both the President-Elect seat and the Regular seat, he will assume the office of President-Elect and the candidate with the next highest vote total will assume the Regular seat.




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