Simon Brascoupé, Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee– Bear Clan, is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He is the past Chair of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples Health Advisory Board, and previously served as Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; Director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada. He is currently the Senior Vice-President (Education, Communications, and Services) at the First Nations Education Administrators Association.
David (Butler) Jones was the inaugural Chief Public Health Officer of Canada (Head of the Public Health Agency of Canada) from 2004 to 2014. He has served in many professional organizations, including in Canada as President of the Canadian Public Health Association; Chair of the Canadian Roundtable on Health and Climate Change; Member of the Governing Council for the Canadian Population Health Initiative; Chair of the National Coalition on Enhancing Preventive Practices of Health Professionals; and Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century. He has received the Canadian Public Health Association Robert Davies Defries Award and the Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Service. In June, 2015 he receive an honorary doctorate from Carleton University. Currently, he is the Senior Medical Officer and Atlantic Region Medical Officer for the First Nations and Inuit Health division of Health Canada.
Millie Close is a fourth year undergraduate student In Health Sciences, with a minor in Communications and Media Studies at Carleton University. Millie is the President of the Carleton Science Student Society.
Sandra Crocker is the Associate Vice-President (Strategic Partnerships and Operations) at Carleton University. She has a distinguished career in research administration, holding senior leadership positions in research administration at McGill University and Queens University. She has held positions on the Board of Directors of the BioCap Canada Foundation, Insect Biotec Canada Inc., the Kingston Technology Council and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology. She served as the President of the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre, a not-for-profit research incubator, and as Chair of the Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network.
Ann Dale is a Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University, a Trudeau Alumna (2004), and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Sciences. She was a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts, Molson Prize for the Social Sciences (2013) and the 2009 Bissett Award for Distinctive Contributions to the Public Sector. She founded and chairs the Canadian Consortium for Sustainable Development Research (CCSDR), and the Canadian environmental movement. She also founded and chairs the National Environmental Treasure (NET).
Bruce Dudley is a Senior Vice-President at the Delphi Group. Bruce is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in the strategic integration of health and environmental issues. He has been a senior advisor to governments and companies on domestic and international policy initiatives focused on mitigating environmental and social risks. He is also the Senior Vice-President (Strategy & Innovation) at the GLOBE Series.
Eric Leclair is head of communications at Ottawa Public Health (OPH). His team is responsible for managing media relations, communications strategy and outreach, crisis communications and most importantly, for enhancing public awareness and access to public health information, programs and services in Ottawa using a variety of communications tools and channels including social media. Under Eric’s leadership, OPH has strengthened its community presence and image through better visibility in mainstream media and enhanced engagement on various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Kim Matheson (Director) is the Culture & Gender Mental Health Research Chair jointly held at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research and Carleton University. Her research addresses the social determinants of health with a particular focus on marginalized populations. Her most recent work is in partnership with First Nations communities and organizations in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation region of Northwestern Ontario.
Zul Merali is the former CEO and President of the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research. Zul was the founding Scientific Director of the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network. He has recently been appointed as the founding Scientific Director of the Brain and Mind Institute of the Aga Khan University.