Heather Watkins

A native of Twillingate, Newfoundland (“Iceberg Capital of the World”) growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Heather Watkins has been working as Neuropsychiatric Epidemiologist and Research Coordinator at the Centre for Neuropsychiatric Sciences (CNS) in St. John’s, NL, since January 2010. Heather has completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry-Nutrition and Minor in French from […]

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John McGowan

John is a lawyer by training, and practiced in the area of Employment Law at one of the large downtown Toronto firms. He had a stroke in 2012, and because of the residual effects he has been on long term disability since 2013. John is a director of the Regent Park School of Music, an […]

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Cameron Marshall, BA(Hons.), DC, FRCCSS(C)

Following graduation from Western University with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology, Dr. Marshall pursued a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Marshall then went on to complete a two-year post-doctorate residency in Sports Sciences to receive specialized training and designation in the diagnosis and management of sports-related […]

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Mathew Hill

Mathew Hill is a 47-year old TBI survivor who now works as a Therapy Assistant in Alberta. His focus is neuro-rehabilitation, focusing on TBI/ABI recovery. He has been a paralegal and a coffee-roaster (14 years). In addition to writing articles, Mathew helps to raise awareness of TBI’s by presenting to local high school classes on […]

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James Cohen

Since entering the field of delivering care to individuals with ABI and seniors living with dementia, James Cohen has held executive level administrative, operational and strategic positions within the industry. Most recently he co-founded Mavencare – which is a healthcare technology company who delivers care to those wishing to live in the community. He has […]

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Suzanne McKenna, President

Suzanne McKenna is a trusted and accomplished Champlain System Navigator for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Drawing on her personal experience as a caregiver of a 26 year old son with a traumatic brain injury for 8 ½ years, she actively encourages the dissemination of best practice in the care and support of ABI survivors, their […]

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Andrew Lambert

Andrew is a lawyer at the Calgary office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. His legal practice focuses on corporate law as well as labour and employment law. Andrew completed his legal education at Queen’s University following a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. Andrew became a board member of Brain Injury Canada in […]

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Kim McDonald-Taylor, MSc, CRPC

Kim McDonald-Taylor, MSc, CRPC operates a clinical consultancy, McDonald-Taylor Consulting, where her passion for her clients’ projects results in exceeded expectations for her training, knowledge translation, meeting facilitation, medical writing and strategic planning. Kim has worked in the clinical trials area for 25 years, including her 12 year tenure with Endpoint Research holding positions such […]

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Jason Lye

Jason Lye joined Ontario March of Dimes in 1994 as a part time attendant. During his tenure he has served in almost every capacity within the Independent Living sector and in July 2014 Jason became the National Director for March of Dimes Canada. Jason began his career within the developmental disabilities sector and has worked […]

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R.J.Riopelle, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS

Riopelle is the immediate past Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University (2000 – 2010). He has been stably funded by the peer funding system for research operations, and in 2004 licensed a large body of intellectual property to the private sector. Riopelle has held leadership positions in professional bodies within the discipline of […]

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