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​Executive Board Members

Paddy MeadePatricia (Paddy) Meade

Board Chair
Patricia Meade and Associates

Paddy Meade served as Deputy Minister of Yukon Health and Social Services from February 2013 to March 2016 and has more than 25 years of experience with western and northern governments. Full Bio >

Elisabeth Ballermann

Board Vice Chair
National Union of Public and General Employees               

Elisabeth Ballermann was acclaimed as the Secretary-Treasurer of National Union of Public and General Employees at its June 2016 Convention.  Full Bio >


Steve HorvathDavid Lynch 

Board Treasurer​
Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

David Lynch is the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer based in Toronto. Full Bio >​​​​​

Steve HorvathSteve Horvath 

Board Secretary​
President and Chief Executive Officer
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Steve Horvath is currently the President and CEO of theRadiation Safety Institute of Canada. Full Bio >


Board Members

Jennifer ChristianJennifer Christian

President and Founder
Webility Corporation

Dr. Jennifer Christian is an internationally-known thought leader and advocate for improving health and functional outcomes and for preventing needless work disability in healthcare, workers’ compensation, and disability benefits systems. Full Bio >


James HenryNormand Côté

Vice President and Practice Leader
Organizational Psychology, Ontario

Normand Côté is an executive with 38 years of banking and consulting experience in both line banking and various staff functions. Full Bio >

Nina Hansen

Occupational Health and Safety Director, BC Federation of Labour (BCFED)

Nina Hansen is the Occupational Health and Safety Director for the BC Federation of Labour, a role that includes working with various stakeholders—governments, regulatory bodies, unions, employers, advocates, non-profit/community organizations, and working people—to promote law, policy and program development for healthier and safer work for British Columbians.   Full Bio >

James Henry

​Dr. J.Thomas Keogh 

Occupational Medical Consultant

Tom Keogh is a seasoned and highly knowledgeable primary care physician (including 30 years in private, group clinic and hospital practice) with specialized expertise in occupational health and safety planning in a wide range of industries.    Full Bio > ​

James Henry

​Gerry LeBlanc

Department Leader, Health, Safety and Environment, United Steelworkers Canada

Gerry LeBlanc is the Department Leader of the Health Safety and Environment department at the United Steelworkers Canadian National Office.    Full Bio >​​ ​

Julie Philippe

General Manager of Total Compensation, Canada Post 

Julie joined Canada Post in April 2017 and in September 2017 was appointed General Manager of Total Compensation.  She is responsible for developing the long term direction and policy framework for the Compensation, Pension, Benefits and Disability and Wellness Management Programs across Canada Post. ​   Full Bio >

Kelly Williams-WhittKelly Williams-Whitt, PhD 

Associate Professor
Faculty of Management,
University of Lethbridge

Kelly Williams-Whitt is a labour relations professor and practicing arbitrator. Her most significant scholarly activity has been in the arena of disability accommodation.   Full Bio >


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