HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Board of Directors

Celebrating 2016 Individual Philanthropist of the Year, David Sweanor, at the Awards ceremony of the Alliance of Fundraising Professionals in Ottawa.
Celebrating 2016 Individual Philanthropist of the Year, David Sweanor, at the Awards ceremony of the Alliance of Fundraising Professionals in Ottawa.
From left to right: Bibi Patel, Vice President, Community Foundation of Ottawa; David Sweanor, Board Member Emeritus, HealthBridge (HB); Megan Williams, Chair, HB Board of Directors; Lex Burger, HB Board Member; Cindy Demontigny, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, HB Board of Directors; Trevor Hache, Program Director, Healthy Transportation Coalition. 

Our board members are leaders in their area of expertise, with connections to the NGO community, international health, government and the business/corporate community. The primary role of board members is to act in an advisory capacity to HealthBridge, to enhance our outreach, as well as to guide our mission and goals, set policy, and ensure fiduciary responsibility.

Dr. Catherine Hankins, MD PhD CCFP FRCPC

Board Member Emeritus Deputy Director, Science Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development, Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam

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Mr. David T. Sweanor

Board Member Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada

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Ms. Megan Williams

Board Chair Manager, Health Promotion and Communications Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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Dr. Mark Zuidgeest

Treasurer Associate Professor, Centre for Transport Studies University of Cape Town South Africa

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Mr. Rob Robertson

Past-Chair President EQL Development Inc Ottawa, Canada

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Dr. Orvill Adams

Owner and Director Orvill Adams & Associates Incorporated Ottawa, Canada

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Mr. Lex Burger

President Innovus Corp. Ottawa, Canada

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Ms. Cindy Demontigny

Alumni Relations Officer External Relations University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada

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Professor Don de Savigny

Epidemiologist & Public Health Specialist Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Basel, Switzerland

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MG Venkatesh Mannar, OC

President Emeritus, Micronutrient Initiative; Adjunct Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry University of Toronto, Cornell University Toronto, Canada

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Ms. Vicki Schmitt

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Ms. Melodie Tilson

Director of Policy Non-Smokers’ Rights Association

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Dr Carol Vlassoff

Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada

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Dr. Gail Webber

Assistant professor of Family Medicine University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada

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Dr. Mark Young

Senior Health Specialist UNICEF

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