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

Board of Directors

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. Eva Rathgeber

Board Co-Chair Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Dr. Carol Vlassoff

Board Co-Chair Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Dr. Catherine Hankins

Board Member Emeritus Professor of Public and Population Health McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada

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Mr. David T. Sweanor

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

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Dr. Mark Young

Board Secretary Senior Health Specialist (Retired) UNICEF Garden Bay, BC, Canada

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Professor Mark Zuidgeest

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

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Dr. Orvill Adams

Board Member Owner and Director Orvill Adams & Associates Incorporated Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Mrs. Marilyn Collette

Board Member President Social Enterprise for Change Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Professor Don de Savigny

Board Member Prof. Emeritus University of Basel Merrickville, ON, Canada

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Dr. Kami Kandola

Board Member Chief Public Health Officer Government of the Northwest Territories Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

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Dr. Abiola Okpechi

Board Member Subject Matter Expert on Business and Human Rights Assent Compliance Inc. Calgary, AB, Canada

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Dr. Gail Webber

Board Member Assistant professor of Family Medicine University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Elvis Safary

Youth Board Member Registered Nurse & Public Health Specialist Heidelberg, Germany

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Priscilla Pangan

Youth Board Member MA Candidate, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Ottawa, Canada

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