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Ms. Megan Williams

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

Through her varied career in public health and communications, Megan has worked with communities to improve health and bring about positive change. Her career has taken her from editing a tri-lingual Aboriginal newspaper in Northern Ontario, to 23 years working in public health, as a program manager, health promotion specialist, health communicator and health planner. 

Megan specializes in public health program planning, implementation and evaluation, policy analysis and development, community mobilization, advocacy, teaching and group facilitation. Her current focus is on addressing the social determinants of health to improve health, particularly for vulnerable populations, and achieving health equity for all. Megan also has an extensive background in journalism, communications, public relations and social marketing. 

Her passion for creating healthy communities extends to her volunteer work, which includes many years on various NGO boards, and working with the United Way of Greater Simcoe County as a Training and Consulting Services consultant and member of the Community Impact Council.

Megan has a Bachelor of Arts from Western University, an Honours Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, a Master of Public Health from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, and a Post-Grad Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo.