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Canadian Patient Safety Institute is pleased to introduce the members of our Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Faculty. These experts in knowledge translation and implementation science were recruited from across Canada as well as internationally.

The Faculty supports the important work of SHIFT to Safety, shifting focus from clinical interventions to behaviour change, implementation science and knowledge translation interventions. By shifting the focus from what to do to how to do it, the KT&IS Faculty is helping Canadian Patient Safety Institute to give the public, healthcare providers, and leaders tools and resources to improve patient safety in Canada.

Nicole Brown, MBA, SSBB, CNMT, RT (MR)
Director, Community Care, Quality and Project Management
North West Community Care Access
Kenora, ON
Candace Chartier, ICD.D, MBA, CHE, RN
Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Long Term Care Association
Toronto, ON
Janet Curran, RN, PhD
Associate ProfessorSchool of Nursing
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Artemis Diamantouros, BScPhm, MEd, PhD
Knowledge Translation Pharmacist
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Toronto, ON
Rosanna Dolinki, RN, BScN, MHM(c)
National Senior Manager, Clinical Practice
CBI Health Group
Ottawa, ON
Michelle Freeman, RN, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Faculty of Nursing
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON
Leah Gitterman, MHSc, CIC
Manager, IGNITE Consulting
Infection Prevention and Control
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
Peter Goldschmidt, MD, DrPH, DMS
World Development Group, Inc.
Bethsda, MD
Lesley Gotlib Conn, PhD
Associate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences
Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care Research Program
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Kris Gustavson, BScN, MSN, ISQua,
Corporate Director, Accreditation & Patient Experience
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver, BC
Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD
CPSI Intervention Lead
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake
Jennifer Gutberg, PhD(c), MSc
University of Toronto
Health System Performance Research Network
Toronto, ON
Emily Holton, BA
Senior Communications Advisor
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON
Miriam Hurtig, RN
Patient and family representative
Patients for Patients Safety Canada
North Delta, BC
Dr. Sharon Kletchko, MD, FRCPC, FRACP, FACEM
Quality Risk & Clinical Governance Director
Lakes District Health Board
Papamoa Beach, New Zealand
Natalie Labelle, BSc
Clinical Coordinator
Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON
Kelly Ann Lackie, PhD, RN
Faculty Interprofessional Education Lead
RN Professional Development Centre
Halifax, NS
Julie Langlois, RN, PhD
Acreditation Specialist, Client Services
Accreditation Canada
Ottawa, ON
Meagan LaRivière, RN, MA, EdD (c)
Senior Manager, Professional Development and Knowledge
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Celia Laur, PhD(c), MSc, FHEA
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Dr. France Légaré, BSc, Arch, MD, PhD, CCMF, FCMF
Director, Health and Social Services Systems, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Core
Université Laval
Scientific Co-Director, Cochrane Canada Francophone
Quebec, QC
Tanya MacLeod, MSc, BSc
Evaluation Specialist, Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Tanya Mac Donald, MSc
Quality Assessor, Accreditation Assessment Secretariat
Accreditation Canada
Ottawa, ON
Heather MacDonald, RN, BScN, CCN(c), MN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Chronic Disease
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Health Canada
Halifax, NS

Tina M. Mah, PhD, MBA, BScOT
Vice President
Planning, Performance Management, and Research
Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, ON
Susan McNeill, RN, MPH
Program Manager
International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Toronto, ON
Jonathan Mitchell, MSc, CHE, FISQua
Vice-President, Research and Policy, HealthCareCAN
Ottawa, ON
Dr. Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC
Interim Director of Research and Development
Ottawa, ON
Joanna Noble, BScN, RN, CRM, CPPS
Supervisor, Knowledge Transfer Healthcare Risk Management
Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)
Toronto, ON
Joe Pedulla, MHSc, BASc, BSc
Supervisor, Safety Culture Lead, Community
Hamilton Paramedic Service
Toronto, ON
Esha Ray Chaudhuri, PhD, MEd, MA
Patient and family representative
Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Calgary, AB
Dr. James Ruiter, MD, BMSc
Vice President and Medical Director
Salus Global
London, ON
Heather Scarlett-Ferguson, BSP, MEd, EdD
Manager, Knowledge Exchange
Alberta Health Services
Ponoka, AB
Daphney St-Germain, RN, PhD
Associate Professor
Nursing Sciences Faculty
Université Laval
Québec City, QC
Laurel Stretch, MBA, BScPT
Provincial Program Director, Quality Management
Alberta Health Services
Medicine Hat, AB
Sean Teed, BBus
Simulated Patient Educator and Advanced Care Paramedic
Faculty of Health Professions and Medicine
Centre for Collaborative Learning and Research
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Dr. Julia Trahey, BMSc, MD, FRCPC, Founder, GIM, MScHQ
Clinical Chief of Patient Safety, Eastern Health
Associate Professor of Medicine, Memorial University
St. John's, NL
Dr. Randy Wax, MD, Med, FRCPC, FCCM
Section Chief, Critical Care & Medical Director, Academic Affairs, Lakeridge Health
Critical Care Lead, Central East Local Health Integration Network
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Regional Director of Clinical Education, Queen's University
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Transport Medicine Physician, Ornge Transport Medicine
Oshawa, ON
Bernie Weinstein
Patient and family representative
Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Montreal, QC
Michael Wheadon, MLT, BHSc
Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Consultant
Alberta Health Services
Grand Prairie, AB
Betty Wills, RN, MICM, PhD
Edmonton, AB
Brent Windwick, LLM, LLB, BA
Partner, Fieldlaw
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Dr. Samara Zavalkoff
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program Director, Montreal Children's Hospital
Medical Director, Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), Montreal Children's Hospital
Pediatric Critical Care, Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University 
Montreal, QC

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