Advisors

Meet our Advisors

Atanu Sarkar - Sustainable Consumption

MBBS, PhD, MES

Professor (Environmental and Occupational Health), Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bob Williard - Sustainable Procurement

Whitby, Ontario

Founder and Chief, Sustainability Champion
Sustainability Advantage

Caitlin Roy - Pharmacy

BSP, ACPR, MSc

Co-Chair, CAPhE
Clinical Support Pharmacist, SHA
Residency and Education Coordinator and Clinical Support Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services, Regina General Hospital

Camille Gagnon - Deprescribing

PharmD MSc
Montréal, Québec

Assistant Director, Canadian Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing Network

Colleen Cirilo - Biodiversity

MES
Toronto, Nova Scotia

Nature in Communities Campaigner, David Suzuki Foundation

Des Leddin - Virtual Conferences and Transportation

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

 

Diane de Camps Meschino - Leadership

BSc(H) MD FRCPC
Toronto, Ontario

Associate Professor, University of Toronto
RCPSC’s Planetary Health Committee, Sanokondu
Affiliate of the World Health Leadership Network

 

Doreen Day - Choosing Wisely Canada

MHSc
Toronto, Ontario

Project Manager, Pan-Canadian Initiatives, Choosing Wisely Canada

Owen Dan Luo - Resident Physician Advisor

MDCM
Montreal, Quebec

Internal Medicine Resident, McGill University

Gigi Wong - Pharmacy

BScPharm, RPh, ACPR, MPH
Vancouver, British Columbia

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Quality
Green+Leader, Greencare with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS)

Giovanna Boniface - Sustainable Occupational Therapy

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Co-Founder, Occupational Therapy Climate Action Network (OT-CAN)
Chief Implementation Officer, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 

 

Jennifer Reynolds - Healthy and Sustainable Food

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Co-Executive Director, NOURISH Canada

 

Kady Cowan - Sustainable and Regenerative Health and Care Systems

Learn about Kady here

Expertise: Climate Resilience, Energy Management, Behaviour Change

Katie North - Nursing and Green Teams

I.A, BScI, MScI, PhD(e)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sustainable Capital planning lead
Tertiary sustainability coordinator
Environmental policy advisor

Laura McGrath - Pension Wealth Engagement

Pension Engagement Manager, Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Laurie Desmazels – Greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonization 

M.S. Env. E.
Montreal, Quebec

Health and climate consultant, Synergie Santé Environnement
Specializing in carbon accounting, decarbonization plan, energy efficiency, and sustainable health care systems

Dr. Maura Brown- Radiology

MD, MHA, FRCPC
Vancouver, British Columbia

Radiologist, BC Cancer, Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Co-Chair BC Cancer Planetary Health Unit, Co-Chair Canadian Association of Radiology Environmental Sustainability working group

 

Dr. Melissa Lem - Biodiversity

Vancouver, British Columbia

Founding Director, PaRx/Park Prescriptions, BC Parks Foundation President, CAPE
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Family Practice

Dr. Nabha Shetty - Goals of Care;  Resource - Value Alignment

MD, MSc(HQ), FRCPC
Halifax, Nova Scotia

General Internal Medicine, Dalhousie University
Leader of the Green Medical Teaching Unit initiative

 

Neil Ritchie - Partnership Development

BSc., MHSA
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Former Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care

 

Sonia Hsiung - Social Prescribing

Toronto, Ontario

Director, Community Health and the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing, Canadian Red Cross

Dr. Zahra Kassam - Healthy and Sustainable Food

MBBS FRCR(UK) FRCP(C) MSc DipABLM
Toronto, Ontario

Radiation Oncologist, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UofT
Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
Co-Chair, Canadian Member Interest Group, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Co-founder/Director, Plant-Based Canada 

Honourary Advisors

Dr. Trevor Hancock

Co-Founder of the Coalition and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Retired professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy

 

Dr. Lynne Marshal

1942-2022

Dr. Marshall was one of the Coalition's first and longest standing Medical Advisors, holding a 55-year long career in medicine and environmental stewardship.

Learn more HERE.