The HDRN Canada Leads Team (the "Leads") provides input to the HDRN Canada Executive Committee (the “Executive”) on development and planning priorities.

The Leads team consists of representatives from HDRN Canada's Member Organizations, and serves as a community of practice through which SPOR SUPPORT Unit data centres and other HDRN Canada member organization representatives come together to receive updates and information on HDRN Canada operations to be shared back with each member’s respective entity/organization, and collaborate and problem solve regarding opportunities and risks, including strategic alignment of objectives and research activities between HDRN Canada and the data centres.

Leads Team Terms of Reference

Leads Team Members

Name Title Organization
Kim McGrail Leads Team Chair and HDRN Canada Scientific Director/CEO Population Data BC
Alan Katz Professor Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)
Alison Paprica Executive Advisor and Affiliate Scientist ICES
Brandy Winquist Executive Director, Academics & Learning Saskatchewan Health Authority
Brent Diverty Vice President, Data Strategies and Statistics Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Catherine Street Director Newfoundland & Labrador SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Charles Victor Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Digital Services ICES
Claudia SanMartin Principal Researcher Statistics Canada
Don MacDonald Vice President, Data & Information Services Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health information (NLCHI)
Frank Gavin Public Member  
Gitta Oldendorff Managing Director Population Data BC
Heather Grant Supervisor - Data Performance and Analytics Government of Yukon, Population and Public Health, Evidence and Evaluation Branch
Hude Quan Lead, Methods Support & Development Platform Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Jean-François Ethier Co-founder and scientific co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS) Université de Sherbrooke
Jennifer Walker Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health ICES
Lisa Lix Director, Data Science Platform, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba (MB SPOR SUPPORT Unit)
Mary-Ann Standing Research and Project Manager Centre for Health and Community Research, University of PEI
Michael Schull CEO ICES
Michelle Leach Operations Manager Yukon SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Nathan Nickel Interim Director Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)
Patricia Caris Deputy Director General Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)
Sam Stewart Director Health Data Nova Scotia
Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox Scientific Director NWT SPOR SUPPORT Unit: Hotiì ts'eeda
Tanya Verrall Director, Data Analysis and Research Partnerships Saskatchewan Health Quality Council
Ted McDonald Director New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
Victoria Schuckel Principal Knowledge User for SPOR CDP  

Working Group and Team Chairs

Alison Paprica Chair of the Public Engagement Working Group ICES
Amy Freier Chair of the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Team Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)
Donna Curtis Maillet Chair of the Privacy Team New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
Frank Gavin Chair of HDRN Canada Public Advisory Council  
Juliana Wu Chair of the DASH Working Group Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Lisa Lix Chair of the Algorithms and Harmonized Data Working Group George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba (MB SPOR SUPPORT Unit)
Robyn Rowe Chair of the Indigenous Data Team ICES