National Steering Committee

The CIHLC NSC is composed of the lead, and either a co-lead or alternate from each of the five universities; its mandate is to oversee and drive the development and implementation of the CIHLC Collaborative Leadership Program.


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Lesley Bainbridge

Lesley Bainbridge holds a master’s degree in education and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with a focus on interprofessional health education. She was the Director, Interprofessional Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2005 to 2014 and continues to serve as Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines. She acted as Head of the Physical Therapy program and interim Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, both at UBC, prior to secondment to her current positions. Dr. Bainbridge’s areas of special interest are interprofessional health education (IPE), collaborative practice, leadership, evaluation of IPE, curriculum development related to IPE, interprofessional practice education and other areas related to IPE such as rural health and underserved populations. Dr. Bainbridge has been, and is currently, principal or co-investigator on several Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grants, two major Health Canada grants focusing on interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and several research grants related to shared decision making, health human resource links to IPE, and other aspects of IPE.


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Sue Berry

Sue Berry, Associate Professor, within the Division of Clinical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is the Executive Director of Integrated Clinical Learning.  She also holds the rank of Assistant Professor within the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. For the past 20 years, her experience in academic administration and expertise in developing innovative approaches in health professional education has led to the development of numerous health sciences and interprofessional initiatives. She was the Founding Coordinator of the Northern Studies Stream, a joint Occupational Therapy/ Physiotherapy Program developed between McMaster and Lakehead Universities and her passion for working collaboratively with communities and educational institutions in the health sciences led to the development of the Northern Interprofessional Collaborative for Health Education, in addition to, four successful $1.5 M grants enhancing interprofessional learning and practice in Northern Ontario. Sue was the NOSM Co-Lead involved in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) until October, 2013.


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Rosemary Brander

Rosemary Brander is Director, Office of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is also the Senior Researcher & Program Evaluator, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care in Kingston. Dr. Brander holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science (Queen’s University), M.Sc. (University of Western Ontario), and B.Sc. PT (Queen’s University). Her research interests include collaborative practice and customer service in healthcare environments, interprofessional education, quality improvement in geriatric care and organizational change and leadership for improved health outcomes. She has held a number of health leadership roles and is an experienced clinical physiotherapist working with children and adults with long-term neurologic disabilities. Rosemary is co-lead for Queen’s University on the CIHLC National Steering Committee.


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Marion Briggs is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Division, and Director of Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. A physical therapist by background (University of Alberta), Marion completed an MA in Leadership (Health) at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, and a Doctorate in Organizational Development and Change through the Complexity and Management Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire in England. Her Doctoral work focused on a deep articulation of health care practices – what is happening as we work together in complex, interprofessional environments to improve the health and well-being of patients and communities.  Marion lives in Sudbury, Ontario.



EC - photoEmmanuelle Careau

Emmanuelle Careau is assistant professor in the rehabilitation department at the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Dr. Careau received her Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from Université Laval and did her post-doctoral training on evaluation of interprofessional education and practice. She has conducted many training sessions on this topic at healthcare organizations, and has been invited as a guest speaker at many universities from the province of Quebec (Canada). Dr Careau is also the scientific director of the Réseau de collaboration sur les pratiques interprofessionnelles en santé (RCPI), which involves the faculties of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social sciences as well as the clinical network Réseau universitaire intégré en santé de l’Université Laval (RUIS-UL). The RCPI supports IPE activities in academic programs, such as course developments as well as continuing education initiatives in clinical environments. Dr. Careau is currently the lead for Université Laval on the National Steering Committee of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership collaborative (CIHLC).


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Serge Dumont is a professor at Faculty of Social Sciences, Laval University. He is the Scientific director of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vieille-Capitale (Quebec City, QC, Canada). Career Award holder from the Canadian Institutes of health research (CIHR) (2000-2005) and former Director of the School of Social Work (2006-2010), professor Dumont has been leading the development and the implementation of the Réseau de collaboration sur les pratiques interprofessionnelles en santé (RCPI), which involves the faculties of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social sciences as well as the clinical network Réseau universitaire intégré en santé de l’Université Laval (RUIS-UL). The RCPI supports IPE activities in academic programs, such as course developments as well as continuing education initiatives in clinical environments.



CL - photoChris Lovato

Chris Lovato is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health and Director of the Evaluation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Colombia. Her research interests focus on evaluation studies in public health, health services, and medical education contexts. She is an applied researcher who over the course of her career developed a strong belief that to address the complex health issues of today requires as much of a focus on generalization and external validity, as internal validity. Her passion in research is to apply the rigor of scientific methods to questions that are significant to policy and decision-makers working in the area of health.




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Maura MacPhee

Maura MacPhee, RN, PhD, is an associate professor of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She is Academic Lead for the British Columbia Nursing Administrative Leadership Institute, and she is Deputy Director for the Chinese University of Hong Kong-University of British Columbia International Centre on Nursing Leadership. Dr. MacPhee is a health services researcher who studies healthcare work environments, such as the influence of leadership on staff and patient outcomes. She is the recent recipient of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia award for nursing research excellence 2013.





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David Marsh

David Marsh graduated in Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology.  In July 2010, Dr. Marsh joined the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as Associate Dean, Community Engagement and more recently as Deputy Dean. Prior to moving to NOSM, David served as the Physician Leader, Addiction Medicine with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003, and is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and government reports. In 2004 Dr. Marsh received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. He brings skills and experience with health care administration, strategic planning, community-based research and social accountability as well as a personal background of Aboriginal ancestry to this role.


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Margo Paterson

Margo Paterson is Professor Emerita in the Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Dr. Paterson taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Occupational Therapy and the Rehabilitation Sciences programs.  Her scholarly contributions are within the areas of professional practice and theory-practice integration; interprofessional education, care, and practice; clinical reasoning; and qualitative research. She currently teaches a course in Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability at the Bader International Study Centre , Herstmonceux Castle, Queen’s University East Sussex, United Kingdom. Her administrative roles at Queen’s included Director of the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Faculty of Health Sciences from 2009-2012 as well as former Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program. She is currently the Executive Director of the Association of Occupational Therapy University Programs which represents the 14 occupational therapy programs in Canada. She was awarded the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Leadership Award in 2012.  She is currently the Queen’s University co-lead for the CIHLC Project.