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The Secretariat is responsible for managing the research, program development and knowledge dissemination activities of the CIHLC, coordinating national and international meetings, and developing research, communication and marketing strategies.


Jane Seltzer

Jane Seltzer joined the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) as the Director of the Secretariat in June 2012. She is responsible for the Secretariat’s overall coordination and support to the CIHLC. Prior to this, she worked at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Health Canada.  She has over 20 years of experience in health policy and planning at the provincial and national level. In her previous position as Manager of the Allied Health Human Resources Policy and Planning Unit, Jane was responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of new programs and policies to address health human resources issues and provide professional development, education and employment opportunities to numerous health care professionals. Jane has led several complex projects, including the introduction of Physician Assistants to Ontario and the implementation of a strategy to facilitate integration of International Medical Graduates into practice across Canada. Jane has previously worked as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as well as in private practice in the community sector.  Jane completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) at McGill University.

Jelena Kundacina

Jelena Kundacina was the Project Coordinator of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) Secretariat until August of 2014 and continues to provide coordination support for the project. She completed her BSc in Psychology and Masters in Political Science at the University of Toronto, focusing on health policy and mental health. Her previous work was in research and project coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Migration Health Unit in Brussels, Belgium, and she was engaged as a consultant by the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe on two projects in Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jelena’s research has focused on various health topics, including policies, health professional migration, vulnerable populations, mental health and social determinants of health.

Matthew Gertler

Matthew Gertler is a Research Analyst with the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) secretariat, based in Toronto. With a background in education he is conducting research regarding the needs for collaborative health leadership education as well as to inform curriculum development for the collaborative. He also provides coordination support for the CIHLC project. He recently graduated with the Master of Information  degree in the Library and Information Science Stream from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information.

Support: Wendy Kubasik, Mubin Merchant