The Integrated CIHLC-CCL Program is taught by a group of five teaching faculty and one administrative faculty, with all six members being present at all five in-person sessions of the Program.
Marion Briggs is the 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.
Cate is a Partner in the Potential Group consulting firm, which has been a leader in system change, sustainable strategic planning and building capacity for leaders for 20 years. Cate works mostly in healthcare, especially in the network of academic health sciences in Ontario. Her recent focus has been on creating more effective interprofessional collaboration and leadership, high engagement strategic planning, and working with organizations to create innovative, system-wide solutions for big healthcare questions. She has been one of the leads of CCL from the beginning, and has served as both Co-Director and Core Faculty. Cate completed her PhD in Human and Organisational Systems at Fielding Graduate University in 2008. Her recent publications include coediting and contributing to a book on advances in theory and practice of the Coordinated Management of Meaning communication theory (published by Fairleigh Dickinson press in 2012), and a recent paper in Canadian Family Physician on integrated models of primary care in Canada. Cate’s other passion is for the work she does with children in western Uganda. She is co-lead of a small hands-on board that is responsible for all fundraising, strategic direction and operational oversight of the Nikibasika Children’s Centre for 52 orphaned and vulnerable children in Kasese, Uganda. She is also a writer, blogger and photographer. She is also a founding member of the Board of the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution.
Kathryn Parker currently serves as Director, Academic Affairs at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and is Evaluation Consultant to the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto (UT). She received her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at UT in 2006. Her doctoral work focused on the development of an enhanced model for program evaluation which examines the value of measuring cognitive “readiness” when determining the merit of a continuing education program. Dr. Parker has presented her work at various national and international conferences. She has also conducted numerous workshops on curriculum development and program evaluation Dr. Parker began consulting in the practice of theory-based program evaluation in 2002. She has worked with numerous academic groups to facilitate and direct program evaluation efforts. These groups include the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT, Centennial College, Women’s College Hospital, George Brown College, and the Michener Institute where she served for seven years as the Senior Director, Scholarship, Assessment and Evaluation. Her primary interests include the innovative methods of program development and evaluation, change leadership and knowledge translation in the health professions.
Jill Shaver is an independent consultant focusing on strategy development and implementation, organization and system change, and leadership development. Building on over 25 years in healthcare prior to consulting, Jill consults within the public sector, including healthcare organizations, academic institutions and government departments. She guides organizations in creating effective processes for coordinating, integrating and sustaining system-wide change, while enhancing organization and individual change leadership capacity. Jill has an MBA from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. Jill’s passion is transformational learning and change; and inspiring leaders, groups and organizations to create their highest future potential. In addition to consulting, Jill has taught Leading Change in the Strategic Leadership Advanced Certificate in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto; and coordinated the design and co-facilitated the IPE Faculty/Staff Developer Program at the Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital. Jill is Co-Director of the Collaborative Change Leadership Program, a partnership of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative and University Health Network; and is adjunct faculty in the MSOD Program at Pepperdine University.
Maria Tassone is the Senior Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University Health Network (UHN), and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education, a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and UHN. Maria is currently the co-lead of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative, one of four international innovation collaboratives recently awarded by the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Her experiences in collaborative leadership for health system change contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of the highly successful Collaborative Change Leadership program, for which Maria is currently the Co-Director. Over the course of her career, Maria has been recognized as a leader in innovation related to interprofessional education and care, with the 3M Team Innovation Award and the Ontario Hospital Ted Freeman Award for Education Innovation. She is also seen as a mentor for emerging leaders within and beyond her profession, and for this she was awarded the Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Mentorship Award. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario, and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Throughout her career, Maria has held a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership positions, both within physiotherapy and across a multitude of professions. She is most passionate about the interface between research, education, and practice and leading change in complex systems.
Belinda Vilhena is the Manager and Professional Development Program Administrator for the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto. Within her role, Belinda manages business operations including strategic planning, budget management, personnel and HR reporting, educational event planning, external communications (website and newsletter) and liaison with education centres across the country. Belinda holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. Belinda has over eighteen years of experience working in healthcare in the community and at the University Health Network, both on the front-line in the Emergency Department and in Patient Relations mediating patient and family concerns.