Jennifer Hennebury (Western Health), is the Regional Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Manager for Diabetes Services. Jennifer received a degree in Biochemistry from Memorial University with a major in Dietetics. For 4 years she worked as a registered dietitian in various diabetes clinics throughout Newfoundland and then became certified as a Diabetes Educator (CDE). Jennifer is finishing her Masters in Population Health through Memorial University in December 2015. Jennifer was a member of the CFHI project team for Western Health in her previous role as the regional self-management coordinator. In her new management role, Jennifer assumes the lead for sustaining and expanding self-management within local diabetes teams in Western Health.
Annette Harland (PEER 126), is the Area Manager for Addiction and Mental Health Services in Charlotte County and Child and Youth Services in Saint John including PEER 126 and Early Psychosis. Annette received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from St. Thomas University anda Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University. She has been in a senior management role within the Addiction and Mental Health Program for the past 14 years and prior to that worked in the clinical front line for 15 years. Annette has been involved in the development of Addiction and Mental Health Services across the Saint John area. For the past four years she has provided leadership in the implementation of Integrated Service Delivery for Children, Youth and Families in Charlotte County, the development of PEER 126 and is a member of the Provincial Centre of Excellence Committee. Annette is passionate about furthering opportunities to improve addiction and mental health services.
Patti Darling is the Clinical Liason for PEER 126 and counsels children and youth for Community Mental Health Services in Saint John, NB. Patti spent the first 18 years of her career with Horizon Health working as a Recreation Therapist in geriatrics, veterans’ care and tertiary mental health. In 2009, Patti was afforded an opportunity to assist in the development of an inter-departmental, residential treatment program and acted in the capacity of Clinical Coordinator for four years. This experiences lead her back to school where she received a M.Ed. in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick. She is currently working towards certification in Play Therapy and Theraplay. Patti is committed to the importance of recovery based services and developing alternative means of providing community mental health programs.
Lynn Edwards (NSHA), BScN,PDt.,MHSA,Extra Fellow, is the Senior Director for Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. With over twenty five years of varied and progressive leadership experience, Lynn is a strong and active participant in shaping the landscape of the health care system in Nova Scotia. She holds a bachelor of science (nutrition), a master of health services administration, is a Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement extra fellow, and is well suited to build on the exceptional work underway in primary health care and chronic disease management that is taking place across the province. Most recently the health services director of primary health care and the district department of family practice at Capital Health, Lynn has also held leadership roles in health delivery and research within the Department of Health and Wellness in primary health care and as the director of acute and tertiary care. She has practiced as a clinical dietitian in rural Nova Scotia in a variety of inter-professional collaborative team settings and served on national and international boards. Reporting to Tricia Cochrane, vice-president, integrated health services - primary health care and population health, Lynn is responsible for overall service planning of primary health care and chronic disease within Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Tara Sampalli (NSHA), is the Assistant Director for Quality and Research in Primary Healthcare, Capital Health and Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at Dalhousie University. Holding a Ph.D. degree in Health Informatics, Dr. Sampalli effectively blends research with practice bringing the novel concept of “embedded research” into healthcare. Her research interests include chronic disease management and multimorbidities, integrated models of care, knowledge management and application of innovative IT solutions in healthcare.
Meghan Rossiter, BPhil, MA, is Regional Liaison, Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, located in the Atlantic Provinces. She brings a background in qualitative research linked to effective governance and public policy theories, with professional interest in health systems. She is responsible for supporting CFHI’s Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration (AHC) and INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Collaborative as a main point of contact. Meghan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College program and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.