Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Across the Lifespan: Key People

Speakers | Jury | Scientific Committee | Planning Committee | Communications Committee


Chair

Dr. Gail Andrew, MDCM FRCP(C) Member, Board of Directors, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network; Medical Site Lead - Pediatrics, Medical Director - FASD Clinical Services and Pediatric Consultant, Pediatric Programs, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital


Speakers

  • Susan Astley, PhD
    Professor of Epidemiology/Pediatrics, University of Washington; Director, Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network
  • Dorothy Badry, PhD RSW 
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
  • Lola Baydala, MD 
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Site Lead - Pediatrics, Misericordia Community Hospital
  • Brenda Bennett 
    Executive Director, FASD Life's Journey Inc.
  • June Bergman, MD CCFP FCFP 
    Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Calgary
  • Mary Berube, MSW RSW 
    Director, Intergovernmental Initiatives, Ministry Support Services Division, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • Elizabeth Bredberg, PhD 
    Education Consultant, Bredberg Research and Consulting in Education (BRACE)
  • Sharon Brintnell, DipP & OT BOT MSc FCAOT CDMP 
    Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy and Director, Occupational Performance Analysis Unit, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Linda Burnside 
    Executive Director, Disability Programs, Manitoba Family Services and Housing
  • Albert E. Chudley, MD FRCPC FCCMG 
    Medical Director, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Program in Genetics and Metabolism; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba
  • Sterling K. Clarren, MD FAAP 
    Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Claire D. Coles, PhD 
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Exposure Clinic, Marcus Autism Center, Children's Health Care of Atlanta
  • Dan Dubovsky, MSW FASD
    Specialist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), FASD Center for Excellence
  • Ben Gibbard, MD MCS MSc FRCPC 
    Developmental Pediatrician, Alberta Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Mary Kate Harvie, LLB 
    Associate Chief Judge, Provincial Court of Manitoba
  • Myles Himmelreich 
    Director of Programming, Canadian FASD Foundation
  • Phil Jacobs, PhD 
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, University of Alberta; Director of Collaborations, Institute of Health Economics
  • Diane Malbin, MSW 
    Executive Director, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services Inc. (FASCETS)
  • Philip A. May, PhD 
    Professor of Sociology and Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico; Senior Research Scientist, Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA)
  • Audrey McFarlane 
    Executive Director, Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • John D. McLennan, BMedSc MD MPH PhD FRCPC 
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences, Psychiatry, and Paediatrics, University of Calgary
  • Sara Jo Nixon, PhD 
    President, Research Society on Alcoholism; Fellow, Divisions 28 and 50, American Psychological Society; Professor and Chief, Division of Addiction Research, and Director, Neurocognitive Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  • Frank Oberklaid, AOM MD FRACP DCH 
    Director, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital and Professor, Pediatrics, University of Melbourne
  • Bruce D. Perry, MD PhD 
    Senior Fellow, The Child Trauma Academy
  • Nancy Poole, MA PhD(c) 
    Research Associate, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health; Research Consultant, Women and Substance Use Issues, British Columbia Women's Hospital
  • Amy Salmon, PhD 
    Managing Director, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Robin Thurmeier 
    FASD Resources Researcher, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
  • Suzanne Tough, PhD 
    Scientific Director, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
  • Joanne Weinberg, PhD 
    Professor and Distinguished University Scholar and Acting Department Head, Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia
  • Nancy Whitney, MS LMHC 
    Clinical Director, King County Parent-Child Assistance Program, University of Washington

Jury

Jury Chair

The Honourable Anne McLellan, OC 
Alberta Institute for American Studies, University of Alberta; Academic Director and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Institute for United States Policy Studies; LL.M, King's College, University of London

Jury Members

  • Judith Bossé 
    Chief Public Health Officer
  • Jennifer Coppens 
    Medical Student, University of Alberta
  • Raisa Deber 
    Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Director, CIHR Team in Community Care and Health Human Resources
  • David Elton 
    President, Norlien Foundation and Max Bell Foundation
  • Mark Hattori 
    Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Quality and Standards, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • James Hees 
    Reporter, CBC Radio Edmonton
  • Malcolm King 
    Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta; Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health
  • Christine Loock 
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Developmental Pediatrician, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
  • Rebecca Martell 
    Clinical Associate, Occupational Performance Analysis Unit (OPAU), Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
  • Edward Riley 
    Distinguished Professor, Psychology; Director, Center for Behavioral Teratology, San Diego State University
  • Marguerite Trussler 
    Chairperson, Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission
  • Lee Ann Weaver-Tyrrell 
    Child Personal Care Advocate and Co-ordinator

Scientific Committee

  • Gail Andrew 
    Member, Board of Directors, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network; Medical Site Lead - Pediatrics, Medical Director - FASD Clinical Services, and Pediatric Consultant, Pediatric Programs, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
  • June Bergman 
    Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Calgary
  • Sterling K. Clarren 
    Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network
  • Corine Frick 
    Program Director, Alberta Perinatal Health Program
  • Denise Milne 
    Senior Manager, FASD Initiatives/ Children's Mental Health, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • Hannah Pazderka 
    Director of Research, CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health
  • Nancy Reynolds 
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
  • John Sproule 
    Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics
  • Bonnie Stonehouse 
    Coordinator, Program Development for Persons with Disabilities, Alberta Seniors and Community Supports
  • Melissa Waltner 
    Executive Assistant, Institute of Health Economics

Planning Committee

  • Egon Jonsson 
    Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Health Economics
  • Amanda Amyotte 
    Project Officer, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • Mary Berube 
    Director, Intergovernmental Initiatives, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • Laurie Beverley 
    Executive Director, Community Treatments and Supports, Alberta Health Services
  • Jewel Buksa 
    President, BUKSA Conference Management and Program Development
  • Corine Frick 
    Program Director, Alberta Perinatal Health Program
  • Tara Hanson 
    Director of Operations, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
  • Braden Hirsch 
    Acting Director, Community Partnerships, Alberta Seniors and Community Supports
  • Marty Landrie 
    Interim Executive Director, Poundmaker's Lodge
  • Rhonda Lothammer 
    Communications Manager, Institute of Health Economics
  • Thanh Nguyen 
    Health Economist, Institute of Health Economics
  • Julie Peacock 
    Director, Primary Care, Children and Youth Interventions, Alberta Health Services - Addiction and Mental Health
  • Nancy Reynolds 
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
  • Kesa Shikaze 
    Project Manager, Public Health Strategic Policy and Planning
  • Rob Skrypnek 
    Sumera Management Consulting
  • John Sproule 
    Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics
  • Melissa Waltner 
    Executive Assistant, Institute of Health Economics

Communications Committee

  • Jewel Buksa 
    President, BUKSA Conference Management and Program Development
  • Roxanne Dubé Coelho 
    Public Affairs Officer, Alberta Children and Youth Services
  • Rhonda Lothammer 
    Communications Manager, Institute of Health Economics