Barbara L. Mildon, RN, PhD, CHE, CCHNC(C)
Barb’s nursing experience spans the healthcare continuum from hospital to home care, regulation to research and bedside to boardroom. She is presently the Vice President of Professional Practice and Research and Chief Nurse Executive at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario. A life-long learner, she holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Toronto and has cross appointments to the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, the School of Nursing at the University of British Colombia and the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria. She has a long record of service to provincial and national nursing organizations and currently serves as the President-elect of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The recipient of several awards, including the CNA Centennial Award and the RNAO Award of Merit, Barb has published and presented widely. Her abiding joy is speaking and being with nurses and supporting and celebrating patient focused care and excellence in nursing and interprofessional practice.
Cindy Woods has worked as a journalist/communications professional for more than 30 years. Right now, she is Communications Officer with The Scarborough Hospital, a position she has held for more than three years. From 1995 to 1999, she served as editor of Hospital News, and was a founding member of the Telehealth Association of Ontario. She also served as a member of a northern Ontario hospital board of trustees. Throughout her years as editor of several community newspapers, Cindy recognized the importance of providing timely, accurate coverage of local, provincial and national healthcare issues, often producing special editorial products for various healthcare organizations.
Cory Ross, B.A., MSc, DC, DPH (cc), CSM(Oxon), COHS, MBA, CHE
Cory Ross is the Dean for the Division of Community Services and Health Sciences. In addition to this role, he serves as the Head of the Interprofessional Education Office. Before joining George Brown College, he was the Vice-President Academic, Executive Director Institutional Development at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, President and CEO of a Biotech firm and Manager of Organizational Health at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Diplomate of Public Health as well as a certified health executive (CHE).
Jane Adams is the Principal of Brainstorm Communications + Creations, providing specialized communications services and counsel to health care facilities and organizations. She also serves as National Coordinator of the Health Care Public Relations Association, connecting with more than 350 health care communicators across Canada.
Prior to starting her own company 11 years ago, Jane was Director of Public Relations and Fundraising at The Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Ottawa for seven years, and at The Grace in Winnipeg for four years before that. She has also held communications positions in Regina and at two Toronto hospitals.
Jane received her accredited status (APR) with the Canadian Public Relations Society in 1998. She has a degree in Journalism from Carleton University and a Public Relations certificate from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jonathan E. Prousky
Dr. Jonathan E. Prousky graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) in 1998 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He furthered his clinical training by completing a Family Practice Residency sponsored by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. In 2008 he obtained a Master of Science degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London, which focused on clinical epidemiology and evidence-based research. At the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Prousky’s primary responsibility is the delivery of safe and effective naturopathic medical care in his role as the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer, a position he has held since 2003. He was the first naturopathic doctor to receive the “Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year” award in 2010. Dr. Prousky is the author of Hoffer & Prousky on Anxiety, Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment, Naturopathic Nutrition, Principles & Practices of Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition, and The Vitamin Cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.