|Allan Best, PhD
Allan Best is Managing Director of InSource, and associate scientist in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. His research focuses on systems thinking and organizational change ~ creating the teams, models, structures and tools that promote effective knowledge to action in support of health policy and programs that improve the health of the population.
Allan was founding chair of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, the world’s first interdisciplinary university department integrating the biological and behavioural sciences to study health promotion. He was elected Fellow for outstanding research contribution by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Psychological Association, Society of Behavioural Medicine, American Psychological Association, and American Academy for Health Behaviour. Allan was awarded the 1996 O. Harold Warwick prize by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for outstanding contributions to cancer control. He is past president of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.
|Jennifer Bitz, MA
Jennifer Bitz is the director of project management and the president of InSource. Jen is a certified project manager with an MA in anthropology. For InSource she manages projects involving community partnership research, capacity building, and knowledge exchange uniting research and practice. Primary research tools include qualitative interviews, focus groups, surveys (quantitative and qualitative), concept mapping and social network analysis.
Jen brings critical and strategic thinking, as well as interpersonal and leadership skills to her work in public and population health. Examples of past work include promoting dietary changes and health among Northwest Coast Aboriginal populations, promoting heart health in Hutterite colonies in Alberta, managing a training program for Partnerships in Community Health Research, and managing numerous multi-method data collection initiatives working in partnership with practitioners/decision-makers and researchers.
|Craig Larsen, MHA
Craig Larsen is a director of InSource and executive director of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC), with a particular focus on childhood obesity, marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children, and food security.
He has also had leadership roles with the Health Association of BC, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies for Health.
|Gregg Moor, BA
Gregg Moor is a project manager and a director of InSource. Since 1990, Gregg has worked extensively in the area of inter-organizational partnerships, project administration and research, with a focus on population and public health, and health services provision and support. He takes a systems approach, applying social network analysis, system dynamics modelling and concept mapping methodologies to health system challenges. Gregg helped develop the InSource rapid review methodology, which integrates published evidence with tacit knowledge from content experts and local stakeholders, to produce actionable recommendations for decision-makers within short time-frames.
|Kevin Noel, MA
Kevin has over 25 years experience as a communications professional with special expertise in the area of health sector communications and knowledge translation. As a consultant, he has worked extensively with such clients as the BC Provincial Renal Agency, the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Medical Association. On behalf of these and other clients he has developed communication plans, media campaigns and targeted communication strategies.