|Alex Berland, BSN, MSc
Alex has worked as a consultant on projects covering all aspects of system change in health care, from national and provincial strategy and policy, to process and facility redesign in hospitals, primary care network development, public health strategy, evaluation and operational reviews.
As special advisor to the BC Ministry of Health, Alex managed many trouble-shooting projects, including a major overhaul of the provincial mental health system, during which time he was CEO of an 800-bed tertiary psychiatric hospital. In another role, as vice president of Vancouver General Hospital, he led efforts to redesign clinical services throughout the hospital. Alex is senior advisor at International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Bangladesh.
|Trisha Greenhalgh, OBE, MD, FMedSci
Trisha Greenhalgh is Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She studied Medical, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Oxford before training as an academic GP. She has previously worked at University College London (1986-2010) and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (2010-2014).
Trisha leads a programme of research at the interface between the social sciences and medicine. Her work seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and the humanistic aspects of medicine and healthcare while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering. Three particular interests are the health needs and illness narratives of minority and disadvantaged groups; the introduction of technology-based innovations in healthcare; and the complex links (philosophical and empirical) between research, policy and practice. She is the author of 250 peer-reviewed publications and 8 textbooks. She was awarded the OBE for Services to Medicine in 2001 and made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014.
|Carol P. Herbert, MD CCFP FCFP FCAHS
Carol is internationally known for her leadership in primary care research, and for her work in clinical health promotion, patient-physician decision-making, and participatory action research.
Carol is Professor of Family Medicine at Western University in London, Ontario and served as dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western from 1999-2010. She has held visiting professorships at UBC and McGill and was Visiting Overseas Scholar at Cambridge University. At UBC, she was Royal Canadian Legion Professor and Head of the Department of Family Practice (1988-98), founding head of the Division of Behavioural Medicine and a co-founder of the UBC Institute of Health Promotion Research.
Carol is a past chair of the National Research Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, past president of the North American Primary Care Research Group, and a past president of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (2004-06). She is president-elect of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) and chairs the Fellowship Selection Committee. She is a Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine and a founding Fellow of the CAHS.
Hugh was the CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) from 2010 to January 2015. Prior to joining CPSI Hugh held a number of senior government positions in Ontario. As associate deputy minister of health and executive lead for the Ontario Premier’s Health Results Team, Hugh had provincial responsibility for developing surgical wait time, critical care and primary care strategies, and for creating Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN’s).
In British Columbia, Hugh has held the positions of senior vice-president of Vancouver Coastal Health and senior vice-president of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia.
Hugh is a senior fellow at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, and adjunct professor at Griffith University Business School in Brisbane Australia,
Hugh has published over 100 articles and essays on healthcare transformation and is founder of Global Healthcare Knowledge Exchange.
|John Millar, MD, FRCP(C), MHSc.
John is clinical professor emeritus at the UBC School for Population and Public Health where he is involved in teaching and research in public health leadership, health policy and international health. He is currently vice president of the Public Health Association of BC and serves on the BC Healthy Living Alliance.
John has served as the BC Provincial Health Officer (1992-1998), as vice president of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (1998-2003), and as executive director of population and public health for the BC Provincial Health Services Authority (2003-2011).
He is a lifetime honorary member of both the Canadian Public Health Association and the Public Health Association of BC, and is a member of the Health Officers Council of BC and a past member of the BC Population Health Network.