Who we are

CASCADES’ staff and executive leads are located across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax.

Partner Organizations

Executive Leads

Our executive leads each represent one of the founding partner organizations.

Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

The Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care, the leading organization for this project, housed at the University of Toronto, is committed to working with health sector partners to support environmentally sustainable healthcare and health systems. As a research and innovation lab, a training shop, and a network of allies and partners, the Centre serves as a proving ground for a transition to truly sustainable health and social care.

Fiona Miller

Fiona Miller

Director, CASCADES; Director, Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care; Professor

Nicole Simms

Executive Lead & Training and Education Lead, CASCADES

Healthy Populations Institute

Dalhousie University

The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is a multi-faculty research institute at Dalhousie University that aims to improve population health in Atlantic Canada and beyond by understanding and influencing the complex conditions that affect the health of communities.

Gillian Ritcey

Managing Director, Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University

Sean Christie

Professor; Neurosurgeon

The Planetary Healthcare Lab

University of British Columbia

The Planetary Healthcare Lab—representing the first of its kind in Canada—not only examines the environmental effects of healthcare delivery and services in British Columbia, but generates solutions to chart a path forward to net zero emissions.

Andrea MacNeill

Clinical Associate Professor; Surgical Oncologist

Colin Chan

Regional Leader, Sustainable Clinical Services, Vancouver Coastal Health

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care strives to build capabilities and capacity in individuals and organizations to enable the development of green health policies and practices.

Linda Varangu

Senior Advisor, Climate Change

Myles Sergeant

Myles Sergeant

Executive Director

Patient partners

Terry Hawrysh

Terry Hawrysh

Patient Partner

Amy Ma

Amy Ma

Patient Partner

Staff

Connor Brenna

Research Assistant, Sustainable Perioperative Care

Arianna Cruz

Strategy and Innovation Lead (British Columbia)

Katy Devitt

Project Manager

Naba Khan

Naba Khan

Project Assistant

Ivy Lam

Pharmacy Innovation Lead

Ryu Lien

Trainee Engagement Lead

Aileen Liu

Research Assistant

Sarah Machane

Innovation Lead (Quebec)

Cate MacLeod

Communications and Events Lead

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Jaclyn MacNeil

Administrative Coordinator

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Shugri Nour

Clinical Specialties Associate (Kidney Care)

Sage Mosgrove

Healthcare LCA Associate

Jessica Nowlan

Innovation Lead (Atlantic Canada)

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Luz Paczka Giorgi

Health Communications and Design Associate

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Jamie Park

Pharmacy Associate

Ellen Petrie

Trainee Engagement Lead

Nicole Simms

Executive Lead & Training and Education Lead

Innovation champions

Allen Bridge

Chair, Health Care Waste Management Community of Practice

Janet Craik

Rehabilitation Lead

Anita Rao

Chair, Sustainable Perioperative Care National Spread

Dave Smith

Vice-Chair, Sustainable Perioperative Care National Spread

Valeria Stoynova

Climate Conscious Inhalers National Spread

Our committees

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee:

Penny Ballem

Penny Ballem, Chair

Vancouver Coastal Health

Alain Doucet

Alain Doucet

Canadian College of Health Leaders

Sarah Lowden

Sarah Lowden

Canadian Medical Association

Terry Hawrysh

Terry Hawrysh

Patient Partner

Maria Judd

Healthcare Excellence Canada

Tyler Levitan

Tyler Levitan

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Amy Ma

Amy Ma

Patient Partner

Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Vishal Jain

Health Standards Organization

Jodi Sherman

Jodi Sherman

Yale New Haven Health

Scientific Evaluation Committee

The Scientific Evaluation Committee:

Jodi Sherman

Jodi Sherman, Chair

Yale New Haven Health

David Bligh

David Bligh

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Vincent Boisvert

Vincent Boisvert

CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Kori Jones

Kori Jones

Vancouver Coastal Health

Steven Young

Steven Young

University of Waterloo

Alumni

We thank the following for their contributions, which have helped make CASCADES what it is today:

  • Kelechi Agu
  • Arina Bogdan
  • Lihani DuPlessis
  • Negar Ghasemi
  • Victoria Haldane
  • Enoch Lam
  • Stefan Navarrete Lansall
  • Jonathan Lin
  • Drew Nart
  • Grahanya Sachidanandan
  • Maliha Tariq
  • Navisha Weerasinghe
  • Arbella Yonadam