Creative Digital Team
This interactive guide is based on the original Collaboration Primer produced by the Harmonization Project Team.
Dr. Gayl Sarbit is a Knowledge Broker at the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia.
She is an experienced educator and holds an MEd and PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Alberta. Her current research is focused on men’s health promotion. Gayl has led the design and development of the web-based Collaboration Primer.
Dr. Cherisse Seaton is the research coordinator for the Harmonization Project and an adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).
She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology. Her previous research has examined individual differences in resilience by focusing on the role of identity development and positive emotions for socioemotional well-being. As the research coordinator of the harmonization projects, she is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the development, coordination, implementation, and refinement of the two research projects.
Dr. Joan Bottorff is a Professor in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the UBC’s Okanagan campus.
She is also an Affiliate Scientist with the BC Cancer Agency. Her research program focuses on health promotion and health behaviour change in the context of cancer control. Current projects center on developing gender sensitive tobacco reduction interventions for both women and men, and men’s health promotion.
Dr. Bottorff is the Program Coordinator for the Harmonization Project. In addition, she is a Co-Principal Investigator on the Stop Smoking Before Surgery (SSBS) project and Co-investigator on the Men’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (M-HEAL) project.
Dr. Theresa Healy is the Regional Lead, Healthy Community Development – Community Engagement, in the Population Health Department of Northern Health.
She also holds an Adjunct Appointment with the School of Environmental Planning and the Gender Studies Program at UNBC. Her research and work interests include community development and capacity building, participatory action research, facilitating community driven initiatives, and designing workshops and other learning modules for community members and organization. Her past research projects have utilized these skills and interests in the subject areas of HIV/AIDS; youth and sexual health, homelessness and sexually exploited youth and marginalized populations and health care services. She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the Men’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (M-HEAL) project.
Margaret Jones-Bricker is the Regional Director, Northern Region of the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division.
In her role overseeing operations for the region, she is responsible for the implementation of health promotion mission delivery activities driven by the nationwide strategic plan. Her work in cancer prevention has included presentations and support for innovative solutions to rural and remote cancer control issues as well as Canadian Cancer Society resources and screening recommendations. Margaret is a Co-Principal Investigator on the Men’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (M-HEAL) project.
Kerensa Medhurst is the Research Facilitator for the BC Cancer Agency and has over 15 years of experience in health promotion.
Kerensa brings over 15 years of experience in health promotion, international, economic, and community development, to this role. Kerensa is a certified yoga instructor and passionate about fitness and nutrition. Kerensa’s background is in political science and gender studies with graduate level work in international health and leadership. She loves spending time skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in the northern mountains.
Sally Errey is employed by the BC Cancer Agency as a Prevention Educational Leader and also works in health promotion, harm reduction and communications.
Sally Errey is employed by the BC Cancer Agency as a Prevention Educational Leader and also works in health promotion, harm reduction and communications with the Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake & District. Passionate about sharing information and lifestyle change, she brings years 20 years of documentation, knowledge transfer and presentation experience to the team. Sally is a collaborator on the Men’s Healthy Eating Active Living project, a member of the Harmonization Developmental Evaluation Working Group and Communications coordinator for the Harmonization Project. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Professional Communications Management at Royal Roads University.
Harmonization Project Team
Cathy Adair, Canadian Cancer Society
Lucy Beck, Northern Health
Joan L. Bottorff, University of British Columbia
Cristina Caperchione, University of British Columbia
Holly Christian, Northern Health
Sally Errey, BC Cancer Agency
Theresa Healy, Northern Health
Nikolai Holm, University of British Columbia
Steven Johnson, Athabasca University
Margaret Jones-Bricker, Canadian Cancer Society
Megan Klitch, Canadian Cancer Society
Sandra Krueckl, Canadian Cancer Society
Sonia Lamont, BC Cancer Agency
Kerensa Medhurst, BC Cancer Agency
John L. Oliffe, University of British Columbia
Gayl Sarbit, University of British Columbia
Cherisse Seaton, University of British Columbia
El Taylor, BC Cancer Agency
Sherri Tillotson, Northern Health
Nancy Viney, Northern Health
Kelsey Yarmish, Northern Health
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