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Program Organization and Instructors

Bootcamp Program

National Institutes of Health Informatics

Program Director and Instructor

Dominic Covvey
Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Program Manager

Shirley Fenton
Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics
Research Associate,  Computer Systems Group
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Instructors

Instructors for the Bootcamp are experts in Health Informatics from academia, healthcare organizations, hospitals and industry. The instructors who have given lectures or presentations at previous Bootcamps are listed below. Their lectures are available in the Online Bootcamp.

(alphabetical order)

Name

Degrees

Title/Position

Company/Institution

Agnew, Gordon

BASc
PhD (Waterloo)

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Anderson, Jim

PhD, Education &  Sociology
MAT, Chemistry & Math
MSE, Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
BES, Chemical Engineering(Johns Hopkins University)

Professor, Medical Sociology and Health Communications

Purdue University

Arocha, Jose

PhD, Psychology (McGill)
MA, Psychology (McGill)
Lic, Psychology (Central University, Caracas)

Assistant Professor

University of Waterloo

Barfoot, Rick

 

Graduate Student

University of Waterloo

Berwick, Peter

 

Consultant

Practice Solutions Consulting

Boritz, Efrim 

BA (York)
MBA (York)
PhD (Minnesota)
CA, FCA, CISA

Professor
Head of Assurance/IS Areas
Director, University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information System Assurance

University of Waterloo

Brown, Ed

MD

Executive Director

North Network

Brown, Warren

 

President

Procura

Brunskill, Ian

MBA with a specialization in Health Services Management

Executive Lead

PHIIT Office, Public Health Division, MOHLTC

Campbell, Pat

MBA (York)
BSC, Nursing, (Western Ontario)

President and CEO

 

Grey Bruce Health Services

Carbonaro, Mike

 

PhD, Educational Psychology
MSc, Computing Science 
MEd, Educational Psychology (Alberta)
BA, Computer Science (York)
BEd, Secondary Biological Sciences (Alberta)

Associate Professor, Education Psychology

University of Alberta

Catford, Peter

MBA (Western Ontario)
BSc (Guelph)

VP, Information Management, & CIO

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Catz, Mariana

BA, Psychology (York)
MHSc Health Administration (Toronto)

Partner, Health and Life Sciences

Accenture

Cercone, Nick

 

PhD, Computing Science
MS, Computer & Information Science
BS, Engineering Science

Dean of Science and Engineering

York University

 

Connolly, Michael

 

CEO

Smart Systems For Health Agency

Covvey, Dominic

BA (Wisconsin)
MSc (Toronto)

Professor & Director, Waterloo Institute of Health Informatics Research

University of Waterloo

Cowan, Don

 

PhD, MSc (Waterloo)
BASc (Toronto)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Computer Science
Director

University of Waterloo

 
Computer Systems Group

Crichton, Stephanie

 

Practice Management Consultant

Practice Management Program

De Lenardo, Claudette

BSc, Nursing (Laurentian)
MSc, Nursing (Phoenix)

Director, Patient Portal

Grand River Hospital

DiMarco, Chrysanne

BSc, MSc, PhD (Toronto)

Professor, Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Edmonds, John

MB, BS

Clinical Director, Medical Informatics

Hospital for Sick Children

El Morr, Christo

PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy & Management

York University

Fecenko, Mark

LL.B./MBA degree (York)
LL.M., Intellectual Property (York )
BSc, Physiology (McGill)

Partner

Borden Ladner Gervais

Fenton, Shirley

 

BES (Waterloo)
MA (Waterloo)

Managing Director, Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research

University of Waterloo

Gardner, Neil

 

Chief Information Office

Saskatchewan Health

Gibson, Candace

BSc (Western)
PhD (MIT, Cambridge)
CHIM

Associate Professor, Pathology,
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

University of Western Ontario

Girard, Roger

MBA (Concordia)

Chief e-Health Strategist

MOHLTC

Gordon, Dan

PhD, Industrial and Biomedical Engineering (Toronto)

President

 

Praxia Information Intelligence

Harrop, Verlé

 

 

Saint John Regional Hospital

Henriques, Craig

 

Systems Engineer

Cisco Systems Canada

Holroyd-Leduc, Jayna

BSc, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and CHS
Medical Co-ordinator, Clinical Informatics

University of Calgary


Alberta Health Services-Calgary

Huesing, Steve

 

RIA: Registered Industrial and Cost Accountant
CMA: Certified Management Accountant (Alberta)

Executive Director
President

HCCC Inc.
International Medical Informatics

Huffman, Dan

 

MSA, Health Services Administration
RN
Certified Health Executive (CCHSE)

Regional Director, Regional Patient Transport

Capital Health Edmonton

 

Hughes, Robert

 

Consultant

RHMC Inc.

Irving, Richard

 

PhD (Waterloo)
MASc (Waterloo)
BASc (Waterloo)

Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business
President

York University

HIMSS Ontario

Johnston, Janice

 

Director, Enterprise Project Management

Smart Systems for Health Agency

Johnson, Kerry

MAEd (Phoneix)
CHIM

Academic Associate, HIM Program

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Kagolovsky, Yuri

MD, MSc (Victoria)

Professor

Conestoga College

Kearns, Glen

CHE (Canadian College of Health Care Executives)
HBA (Western Ontario) MRE (Trinity Western University)

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

 

Grand River Hospital

Keith, Brian

BA, LLB., LLM

Partner

Borden Ladner Gervais

Kharazzi, Hadi

 

Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate

Dalhousie University

Koff, David

MD

Staff Radiologist  

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
University of Toronto

Kowalchuk, Barry

 

Client Executive Health
Vice President

Telus Communications
Alberta Network for Health Information eXchange

Lyver, Marion

MD, FRCP(C), MCFP(EM), ABEM

Board Member
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine

COACH
McMaster University

Maloney, Shelagh

BSc, Science (Waterloo)

Alliance Executive Ontario

Canada Health Infoway

Malyk, William

Masters (CS) Candidate (Waterloo)

Graduate Student

University of Waterloo

Marafioti, Sam

MA, Social Work (Toronto)BA (Toronto)

VP, Strategy and Development, CTO

Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre

Marquis, Steve

 

 

Canada Health Infoway

McGregor, Carolyn

PhD, Computing Science (UTS, Sydney)
BASc, Computer Science
SMIEEE

Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics & Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology /Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

McKibbon, Ann

BSc (Guelph)
MLS (Western)
PhD (Pittsburgh)

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

McMaster University

McConkey, Brendan

PhD, Biology (Waterloo) BSc, Physics (Waterloo)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

McLeod, David

CCFP, PEng, MD, BASc

Family Physician

 

Meginbir, Lisa

BBA, MBA

Consultant
Director

L Meginbir Consulting
BCHIMPS

Mercer, Kevin

MA, FCCHSE

Executive Director

CACC, Waterloo Region

Miller, Samuel

 

CIO, Information Services

University of Arizona

Mills, Wayne

 

VP, Information Services

Trillium Health Care Centre

Mulholland, Doug 

 

Research and Technical Manager, Computer Systems Group

University of Waterloo

Muttitt, Sarah

MD (Alberta)
MBA (Western Ontario)

Acting VP, Innovation & Adoption

Canada Health Infoway

Nagle, Lynn

MScN (Toronto)
PhD (Rochester)

President

Nagle & Associates Inc.

Newsham, Don

BCS (Manitoba)
Health Administration Degree (Canadian School of Management)

Chief Executive Officer

COACH

Pantazi, Stefan

MD (Bucharest)
PhD, Health Information Science (Victoria)

Professor, Health Informatics,
School of Health Sciences, Community Services and Biotechnology

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Patrick, Dwyne

 

Director, Information Services

Grand River Hospital

Paterson, Grace

 

Assistant Professor, Health Informatics and Medical Education, Medical Informatics

Dalhousie University

Poupart, Pascal

PhD, Computer Science (Toronto)
MSc, Computer Science (British Columbia)
BSc, Math and Computer Science (McGill)

Assistant Professor

 

University of Waterloo

Riesenbach, Ron

PEng, MSc, MBA, BSc

Director Technical Services

NORTH Network

Rosenal, Tom

BSc, Math (Calgary)
MSc, Computing Science (Calgary)
MD (Calgary)

Consultant
Associate Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Alberta Health Services
University of Calgary

Rummell, Paul

BA, Economics and Business (Westmount)
MSc, Economics (Wien)

Senior Technology and Consulting Executive

Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Sawatsky, Elaine

 

Management Consultant, Privacy & Security

 

Schryer, Catherine

BA (Toronto)
MA (Guelph)
PhD (Louisville)

Associate Professor, English Language & Literature
Director, Centre for Teaching Excellence

University of Waterloo

Scott, Richard

PhD – Biochemistry (Calgary)

BSc, Biological Sciences (Plymouth Polytechnic University)

Associate Professor, Global e-Health Research and Training Program, Health Telematics Unit

University of Calgary

Seaton, Brendan

 

Chief Privacy & Security Officer

 

Smart Systems for Health Agency

Shaw, Nikki

PG, Health Research Methods

PhD, Health Informatics (Central Lancashire)

BSc, Business Information Systems with Management 

HND,  Business Information Technology  (Central Lancashire)

Research Chair, Health Informatics

University of Alberta & Capital Health

Sheehy, Niall

 

Systems Analyst, Patient Care Information Systems

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre & Victoria General Hospital, Halifax

Skinner, Harvey PhD, Psychology (Western Ontario) Dean, Faculty of Health York University

Soroka, Steven

 

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Capital District

Pre-dialysis and Hemodialysis
Medical Director, Nephrology Clinical Trials

Dalhousie University

Steiner, Jan

MD, FCAP, FRCP(C)

Professor Emeritus

Chi Solutions Inc. & University of Toronto

Strating, Donna

BSc, MBA

VP, Information Systems & Equipment - Chief Information Officer

Capital Health

Stuart, Neil

 

PhD

Practice Leader, Healthcare Consulting

IBM

Stumbur, Robert

DIP, Computer Systems Technology (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)

Operations Manager, School of Applied Media & Information

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Swiniarski, John

MBA (Alberta)

Assistant Registrar

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

Tait, Gordon

PhD

Director, Medical Informatics

Hospital for Sick Children

Tatham, William

B.Eng (Waterloo)

CEO

XJ Partners

 

To, Bill

MBA (Western Ontario)

BASc Chemical Engineering (Waterloo)

Vice President, Marketing

Medicalis

Toal, Chris

University of Toronto

Senior Associate

Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

Tong, Gavin

 

 

Board Member
Manager

COACH
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Townend, Christopher

 

Product Marketing Manager

Agfa Healthcare

Trafford, William

 

Senior VP Corporate Merger and Information Technology

Alberta Health Services

Van Arragon, Paul

PhD

Senior Development Engineer

Medicalis

Whitt, Michael

BA (Calgary)
JD (British Columbia)

Partner
Director

Bennett Jones LLP
COACH

Wiljer, David

 

PhD (Toronto)
MA (Toronto)
BA (McGill)

Director, Knowledge Management & Innovation
Assistant Professor

Princess Margaret Hospital

University of Toronto

Woodman, Anna Jane

 

GC, Health Informatics (Sherbrooke)
CHIM

Director, Health Business Consulting

TELUS Healthcare

Zitner, David

MD, CCFP, FCFP

Professor and Director of Medical Informatics

Dalhousie University

 

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