Faculty

The CCL Program is facilitated by a diverse group of faculty, with all five members being present at all virtual intensives of the Program. Several faculty contributed to a chapter in Without Compassion, There is No Healthcare, McGill-Queens University Pres, November 2020.

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Mandy Lowe

Mandy Lowe is the Senior Director of Clinical Education at the University Health Network (UHN) where she leads a diverse portfolio that includes integrated clinical education across healthcare professions, educational development, health science libraries, educational leadership and interprofessional education and care. She is also currently the Strategic Advisor for the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Toronto (UT). She has led/co-led a wide range of professional/faculty development opportunities addressing the intersection of IPE with such topics as simulation, curriculum design, facilitation, online learning, knowledge translation and other areas of clinical/academic faculty and professional development. Mandy holds a status appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UT and is an Associate Graduate Faculty member who has been recognized for excellence in teaching by colleagues and students. She is strongly committed to interprofessional education, collaboration and knowledge translation and has been involved in all phases of IPE including undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education. Mandy is also an investigator in a range of research projects that address learning from an interprofessional perspective.

Kathryn Parker

Kathryn Parker

Kathryn received her PhD in program evaluation from the University of Toronto in 2006. Kathryn has presented her work at various national and international conferences and has applied her program evaluation skills when working with numerous academic/clinical groups to facilitate and direct program evaluation efforts. Her collaborative work moving educational innovations forward within academic health science centres have garnered numerous awards including the Larry Chester Award for Excellence in Strategic Leadership from the University of Toronto in 2013, the Sherman Award of Excellence in Patient Engagement in 2017 and the 2018 Award of Excellence in Organizational Leadership from the Canadian Association of Pediatric Healthcare Centres. She is an Associate Professor with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and was also the recipient of the 2013 AMS Phoenix Fellowship. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Academic Affairs at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and is an Associate Director with the Centre for Interprofessional Education.

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Jill Shaver (CCL Program Co-Director)

Jill Shaver is an independent consultant focusing on strategy development and implementation, organization and system change, and leadership development. Building on over 25 years in healthcare prior to consulting, Jill consults within the public sector, including healthcare organizations, academic institutions and government departments. She guides organizations in creating effective processes for coordinating, integrating and sustaining system-wide change, while enhancing organization and individual change leadership capacity. Jill has an MBA from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. Jill’s passion is transformational learning and change; and inspiring leaders, groups and organizations to create their highest future potential. In addition to consulting, Jill has taught Leading Change in the Strategic Leadership Advanced Certificate in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto; and coordinated the design and co-facilitated the IPE Faculty/Staff Developer Program at the Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital. Jill is Co-Director of the Collaborative Change Leadership Program, a partnership of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative and University Health Network; and is adjunct faculty in the MSOD Program at Pepperdine University.

Maria Tassone (CCL Program Co-Director)

Maria Tassone is currently the Executive Director, Education at the University Health Network (UHN) and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Maria was the Provincial Education Task Force Chair and Project Lead for COVIDcarelearning.ca, an online platform that supported over 15,000 health care workers for redeployment to hospital and long-term care settings. From 2009-2021 Maria was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education, a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and UHN. Maria was the co-lead of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative, one of four international innovation collaboratives awarded by the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Her experiences in collaborative leadership for health system change contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of the highly successful Collaborative Change Leadership™ program, for which Maria is currently the Co-Director. Over the course of her career, Maria has been recognized as a leader in innovation related to interprofessional education and care, with the 3M Team Innovation Award and the Ontario Hospital Ted Freeman Award for Education Innovation. She is also seen as a mentor for emerging leaders within and beyond her profession, and for this she was awarded the Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Mentorship Award.   Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario, and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Throughout her career, Maria has held a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership positions across a multitude of professions.  She is most passionate about the interface between research, education, and practice and leading change in complex systems.

Belinda Vilhena
Belinda Vilhena (CCL Program Manager)

Belinda Vilhena is the Director, Business Development and Centre for IPE Operations at the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Within her role, Belinda leads business development and operations, educational and event planning, external communications and liaison with education centres across the globe. Belinda is also the Co-Director of the ehpic™ program and Professional Development (PD) Lead and Program Manager for PD programs offered by the Centre for IPE. Belinda holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. Belinda has over eighteen years of experience working in healthcare in the community and at the University Health Network, in the Emergency Department and in Patient Relations mediating patient and family concerns.