The CCL Program is facilitated by a diverse group of faculty, with all five members being present at all face-to-face sessions of the Program.
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 currently serves as Senior Director, Academic Affairs and Simulation Lead at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and is Evaluation Consultant to the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto (UT). She received her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at UT in 2006. Her doctoral work focused on the development of an enhanced model for program evaluation which examines the value of measuring cognitive “readiness” when determining the merit of a continuing education program. Kathryn has presented her work at various national and international conferences. She has also conducted numerous workshops on curriculum development and program evaluation. Kathryn began consulting in the practice of theory-based program evaluation in 2002. She has worked with numerous academic groups to facilitate and direct program evaluation efforts. These groups include the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT, Centennial College, Women’s College Hospital, George Brown College, and the Michener Institute where she served for seven years as the Senior Director, Scholarship, Assessment and Evaluation. Her primary interests include the innovative methods of program development and evaluation, change leadership and knowledge translation in the health professions.
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 is the Senior Director, Collaborative and Transformative Learning at the University Health Network (UHN), and 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, both within physiotherapy and 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 is the Director, UHN Conference Services and Manager and Professional Development Lead for the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto. Within her role, Belinda manages business operations, educational program planning, external communications and liaison with education centres across the country. Belinda holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology 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, both on the front-line in the Emergency Department and in Patient Relations mediating patient and family concerns.