CRHESI Co-Directors and Governance

CRHESI Co-Directors

Nadine Wathen, PhD, FCAHS,
Academic Co-Director
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence
Faculty of Health Sciences’ Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Western University

Heather Lokko, MPH, RN,
Community Co-Director
Corporate Nursing Executive
Office of Health Ethics, London Health Sciences Centre

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CRHESI Coordinators

Christine Garinger, RN, MHIS,
Research and Evaluation Coordinator
Ph.D. student
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

Arun Jentrick, MPH
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Ph.D. Candidate,
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Western University

CRHESI Health & Homelessness Staff

Eleanor Gebrou BASc, MPA
Research and Evaluation Manager

Kelly L. Barnes, PhD
Research and Evaluation Manager

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CRHESI Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of Western faculty representatives and community organization representatives.  The Committee meets four times a year and is responsible for the oversight and governance of the Centre.

Anne-Marie Sanchez
Manager, Strategic Projects & Quality Improvement
London InterCommunity Health Centre

Carl Cadogan
Community Developer
Chair, London Black History Coordinating Committee

Daniel Lizotte
Associate Professor
Computer Science, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Western University

Susana Caxaj
Assistant Professor
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Western University

Shokoufeh Modanloo
Assistant Professor,
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Western University

Sukhveer (Sukhi) Bains
Acting Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID),  Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Division of Emergency Medicine
London Health Science Centre

Lori Hassall
VP, Services and Supports
Canadian Mental Health Association – Thames Valley Addictions Mental Health Services

Rumina Morris
Executive Director, Office of Inclusion and Social Accountability
London Health Sciences Centre

Roula Hawa
Assistant Professor
Family Studies and Human Development, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Brescia University College,

Pastor Sandie Thomas
Founder and Pastor of the Where We Are Now (WEAN) Community Centre

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Emerging Researchers and Ex-officio Executive Committee Members


Olawale Fadare
MHIS Student
Faculty of Information and Media Studies,
Western University,
London, Ontario Canada.

2022 – 2023

Aimable Nkurunziza
Ph.D. Candidate,
CRHESI residency through the Berman Family Graduate Award,
Arthur Labatt School of Nursing,
Western University

Danica Facca
Ph.D. candidate,
CRHESI residency through the Eugenia Canas Memorial Award,
Health Information Science,
Western University