Our Advisory Board

The CRHESI Advisory Committee is a high level oversight that supports accountability to Western University and the Centre’s community partners. Its function is separate from the Steering Committee, which sets operational guidelines and research priorities.
We are privileged to count on our Advisory Committee to:
1. Foster strategic partnerships for the interests of the Centre and advocate for the Centre in the broad community
2. Provide advice and guidance on sustainability of the Centre
3. Recruit and orient new members to the Advisory Committee Board
4. Receive reports from the Co-Directors on the progress of advancing the purpose of the Centre.

Our Members are:
Jason Brown, Professor, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Education, Western University
Thomas Carmichael, Associate Professor, Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
Sandra Datars Bere, Managing Director, Housing, Social Services and Dearness Home, City of London
Wilma de Rond, Co-Chair, Employment Sector Council London-Middlesex (ESCLM)
Jayne Garland, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Stephen Jarrett, Legal Counsel, VP Resources and Operations, Western University
Douglas Jones, Professor, Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Judy Kojlak, Director, Clinical Redesign, London Health Sciences Centre
Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer, Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU)
Gertie Mai Muise, Associate Director, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC)
Valerian Marochko, Executive Director, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC)
Susan Macphail, Director of Community and Women’s Programs, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Middlesex)
Louise Pitre, Executive Director, Family Service Thames Valley
Ailene Wittstein, Executive Director, Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
Kelly Ziegner, Chief Executive Officer, United Way London & Middlesex