Speakers at the campaign launch included:
Dianne Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Care,
Dr. Réka Gustafson, Medical Health Officer & Director of Communicable Disease Control, Vancouver Coastal Health,
Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Chair in AIDS Research and Head of Division of AIDS, University of British Columbia, Founding National Co-Director, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network; Past-President, International AIDS Society
and Scott Harrison, Program Director Urban Health, HIV/AIDS, Providence Health Care President Elect, Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - Adjunct Professor of Nursing, UBC.
Speaker bios (in order of appearance)
Dianne Doyle President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health Care
Dianne Doyle is Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health Care, one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations. Dianne brings to the role more than 25 years of senior executive experience in health care. She is respected as a values-driven leader committed to fostering and strengthening her organization's culture as the key factor for improved innovation, staff engagement, patient/resident outcomes and organizatioal excellence. In 2007 and 2008, the Women's Executive Network named Dianne as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Public Sector.
Dr. Réka Gustafson Medical Health Officer & Director of Communications Disease Control, VCH
Dr. Gustafson is a Medical Health Oficer and Medical Director of Communicable Disease Control for Vancouver Coastal Health and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is involved in surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases and outbreak investigation and management.
Dr. Julio Montaner Director of the British Columbian Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Director of IDC and Physician Program Director for HIV/AIDS PHC
Past President of the International AIDS Society and recognized as one of the top AIDS researchers in the world, Dr. Montaner helped create a triple drug therapy that is the "gold standard" treatment for HIV. Based at Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital, his recent research has been primarily forcused on the implementation of the Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS (STOP HIV/AIDS) initiative, which seeks to drastically decrease HIV-related morbidity and mortality in British Columbia.
Scott RN BScN MA CCHN(C) Program Director, Urban Health & HIV/AIDS, Providence Health Care
Currently the Director, or Urban & HIV/AIDS with Providence Health Care, and the President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Scott has spent over 20 years of clinical practice forcused on vulnerable and marginalized communites. Scott has received numerous awards, including the College of Registered Nureses of BC Advocacy Award this year, for his continual advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Public Affairs Specialist Vancouver Coastal Health
Senior Media Relations Specialist Providence Health Care
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