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Connie Clement

Connie Clement

Scientific Director

Connie Clement joined the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) in January 2011. Previously, Connie was the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Toronto, a venture philanthropy collaborative, and Health Nexus/Nexus Santé, Canada’s premiere health promotion consultancy. She was Director of Planning and Policy at Toronto Public Health when six public health units merged, and previously held varied health promotion and sexual health management and front-line positions. Connie holds a BSc in Biology/Sociology from Trent University.

cclement@stfx.ca
Danielle MacDonald

Danielle MacDonald

Research Assistant

Danielle has several ties to the St. Francis Xavier University community, including being an alumnus of the BSc program. She has worked at StFX in the Physical Sciences Centre (housing the Chemistry, Engineering, Earth Sciences, and Physics departments), with the Research Ethics Board and as the Coordinator of the Faculty Development Committee. She also held a post-doctoral position in the Department of Chemistry. Danielle has experience conducting literature reviews, preparing manuscripts for publication and carrying out in-lab research. She has experience as a teaching assistant and guest lecturer at the University of Victoria, where she obtained her PhD in inorganic chemistry.

damacdon@stfx.ca
Dianne Oickle

Dianne Oickle

Knowledge Translation Specialist

Dianne is a dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in public health in Ontario focused on reproductive and child health in a mostly rural setting with many diverse clients. Part of her work involved development of practice guidelines for health professionals, train-the-trainer initiatives, public presentations, educational resource development, working with the media, community coalition and network support, writing for the public and professionals, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has taught university nutrition courses, worked with the provincial network supporting and advocating for dietitians in public health practice, and precepted over 20 dietetics and other students. Dianne earned her BSc in Nutrition and Consumer Studies (now Human Nutrition) at St. Francis Xavier University, and her MSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.

doickle@stfx.ca
Faith Layden

Faith Layden

Program Manager

Faith has been with the NCCDH since February 2007 and is involved in strategic and operational planning, program monitoring and evaluation. She earned her MPA at the University of Victoria and has an MA in French from Dalhousie University. Faith has worked with teams at the University of Victoria, a national non-profit organization and the BC provincial government.

flayden@stfx.ca
Jaime Stief

Jaime Stief

Communications Assistant

Jaime Stief is a communications professional based out of Waterloo, Ontario. Her background includes copy editing, writing and project administration in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to working with the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, Jaime spent 3.5 years working with various publications in Seoul, Korea, where she edited magazine features, public policy briefs and non-fiction books, and had the opportunity to write articles for the Community section of a local English-language magazine. Academically, her areas of interest are urban sociology, postmodern advertising theory and research methodology. Outside of work, she likes volunteering at food- and cycling-oriented community programs.

jstief@stfx.ca
Karen Fish

Karen Fish

Knowledge Translation Specialist

Karen has worked for twenty-plus years as a researcher, writer, and editor specializing in health, science, and science and society issues. She has worked for the National Council on Ethics in Human Research, the Agence d’évaluation des technologies et des modes d’intervention en santé, and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. She has helped to communicate the results of studies into the resilience of Nova Scotia Youth, best practices in university-community collaborations, and citizen engagement processes for mobilizing people around food security. Karen is also an experienced instructional designer and teacher, and currently teaches courses linked to the Service Learning Program at StFX University. She earned her Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and her MA in Educational Technology from Concordia University.

kfish@stfx.ca
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

seyoh@stfx.ca

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