Carolynn Bulmer is a group leader for the Vanderhoof Chronic Pain Self Management and Support Group. She participates the advisory committees with Northern Health and community physicians relating to chronic pain.
Carolynn sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Lynn Cooper was formerly president of the Canadian Pain Coalition, which disbanded in 2017. She has spent more than 20 years volunteering with organizations that seek to better understand issues surrounding chronic pain, and furthering research into and management of chronic pain.
Lynn sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Steering committee.
Jennifer has a background in Marketing, Marketing Research and Strategic Planning. Since a sudden onset of severe pain, she has been on a journey of learning to live with chronic pain and adapting to the dramatic changes this has brought to her daily life. Purpose focused, she hopes to combine her lived patient experience and professional background in making a contribution to this important health initiative.
Jennifer sits on the Chronic Pain Network’s Patient Engagement Committee.
Chris is a partner in an economic and management consulting firm in Halifax. As a volunteer and patient consultant involved in arthritis research for over a decade, Chris has worked with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The Arthritis Society,Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, Canadian Arthritis Network, and AbbVie Pharmaceutical Research & Development across a broad range of projects. Chris has also served as consumer advisor on a number of arthritis research initiatives.
Chris is the co-chair of the Clinical Research Network.
Mario Di Carlo was struck by polio at the age of 1 year old; a disease now virtually eradicated. The illness left him with significant physical weaknesses. Over the years, he has used his personal and professional experience to help bring forward causes dear to his heart, such as the Polio Quebec Association, the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique (AQDC), the West Island Mission (WIM) and the Regroupement provincial des comités des usagers (RPCU). Mario was also a member of the board of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and headed the Patients’ Committee of the institution. He collaborated in the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCaB) project, also at the MUHC. As Master Trainer of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) from Stanford University Mario also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation from Concordia University.
Mario sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Kathleen Eubanks is the Co-Founder and President of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada.
Kathleen sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Janet Gunderson has been an active volunteer with The Arthritis Society for more 15 years. She is currently on the steering committee for the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance and was formerly on The Consumer Advisory Council for the Canadian Arthritis Network. Janet is also active with the Cochrane Muscoloskeletal Group.
Janet sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Richard Hovey is an Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of McGill. Richard researches suffering, which spans the lived experiences of living with osteoporosis, preventable medical error, type II diabetes, social isolation and chronic pain. He has also conducted interdisciplinary synergetic research workshops for researchers from basic science to public health to learn how to work together effectively through a hermeneutic relational process.
Richard part of the Chronic Pain Network's Registry Working Group.
Jacques Laliberté is the founding president of the Association de la douleur chronique (AQDC) in 2004. He is now past president on its Board of Directors.
Jacques co-chair of the Chronic Pain Network's Executive committee.
Therese is a patient advocate, volunteer and active member of Action Ontario PNP (peripheral nerve pain).
Theresa sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Rebecca Lee is a spokesperson for The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, contributor to the chronic illness and disability publication The Mighty and past member of Queen’s University InvisAbilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology from Queen’s University.
Rebecca sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Engagement committee.
Delane Linkiewich is a psychology student at the University of Alberta. Delane has been living with chronic pain for 10 years which has made her realize that she would like to devote her life to helping others in pain. She is interested in becoming a clinical psychologist and working with people with chronic pain.Delane sits on the Patient Engagement committee.
Curtis is a medical student at the University of British Columbia. He is a research assistant at a chronic pain clinic, CHANGEpain clinic in Vancouver and a volunteer with Pain BC. He plays the saxophone and is a farmer.
Curtis is part of the Chronic Pain Network's Registry Working Group.
Carley Ouellette is a recent nursing graduate from Western University and will be an incoming graduate nursing student at McMaster University. Carley is a research student in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences department at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Carley sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Training & Mentoring committee and is part of the Registry Working Group.
Lesley Singer is a physiotherapist, clinical educator and founder of the Pain Science Division within the Canadian Physiotherapist Association. She also has experience with translating knowledge to clinicians. Lesley has been living with chronic neuropathic pain since 2000.
Lesley sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Knowledge Translation committee and Training & Mentoring committee.
Karen Smith comes from a background in public relations. She has served on many non-profit boards and is involved in the health sector as a speaker for clinical education. She is a university health mentor at Dalhousie University and makes public presentations focusing on the “stigma and social consequences of pain.” She also sits on the Canadian Pain Society's Scientific committee.
Karen sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Executive committee.
Janice is a pharmacist and interdisciplinary team member of the Pediatric Chronic Pain Program at Children’s Hospital in London. She was formerly a board member with the Canadian Pain Coalition and is currently Co-Chair of the Patient/Public Working Group for Canadian Opioid use in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.
Janice sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Oriented Research Committee.
Marc White is co-founder, CEO and President of the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability. He is also a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.
Marc sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Oriented Research committee and is part of the Clinical Research Network.
Linda Wilhelm is the president of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance and was previously with the Canadian Arthritis Network's Consumer Advisory Council. She has also a collaborated on a number of Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research grants.
Linda sits on the Chronic Pain Network's Steering committee and Patient Engagement committee.
Billie Jo has a background in policy, communications and intergovernmental affairs. She is currently working on a collective action project to address gaps in education and awareness both within the health care sector and the community. Advocating for patient rights, she supports a more active participation in the development of patient treatment plans and the integration of care for patients living with chronic pain.
Billie Jo is a past Co-Chair of the Chronic Pain Network's Patient Oriented Research Committee.
Mary Brachaniec is a retired physiotherapist with experience in several national and provincial Arthritis Society initiatives. She also served on the CIHR Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Knowledge Exchange Task Force and the Cochrane Consumer Network for several years.
Mary is the past Co-Chair of the Chronic Pain Network's Knowledge Translation committee.
Isabel Jordan is the Chair of the Rare Disease Foundation, as well as a founding member. Isabel has volunteered with many non-profit groups and is active with Vancouver Parent 2 Parent Resource Network and a partner in the #ItDoesn'tHavetoHurt campaign.
Isabel sat on the Chronic Pain Network's Knowledge Translation committee.