Conference Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Anna Banerji Photo

Anna Banerji O.Ont. MD MPH FRCPC DTM&H
Faculty Lead, Indigenous and Refugee Health
Post MD Education, Faculty of Medicine
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Michele-Elise Burnett Photo

Michele-Elise Burnett
Métis-Algonquin
President, Kakekalanicks
Associate Director, Landscape of Nations 360° Indigenous Education Platform
Artistic Director, Celebration of Nations Gathering & Strawberry Moon Festival
Director, Moccasin Talks Speaker Series


Conference Committee

Billy Akavak
Inuit
Events Manager
Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Allison Crawford MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Chief, Outreach, Telemental Health, and ECHO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Allyson Dill MD
Métis
Family Medicine Resident
Bruyère Family Medicine Centre
University of Ottawa

Alex Drossos MD FRCPC MBA MEd BESc
President
Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University
Child Psychiatrist
McMaster Children’s Hospital

Susan Edwards MD CCFP
Department of Family And Community Medicine
University of Toronto

Daniela Graziano MSc RN
Mental Health and Substance Use
Canadian Mental Health Association

Rodney Haring PhD MSW
Seneca/Beaver Clan
Research Faculty
Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

Brittany Hesmer
Coordinator, Regional Cancer Program
Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Gurpreet Karir
Health Promoter
South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Darlene Kitty MD CCFP
Chisasibi Cree First Nation
Director, Indigenous Program
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Family Physician
Chisasibi Hospital

Elisa Levi RD MPH
Chippewas Of Nawash
Class of 2021
Michael G Degroote School of Medicine
McMaster University

Kahontakwa Diane Longboat BA MEd
Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Grand River Territory
Traditional Healer
Soul of the Mother
Senior Project Manager, Guiding Directions Implementation
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Joanne Meyer
Métis
Chief Operating Officer
Métis Nation of Ontario

Earl Nowgesic RN PhD
Anishinaabe, Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek
Assistant Scientific Director
Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Assistant Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Adjunct Lecturer
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto

Jason Pennington MD MSc FRCSC
The Huron-Wendat Nation
Curricular Co-Lead
Indigenous Health Education
University of Toronto
General Surgeon
The Scarborough Hospital

Sila Rogan BSc (Candidate)
Inuit
2017 McCall MacBain Loran Scholar
Genetics and Physiology
University of British Columbia

Josh Stribbell
Inuit
Program Coordinator
Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Fatima Uddin MD CCFP
Staff Physician
Anishnawbe Health Toronto