Who We Are - Non-Academic Partners

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Health Care Partners

Northwest Territories Joanne Engram
Director of Client Services, Beaufort-Delta Health and Social Services
Leah Seaman
Medical Officer of Health, Beaufort-Delta Regional Health Authority
André Corriveau
Chief Public Health Officier, Government of Northwest Territories
Sabrina Broadhead
Director of Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness Division, Government of Northwest Territories
Rachel Munday
Health Care Facilitator
Crystal Milligan
Manager of Strategic Cancer Initiatives, Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Northwest Territories
Yukon Diane Kirchgatter
Manager of Community Nursing, Government of Yukon
Brendan Hanley
Yukon Medical Officer of Health
Sheila Thompson
Manager of Community Nursing, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Yukon

Community Governance & Planning Partners

Northwest Territories Evelyn Storr
Community Development Executive Director, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Yukon Lori Duncan
Health and Social Director, Council of Yukon First Nations

Community Planning Committees

Aklavik Billy Archie
Annie Buckle
Bob Buckle
Gladys Edwards
Andrew Gordon
Glen Gordon
Jerome Gordon
Velma Illasiak
Rachel Munday
Ruth Stewart
Old Crow Kathie Nukon
Margaret Smith
Marion Schafer
Natasha Frost
Paul Josie
Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Tuktoyaktuk Consultants: Anita Pokiak, John Stuart, Jr., Judy Wilson
Fort McPherson Gina Neyando 
Gina Vaneltsi Neyando
Liz Wright
Jennifer Tetlichi
Winnie Greenland

Health Research Network Partners

Northwest Territories Susan Chatwood
Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
Yukon Jody Butler Walker
Director, Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research

Lab Director

Laura Aplin

Monika Keelan

Monika directs the microbiology component of the CANHelp Working Group’s research program. She received her training in H. pylori research methods from Diane Taylor, a world authority on H. pylori genetics. Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of H. pylori, as well as mechanisms and prevalence of antibiotic resistance. Learning about how H. pylori causes illness is a priority of communities participating in CANHelp research.