Advisory Committee

Introducing our committee

Our Advisory Committee represents diverse Indigenous communities, and helps to establish rapport with Indigenous organizations across the country. Members include public health professionals, researchers, representatives of national organizations and experts who bring community-based and organizational experience to the table.


Warner Adam
Executive Director, Carrier Sekani Family Services, Prince George, BC

Evan Adams
Chief Medical Health Officer, First Nations Health Authority, Vancouver, BC

Kim Barker

Michael Bird
Public Health Consultant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kimberley Bulger
Public Health Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario

Thomas Dignan, (co-chair)
Board of Governors, First Nations University of Canada; Chair, Indigenous Health Advisory Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; Thunder Bay, Ontario

Don Fiddler, (co-chair)
Educator, Senior Policy Analyst: Health, Leadership, Organizational Change and Development

Elizabeth Ford
Executive Director, Department of Health and Social Development, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Ottawa, Ontario

Malcolm King
Professor, University of Saskatchewan; Scientific Director, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Charlotte Loppie
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Albert Marshall
Mi'kmaw Elder, Eskasoni First Nations, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

John O'Neil
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

Marjolaine Sioui
Executive Director, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, Health and Social Services, Wendake, Quebec

Isaac Sobol
Regional Medical Officer of Health, Government of New Brunswick

Madeleine Dion Stout
Researcher, writer, lecturer,Delta, BC

Shirley Tagalik
Consultant and Principle Researcher, Inukpaujaq Consulting, Arviat, Nunavut

Jonathan Thompson
Director, Health and Social Development Secretariat, Assembly of First Nations


Thank you to our committee

From Yellowknife to Iqaluit, and from Ecuador to Ireland, face-to-face meetings at conferences, workshops, forums and dialogues allow for fruitful and often surprising exchanges, leading to new alliances, sparking linkages, inspiring partnerships. We particularly benefit from the help of our NCCIH advisory committee members, who generously continue to provide their expertise and leadership on behalf of the NCCIH at a variety of events and deliberations across the country and internationally. The NCCIH is grateful for their contributions and continues to rely on the expertise and guidance of all committee members.


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