Steering Committee

Peter Goodhand

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Peter Goodhand is the Chair of the OCRC Steering Committee. He is a respected leader in the global health sector as a senior executive and board member in both the philanthropic and health research advancement communities. Goodhand played a key role in the creation of a global alliance to accelerate...

Christine Williams

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Dr. Christine Williams is Deputy Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), which both performs and enables collaborative cancer research to have global patient impact and bring economic benefit to Ontario. Dr. Williams works with OICR’s executive team and scientific leaders to determine strategic directions and priorities of...

Andréane Chénier

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Dr. Andréane Chénier is a CUPE National Representative specializing in Health and Safety. She assists CUPE members in Ontario with a wide range of occupational health and safety issues. In this role, she presents the public sector worker perspective as a representative on advisory bodies and steering committees within the...

Paul Demers

Director, OCRC

Paul comes to OCRC from the University of British Columbia, where he was a Professor in the School of Environmental Health. As well as being Director of the OCRC, he is also a Professor with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He has an MSc in...

Leon Genesove

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Dr. Leon Genesove is the Chief Physician of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Dr. Genesove advises the Ministry of Labour on the health needs of both individuals and groups with respect to their working environment. He manages the Ministry’s Occupational Medicine Unit and leads the enforcement strategy for compliance with...

Tiffany Turnbull

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Tiffany Turnbull is currently an Assistant Director in the Operational Policy Branch at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Current responsibilities include providing policy advice and overseeing policy development in relation to benefits, revenue, and occupational disease. Prior to joining the WSIB, Ms. Turnbull held a number of policy roles...

D. Linn Holness

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, University of Toronto, and St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. D. Linn Holness, MD, MHSc, FCBOM, FRCPC, FFOM(Hon) Dr. Holness graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1977 and has a MHSc from the University of Toronto. She is certified in Occupational Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is an...

H. Roland Hosein

University of Toronto

Dr. Roland Hosein is a native of Trinidad who took his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees at the University of London and completed his Ph.D in Epidemiology at the University of Western Ontario. He did research on the epidemiology of lung diseases at Yale University, and later led a team in...

Gerry LeBlanc

United Steelworkers

Gerry LeBlanc has been involved with the labour movement in Canada for nearly four decades. All that time was spent as a local union activist or employee of the United Steelworkers (USW). After working in the mining industry in western Canada for twenty years he moved to Toronto to coordinate...

Linda Rabeneck

Cancer Care Ontario

Dr. Linda Rabeneck is the Vice-President of Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and oversees CCO's screening, research and surveillance programs. Previously, she was a CCO regional vice president and chief of the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Rabeneck is Professor of Medicine,...

Eugene Wen

Manulife Financial

Dr. Eugene Wen is the Vice President for Group Advanced Analytics at Manulife Financial. He is responsible for supporting Group Functions with advanced analytics, establishing a data scientist team, building a Center of Expertise (CoE) in advanced analytics, providing thought leadership, creating governance and policy frameworks for analytics function and...