Ontario Chapter Executive

our health promotion leaders in Ontario

Vacant

Vacant

Chair

If interested, please contact us:
healthpromotionontario (at) gmail (dot) com

Marty Mako

Marty Mako

Vice Chair

Marty has been a Health Promoter for Niagara Region Public Health since 2005. He works in the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division and his portfolio include projects that identify and meet the needs of priority populations.

He is also a member of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies/Ontario Public Health Association Health Equity Workgroup, fostering improvements in health equity at a provincial level.

Janette Leroux

Janette Leroux

Secretary

Janette is currently completing her PhD in Health Promotion at Queen’s University. Janette’s research areas span social networks, social capital, food environments and physical activity. Janette’s teaching expertise are in program design and evaluation, community-­‐campus partnerships and community service-­‐learning.

Away from research and teaching, Janette enjoys being active outside -­‐ hiking, cycling, kayaking, and skiing. Janette brings an enthusiasm to further the efforts of Health Promotion Ontario.

Sarah Laberge

Sarah Laberge

Treasurer

Sarah is currently completing her Masters of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Her research areas include alcohol and medication as a risk for falling among older adults, alcohol use among older adults, and falls prevention.

Sarah was a member of a Locally Driven Collaborative Research team through Public Health Ontario on falls prevention. She was also a research assistant for a project through the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging and Canadian Institute of Health Research to understand the process of driving cessation for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys running, high-intensity interval training and travelling.

Shalon Jeffers

Shalon Jeffers

Membership Coordinator

Shalon works as a Health Promoter at the Region of Peel Public Health Unit. She is also a Registered Dental Hygienist, and oral health is her passion. Some of her interests include health advocacy and equity.

In her free time Shalon enjoys volunteering with non-profit organizations in the GTA and abroad.

Vacant

Vacant

Special Events Coordinator

If interested, please contact us:
healthpromotionontario (at) gmail (dot) com

Alana Maltby

Alana Maltby

Communications Coordinator

Alana works as a Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. Her research areas include healthy active living, child and youth health, and obesity.

In her spare time, she enjoys being active by doing fitness classes, running, and hiking.

Ketan Shankardass

Ketan Shankardass

Advocacy

Dr Ketan Shankardass is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and the Health Sciences Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. With training in epidemiology, public health, biology and geography, his research focuses on multisectoral health strategies, the use of health impact assessment tools, and neighbourhood-­‐ level programs to address chronic stress and other health inequities.

Ellen Wodchis

Ellen Wodchis

Member at Large

Ellen works as the Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of Niagara Region Public Health. Ellen’s special interests in Health Promotion include policy, health in all policy, and developing and supporting Health Promotion professionals.

Away from work, Ellen enjoys being active through cycling and walking and combining travel with activity.