Governance

NAPHRO brings together provincially-mandated agencies that fund health research within their respective jurisdictions. The Alliance brings together executive heads of these organizations as well as their management teams to help facilitate exchange of practices through active working group engagement. Alliance members meet quarterly to share information and identify opportunities for collaboration on issues of common interest.


The Alliance is led by two co-chairs and is supported by a Secretariat. The co-chairs are appointed on a two-year rotating basis to guide and oversee the overall direction of NAPHRO's initiatives. 

Current Co-Chairs

Dr. Bev Holmes (President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research)

Mr. Tim Murphy (VP, Health, Alberta Innovates)

Past Co-Chairs

2019

Ms. Krista Connell (CEO, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation) and

Dr. Bev Holmes (President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research)

2018

Dr. Bruno Battistini (New Brunswick Health Research Foundation) and

Ms. Krista Connell (CEO, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation)

2017    

Dr. Bruno Battistini (New Brunswick Health Research Foundation) and

Dr. Pamela Valentine (Transition CEO, Alberta Innovates)
 

2016    

Dr. Renaldo Battista (Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec) and

Dr. Bruno Battistini (New Brunswick Health Research Foundation)

2015-2016    

Dr. Renaldo Battista (Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec) and

Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research)

2013-2014

Dr. Diane Finegood (President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research) and

Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research)

2012-2013

Ms. Christina Weise (Executive Director, Manitoba Health Research Council) and

Dr. Diane Finegood (President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research)

 

2011-2012     

Dr. Jacques Magnan (CEO, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) and

Ms. Christina Weise (Executive Director, Manitoba Health Research Council)

 

2009-2011 

Dr. Jacques Magnan (CEO, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) and

Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan (Director, Health System Strategy and Policy Division, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

 

2008-2009   

Ms. June Bold (CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation) and

Ms. Krista Connell (CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation)

2007-2008

Dr. Alain Beaudet, (President & CEO of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé) and

Ms. June Bold (CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation)

 

2004-2006   

Dr. Aubrey Tingle, (President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC) and

Ms. Krista Connell (CEO, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation)

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