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NCE Monitoring Committee

The NCE Monitoring Committee is made up of some members of the NCE Standing Selection Committee. It assesses the annual progress of all NCE-networks, NCE-KM networks and the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence.

Members

(Chair) Krista Outhwaite

Krista Outhwaite

(Vice-chair) Krista Outhwaite has held senior positions within the ranks of the public service of Canada, most recently the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, where she worked to advance Canada's domestic and international public health priorities with provinces and territories and with the World Health Organization. Prior to her time with the Public Health Agency, Krista was an Assistant Secretary to the Operations Committee of Cabinet, Privy Council Office, and an Assistant Deputy Minister with responsibilities for international trade at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Krista's experience in government included policy, regulatory and trade files in public health, agriculture, food safety and fisheries. She received Government of Canada Public Service awards in policy and program delivery, and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.

Bill Borland

Bill Borland

Bill Borland is currently the Principal at Borland & Associates Inc. in Rothesay, New Brunswick. He has held senior environmental management and government relations positions with Dillon Consulting Limited AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, J.D. Irving, Limited, NB Power. Bill sat on the Boards of the Canadian Water Network (Chair), the Canadian Rivers Institute, NB Research and Productivity Council and Enovex Inc. He was also a Member of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) where he Co-Chaired the Boreal Forest Program and sat on the NRTEE Expert Advisory Committee on Water. He has served on and chaired a number of Expert Panels for the Networks of Centres of Excellence and for the Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee for the Canada Foundation for Innovation. He presently sits on the Board of ECO Canada (Chair, Governance Committee).

Roxanne Deslauriers

Roxanne Deslauriers

Roxanne Deslauriers has a BSc (Experimental Biology) and PhD (Physical Biochemistry). She is currently the Scientific Director at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI). Prior to her work with TBRRI, she was a staff member at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada (1972 - 2013), where she conducted research in biomedical applications of magnetic resonance and became Principal Research Officer. From 1999 – 2013, she was Director of Research and Director of Strategic Programs for the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics. Dr. Deslauriers has held Adjunct Professorships at the University of Ottawa, the University of Illinois, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba as well as lectureships and visiting professor/scholar appointments at the University of Toronto, Harbin Medical University (China) and Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University and an Associate Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured widely on biomedical applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRI). She is a member of national and international science and grant review panels in both North America and Europe, and has mentored scientists and administrators in competitive funding processes in America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Deslauriers is currently Secretary General of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR), a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada in 2003.

Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn is a professor in the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, and the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also served as the 12th dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station and Special Advisor to the Provost for Sustainability Sciences. She currently holds appointments as Guest Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University. In 2009-10 she was appointed Deputy and Acting Under Secretary of USDA by President Barack Obama. She is director of outreach for the $14.7M NASA Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture Consortium, leads a project on food security, food systems and national security interests for the US Government, serves as a Special Government Employee on NASA's Applied Sciences Advisory Committee, sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Academies of Science Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. She consults globally for the seed industry, insurance and commodity trading, entertainment, technology, intelligence, government, philanthropic organizations, and international multi-lateral institutions on agriculture, food security, risk in food systems, life sciences and environment. She teaches a course on Systems Thinking, holds degrees from Swarthmore College, MIT and Cornell, and has received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees in both the UK and US.

Barbara Mittleman

Barbara Mittleman

Barbara Mittleman is an internist and rheumatologist with substantial clinical, bench and administrative experience. She earned B.A., and M.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh where she also completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She then came to NIH for additional post-doctoral training in cellular immunology, focusing the autoimmunity and pathobiology of systemic lupus erythematosus. In 1995 she was named the inaugural Director of the NIH's Program on Public-Private Partnerships, where she is charged with developing and promulgating policy, brokering interactions among a wide variety of government and non-government partners, and in the development and execution of partnerships which promote the NIH's public health mission. She lectures widely on partnership-related topics and has provided advice and best practices based on NIH's experience to organizations including other Universities, government agencies, foundations and advocacy groups, companies and trade organizations, and others. She also serves on the CIHR Commercialization Advisory Board.

John Neate

John Neate

John Neate is an entrepreneurial senior executive who has helped organizations navigate the complex challenges of technology innovation, leading to business growth and stakeholder buy-in. He has a unique blend of technical, managerial and operational expertise combined with strategic planning acumen, and demonstrated ability to mobilize resources. John is an experienced builder of positive alliances with businesses and organizations across Canada and internationally, while being a strong communicator, motivational leader, and effective negotiator. John is co-founder of VerifiGlobal, a comprehensive platform for performance measurement and verification across multiple sectors and areas of expertise. He has been a key Canadian contributor to international efforts aimed at encouraging mutual recognition and acceptance of performance testing and verification information across multiple jurisdictions. John has also played a leadership role in the identification and assessment of information gaps, research needs and effective solutions for long-term management of used nuclear fuel in Canada. He is Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Technology International Corporation, an employee-owned research services company, and a founding director of the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement.

Ka`imi Sinclair

Ka`imi Sinclair

Ka`imi Sinclair is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University-Spokane Health Sciences campus. She has a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, and a Master's in Public Health from the University of New Mexico. For two decades, she has conducted grant-funded diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management research with racial and ethnic populations across the United States. Dr. Sinclair's work focuses on culturally adapting health programs and offering them in communities to make them more accessible to underserved populations. In Hawai`i she worked with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. Since moving to Washington she has become actively involved with the NHPI community in the Puget Sound region, building a community-academic partnership with several NHPI-serving organizations including the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, the International Community Health Services, and the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, of which she is a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Sinclair is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Migrant Clinician's Network and a co-chair of the Pacific Islander Health Board of Puget Sound.