After completing her Honorary Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto in 2003, Linda joined the Division of Immunology and Allergy at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where she rose from a summer lab student during her undergrad days, to the Centre Manager for the Canadian Centre for Primary Immunodeficiency at SickKids. With a keen mind for computer technology, and expertise in clinical and basic research, Linda executed clinical research projects while successively managing training and research programs for various stakeholders in the immunodeficiency family. She also managed clinical research trails for the Division and the SickKids Immunology Service lab. Her outstanding organizational and budgeting skills led her to the SickKids Learning Institute where she configured the Conference Management Centre that continues to be a successful resource for staff at SickKids. Linda is blissfully bananas with her husband, Ari, and two children, Evelyn (7 yrs) and Gavin (5 yrs). She is passionate about singing, dancing, cleaning, databases and (of course) her family.
Linda can be reached at:
Office: 416-813-7654 ext 204304
Executive Committee has the ultimate authority over the program and provides the strategic direction and operational aspects of CCHCSP. The committee is responsible to ensure that the program maintains its focus on meeting the needs for child health clinician scientist training in Canada, and keeps pace with the changing research landscape. The committee has final authority over the trainee selection process, financial stewardship, policies, guidelines, and appointment of the Director and program staff. The Program Operations Committee (Director and Program Manager) will implement the program and report to the Executive. New Executive Committee members are nominated by existing committee members, and approved to serve a 2-year term. This 6-person committee has representation from each of the 3 regions (Region 1: Atlantic Provinces & Quebec; Region 2: Ontario; Region 3: Prairies and British Columbia. In addition, trainee a representative and two disciplinary representatives are included.
- Mario Cappelli (Ontario)
- Roger Chafe (Que & Atlantic)
- Sandra Hodgetts (BC & Prairies)
- Thierry Lacaze (Disciplinary Representative, Medicine. Past Selection Chair)
- Shannon MacDonald (Trainee Rep)
- Jennifer Stinson (Disciplinary Representative, Nursing)
- Ron Thomson (Patient Partner)
- Natasha Trehan (Patient Partner)
- Susan Samuel (Director)
- Richard Keijzer, (Co-Director, Selection Chair)
- Mrs. Linda Pires (Program Manager, Ex-officio)