Parachute has spokespeople nationwide available to speak with the media. Our head office is based in Toronto but we are connected to experts across Canada. Here are some of our spokespeople who frequently speak with journalists.
President and CEO
Steve leads Parachute in our mission of preventing injuries and saving lives. Before joining Parachute, Steve acted as Director at TELUS in several capacities including Wellness and Strategic Initiatives. In Community Investment, he helped manage a $40 million annual portfolio of giving to Canadian charities. He is a two-time Olympian as a downhill skier, a Bronze medalist and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Find out more about our CEO and President.
Vice-President, Knowledge Transfer and Stakeholder Relations
Pamela Fuselli has been instrumental in Parachute’s amalgamation, which brought four national organizations under one umbrella in July 2012. With more than 18 years experience in the health care sector, Pamela has been a leader in building multi-level strategic partnerships.
Neurosurgeon, CM, MC, PhD, FRCS
Dr. Tator is a renowned neurosurgeon with Toronto Western Hospital and professor of neurology at the University of Toronto. He is an active member of Parachute’s board and advocate for brain and spinal cord injury prevention.
Manager, Knowledge Translation
Stephanie has spent eight years in the area of injury and trauma prevention. Stephanie’s experience includes working with partners at community, provincial, and national levels to develop and implement injury prevention strategies.
Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, and Chair, Parachute Expert Advisory Committee
Dr. Alison Macpherson is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University and an adjunct senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She was the co-principal investigator on the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention, and holds a CIHR Chair in Child Health Services and Policy Research. Her research is related to keeping kids active, healthy, and safe, and focuses on the prevention of childhood injuries generally, and the evaluation of policies designed to reduce injuries specifically.
Director, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit
Dr. Ian Pike is a Professor of Pediatrics at UBC, an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital; Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and Co-executive Director, The Community Against Preventable Injuries. He is an active member of the Parachute Expert Advisory Committee and a strong advocate for injury prevention, particularly among children and youth