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.
Steve Podborski 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 $40M 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.
Pamela Fuselli 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.
Dr. Charles Tator 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.
Stephanie Cowle Project Manager, Solutions
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.
Scott Watson Manager, Stakeholder Relations
Scott acts as the policy and government expert for Parachute. His background in the charitable sector was preceded by work with the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Nova Scotia Ministry of the Environment. Scott has a Masters of Public Administration from Dalhousie University.
Matt Aymar Coordinator, Knowledge Translation
Matt's background in physical activity and health promotion led to over three years of experience in injury prevention and knowledge translation research. He has a Masters in Applied Health Sciences and jointly conducted research with interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers and public health professionals.