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.
Interim President and CEO, Vice-President, Knowledge Transfer and Stakeholder Relations
Pamela Fuselli, MSc., has nearly two decades of experience in the health care sector and is a leader in building multi-level strategic partnerships. Her areas of expertise include childhood injuries, home safety, seniors’ falls, concussion and preventing injury on our roads, including advocating for Vision Zero road-safety-plan adoption across Canada.
Manager, Knowledge Translation
Stephanie Cowle has worked in injury and trauma prevention for nearly a decade and is Parachute’s lead on the Concussion Harmonization Project and other programs related to preventing brain injury; she also speaks to preventing injury that may occur in sports and recreation at all ages.
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.
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
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.