ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Become a Weed Out the Risk delivery partner in your community to provide  based weed education and help reduce driving under the influence and cannabis driving impairment in your community.

National Program Advisory Committee

Melissa Banfield

Insurance Bureau
of Canada

Melissa has an extensive background in public policy and law, with a career that has spanned both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Hayley Hamilton

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dr. Hayley Hamilton is a Senior Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. She is also an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Roy Purssell

Emergency Physician

Dr. Roy Purssell is an Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Avery Bassett

Ontario Provincial Police

A  member of the OPP, Avery started her career in 1995 at Midland OPP (Southern Georgian Bay) general duties detachment and then spent several years as a Detective Constable in the crime unit.

Chaouki Hamka

MADD Canada

Chaouki, along with his parents and six siblings, immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in 1993. Chaouki grew up and resides in Southwestern Ontario in the city of Windsor. Chaouki became a MADD Canada/MADD Windsor & Essex County volunteer at the age of 18 in 2004.

Dan Hogan

Durham District
School Board

Dan Hogan is currently the Substance Abuse Violence Prevention Coordinator of the Safe Schools Department of Durham District School Board.

Valerie Smith

PARACHUTE

Valerie Smith is the Director of Solutions at Parachute. She oversees all of Parachute’s campaigns and programs and helps to support their extensive network of community partners across Canada.

Chantal Vallerand

[en]DRUG FREE KIDS
CANADA[fr]ENFANTS SANS DROGUE
CANADA

Chantal Vallerand is currently the Executive Director of Drug Free Kids Canada. DFK Canada is a private sector, non-profit organization that aims to educate, inspire, and support parents to prevent substance abuse by youth.

Louis Zuniga

[en]Royal Canadian Mounted Police[fr]Gendarmerie royale du Canada

Louis Zuniga is a civilian member for the RCMP in Ottawa where he has managed several national portfolios including Volunteer Services, Victim Services, and most recently Youth Services.

Ian Jack

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, CANADIAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION

Ian Jack is the Managing Director of Communications and Government Relations, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

John MacLeod

HALIFAX POLICE,
DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT

Constable John MacLeod is a veteran of the Halifax Regional Police. He is currently assigned to the Chiefs Office as the Public Information Officer.

Andrew Murie

MADD CANADA CHIEF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Deborah Riddle

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Deborah Riddle has been the Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton since January 2007 . Prior to that Ms. Riddle spent 17 years in various positions within the EFry Peel-Halton organization.

Charles Shrybman

YOUNG DRIVERS OF CANADA DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Charles is the Director of Research and Assistant Director of Training at Young Drivers of Canada.  He has over 25 years’ experience in the driver education field including over 20 years work in training driving instructors.

Marg Stanowski

SPRINGBOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Marg Stanowski has been the Executive Director of Springboard since 1992 and has led the organization through significant growth and expansion in a rapidly changing
 environment.

Anne Elizabeth Lapointe

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ADDICTION PREVENTION CENTRE

Anne Elizabeth Lapointe has been the Executive Director of the Addiction Prevention Centre and Maison Jean Lapointe — Prévention since 2016. A visionary and strategic leader, she has 20 years’ experience in the field of substance use and addictions, including 15 years in prevention.