Ontario Stroke Network Team

Christina O'Callaghan
Christina O'CallaghanExecutive Director
A physiotherapist and graduate from Curtin University in Western Australia, Chris has worked in a number of clinical settings.

After assuming leadership roles in the broader health environment, in 1999 Chris was appointed coordinator in the demonstration phase of the Coordinated Stroke Strategy in southwestern Ontario along with two other sites. This strategy led to the development of the Ontario Stroke System and ultimately the Canadian Stroke Strategy.

In October 2008 Chris became the first Executive Director of the Ontario Stroke Network, the coordinating body for the Ontario Stroke System.

Tracey Carter
Tracey CarterManager, Business Operations
Not currently available.
Linda Kelloway
Linda KellowayBest Practice Lead
Linda was appointed the Best Practice Leader for the Ontario Stroke Network in 1999. In this role, she leads OSN activities designed to stimulate innovation, leverage knowledge across the continuum of stroke care, and to identify and implement best practices to reduce risks and improve health and quality of life for stroke survivors and their families.

Linda has been involved in the Ontario Stroke Strategy since 1999, in the role of Regional Education Consultant. She is one of three Ontario representatives to the National Stroke Nurses Council. Linda has also been involved in the Canadian Stroke Strategy as the stroke education consultant for the Professional Development and Training Workgroup and as a member of the Best Practices Working Group for the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care: Update 2010.

Patrick Moore
Patrick MooreCommunications Manager
Patrick has extensive experience in communications and marketing management in the public and private sector including: wide-ranging media relations experience; acting as a spokesperson for highly contentious issues; providing counsel and expertise in government and employee relations; strong project management skills in large and small communications and technical projects; facilitating multiple communications vehicles and new media; and, exceptional writing and editing skills; from marketing materials to press releases to strategic communications plans.
Ruth Hall
Ruth HallMngt and Evaluation Specialist, ICES
Ruth Hall’s expertise includes assessing provider performance and case mix/risk-adjustment methodologies to predict health care utilization. Her experience with administrative health care databases is extensive. She has been with the Ontario Stroke System since 2008.

Ruth also serves as Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Linda Nutbrown
Linda NutbrownSenior Administrative Assistant
Providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and project leads, Linda ensures OSN’s effective management. Since joining OSN in 1999, Linda has been the key contact for all inquiries relating to the OSN.

Hypertension Management Program Team

Stephen Sundquist
Stephen SundquistSr. Manager, Primary Care Programs
Joining OSN in May of 2013, Stephen assumed leadership of the Hypertension Management Program (HMP), and along with the dedicated HMP Practice Support team, is responsible for steering its ongoing evaluation, development and expansion to primary care teams throughout the province. From his past leadership roles in areas of clinical practice management as well as from a long career as director of clinical research for Toronto-area CROs, Stephen is able to draw from extensive experience and knowledge of the Provincial healthcare system in guiding the Implementation and operational strategy for the HMP as well as in working with the large network of Program participants (both healthcare providers and patients), delivery partners and a diverse group of stakeholders. Another key responsibility Stephen holds is for supporting the efforts of the Ontario Vascular Health Coalition in its development and delivery of the integrated vascular health strategy into primary care settings across the province.
Christopher Beaudoin
Christopher BeaudoinProject Manager, Health Information Initiatives
Not currently available.
Pauline Therrien
Pauline TherrienClinical Practice Support Specialist
Not currently available.
Kathy Godfrey
Kathy GodfreyClinical Coordinator
Kathy Godfrey joins us from clinical research sites in the Toronto area, where she worked as a manager of operations with experience in patient screening and patient informatics, and continues to teach research topics at Seneca. Kathy enjoys spending time at the cottage with her husband and two children. She is excited to be part of the HMP support team.
Colleen Murphy
Colleen MurphyProject Manager - Primary Care
Not currently available.
Sarah Winterton
Sarah WintertonClinical Practice Support Specialist
Sarah has a background in a wide variety of clinical and community-based RD roles, and most recently a primary care FHT in Brampton where her array of responsibilities included delivering the HMP to patients. Additionally, Sarah recently received her certification as a Diabetes Educator certification received which will also greatly enhance her ability to support primary care teams.
Malaena Lynch
Malaena LynchSr. Administrative Assistant, Primary Care Programs
Not currently available.