Speaking at Spark Conferences

Join our speaker roaster! Each conference we produce features innovative and influential speakers. If you know someone who belongs on the stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you! We review every nomination that comes in and contact potential speakers when the best opportunity arises. Email us at info@sparkconferences.com

Alyssa Gumapac
Communications Specialist
SickKids Learning Institute | Project Echo, Paediatric Project ECHO & ECHO Epilepsy Across the Lifespan
Ramon Syyap
Digital Content Specialist
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Graeme Wilkes
Senior Director, Communications and Marketing
Healthcare Excellence Canada
Deiren Masterson
Digital Specialist
SickKids Learning Institute | Project Echo, Paediatric Project ECHO & ECHO Epilepsy Across the Lifespan
Brian Sankarsingh
Performance/Information Management Communication and Engagement Liaison | Communications GP
Alliance for Healthier Communities
Brenda Catchpole
Chief Administrative Officer (Retired)
Victoria General Hospital (Winnipeg)
Ashley Materi
Senior Communications Advisor
Indigenous Services Canada, Ontario Region
Amanda Higginson
Public Health Project Officer
Ottawa Public Health
Kirk Furlotte
Regional Manager, Atlantic Canada
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC)
Kevin Parent
Public Health Program & Project Management Officer
Ottawa Public Health
Julie Bortolotti
Communications Specialist
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Jennifer Schipper
Founder and President
Arc Communications
James MacDonald
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Dr. Heidi Tworek
Associate Professor in International History and Public Policy
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Simeon Kanev
Privacy Business Lead
Alliance for Healthier Communities
Rahul Gaitonde
Acting Branch Chief, Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Peter Bak
Chief Information Officer
Humber River Hospital
Paris Semansky
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Maureen Ross
Member, Oxford and Area Ontario Health Team
Member, Woodstock Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Committee
Mark Weir
Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement
Woodstock General Hospital
Nick Rodriguez
HHS 405(d) – Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches Program Manager
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mary Jane Dykeman
Partner and Co-Founder
Marc Toppings
Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
University Health Network
Ira Parghi
David Finley
Cyber Recovery Strategy, Global Technology Office
Dell Technologies
Tyler Kempt
IT System Administrator
Community Health Centres of Northumberland
Lesley Seto
Registered Katonah Yoga Instructor
Embodhi Nutrition and Yoga
Claudine Lowry
Professional Transition Coach
Career & Workplace Coach
Leadership Matters!
Autumn Grant
Mindset Coach
Flo Meditation + Wellness
Candace Dames
Senior Training and Development Advisor
EDLS – A Harvard Business Publishing
Partner & Founder
Dames Enterprise Incorporated
Susan Stewart
Comedian, Author, Motivational Speaker
Dave Carroll
Award-winning Singer-songwriter
Fraser Pennie
Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist
University Health Network
Karen Furneaux
Canadian Olympic Athlete
Katie Weatherson
Canadian Olympic Athlete
Dr. Wendy R. Carroll
Director of the EMBA Program
Associate Professor
Department of Management,
Sobey School of Business,
Saint Mary’s University
Ann-Marie Flinn
President and Founder
Champion Foundational Change Agency
Gillian Pendlebury
Partner & Senior Recruitment Consultant
Administrative Staffing
Dr. Chezi Levi
CEO, Medical Director
Barzilai Medical Center
Nimrod Eisenberg
Dream Doctor
Dr. Sean Moore
Emergency Physician from Kenora Ontario
Medical Director of Education
Chief of Emergency Services
Lake of the Woods District Hospital
Brad Ison
Owner and All Hazards Coach
Hazardscape Management Inc.
Former Director of Training, Accreditation, and Standards
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Dr. Joseph Barbera
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (Crisis & Emergency Management)
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and International Affairs
George Washington University
Dr. Howard Ovens
Emergency Physician and Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Sinai Health System
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Dan Shapiro
Former USA Ambassador to Israel
Dr. Benny Davidson
Former Director, Emergency & Disaster Management Division
Ministry of Health Israel
Dr. Hezi Waisman
Chief of ED, Schneider Children’s Medical Center
Assoc. Professor, Tel Aviv University
Director, Clalit Telemedicine Service
Dr. Tomer Simon
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Israel
Futurist | Thought Leadership | Innovation Evangelist | Keynote Speaker
Talia Levanon
Israel Trauma Coalition
Dr. Ron Lobel
Medical Center Assistant Director
Barzilai Medical Center
Stephen Daley
Emergency Management and Business Continuity Coordinator
Health PEI
Barbara Hall
MaxxCare Solutions
Jonathan Weekes
Vice President
Marsh Canada Limited
Carla Hynes
Health Services Manager, of Inpatient Surgery and Community Transition Unit
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Tammy Parker
Clinical Practice Leader, Emergency Department
Colchester East Health Center
Janet Davidson
Interim President and CEO
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Angela Leblanc
Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Emergency Preparedness
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Anne Maclaurin
Senior Program Manager
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Sandra Rooney
Regional Director Risk Management/Directrice régionale de la gestion des risques
Horizon Health Network / Réseau de santé Horizon
Karen Hornberger
Director of Privacy
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Martina Munden
General Counsel
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Steven Lockyer
Director of Healthcare Technology and Data Management
Eastern Health
Frank Tourneur
Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness and Radiation Safety
Corporate Radiation Safety Officer University Health Network
Rocky Prosser
Director Protection Services Emergency Management, Security, & Life Safety
Kingston Health Sciences Center, Providence Care Hospital
Peter Boorman
Regional Lead for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response
NHS England – London Region
Kassondra Stockman
Emergency Preparedness Advisor
Halton Healthcare
Dr. Carl Jarvis
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Health Services, Nova Scotia
Catherine Gaulton
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Fay
Facilitator, Project Management
BrenDaniel Productions Corp
Laura Alexander
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Sue Meagher
Talent and Organizational Development Consultant
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Debra DiGiovanni
Award-winning Comedian

Linda Brothwell
Facility Administrator, Acute Care
Nipawin Hospital Saskatchewan Health Authority
Jessica Harris
Manager of Emergency Preparedness
Unity Health Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Harriette Schumacher
Executive Coach & Leadership Trainer
Executive Assistant
YMCA, Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Brenda Fay
Facilitator, Project Management
BrenDaniel Productions Corp
Scott Conrad
Instructional Designer
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Beth McKay
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
The Bodacious Way
Deborah Lohrenz
Professional Life/ Career Coach
Human Resources Professional
Professional Trainer/ Facilitator
Owner, 2Motiv8U
Dr. Elizabeth Stobert
Postdoctoral Researcher in
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Concordia University
Dr. Isabelle Imamedjian
Staff Emergency Physician
William Osler Health System
Michael Nolan
Chief Paramedic
Director Emergency Services
County of Renfrew
Midlanie Bouchard
Med-Urge Pilot Nurse
McGill University Health Centre
Maryse Godin
Clinical and Administrative Coordinator
Mental Health and Emergency Department
McGill University Health Centre
Kenia Noailles
Agent Administratif
University Hospital of Montreal (CHUM)
Andrew Willmore
Medical Director, Emergency Management
The Ottawa Hospital
Dr. Julie Kim
Attending Staff Emergency Physician
London Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Ferco Berger
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Head of Emergency and Trauma Radiology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Adam Van Dijk
KFL&A (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington) Public Health
Brian Mosley
Geographic Information Systems Analyst
KFL&A (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington) Public Health
Dr. David Barrera
Assistant Professor
Computer and Software Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
Ralph Michaelis
Chief Information Officer
Canadian Blood Services
Kenrick Bagnall
Cybercrime Investigator
Toronto Police Service
Ankur Mukherjee, P.Eng
Cybersecurity Consultant
Palo Alto Networks
Charles Thompson
Policy and Research Analyst
Imran Ahmad
Miller Thompson LLP
James Penafiel
Underwriting Supervisor
Lois Hales
Senior Risk Management Specialist
Lori Borovoy
Senior Risk Management Specialist
Andrea Cassano-Piché
Human Factors Engineer
Dragica Grbavac
Managing Director
Uvidi Management Group
Claudia Cocco
Emergency Preparedness Lead, Toronto Central LHIN
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Rob Burgess
Senior Director, Prehospital Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Debbie Perry
Risk Management Consultant
Eastern Health, Newfoundland
Jignesh Padia
Enterprise Risk Management
Quality Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma)
Change Management Expert
Dr. Michael Cheatham
Trauma Surgeon, Chief Surgical…
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Jeff Curtis
Chief Privacy Officer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences…
Dr. Jay Coates
Medical Director
University Medical Center…
Gordon McBean
International Council for Science
Kevin Magee
Former, Board of Directors
Brant Community Healthcare…
Ruth Lichti
Registered Nurse
Northern Lights Regional Health…
Elizabeth Vosburgh
VP, HR & Quality
Rohan Gonsalves
Director, Quality, Safety…
Simon Bridgland
Emergency Mgmt Specialist…
Trillium Health Partners
Andrew Moull
Emergency Prep Specialist…
Scarborough & Rouge Hospital
Lisa DeWolfe
Administrative Assistant
IWK Health Centre
donalee Moulton
Quantum Communications
Scott Bosse
Admin Supervisor…
IWK Health Centre
Terry Stanislow
Smiling Horse Studio
Lili Brylowski Nestor
Specialist, Emergency & Disaster…
Stephanie Trowbridge
Manager, Emergency Prep…
Michael Watts
Chair, Health Industry Group
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Cathy Bennett
Former Minister of Finance
Government of Newfoundland…
Sheila Kelly
The Big Yes Centre…
Sean Wiltshire
Avalon Employment Inc.
Melanie Champagne
Executive Assistant to the COO
IWK Health Centre
Jim Spellos
Meeting U
Marc Beaudoin
VP, Public Consultations…
Ipsos Public Affairs
Michelle Holden
Communications & Marketing…
Carla Rodriguez
Regional Director, Patient Exp…
William Osler Health System
Gabriella Skubincan
Manager, Communications…
Patient Ombudsman of Ontario…
Lori Davison
VP, Brand Strategy…
Sick Kids Foundation
Janice Nicholson
Director, Communications…
The Hospital for Sick Children
Paddy Moore
Strategic Comm Advisor…
Martin Waxman
Instructor, Digital Strategy…
University of Toronto…
Patrice Cloutier
Manager, Corporate Comm…
Philip De Souza
Manager, Communications…
Kevin Ménard
Communications Lead
Canadian Nurses Association
Jennifer Macey
VP, Health Research Institue
Ipsos Public Affairs
Elise Copps
PR Specialist
Jean George
Digital Strategy & Comm…
University of Toronto
Julie Drury
Chair, Patient & Family Advisory…
Ontario Ministry of Health…
Zal Press
Executive Director
Patient Commando
Kathy Kastner
Author & CEO
Joanne Yeung
Manager, Social Media & Content
Iovate Health Sciences
Melanie Bouchard
Registered Nurse
Mike Villeneuve
Canadian Nurses Association
Sherrilynne Starkie
Strategic Digital Communications
Sherrilynne Starkie Consulting
Jay Innes
Director, Communications
Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health…
Ellen Gardner
Senior Communications Specialist
Calyn Pettit
Manager, Digital Communications
Adam Cohen
Founder & CEO
Charles-Alexandre Campbell
Medical CBRN
Dr. Sébastien Robert
Specialist, Emergency Medicine…
Stephen Black
Manager, Prevention…
Dr. Elene Khalil
Pediatric Emergency Physician
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
Dr. Marc Béïque
Specialist, Emergency Medicine
André Lapointe
Conseiller, Antiterrorisme…
Division de la planification…
Nick Alevetsovitis
President & Founder
The Fluence Group
Caroline Dusablon
Regional Coordinator…
Rita Giulione
Manager, Volunteer Services
McGill University Health Centre
Ann Hébert
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Philippe Geoffrion
Field Officer
Renee Blomme
Corporate Risk Management
North York General Hospital
Dorothy Carson
Project Manager, Quality…
Sunnybrook Health Sciences…
Dr. Valérie Homier
Spécialiste en médecine…
Dr. Daniel Kollek
Dr. Dagan Schwartz
Emergency Medicine
Rabin Medical Center
Dr. Nathalie Morissette
Directrice médicale…
Catherine Syms
Corporate Director…
Angeza Mohammed
Integrated Risk Management
Sim Segal
SimErgy Consulting
Kopiha Nathan
Senior Healthcare Risk …
Kate Dewhirst
Kate Dewhirst Health Law
Susan Nickle
General Counsel & VP, People…
London Health Sciences Centre
Bex Saunders
Social Media Consultant
BritChick Social Media
Kate Davis
Speaker, Comedian
Freelance Writer
Diana Del Bel Belluz
Risk Wise
Tara Tyson
Director, Risk Management
The Hospital for Sick Children
Caroline Smith
Senior Risk Management…
Niagara Health
Marilyn Kalmats
Director, Quality, Patient Safety…
Niagara Health
Diane Wooden
HR Professional
Diane Wooden Consulting
Gina Brown
Brainstorm Communications
Steve Foran
CEO, Author, Culture Expert…
Gratitude at Work
Clare O’Connor
Communications Coach …
Full Picture Public Affairs
Nancy Dorey
Coach & Idea Builder
Facilitator & Strategist
Andy Cutten
Halifax Global Inc.
Christine Perestrelo
Risk Analyst, Enterprise Risk
Trillium Health Partners
Sheryl Moran
VP of Client Success
RL Solutions
Laura Williams
Director, Client Risk…
Holland Bloorview…
Rita vanOosterhout
Senior VP…
Marsh Canada Limited
Nora Constas
National Leader, Clinical Risk…
Marsh Risk Consulting
Susan Macleod
Strategic Communication…
Macleod Allen Creative Services
Christine Henhoeffer
Past Chair, Board of Trustees
St. Mary’s General Hospital
Megan Evans
VP and Chief Legal & Risk Officer
The Hospital for Sick Children
John P. Angkaw
Director, Enterprise Risk
Trillium Health Partners
Ru Tagger
VP, Quality & Patient Safety…
Sunnybrook Health Sciences…
Kendra Ramer
Manager, Risk Management
London Health Sciences Centre
Polly Stevens
VP, Healthcare Risk Management
Barry Wante
Director, Emergency Management
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boyd Dixon
Emergency Preparedness Director
Bellevue Hospital Center
Dr. Wisam Abboud
Attending Physician, Surgeon
Rambam Health Care Campus
Andrew Aris
Manager of Security Services
Dr. Richard Leblanc
Associate Professor, Law…
York University
Elizabeth Martin