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Francine Buchanan, MLIS, PhD Candidate is the Research Patient & Family Engagement Coordinator, based at SickKids. In this role, Francine supports the hospital’s Child and Family Centred Care philosophy by ensuring patients and families have the opportunities to partner with researchers in the development and execution of pediatric research. Francine’s goal is to develop partnerships and facilitate communications between researchers, patients and families to ensure research is conducted with the patient and family voice as a key driver.

Francine brings a diverse background of skills and experience to the role, as parent to a SickKids patient, health care researcher, and patient research partner. Francine has extensive practical experience as a patient partner, and is also completing her final year of graduate research with a focus on Shared Decision Making.

Contact Francine Buchanan at f.buchanan@mail.utoronto.ca 

Braden Knight is a methodologist at ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) uOttawa; he plays a supportive role in OCHSU projects that seek to make use of ICES data.  The child-focus of his work enables him to provide customized support for child health projects.  Braden's background in epidemiology drives his passion for using data to derive actionable knowledge that can improve healthcare outcomes and inform health policy. He is committed to helping OCHSU make a measurable improvement in child health in Ontario.
Contact Braden Knight at Braden.Knight@ices.on.ca.
Dr. Myla Moretti is currently a Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has completed a PhD in health services research and health economics from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her research focuses on maternal-child health, performing health economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. She also holds a Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.  She has co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications and 15 book chapters, with extensive clinical research expertise in maternal-fetal toxicology, pharmacology and obstetric medicine. She was previously the Assistant Director of the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk Program and was president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.   
Contact Dr. Myla Moretti at myla.moretti@sickkids.ca.
Michelle Quinlan joined OCHSU in November 2017 as the Research Family Leader Program Coordinator.  She brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a business consultant and in project management, in addition to her in-depth experience as a parent involved with CHEO, CHEO RI and OCTC.  
Her eight year old daughter Avery has been receiving medical care and therapy at CHEO-OCTC since her birth and through the Care for Rare program Avery's rare condition was discovered.  Michelle shared Avery's unique story at the OCTC Just for Kids gala in April 2016 and has been a leader in increasing support for family engagement in all aspects of a patient's care.   
Michelle is hoping this new role at OCHSU will help increase understanding and collaboration between patients, families and researchers and develop a fulsome way for families and patients to help drive the direction of research.  "I want to create the space and the relationships that will allow parents to be involved throughout the research process,"  says Michelle.  
Contact Michelle at mquinlan@cheo.on.ca
Jackie Schultz is the Project Coordinator for the Administrative Data, Research and Database Management hub at CHEO.  She is responsible for the daily operations of the OCHSU at CHEO.  Working closely with OCHSU Steering Committee, she is also responsible for project implementation, budget and project reporting.  Her research experience spans 15 years holding senior operations position a the CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Center, the Bruyère Research Institute and the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa.  
Contact Jackie at jschultz@cheo.on.ca or (613) 737-7600 ext. 4127. 
Dr. Richard Webster, Ph.D. is a methodologist at OCHSU (Ontario Child Health Support Unit) based at CHEO.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biology. Prior to joining CHEO, he held positions at Carleton University and Health Canada.  He is passionate about data analysis and experienced with ethical, privacy and legal issues surrounding human health research.  Dr. Webster's research on child health involves collaboration with clinicians by utilising the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences' health administrative data and research data-sets in pursuit of the objectives of OCHSU.
Contact Dr. Richard Webster at RWebster@cheo.on.ca.

Donna Wilkes is the Coordinator of the OCHSU Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) supported by the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR; CIHR) and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. As coordinator, Donna is the first point of contact for clinical trial inquiries to engage the appropriate expertise and ensure protocol development in a timely and efficient manner. Donna has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and has more than 20 years’ experience in clinical research at SickKids. She has worked in various roles including research coordinator in Neonatology and Respiratory Medicine and internationally as a project manager developing research capacity for a new Children’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar.  
Contact Donna Wilkes at donna.wilkes@sickkids.ca or (416) 813 7654 ext. 203390. 
Dr. Andy Willan is an academic biostatistician and clinical trial methodologist, and currently holds the positions of Professor of Biostatistics in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist Emeritus at SickKidss Research Institute and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. His contributions to statistical methodology include publications in the areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, value of information methods, management trials, crossover trials, non-nested regression analysis and bivariate response models.  
Contact Dr. Andy Willan at andy@andywillan.com