Board of Directors

We are governed by a passionate Board of Directors who bring years of healthy communities expertise and a strong track record in research and evaluation, municipal governance, public health, community planning, seniors/age-friendly and strategic impact and innovation.  

Judy Brownoff, President & Chair

Judy Brownoff, President & Chair

Municipal Councillor

Judy is a Municipal Councillor for the District of Saanich, and a Director at the Capital Regional District, and has been in office since 1994. She has been a passionate advocate for healthy communities for many years and currently holds the following local appointments:  Chair, Saanich Administrative Traffic Committee; Council Liaison to Engineering, Ministry of Transportation, School Districts and the University of Victoria. 

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Paul Pallan, Director

Paul Pallan, Director

Health Consultant

Paul holds a BSc, Diploma in Hospital Administration and Certificate in Public Administration. He has over 40 years of experience in the social policy area and has held senior positions in the health care sector, in education and in children’s services. He has been an Assistant Deputy Minister of Health as well as serving  for six years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Education.  Paul has played a significant role in managing and funding support services for vulnerable children, including Aboriginal, ESL, special needs and high risk children in the education system. 

For the past 10 years, he has been providing consulting services to a number of provincial government ministries; to non profit agencies; other provinces and the federal government. His work covers a wide range of health, education and social policy areas and services provided include strategic planning; policy development; project management and facilitation of small and large groups.

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Allison Habkirk

Allison Habkirk

Planner, Local Government Expert and Trainer

Allison Habrkirk has a BA, MA (Planning), MPA, MCIP has thirty five years of experience in local government as a professional, elected official, and educator. Allison is a Registered Planner who has worked as a staff planner, consultant and trainer for local governments and the Province of BC, and is the author of a number of publications on local government planning including How local governments improve health and community well-being.  She maintains a keen interest in leadership development, strategic planning, and small town planning.

Ms. Habkirk is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and an Instructor with Capilano University.  She served as Program Manager for the Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA), which provides leadership training to local government and First Nations elected officials and senior staff.

She served as Mayor and Councillor for the District of Central Saanich for three terms of office.

Ms. Habkirk is the recipient of the University of Victoria, School of Public Administration Alumni Award for Excellence in the Public Sector and the Planning Institute of B.C. Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in the Field of Planning.

A lifelong learner, Allison recently completed courses in leadership training and governance at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Joceyln Stanton

Joceyln Stanton

Director

With 20 years of experience in public affairs, health care policy, strategic planning, and stakeholder and media relations, Jocelyn Stanton has worked on many high profile public sector projects in BC involving multiple stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. As a senior advisor and Chief of Staff to three BC Ministers of Health, and then more recently working in public relations with Island Health, Jocelyn has a thorough understanding of the diversity of BC’s communities and how they intersect with the health care system.

Jocelyn is very passionate about governance, mental health, accessibility and services to support children with disabilities and their families. Jocelyn strongly believes that a healthy community is an inclusive acommunity, and that when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential, the community as a whole benefits. With a keen interest in health regulation in the public interest, Jocelyn is honoured to serve as a public representative on the Board of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of BC, the Board of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, as well as the BC College of Nursing Professionals’ Registration Committee and Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee. Jocelyn holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.

 

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Chris Lovelace

Chris Lovelace

Director

Chris has a long history in health and international development. Early in his career, he was in senior management for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Health. He then spent several years working in New Zealand as the Director-General of Health and the chief executive of the Ministry of Health, New Zealand. In the mid 90’s he worked with the World Bank where he served in a variety of capacities including Director for Human Development in the Europe and Central Asia Region, Director for Health Nutrition and Population for the Human Development Network, country manager in both Central Asia and East Africa and Senior Adviser HNP/Program Leader for Health Systems Strengthening for the Africa Region.

 

From September 2012-2016 Chris was a Principal Associate with Abt Associates, working primarily on the Health Finance and Governance Project funded by USAID, retiring December 2016. He continued to take on short term consultancies in international health (e.g. Gates Foundation), until accepting the appointment by Abt with HHISP and currently holds the position of Director of PNG HHISP (Papua New Guinea Health and HIV Implementation Service Provider).