Carter Snead, MD, FRCP(C)
Co-Lead, Paediatric Clinical
Dr. O. Carter Snead III is a Pediatric Epileptologist who is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Pharmacology, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a clinician scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a member of the epilepsy surgery team at the Hospital for Sick Children and is the Co-Chair of the Ontario Epilepsy Implementation Task Force which has been responsible for the creation of multiple Provincial Guidelines to improve epilepsy care in Ontario. Dr. Snead also is a clinician scientist in the Division of Neurology and a member of the Centre for Brain and Mental Health at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Elizabeth Donner, MD, FRCP(C)
Co-Lead, Paediatric Clinical
Dr. Elizabeth Donner is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. Donner’s practice at SickKids involves the care of children with complex epilepsy, including medical, surgical and dietary treatments for seizures. Dr. Donner is co-founder of SUDEP Aware, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, which promotes knowledge and understanding of Sudden Unexplained and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) through education, research and support. She has held leadership positions including Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Epilepsy Network, Vice President of the Board of Epilepsy Toronto and Chair of the Data Management working group of the Ontario Epilepsy Implementation Task Force.
Kirk Nylen, PhD
Co-Lead, Knowledge Translation and Research
Dr. Kirk Nylen is the Director of Knowledge Translation and Outreach at the Ontario Brain Institute where he leads the Institute’s activities in communications, knowledge translation, policy development, and evaluation. He holds an adjunct appointment the University of Toronto where he lectures regularly and is involved in several provincial and national advisory committees on knowledge translation and policy. Dr. Nylen served on the Board of Epilepsy Ontario for five years and is the founder and chairperson of ReachUp Inc.
Anastasia Vogt, MSc, PMP
Anastasia Vogt is a talented project leader with multi-jurisdictional experience in the development and implementation of health care strategies, operational readiness and system-level program management. In the past she was a Project Manager with Critical Care Services Ontario, responsible for implementation of the Provincial Neurosurgery Strategy, which includes execution of Ontario’s Epilepsy System Improvements. She holds professional designations in Project Management, Executive Coaching and Strategic Planning. She has also completed a LEAN certification. Anastasia has been largely responsible for the Provincial Epilepsy Strategy success story .
Tristen Moyaert, BSc
Tristen Moyaert is the Program Analyst with Project ECHO Ontario: Epilespy Across the Lifespan. She is a recent graduate from Wilfird Laurier University and holds an Honours Bachelor degree of Health Science. Tristen has secured mutltiple research grants to drive her recent publications in Acta Chrystallographica Journal. She is passionate about helping marginalized populations, including Indigenous individuals, those living in rural and remote areas of Canada and LGBTQ populations, attain optimal health. For this reason, the ECHO model of “moving knowledge, not patients” appealed to her- as patients are able to receive essential treatment in the communities they live in by practitioners they feel comfortable with.