Ann Silversides & Terrence Sullivan
Ann Silversides is an independent journalist, editor and broadcaster who specializes in health policy issues. She is a former newspaper reporter (Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail), and was a long-time freelancer and also a staff writer at the CMAJ. In addition to her journalism (for magazines, newspapers, radio and journals), Ann has written for a wide range of Canadian health research institutes and labour organizations. She has received numerous journalism awards, is the author of AIDS Activist, Michael Lynch and the Politics of Community (Between the Lines) and, for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Conversations with champions of medicare. Ann has a BA and MA from the University of Toronto, a BJ from Carleton University, and has taught writing at York University. Follow Ann on Twitter @ASilversides Dr. Terrence Sullivan was President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) from 2001-2011. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Sullivan held the position of President of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). He has held senior roles in the Ontario Ministries of Health, Intergovernmental Affairs and Cabinet Office. He served two successive Premiers Ontario as Executive Director of the Premier's Council on Health Strategy from 1989-1991, including a period of time as Deputy Minister. He is an active behavioral scientist with research and practice interests in cancer prevention and health system performance. He holds faculty appointments in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His current commitments include roles as the Vice Chair of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion and the independent chair of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health.