Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship,
Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Scientific Director & CEO, SCAN Health
Chief Scientific Research Officer, HIMSS
Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. Dr. Snowdon is leading a national community of practice and research program focused on the capacity of health supply chain to enable health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in seven Canadian provinces. This work builds on a well-established program of research focused on healthcare supply chain, and health system innovation to achieve sustainability, economic value and productivity by providing support for innovators and entrepreneurs to successfully bring their discoveries to the Canadian, U.S. and world markets.
Currently, Dr. Snowdon is the Scientific Director and CEO for SCAN Health, Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS, Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, and member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University. She is an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at the University of Southern Denmark.
Dr. Snowdon has published more than 150 research articles, papers and cases, has received over $25 million in research funding, holds patents and has commercialized a highly successful booster seat product for children traveling in vehicles, and is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, MSc from McGill University, and BScN from Western University.
Kathryn Cox is a communications and project management professional with over a decade of experience in sales, marketing and client relations. As Program Director of SCAN Health, Kathryn is responsible for corporate affairs including operations, governance, and communications. She has extensive experience with non-profit organizations and has managed over $2 million in grant funding. Kathryn has previously held roles at Critical Care Services Ontario, Brock University, and TorStar Corporation. Kathryn is a graduate of Brock University where she obtained her Bachelor of Public Health. She has completed a certificate in Project Management and holds a PMP. Her interest lies in improving population health through preventative measures with an emphasis on community capacity building and healthcare transformation.
Lori Turik is responsible for establishing the strategic, operational and financial management of the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health). She has extensive background providing strategic, business development, government and stakeholder relations and communications advice to public and private sector clients in her capacity as a Consultant. Her clients included the pharmaceutical industry, health care providers, not-for-profit associations and private businesses. Lori is the former Executive Director of the World Health Innovation Network and Ivey International Centre of Health Innovation where she led its successful development, products and services. Lori has served as Senior Vice President Government and Industry Relations at GS1 Canada, Vice President Public Policy for the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Health, Province of Ontario and as Director of Public Health Nursing Services, North York. Lori has held appointments and has guest lectured at the University of Toronto, and York University. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Queens University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lakehead University. Lori is a member of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Board of Governors and has worked on numerous boards and government committees. She continues to be involved in various professional, community and health related organizations.
Dr. Michael Saunders is Senior Research Associate at SCAN Health. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Kingston University London and was a previously a postdoctoral fellow on a CIHR-funded, SCAN Health-led investigation into provincial health supply chain capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is particularly interested in the moral considerations that arise in health supply chain management and in the movement from an “economy of profit” to an “economy of needs” in health supply management.
Zena Zwayyed has a demonstrated history of working in digital marketing, sales, graphic design, and academia. Through working with e-Campus Ontario as a Multimedia Developer, Zena has supported the University’s Faculty members with managing different projects related to developing open educational resources and media for educators across Ontario. She designed various media content, ensured open licensing guideline compliance, and conceptualized visuals for post-secondary educational institutions. At SCANH, Zena is responsible for overseeing Human Resources activities, managing communication strategies, and devising business development plans. This includes enhancing internal and external communications, constructing engaging content and marketing campaigns, and managing corporate media.
Richard Nguyen is a project and event management professional who has worked primarily in the higher education and healthcare space. He has previously held roles at the University of Waterloo, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the University of Toronto. Richard is a graduate of the University of Waterloo where he obtained his Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology. He has also completed a certificate in Project Management and is currently working on a certificate in Digital Strategy and Communications Management. He is passionate about working with all kinds of people to help build, educate and connect communities.
Dr. Mia Sisic is a postdoctoral fellow at SCAN Health. She is a graduate of the Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Windsor where she completed her doctoral dissertation, A Focus on Strength-based Outcomes of Wartime Sexual Violence in a Sample of Ethnically Diverse Women from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her previous postdoctoral fellowship was in Sociology and International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. where she analyzed causes and effective policy responses of violence against women migrants and refugees.
Dr. Ashwini Falnikar holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the National University of Singapore and an M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation examined the lived realities of farmers amid the large-scale agrarian crisis in India. Her research investigates the everyday experiences of stakeholders in specific occupational and community settings by examining the communicative practices of discussion and articulation. She is particularly interested in deriving person-centered and culture-centered insights for policy-making and developing effective business strategies. At SCAN Health, she is interested in developing an application of her methodology to support the goals of increasing health system sustainability and building a resilient healthcare supply chain.
Dakarai Monegain-Box is a current MBA student at the University of Windsor. Dakarai completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska, earning a bachelor’s in health science pre-Nursing with a minor in Business Administration. As a research assistant at SCAN Health, his role focuses on assisting the research team with collecting and synthesizing data, developing environmental scans and frameworks, and constructing a robust DEI strategy. Dakarai is looking forward to gaining a deep understanding of the healthcare field while also contributing to building supply chain resilience.
Dealius Danso is an MBA student at the University of Windsor. Beforehand, Dealius graduated from the University of Waterloo in Honors Recreation and Sports Business. Dealius displays interest in the healthcare supply chain of Canada, in which he wants to strengthen the resiliency in adverse situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic and develop proactive strategies to help manage future outbreaks. His role as a research assistant involves data collection, broadening environmental scans and frameworks, and configuring a sturdy DEI strategy. Dealius is excited to learn about the supply chain structure of Canadian healthcare and gain knowledge from the global leaders in the healthcare industry.