A lawyer by background, Rachael has advised Health Canada on the regulation of health technologies, novel therapies and science policy. She has consistently supported the not-for-profit sector throughout her career, professionally and as a volunteer board member. She has worked on the front lines of healthcare in a community health centre for the street-entrenched population and in a pharmacy. She has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and an honours degree in mathematics from Dalhousie University.
Rachael is excited to be joining the patient advocacy and support community at a time when policymakers are actively recognizing its perspectives and expertise. She is looking forward to strengthening the broader skin patient communities and raising the profile of the challenges faced by patients affected by skin, hair and nail conditions.
Helen has worked for the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance since 2011 and also works for the Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients. Helen is often the voice you hear at the end of the phone and she is committed to the work of both the CSPA and CAPP. She works alongside the CSPA team to ensure that the needs of all skin patients in Canada are being addressed. She is responsible for CAPP program management as well as managing the social media and organizational governance portfolios and is the staff lead on the Social Media Committee. She has a Bachelors degree in Linguistics from Carleton and prior to coming to the CSPA worked for the Royal Canadian Legion, Investors Group and Health Canada.
Stakeholder Relations and Fundraising Coordinator
Educational Programs Coordinator
Sabrina has a background in case management and health promotion with a focus on mental health initiatives and support for vulnerable populations, including Veterans and individuals with mental health and addiction issues. She commits herself to improve patient advocacy and supporting clients as they navigate health care and social services resources at local, provincial, and federal levels across Canada.
A kinesiology graduate with distinction from the University of Toronto, Sabrina conducted undergraduate research on social support for family members of Invictus Games participants. She brings a biopsychosocial approach to supporting and improving client care, consistently striving to empower clients and patients to access the care they deserve and developing tools and resources to support them in their goals.