Project Governance

The Research Team – Governance, Management and Commitment

The team has adopted a shared governance model. Principles and approaches that keep the shared governance model operating as a partnership include: shared commitment to the research program’s objectives, transparent decision making, clearly stated roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, clear timelines and deliverables, timely and effective and regular communication including investing in “face to face time”, respect for boundaries, and ethical practice in both research and care delivery.

The roles and contributions of the senior leaders participating in this team are critical to the success of the program, and this group of decision-makers has made a strong commitment to the success of this program of research. Investigators have also made similar commitments and for example have had explicit discussions about the real amount of time that must be contributed.

The OPTIC Governance Structure organizational chart (click here) shows the reporting structure. Specific committees and their members are listed below.

Steering Committee

Greta Cummings (Co-Chair)

Joanne Konnert  (Co-Chair)

Glenda Coleman-Miller

Peter Norton

Colin Reid

Carole Estabrooks

Susan Lynch, Project Manager



Data Committee

Carole Estabrooks (Co-Chair)

Adrian Wagg (Co-Chair)

Greta Cummings

Colin Reid 

RAI: 

Peter Norton

Cindy Regier

Qualitative: 

Joan Bottorff

Norah Keating

Transition Tool (T3)

Garnet Cummings

Economic:

Meredith Lilly

Greta Cummings

Geographic:

Candace Nykaforuk

Brian Rowe

Susan Lynch, Project Manager

Elmabrok Masaoud, Statistician

Laura Bissell – BC Project Coordinator

Stephanie Abel – AB Project Coordinator

 

Qualitative Working Group

Joan Bottorff (Co-Chair)

Norah Keating (Co-Chair)

Carole Robinson

Belinda Parke

Meredith Lilly

Candace Nykiforuk

Anne Marie Broemeling

Cindy Regier

Tracey Neil

Susan Lynch, Project Manager

Ozden Yurtseven, Data Analyst

Maggie Lo – BC Project Coordinator

Stephanie Abel – AB Project Coordinator

 

T3 Working Group

Garnet Cummings (Co-Chair)

Anne-Marie Broemeling (Co-Chair)

Cindy Crane

Michael Ertel

Karen Latoszek

Tracey Neil

Sunil Sookram

Jacque Lee

Candace Nykiforuk

Meredith Lilly

Adrian Wagg

Anne-Marie Bostrom

Cindy Regier

Susan Lynch, Project Manager

Ozden Yurtseven, Data Analyst

Maggie Lo – BC Project Coordinator

Stephanie Abel – AB Project Coordinator

 

Economic Working Group

Meredith Lilly

Greta Cummings

Norah Keating

 

Geographic Working Group

Candace Nykiforuk



RAI Working Group

Peter Norton (Co-Chair)

Cindy Regier (Co-Chair)

Colin Reid

Anne-Marie Broemeling

Adrian Wagg

Ozden Yurtseven

James Doiron



OPTIC Operations Committee

Greta Cummings (Co-Chair)

Colin Reid (Co-Chair)

Working Group Members as needed

Susan Lynch, Project Manager

Maggie Lo – BC Project Coordinator

Stephanie Abel – AB Project Coordinator

 

Integrated KT Committee

Joanne Konnert (Co-Chair)

Glenda Coleman-Miller (Co-Chair)

Caroline Clark

Corinne Schalm

Greta Cummings

Colin Reid

Jacques Lee