Staff

  • Francine Marzanek BSc, BEd  | CHAP Program Planner, McMaster Department of Family Medicine.

Francine Marzanek is a project planner with the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) and joined the Department of Family Medicine in April 2009. Prior to this, she worked at the Brant County Health Unit for 5 years focusing on population based community health promotion strategies. As a research coordinator at McMaster, she has been involved with planning, implementing, and evaluating multiple health promotion studies, including the Truckers Research for Innovative Health Promotion Programs and CHAP. Francine has research interests related to cardiovascular health promotion, chronic disease prevention and the collaborative networks developed to support these initiatives at the community level.

  • Magali Girard, MSc, Ph.D.   | Research Coordinator, Programme de sensibilisation à la santé cardiovasculaire / Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program, Centre de recherche du CHUM, (Montreal, PQ)

Ms. Girard holds a Ph.D. in sociology from McGill University and a post doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. She coordinates CHAP activities in Quebec. Her research interests include primary care, health promotion, community-based research and volunteering.

  • Martine Fournier MSc, PMP   | Research Coordinator, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Martine Fournier holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Montreal and is a PMI-certified project management profesionnal (PMP). She coordinates CHAP activities in Quebec. Her research interests include primary care, chronic diseases, health promotion, disease prevention and pragmatic trials.

  • Alison Jenkins Jayman, PhD | Research Associate, York University.

Alison Jenkins Jayman holds a PhD in sociology from York University. Her research interests encompass social inequality, health and health care, and public policy in Canada and abroad.

  • Susanna Rosebush, MPH  Knowledge Broker, McMaster University.

Susanna Rosebush has been involved in health promotion and research for over fifteen years.  Her experience includes local, provincial and international initiatives in several areas, including heart health, food safety education, active transportation and sexual health. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health.  She joined the CHAP team in January 2018.  Her role includes supporting current CHAP initiatives and expanding CHAP into new communities.

  • Jessica Gaber, MSW, RSW | Research Coordinator, Program Coordinator, McMaster University.

Jessica Gaber is a social worker with experience in three sides of social work practice: community development, clinical work, and research. Overall, her focus is on projects that can transform communities, bring voice to vulnerable populations, and make needed change. She is a Research Coordinator with the McMaster University Department of Family Medicine and has been with the department since 2014. With the CHAP team, she works with the CHAP-Community, Coalitions, Engagement and Cardiovascular Health (CHAP-CCEC) Project and the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAP-P).

  • Floro Dave Arnuco,  Program Manager, Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.

Floro Dave Arnuco is junior faculty at Ateneo de Zamboanga University – School of Medicine. He is currently handling the curriculum operations. He is also the project coordinator for CHAPP, a community based research project for hypertension and diabetes. This research is in collaboration with Department of Family Medicine – McMaster University. He is a licensed physician with a Masters degree in Public Health.

  • Arvie G Arcillas, Community Coordinator; Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.

Arvie Arcillas has been the Community Coordinator for the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAP-P) since 2015.  He is a registered nurse and a licensed professional teacher.  In the past, he has implemented health and nutrition programs in communities in southern Philippines.

  • Maria Carlotta Lim,  Data Manager; Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.

Maria Carlotta B. Lim has been the Data Manager with the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAP-P) since June 2015. Prior to this, she worked at Ateneo de Zamboanga University – School of Medicine as Admission/Scholarship/Registrar for 9 years. She holds a BSc in Management Accounting.  Maria helps plan, implement programs and train community coordinators/volunteers and research assistants in the use of the CHAP database. She also helps manage the budget and financial reporting.

  • Rowayne Cecil Mandi, Data Manager; Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.

Rowayne  Mandi  is the administrative assistant of Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine and part-time data manager of the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines, a project grant spearheaded by the McMaster University in Canada and funded by the International Development Research  Centre. Rowayne completed her undergraduate  degree  in accountancy in the Philippines. Her previous experience includes roles in scholarship administration and budget management in health equity and social investment initiatives.

  • Kristian Tan, Research Assistant; Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.

Kristian Tan  has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and  is also a Registered Nurse. Previously, she was affiliated with the Manpower Agency of Nurses as a Senior Special Private Nurse, attending patients ranging in age from newborns to elderly at Ciudad Medical Hospital and Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Hospital.

  • Phillip John Acapulco,  Research Assistant; Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines

Philip John Acapulco has a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management and joined CHAP-P  in December 2017. In his role as a Research Assistant, he gets great satisfaction helping disadvantaged people stay healthy through practical advice and education.

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