Staff

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

Francine Marzanek is a program 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.

 

Hanaa Moussa, MSc MPH, Research Assistant, Centre de recherche du CHUM, (Montreal, PQ) Hanaa Moussa is a kinesiologist and holds a master’s degree in public health from Montreal’s University. She coordinates CHAP activities in Quebec. Hanaa is interested in health promotion, chronic disease prevention, social inequalities in health, primary care and health systems and policies.

 

 

 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. In her role with the CHAP team, she coordinates the Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAP-P) from the Canadian side and supports ongoing work with the CHAP-Community, Coalitions, Engagement and Cardiovascular Health (CHAP-CCEC) project.

 

Julia Antolovich, BSc, MHSc.   Research Assistant,McMaster University.
Julia Antolovich completed her Master of Health Science in Translational Research at the University of Toronto in 2018. She started with McMaster in the Department of Family Medicine in 2019 to support CHAP research activities. Prior to CHAP, Julia has explored several areas including nutrition and cancer, patient safety, human-centered design, and knowledge translation. She has worked with a variety of vulnerable populations through other research projects and is interested in improving health literacy and access to health services in these populations.

 

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  CHAP 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.

 

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 CHAP-P, 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.

 

 

Mary Germeyn Durias,  Assistant Program Co-ordinator, Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine, Philippines.  Mary Germeyn Durias is a licensed physician, holds a Master’s in Public Health and is part-time faculty of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University-School of Medicine. Germeyn began her work at CHAP-P in June 2019 as an Assistant Program Coordinator. Her research interests include population and public health as well as clinical epidemiology.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.