Realize is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Elisse Zack Award for Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation is Stephen G. Tattle. The award ceremony was held at a reception on September 15, in conjunction with the 2017 Forum
Stephen G. Tattle
Stephen is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing Science from the University of Toronto. Over a 30 year career he has worked across the healthcare continuum in the hospital and community sectors, the last 8 years of which he was Vice President Programs and Chief Nurse Executive at Bridgepoint Health in Toronto. He has also been an active member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) since its establishment.
He has been involved with Realize since its inception, having attended the organization’s founding meeting in Quebec City in 1998. He served on the Realize Board of Directors for 10 years, the last 3 of which he filled the role of Co-Chair. Stephen joined Realize on a part-time basis in September 2013 as a Program Consultant and acted as Executive Director from December 2013 until February 2015. Stephen continued to work with Realize in the role of Programs and Operations Consultant until his retirement in January 2017.
“Steve has generously provided dedication, time, excellence and innovation to CWGHR (now Realize) over the years since its inception. He is not afraid of pushing new boundaries in the field. I can’t say enough about his intelligence, dedication, leadership, and innovative thinking. He ranks as one of the most passionate people about the field of HIV and rehabilitation. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with him. As Steve transitions to his new role of retirement, I hope that he will continue to remain engaged with the organization and the field of HIV and rehabilitation in the future. I cannot think of anyone more deserving or appropriate to receive the 2017 Elisse Zack Award for Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation.” (nomination letter of support)