Puja Ahluwalia - Project Coordinator, Access to Rehabilitation
Puja is a physiotherapist with a background in disability and rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in the fields of pediatrics, global health, and research. Puja most recently worked in the primary care sector where she was involved in engaging patients and clinicians in the process of determining how to measure quality in primary care. She also has a Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto.
Janet London - Manager, Program Support
Janet brings extensive experience in small business management to her role as Manager, Program Support at realize.
Kate Murzin - Health Programs Specialist
In July 2013, Kate transitioned into the position of Aging Initiatives Lead after joining realize to work on the Equitable Access to Rehabilitation project and in March 2015, she was promoted to the position of Health Programs Specialist. In this role, her objective is to build and nurture collaborative working relationships between the HIV, aging and/or chronic illness sectors leading to joint initiatives which improve the health and quality of life of people and communities aging with HIV. Kate was previously Group Programs Coordinator at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and played an integral role in developing, implementing and evaluating a programing on HIV and aging. Kate has experience in health promotion program planning, health communications and policy advocacy. She is also a trained group facilitator and has experience in adult education. Kate studied biomedical sciences and received her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto.
Annette Wilkins - Episodic Disabilities Initiatives
Annette has many years of research and project management experience in the health and non-profit sectors. Through this work, she has developed expertise in fostering unique cross-sector collaborations to support innovative program development. Annette has experience in the areas of primary health care, rheumatology and chronic pain, complex infectious and chronic diseases, oncology, psychiatry and paediatrics.
She has been affiliated with the Realize team since 2006.
Tammy C. Yates - Executive Director
Tammy joined the realize Team in January 2013. She has worked for over twelve years in the field of program management. Prior to joining realize, Tammy was the National Program Manager of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Trinidad & Tobago Branch Office. She has extensive experience in Gender & Development and Sexual & Reproductive Health, including HIV/AIDS, having worked previously as a Program Officer with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional Network of Persons Living With HIV (CRN+) and serving as Chair of the Theme Group on Gender of the United Nations System in Trinidad & Tobago. She is a graduate of Wolfson College, Cambridge University, England and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.