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Organizational Structure

Mission and Vision

The overarching goal, reflected within the Mission and Vision, is to achieve an organizational culture of 'zero tolerance' for pain and suffering through integrating pain management, research and education initiatives.


The Pain Centre’s Executive committee members include:

Ms. Pamela Hubley – Education & Academic Practice and Chief, International Nursing
Dr. Bonnie Stevens – Associate Chief of Nursing
Dr. Fiona Campbell – Staff Anaesthsiologist
Dr. Jennifer Stinson – Clinician Scientist,  
Dr. Jennifer Tyrrell – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dept of Anaesthesiology
Dr. Steve Prescott –  Senior Scientist, Neuroscience and Mental Health
Mrs. Lorraine Bird - APN/CNS, Anaesthesia
Dr. Basem Naser – Director, Acute Pain Service, Dept of Anaesthesiology
Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell – Psychology, York University Scientific Staff
Dr. Danielle Ruskin – Psychologist, Chronic Pain Clinic

Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut - Psychologist


Mandate of the Executive Committee

The SickKids Centre for Pain Management, Research and Education (Pain Centre) will provide high-level advice to the Co-Directors in regards to strategic planning, implementing of strategies, evaluation and any identified issues. The Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Co-Directors in relation to the 3 main purposes: Clinical, Education and Research.

Organizational Structure