ICAD’s Board of Directors consists of nine members, four of whom serve on the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). Two of the positions on the Board are reserved for persons living with HIV or AIDS.
Get to Know Our 2019-20 Board of Directors
Arthur Dave Miller (Nova Scotia)
Arthur ‘Dave’ Miller is a 43-year-old Mi’kmaq HIV+ activist. After living many lives doing many different things in many different parts of Canada, he lives and works from Halifax, NS and supports many AIDS service organizations across Canada (paid and volunteer). Enduring Board positions in various national AIDS organizations as well as working collectively with others living with HIV, Dave’s work as an HIV activist keeps him busy. Dave is a Community Health Educator and works in Atlantic First Nation Communities with Healing Our Nations. In his past positions he coordinated 4 national projects including a CAAN project about gender inclusivity and transgender experiences; he was also Co-Coordinator for the 6th International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV/AIDS in Durban, SA with IIWGHA. Dave is a fun, free-spirited guy who serves his communities in whatever way he can – he is a community builder. He is most proud of his 2014 Atlantic Canada Volunteer of the Year Award and 2016 Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Award.
Christian Hui, MSW, RSW (He/Him) is a cisgender, queer Asian immigrant settler residing in the Dish with One Spoon Territory/Toronto and a person living with HIV. He is the Knowledge Exchange and Network Engagement Lead at the Ontario Harm Reduction Network (OHRN). A community mobilizer and activist, Christian possess 15 years of professional and volunteer experience educating and supporting diverse stakeholders and communities in the areas of HIV prevention and support, sexual health, harm reduction, and research locally, nationally and internationally. He is a co-founder of two networks of people living with HIV, Ontario Positive Asians (OPA+) and the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN), and served on the Canadian Delegation to the UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in 2016. Christian is a Champions Team member of the Toronto to Zero (TTZ) Fast Track City Initiative, a National Ambassador of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) and an International Steering Committee member of the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) Campaign.
Daniel Townsend (Ontario)
Daniel Townsend is a former President and board member of ICAD. He is a recent graduate of Imperial College London where he was a reader in Health Policy and Economics. He presently works as an independent healthcare and management consultant.
Jean Harrowing (Alberta)
Jean is a Registered Nurse and Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. She has spent many years on the Lethbridge HIV Connection Board of Directors (now known as AIDS Outreach Commuity Harm Reduction Education & Support Society, or ARCHES), including as Chair. Jean teaches Global Health courses in the Public Health program, and since 2008 has taken university students to Malawi to work, in conjunction with the Museums of Malawi, with rural school children about HIV prevention and treatment. She has been/ is involved in numerous research projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the Caribbean regarding building capacity among nurses who provide HIV care, and engaging rural communities to address stigma among youth. Jean has also been working on a project to explore the experience of newcomers from SSA as they move through the mandatory screening process.
Judy Mill (Alberta)
Judy Mill has more than 20 years research, practice and teaching experience in HIV prevention and AIDS care, particularly with vulnerable populations. Her recent research projects have been located in both Canadian and international settings and have focused on: the influence of stigma on access to health services by persons with HIV; the involvement of nurses in HIV policy development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean; and a mentorship intervention for nurses practicing HIV care. Judy has extensive public health nursing experience in Canada and has worked for 8 years on international health projects in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She was a member of the board of ICAD (2005 to 2009) and HIV Edmonton (2009 to 2014). In addition, Judy has been a member of various advisory committees related to HIV research in Canada and the United States, including CIHR’s HIV/AIDS Community Based Research Committee. In addition to joining the ICAD board in 2018, Judy is actively involved with the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, helping to raise funds for Grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa caring for AIDS orphans.
Laura Keegan, HIV Edmonton (Alberta)
Laura holds a Masters in International Social Work from the University of Calgary, and has lived and worked overseas in both Panama and Papua New Guinea. In 2010 she was awarded Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for her commitment to HIV and humanitarianism and more recently awarded the Canada 150 Pin in 2017 for her community work in diversity and anti-discriminatory practice. She is currently employed at HIV Edmonton as the Director of Public Engagement working to end HIV related stigma and creating understanding and empathy. As a member of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) for the Canadian Red Cross she responded to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone using skills she learned from HIV advocacy and education as seeing stigma and isolation pervasive in both the response and when survivors returned home. She also volunteers locally with the Canadian Red Cross as Lead for Safety and Wellbeing in National level disaster responses as well as part of the Detention Monitoring Team.
Patti Wheatley is a lawyer with a strong interest in HIV and development. She holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University (Human Rights and Sociology) and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick. Patti has been involved with HIV organizations for over ten years. That involvement has included: conducting her own research in South Africa, working at Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Swaziland, sitting as a board member, and supervising legal projects. Patti considers her legal knowledge and background in HIV as strengths in all of her board work. Beyond HIV Patti dedicates her time to several organizations which, while diverse in topic, demonstrate her on-going commitment to viewing human rights principles as foundational.
Tracey Prentice, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the University of Victoria and Science Advisor for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Indigenous Peoples Health. She brings to the ICAD Board of Directors, a unique blend of community, academic and policy experience that is grounded in her commitment to the principles of equity and social justice. Tracey has been engaged in the national and international response to HIV for the past 15 years. As a community-based health researcher, she has dedicated her professional life to creating space for, and amplifying the voices of, Indigenous and other under-represented communities, including people living with HIV. As a White cis-gendered woman, this means working alongside communities and individuals on projects that support community leadership, self-determination and strive for social change. Tracey brings this collaborative approach to all her work, whether it be research, policy, or governance. Tracey is a former ICAD Board Member and has sat on numerous Advisory Committees to help guide policy, programs, and research in the field of HIV.