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 2017-18 Board of Directors
Michael Bailey (Ontario)
Michael Bailey has volunteered and worked with organizations in Ontario and Quebec for much of the past 30 years. In the early 2000s, he worked at Toronto PWA, where he started the Food for Life program, a meal delivery program for homebound people living with HIV. He currently works at CATIE, Canada’s resource for HIV and Hep C information, first as the Quebec educator and now as Director, Program Delivery. He has been living with HIV for over 25 years and is proud to work alongside the many volunteers and workers who make such a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Ahmed Habré is a fourth year student in the International Development program at the University of Ottawa. He was born with HIVand has been volunteering in the community for almost a decade, mainly through public speaking and volunteering at camps for children and youth living with HIV, where he developed his passion for this vulnerable and isolated group. Recently, he has been pushing the youth agenda on a national level by creating and assisting emerging working groups and research groups lead by and for youth living with HIV. His main work has revolved around the creation of a national council of youth with the task of creating links with and advocating on behalf of youth communities across Canada. This has also included his participation in the creation of Connexion+, an emerging network of youth and service providers spearheading youth-focused research projects and conferences. Ahmed brings a youth lens to HIV/AIDS advocacy and programming fueled by an in-depth knowledge of issues facing youth and backed by an extensive network of youth living with HIV.
Guy Mian (Ontario)
Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Guy Mian is a Pediatrician and Health Clinic Associate Director, working closely with international NGOs and government institutions to meet the needs of children living with HIV. Since arriving in Canada in 2011, he has complemented this experience with knowledge of the Canadian International Development sector by completing an International Development post-graduate certificate. Guy is currently Program Officer in the HIV program at Centre Francophone Toronto, a Community Health Centre in Toronto. This role includes coordination of care plans for Francophone living with HIV as well as the implementation of the program strategic plan objectives. In this regard, he is involved in networks of HIV agencies to support initiatives to achieve the sector targets. From 2011 to 2012, he worked at Action Positive, a community-based Francophone organization where he coordinated the HIV and Aging program. He is a consensus builder with strong commitments to principles of diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination.
Judith is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is also actively engaged with Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) in the design and implementation of HIV interventions focusing on improving the health of Newcomers from the diverse ethno-racial communities. She is also a research associate at McMaster University working on HIV/AIDS projects and currently a member of the Board of Directors for HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO). Judith is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Newcomer, Migrant and Refugee Health Project currently being rolled out by ICAD.
Judith is trained and worked in the field of Organizational Psychology and international development for over 8 years and has a range of experiences working in multi-sectoral arenas designing and implementing development projects. She has worked with UNICEF, Action Aids, and various Community Based Organizations designing, and facilitating implementation of HIV/AIDS interventions in Africa. Judith continues to utilize her multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral experience to identify competency gaps influencing successful HIV/AIDS interventions especially within the African, Caribbean, and Black communities. Her research areas include Community Based Research, Social Determinants of Health, HIV and Immigration, and Organizational Development.
I am a Latin American MPH student passionate about promoting the health of people living with HIV (PLWH) by addressing the determinants of health. My development and HIV/AIDS experience includes volunteering in agriculture projects for three months in Mali (2010), doing a 3-month public health internship in Bolivia (2012), volunteering weekly at the Dr. Peter’s AIDS Foundation in Vancouver (2012-2013), doing a 4-month practicum with the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (2015), and (currently) doing a 3-month internship in Health Promotion in the Special Program of Sustainable Development and Health Equity at the Pan American Health Organization. I have strong leadership and communication skills, and have previously been on Board of Directors for two provincial not-for-profit organizations that serve French-speaking people in BC. I am very friendly, passionate about creating connections to foster community development, and I am committed towards battling health inequities locally and abroad.
Patti Wheatley is a young 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. Among other projects, she conducted her own research in South Africa examining the effectiveness of development policy related to HIV prevention. Patti also worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Swaziland. Patti finished her term as Vice-Chair of the Board of AIDS PEI earlier this year, and previously acted as Lawyer Supervisor for AIDS New Brunswick. Patti continues to act on boards with a focus on health policy and law, and is serving a government appointment to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Patti considers her legal knowledge and background in HIV as strengths in all of her board work.