Board and Associates

Kim Perrotta MHSC, Executive Director

Kim has a master’s degree in health science and 35 years of experience researching, analysing, promoting and implementing policies and programs that protect and improve population health and the environment. She has worked directly and indirectly for the public heath sector for 25 years – with Toronto Public Health, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), Halton Region Health Department, the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative, the Clean Air Partnership (CAP), and CHASE. She also spent 10 years working on occupational health issues.

Kim was the Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) from 2015 to 2020. During her tenure, she re-invigorated the board, established regional volunteer committees, and doubled the funding and staff complement. She also produced and co-authored the 240-page Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals and the Prescribing Active Travel for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet toolkit to support education and advocacy by CAPE members. She also led the health sector in advocating for the accelerated phase-out of coal-fired power plants nationally, a national active transportation strategy, and a Call to Action on Climate Change and Health.

Kim has authored or co-authored over 30 health-based background reports, policy reports and toolkits on issues related to climate change, air pollution, land use planning, coal plants, school buses, and active transportation. A few are linked below:

See LINKEDIN for more information. Contact her at kim@CHASECanada.org

Associate – Carol Mee, BScN, MEd

Carol Mee has extensive experience in policy analysis and development, research and engaging/collaborating with other organizations and the community. She was a Manager with Toronto Public Health and developed health policy. Policy areas included Toronto’s Environmental Plan, the pesticide bylaw, active transportation, air quality and climate change with a focus on protecting vulnerable people from extreme heat.

Carol is a citizen member of the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change and is a member of the Ontario Public Health Association’s Environmental Health Working group. She has a B.Sc.N (nursing) and a M.Ed. in adult education.

She recently authored Module 6 of CAPEs Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals entitled “Preparing for Climate Change in Our Communities”.

See Linkedin for more information. She can be contacted at carolgmee@gmail.com.

Associate – Ronald Macfarlane, BSc, MSc, MLS

Ronald Macfarlane is an advocate for environmental health and sustainable development. With 35 years of experience in Africa, Asia and Canada, he uses is critical thinking and writing skills to prepare easily understood summaries of the impacts of environmental determinants on health that serve as background information to advocate for equitable and healthy public policy.

Between 1999 and 2018 Ronald was with Toronto Public Health where he led environmental health projects addressing a wide-range of issues such as air pollution, noise, green space, urban form and climate change. He developed a health impact assessment framework and applied it to various proposals transportation and waste management proposals.

His experience also includes work at the United Nations Environment Programme, Pesticides Action Network, Consumers International and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.He has advanced international chemical policy through development of educational materials and position papers, training, provision of expert advice, program evaluation, and participation in international negotiations including the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Some of the reports that Ronald authored, co-authored or edited include:

Board Member – Helen Doyle, BSc, CPHI(C)

Helen Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group, which works with public health partners to promote, and advocate for, action on environmental health issues including: climate change, air quality, water quality, housing, built and natural environments and children’s environmental health.

She is a also Board Member with the Windfall Ecology Centre, a Green Communities Canada non-profit organization that delivers environmental programs and services in York Region and Toronto. Helen retired from York Region Public Health in 2018 following a very rewarding and exciting 30 year career.

She recently authored Module 3 of CAPEs Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals entitled “Climate Change Health Risks in Canada”.

Board Member – Kristie Daniel, BA MPH

Kristie is the Director of the Livable Cities program at HealthBridge, a role she has held since 2011. She provides technical assistance to local partners, program planning and implementation, and monitoring of local programs. Kristie’s head office is in Ottawa but she travels extensively to meet with HealthBridge’s local partners. 

Prior to joining HealthBridge, Kristie worked for over 10 years at Halton Region Public Health Department, in a variety of roles. She was responsible for coordinating a network of organizations interested in collaborating on programs supporting healthy eating, tobacco-free living and physical activity.  From 2006-10 she was a Senior Policy Analyst working with local government, planners and engineers on issues related to health and the built environment. Kristie also spent a year in Tanzania, working as a program coordinator supporting local schools and organizations to implement sport and play activities.

Kristie has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Waterloo  (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts, in psychology, from the University of Guelph (1997). Some of the reports that Kristie has authored include:

See Kristie Daniel/LinkedIN for more information.

Board Member – Amanda Mongeon, BES, MEd

Amanda is a Program Manager at Timiskaming Health Unit in Northeastern Ontario, where she supports work in Community and School Health. She is a founding member of Climate Action Timiskaming, a local group that works to foster productive conversations around climate in the Timiskaming region. Amanda holds the Credentialed Evaluator designation, has a M.Ed focused on Adult Education, Community Development and Environmental Studies and is currently a PhD Student in the Rural Studies program at University of Guelph. She works to promote health and well-being at the local level, with particular interests in governance, health equity and climate change.