Development Team

The Standards for Post-Concussion Care were collaboratively developed by:

  • ONF Concussion Advisory Subcommittee
  • Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
  • Additional Working Group members
  • Additional Summit Participants
  • External Reviewers

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The Concussion Advisory Subcommittee of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation:

Diana Velikonja, PhD, CPsych (Chair) – Hamilton Health Sciences & McMaster University
Tara Baldisera, MD, CCFP – Sudbury Family Health Organization, Health Sciences North, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Shannon Bauman, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sports Med – Concussion North, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Sheree Davis, MSW, CDR, CPF – Consultant, Health Systems Advisor
Carol Di Salle, MSc(S), Reg CASLPO, S-LP (C) – Health Sciences North
Melissa Freedman, MSW, RSW, Patient/Family Expert – Ontario Brain Injury Association
Donna Ouchterlony, MD, CCFP – St. Michael’s Hospital
Deanna Quon, MD, FRCPC – Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Nick Reed, MScOT, PhD – Holland Bloorview Kid’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Concussion Centre
Katelin Sims, MScPT – Physiotherapy Kingston and Spinal Rehabilitation Centre
Ruth Wilcock – Ontario Brain Injury Association
Roger Zemek, MD, FRCPC – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation:

Corinne Kagan, BA, BPS (Cert) – Senior Program Director, ABI
Judy Gargaro, BSc, MEd – Clinical and Systems Implementation Associate, ABI
Melissa Hansen, MScOT – Concussion Standards Project Support
Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD – Concussion Summit Development

Additional Working Group members

Mark Bayley, MD, FRCPC – UHN-Toronto Rehab, Brain & Spinal Cord Rehab Program
John Crawford, MSc, PhD, DC, FRCCSS(C) – Shift Concussion Management
Wendy Crowther-Rakochy, MA, CPsych – Outpatient Brain Injury Rehab Services, Health Sciences North
Michael Ellis, MD, FRCSC – Pan Am Concussion Program, Winnipeg
Carolyn Glatt, BA Kin, BPT – Concussion North
Cindy Hunt, PhD, RN – St. Michael’s Hospital, Head Injury Clinic
Michael Hutchison, MSc, PhD – University of Toronto, David L. Macintosh Sport Medicine Clinic
Drew Laskoski, CAT (Cert) – Ontario Athletic Therapist Association
Charissa Levy, MHSc – Rehabilitative Care Alliance
Gail Macartney, RN(EC), PhD – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Concussion Clinic
Cameron Marshall, DC, FRCCSS (C), Sport Specialist Chiropractor – Complete Concussion Management
Shawn Marshall, MD, MSc, FRCPC – ABI Program, Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Shannon McGuire, BHSc(PT) – Parkwood Institute, Acquired Brain Injury Outpatient Services
Anne McLachlan, PhD, CPsych – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, ABI Outpatient Program and Rehabilitation Unit
Elke McLellan, OT Reg. (Ont.) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Mild to Moderate TBI Clinic
Katie Muirhead, BA – Ontario Brain Injury Association
Dennis Radman, HBSc, RRP, CBIST, Patient/Family Expert – Brainworks
Richard Riopelle, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS – Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Irene Sullivan, (Hon)BA Dip.CS, Accessibility Services, University of Toronto
Deborah Tang, PhD, CPsych – Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services
Jessica Trier, MD, FRCPC – Providence Care Hospital
Catherine Varner, MSc, MD, CCFP (EM) – Provincial Leads for Emergency Medicine
Penny Welch-West, MClSc SLP (C), Reg CASLPO – Parkwood Institute, Acquired Brain Injury Outpatient Services

Additional participants of the Summit on Concussion Standards

Andrew Baker,MD, FRCPC – St. Michael’s Hospital
Sundeep Banwatt, MD, CCFP, MPH – Ontario College of Family Physicians
Kent Bassett-Spiers, BBA, DHA, CHE – Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Denyse Beaumont, PT, – Sports Medicine Trainers Choice, Inc
Neil Dilworth, CCFP (EM) (SEM), Dip. Sport Med, MSsCH HPTE – Sports Medicine, University of Toronto and Emergency Medicine Georgetown Hospital
Andrea Doxey, BA – Ontario College of Family Physicians
Lisa Fischer, MD, FRCPC – Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
Sue Good, BSc – Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
Kristian Goulet, MB, BCh, FRCPC – Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinic of Ottawa
Hannah Hakes, Patient/Family Expert – Western University
Terri Irwin, BSc, MN – Health Quality Ontario (HQO)
Eric Koelink, MD – Hamilton Health Sciences – David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre
Laura Langer, Toronto Rehabilitation – University Health Network
Elizabeth MacDonald, BPHE, MOT – Canadian Institute for Health Information
Doug Maynard, BSC, MBA – Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Care Centres
Christine McCool, MHSc, Reg CASLPO – TRAC Group – Concussion Rehabilitation Clinic
Cherisse McKay, PhD CPsych – SVA Concussion Clinic
Dave McKee, MD, FRCPC – Lakehead University Concussion Clinic
Michael O’Connor, MD, FRCPC, MMed – KOPI Sports Medicine Clinic
Cristina Saverino, BSc, MA Student – Hull-Ellis Concussion Clinic – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Heather Shepherd, MScOT , Patient/Family Expert – Alberta Health Services
Sara Sommers, MSW – Thames Valley Children’s Centre – Paediatric ABI Community Outreach Program
Angelica Staniloiu, MD, PhD, FRCPC – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Mild to Moderate TBI Clinic
Elizabeth Theriault, PhD – Ontario Brain Institute
Judy Wismer, MD, FRCPC, Patient/Family Expert – McMaster University
Christopher Woollam, MD, Dip. Sports Med – The Sports Clinics (U of T Mississauga

External Reviewers:

Charles Tator, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS – UHN-Toronto Western Hospital
Noah Silverberg, PhD, ABPP-CN – University of British Columbia
Kathryn Schneider, PT, PhD, DipManipPT – University of Calgary.
Phil Fait, Ph.D., AT(Cert) – Université de Québec à Trois Rivières