Board & Staff



The Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP), formerly the Atlantic Network for Injury Prevention (ANIP), was first established in 2000. With representation from each of the four Atlantic Provinces, ACIP works to link individuals and organizations working to prevent and reduce the impact of injuries in Atlantic Canada.

2023/2024 Board Members

The ACIP Board is a diverse mix of government, non-government, and community based organizations. The Leadership Team meets three times per year and is responsible for the governance of ACIP. Members of the Board include:



Dr. Richard Louis (he/him)
 Board Chair, Injury Prevention Specialist, Trauma New Brunswick
Sandra Newton (she/her)
Vice Chair, Manager of Child Safety Link, IWK Health
Bill Walker (he/him)
Treasurer, President and CEO of Safety Services New Brunswick 
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Stephanie O'Brien (she/her)
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government Representative, 

Health Promotion Consultant (Injury Prevention & Sexual Health) Department of Health and Community Services

Matthew Leyenaar 
Prince Edward Island Provincial Representitve, Director of Emergency Health Services, Department of Health and Wellness, Government of PEI
Michelle Proctor-Simms (she/her)
Nova Scotia Provinical Government Representative, Health Promotion Coordinator, Public Health Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness
Pending Position 
New Brunswick Provincial Government Representative
Tara Hunt
Provincial Representative Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador Injury Prevention Coalition
Nelofar Kureshi (she/her)
Member at Large, Injury Free Nova Scotia, PhD Candidate and Researcher at Dalhousie University



Suzanne Baker (she/her)
Member at Large, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Clinical Coordinator for Fall Prevention 

Jessica Gillham (she/her)
Member at Large, Department of Fisheries and Ocean Canada (DFO), Financial Assistant

Sean Kelly 
Member at Large, President and CEO of Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador 
Tessa Firth (she/her)
Executive Director of Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention.
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