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 
Stephanie O'Brien (she/her)
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government Representative, 

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

Tamela Carroll
New Brunswick Provincial Government Representative, 

Senior Program Advisor

Prevention and Control,

Public Health New Brunswick, Department of Health

Michelle Proctor-Simms (she/her)
Nova Scotia Provinical Government Representative, Health Promotion Coordinator, Pubic Health Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness
(Pending Position)
Prince Edward Island Provincial Government Representative
Tara Hunt
Provincial Representative Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador Injury Prevention Coalition
Nelofar Kureshi
Provincial Representative, Injury Free Nova Scotia 


Jeff Daniels
Member at Large, Safety Services, Newfoundland and Labrador 

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
Tessa Firth (she/her)
Executive Director of Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention.
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Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve
Sun Dec 24

Christmas Day
Mon Dec 25

Boxing Day
Tue Dec 26

New Years Eve
Sun Dec 31

New Years Day! 2024!
Mon Jan 01

ACIP Friday Cafe Meetings
Fri Jan 05 @10:00AM

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