Peter Gove

Peter Gove is an Innovation Consultant, Health Management with Green Shield Canada (GSC). Previous to his consulting role, he had oversight for initiatives under GSC’s Change4LifeTM banner. Change4LifeTM is aimed at supporting Canadians to better manage their health. The initiative utilizes advanced analytics to proactively identify plan participants who are at risk of developing, or who have developed a chronic disease and to reach out to them with focused programs.

Prior to coming to GSC, Peter was responsible for the national disability management and life insurance claims program for a large Canadian life insurance company.

Peter has a master’s degree in social work and is a registered social worker. Continuing his education, he started a PhD program in  Applied Health Science at the University of Waterloo. He has presented internationally in the areas of health management and disability management and was the recipient of the 2014 Vision and Values Award presented by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

Dr. Ginette Poulin

Dr. Ginette Poulin is a Family Physician with specialization in Addictions Medicine and a Registered Dietitian (B.Sc., B.Sc (H.N.S.), RD, MD, CFPC (AM), CISAM, CMCBT). She is originally from Thompson, Manitoba and after having ventured to various provinces and countries to pursue her studies, she has returned to her home province where she is currently practicing medicine in a variety of settings. Experienced in both rural and urban health care; Dr. Poulin delivers health services through emergency, hospital, clinic, and inner-city house calls.

She has a special interest and international certification in Addictions Medicine, offering services
in Opiate Replacement Therapy and Residential Programs. She serves vulnerable populations including those that reside in the inner city and marginalized populations provincial-wide along with those suffering from mental health and addictions issues.

Dr. Poulin has taken on Leadership roles in medicine serving as Medical Director at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and also as the Director of the Mentorship and Clinical Enhancement Program for International Medical Graduates at the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She serves on numerous committees including physician examination and qualification standards with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada. She is the clinical lead (Prairie Node for CRISM — Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse) for the development of National Guidelines for best practices in the clinical management of Opioid Use Disorder.

She strives to contribute in the improvement of health care — its delivery, access, as well as its quality for all Manitobans alike. She works on National standards of practice, delivery of evidence-based care and de-stigmatization of Addictions and Mental Health as a national speaker, advocate and consultant.

Stephanie Mages and Kent Blackmon

Stephanie Mages is a certified Human Resource professional (CPHR) that holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Labour and Workplace Studies from the University of Manitoba. Stephanie is the Senior
Manager, Employee Health and Safety Programs, Human Resources with the City of Winnipeg.
Stephanie provides oversight to a variety of HR programs including Occupational Health and Wellness, Organizational Safety Services, Employee Development and Training as well as Health Resource Services.

Kent Blackmon is a safety and health professional that holds a Bachelor’s of Science and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Kent is currently the Manager of Organizational Safety Services for the City of Winnipeg. In this role, Kent provides leadership in the development and implementation of city-wide programs that support due diligence in managing safety in civic workplaces. Kent has led the workplace safety sector of the City’s emergency operations during the
COVID19 response.

Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer has a proven 20-year track record as a Safety and Disability Management leader. Within a workers’ compensation system, Paul excelled in multi-faceted senior management roles. Early in his career, he spearheaded a total reform of underwriting systems at WorksafeBC, resulting in the creation of a pricing model that directly reflects safety outcomes. Paul has led groups of more than 200 professional disability management staff. As an Executive Account Manager and team lead, Paul served as a consultant to high-risk and high claims volume employers and
industries, introducing innovative and powerful interventions. Few leaders have as much, and as varied experience in the field of workers compensation as Paul does. Paul is the best-selling author of “Whole Person Happiness”. He is a proud member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.