Our experts

Parachute, as Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, frequently provides information to media about unintentional injury at home, at play, and on the move.

Our experts can speak about childhood injuries, home safety, road safety, concussion, falls in seniors, poisonings, sports injury risks, as well as about our programs such as Brain Waves and our leadership in initiatives such as Vision Zero.

Media contact

Kelley Teahen
VP Communications and Marketing
Office: 647-776-5128

Pamela Fuselli

President and CEO

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Pamela Fuselli, MSc., has nearly two decades of experience in the health care sector and is a leader in building multi-level strategic partnerships.

She speaks to the media about:
– Preventing childhood injuries
– Home safety (including unintentional poisoning)
– Seniors’ falls, concussion
– Road safety

Dr. Charles Tator


Dr. Charles Tator is a renowned neurosurgeon with Toronto Western Hospital and professor of neurology at the University of Toronto.

He speaks to the media about:
– Brain and spinal cord injury prevention
– Concussion Recognition and management

Dr. Kathy Belton

Expert Advisory Committee

Kathy Belton, PhD, is the Associate Director, Injury Prevention Centre, Alberta and Co-Chair, Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention.

She speaks to the media about:
– Falls in seniors
– ATV injuries
– Agriculture injuries
– Motor vehicle injuries (seatbelts, stop signs and impaired driving)
– Being an injury survivor

Stephanie Cowle

Director, Knowledge Translation

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Stephanie Cowle has worked in injury and trauma prevention for a decade and is Parachute’s lead on the Concussion Harmonization Project and other programs related to preventing brain injury.

She speaks to the media about:
– Concussion recognition and management
– Preventing injury in sports and recreation
– Home safety tips
– The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 report

Dr. Alison Macpherson

Chair, Expert Advisory Committee

Alison Macpherson, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University and an adjunct senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. 

She speaks to the media about:
– Preventing injury in children and youth
– Keeping kids healthy by being active and safe
– Evaluating policies designed to reduce injury

Dr. Ian Pike

Board Director

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Ian Pike, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at UBC, an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute; Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and Co-executive Director, The Community Against Preventable Injuries.

He speaks to the media about:
– Preventing injury in children and youth
– Home safety
– Sports and recreation safety
– Social marketing to reduce injury

Kelley Teahen

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

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Kelley Teahen oversees Parachute’s public outreach, health promotion and injury prevention awareness campaigns.

She speaks to the media about:
– Parachute’s communications and campaigns
– Parachute’s programs
– General safety tips for the home