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MEET THE TEAM (2018-2019)

Find out more about the students who make up our team 

Kathleen MacMillan - President 

Kathleen MacMillan grew up watching her parents, who are health care providers, make positive differences in the lives of others and wants to do the same. Kathleen hails from the rural community of Millerton, NB. She is currently in her last year of pharmacy studies at Dalhousie University. Of note, Kathleen has a strong passion for helping people with special needs, advocating for marginalized populations, and related research. She co-founded the Because Everyone’s Ability Matters (BEAM) program in 2016, which provides an opportunity for health professional students to engage with children who have special needs and their siblings. Kathleen has travelled to present her team’s research at a global health professional conference in New Zealand and helped to advocate for marginalized individuals in Aberdeen, Scotland. Further, Kathleen created a student-led quality improvement team at Dalhousie in 2017 which advocates for marginalized populations who attend a local clinic. Kathleen recognizes she is very privileged to have an incredible support system including family, friends, co-workers, and professors. She believes that the key to success is collaborating with others.

James MacMillan - VP Finance

Remington Shandro is in the final year of an audiology degree at Dalhousie University, and plans to return to his home province of Alberta upon completion. He previously completed a science degree at the University of Alberta with a major in psychology and a minor in linguistics. Upon graduation, Remington is seeking to build a career in private practice audiology, helping to match patients with the technology they require to live the most fulfilling lives possible. 

Remington Shandro - Program Representative Coordinator

Beth is a Therapeutic Recreation student with a focus on physical rehabilitation. She regularly volunteers with The Stroke Club Halifax and was named the volunteer of the year for Blind Sports Nova Scotia at the 2018 Support4Sport Awards. Interprofessional collaboration is one of her interests. As a member of DalHSSA and a community engagement subcommittee of IPECC, she hopes to improve student initiatives in healthcare.

Beth Coish - Fundraising Director

Emily, our Vice President of Communications and Promotions for DalHSSA, is from Bridgewater, NS and is a first year medical student. She completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology at Acadia University, and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Research at Dalhousie prior to starting Medicine. Emily is passionate about working with children with varying disabilities. In the past, she has volunteered with the Acadia S.M.I.L.E. program, and is currently a volunteer with B.E.A.M. at Dal, two programs that give students the chance to work with children with a wide range of disabilities. She also works as a respite care provider with Autism Nova Scotia.

Emily Rogers - Communications and Promotions

Hayley is from Clare, Nova Scotia, and is in her third year of Pharmacy after completing her BSc with a concentration in Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University. While at the Mount, she spent a year as the Academic Residence Assistant, worked as a research assistant and student marker, tutored for various courses, and was part of the varsity soccer team. She is now part of various committees within the College of Pharmacy, is a first year Skills Lab tutor, works in a pharmacy, and is part of the HOPES executive.

Hayley Lombard - VP Education 

Caroline Straub - Outreach Coordinator

Caroline is the Outreach Executive of DalHSSA and is from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Caroline is currently in her last year of the BSc. Kinesiology program in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. She is currently completing her honors focusing on the barriers to physical exercise in cancer patients. Caroline has been very involved with the Dalhousie community through playing with the Dalhousie Women`s Rugby team and being President of both the Dalhousie Golden Key Honors Society and the Dalhousie Health Initiatives Society. She is also currently an active volunteer with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, Pathways to Education, Let`s Talk Science, and Early Social Development Lab. She has also been an active member of the HRM Relay for Life Planning Committee for the last two years. She also spends time tutoring through Dalhousie`s Studying for Success Program and doing Respite through Autism Nova Scotia. In her spare time Caroline enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Carl Mopoho - Interest Groups Coordinator

I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am currently a 4th year pharmacy student. Prior to pharmacy, I spent an academic year teaching English in Paris. My passion for teaching and languages was a motivating factor to apply to the interest groups coordinator position, as effective communication optimizes patient interaction . In my spare time, I work as a Pharmacy student in a community pharmacy and enjoy travelling. I have been fortunate to combine my passion for travel and global health by interning in a community Pharmacy in the south of France, as well as conducting research regarding the optimization of self-care among homeless communities in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

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