Cameron Stockdale, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer of the Work Wellness Institute. As the CEO Cameron takes the vision for the organization and makes it reality through building high performing organizational cultures and sound strategic planning. As a motivating leader who inspires action he combines people centric decisions with sound financial management to leverage business opportunities. Respected as an expert in leadership, change management, strategic planning and negotiations, Cameron is recognized as bringing high energy and enthusiasm to his role.
Previously, Cameron spent 25 years in emergency health services working his way up the ranks from Paramedic to Superintendent, British Columbia Ambulance Service. After retiring he worked in various management and executive roles within healthcare and research organizations where he built a reputation for spearheading organizational change and incubating new business strategies. The hallmark of Cameron’s work is his firm belief that an organization’s greatest competitive advantage is its people and understanding how to maximize a person’s potential to create successful organizations.
Amongst his academic accomplishments, Cameron holds a Masters of Arts Leadership degree from the University of Guelph, an Interdisciplinary Doctoral degree from Creighton University, Post Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behaviour from Harvard University and is a member of Alpha Iota Sigma Honour Society recognizing academic achievement in interdisciplinary scholarship.
Director of Education & Development
Kamilla has built her career on creating opportunities for individuals and teams to connect and build-on on shared knowledge to impact change. With a belief that it is our collective challenge to gain the skills and knowledge required to better work together to mobilize deep knowledge into practice, Kamilla brings a dynamic and extensive background in program design, development and evaluation.
As Director, Education & Development, Kamilla is responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational education strategies and tactics turning quality research into practice while increasing public awareness and membership to the organization.
Outside of music, balancing family and a need to keep moving, Kamilla enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Anil Sharma, B.B.A.
Anil is the Financial Controller of the Work Wellness Institute. He has over eight years experience working in the non-profit sector in various positions including Business Director and Treasurer. He is a graduate from Simon Fraser University with an Honours in Accounting and Marketing. He is currently a Chartered Professional Accountant candidate at the CPA Western School of Business and has completed the CFE exam with concentration in Assurance and Taxation.
He has a strong passion to give back to our communities and currently serves as a coach for Junior Boys basketball and as a volunteer for a local society.
Anil is a strong believer in education and empowering our youth into becoming great leaders of tomorrow. For fun, he can be found hiking with his dog, travelling, and playing basketball.
Albert is a Software Developer completing his final year in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He is a former neuroscientist who completed a Master’s degree in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, where he employed molecular tools to investigate the mechanisms of memory formation in the brain. Today, he is passionate about developing robust and functional software with sleek user interfaces.
As an IT Developer, Albert will be contributing to the design and development of the Work Wellness Institute’s technological projects. In his spare time, he enjoys hitting up yoga and spin studios, cycling to the many breweries and cafes throughout Vancouver, adventuring out to nature for hikes & swims, and going to live music events.
Andrena is currently a student at the University of British Columbia with a Major in Psychology, Minor in Interpersonal Development. Andrena joined the Work Wellness Institute as a Research Assistant in November of 2019. Andrena has helped develop and expand the WWi Speakers Bureau and grow the company’s social media presence over the past year. Additionally, she has worked to develop content for Harnessing Talent partners and additional stakeholders to assist healthy workplace practices for employers. Andrena is passionate about Mental Health advocacy and has reflected this passion in her involvement with the community. She currently volunteers as a Peer Supporter for AMS Peer Support as UBC Vancouver. Andrena’s research interests include workplace mental health, and the impact of social media usage on workers psychological health. Outside of her professional and academic schedules she enjoys exploring BC and reading.
Learning and Development Coordinator
Elizabeth has over 6 years of experience in the Non-Profit sector, which has allowed her to live out the personal value of providing a positive impact every day. Elizabeth’s experience in Human Resources lead to a passion for Learning and Development, which she is excited to share with the Work Wellness Institute as a Learning and Development Coordinator. Coming from a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Music, from York University, she has established a knack for creative ideas and balancing the strategic with the fine details. Elizabeth relishes finding the perfect fit between a learning medium and outcome. She is keen to contribute to the full learner experience in working with the Education team to bring to life a variety of educational resources. Outside of learning, you’ll find Elizabeth by the water, in a yoga class or baking up a tasty treat.
Emma is the Project Coordinator at WWi, where she supports the team with research and evaluation activities. She holds an MSc in Applied Social Research and a BA in Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College Dublin. Over the last five years, she has worked in both public and private sector research organizations, and has experience in health research, evaluation, and educational research and assessment design. In her most recent role, Emma conducted a wide range of studies including evaluations of justice programs, Indigenous health organizations, and knowledge translation projects.
Prior to living in Canada, Emma worked in a variety of research roles in Ireland and was involved in large-scale international projects in mathematics and science assessment, the development of novel computer-based standardized testing systems, and national standardizations for maths and reading. She has also been involved in community research projects that assessed health needs and assets of local populations.
In her free time, Emma enjoys playing guitar, photography, exercising, and learning new things.
Emma Hughes, MSc Economics
Information Resources Coordinator
Emma is the Information Resources Coordinator at WWi and is responsible for identifying research and resources that inform the educational outputs at WWi. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford Brookes University she went on to complete a Master’s in Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2014. She has several years of experience working in information and knowledge environments, including supporting systematic reviews and building Communities of Practice. She has previously undertaken information needs assessments and is passionate about breaking down barriers to information. In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading, long walks, and knitting.
Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, B.A. PSY.
Erika is the Program Assistant at WWi where she works to support the organization’s strategic initiatives through both research assistance and general program support. Erika recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. While completing her degree, Erika also trained and competed full-time for the Canadian National Swim Team, including representing Team Canada at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Personal experience with mental illness as a professional athlete was the catalyst for her passion for mental health advocacy, but her subsequent years of volunteer work were what ultimately lead her to pursue a career in the research and betterment of mental health across workplaces. In her free time, Erika enjoys reading (a lot), eating anything chocolate, and spending time with friends.
Learning & Development Coordinator
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Thivya Shanmuganathan, B.Sc.
Stakeholder Engagement Analyst
Jennifer is the Learning & Development Coordinator at WWi and is responsible for assisting in the process of creating learning content and coordinating with subject matter experts to get research reviewed and developed in to e-learning courses. After receiving her Higher National Diploma in Journalism in 2013, Jennifer went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Media Production Management from Dublin City University in 2015. Since then she has gained valuable L&D experience working within the cosmetics, legal and professional services industries in Dublin and London before moving to Vancouver. Jennifer enjoys working collaboratively and is passionate about learning and helping others. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys exercising, reading and cooking.
Niamh is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at WWi and is responsible for the execution and development of marketing campaigns and strategy. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and French, Niamh went on to receive a Master’s in International Marketing at the National University of Ireland in 2016. Since then she has gained valuable marketing experience working in both non-profit and corporate sectors. With a keen interest in psychology and mental health, Niamh is passionate about applying her marketing and communications background to the practice of bettering mental health in the workplace. In her spare time, Niamh enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, exercising, reading, and going for long walks while listening to a good podcast.
Thivya is WWi’s Stakeholder Engagement Analyst and works to expand the WWi network through active market research and analysis. Her role also involves marketing and communications initiatives and managing WWi membership services. Thivya completed her Bachelor of Public Health in Population Studies and Quantitative Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University in 2017. She has been trained in nonviolent crisis intervention and trauma informed practices for work in harm reduction, before finding her passion for knowledge translation and health promotion. She offers valuable non-profit sector experience from roles in research and public health. Thivya takes part in her community and has volunteered with the Fraser Health Crisis line and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Outside of work Thivya enjoys being outside (weather permitting), finding new places to eat, meeting pets, and watching Netflix documentaries.
Contact Thivya: [email protected]
Yousra Salima Benjelloun, B.Sc., DIP.Eng.
Admin. Coordinator / Project Manager
Yousra is the administrative coordinator and project manager at WWI. She is the moderator for our public access webinar program and is responsible for the implementation of online learning activities. In collaboration with Lisa Mighton, Yousra also plans webinars and manages our social media messaging. She coordinates our web and digital marketing, manages the WWI website as well as various activities related to webinars. Yousra completed her Bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis in physics and her diploma in engineering in mechatronics from the University of the Fraser Valley. In her spare time, Yousra enjoys outdoor activities such as going on hikes, traveling, and photography, as well as learning about innovative technologies.