IOP Team

There are many volunteers and collaborators who contribute to the success of the IOP.

Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors is responsible for the development of the IOP strategic plan and for financial, tactical and strategic program oversight. 

See our Board Members Page for more details.

Academic Advisory Committee:

The Academic Advisory Committee is responsible for educational oversight of the program and the applicant review and selection process.

See our Academic Advisory Page for more details

Program Administration:

Mr.
Finn
Nielson
Learner Liaison and Orientation

Finn Nielson connects with approved learners prior to arrival in Canada to develop a communication plan; meets with learners immediately upon arrival to Canada; provides instruction regarding mandatory paperwork; facilitates University and Governmental Office visits and provides local orientation to the City of Hamilton after arrival

Brooke
Taylor
Member, IOP Academic Advisory Committee, Program Administrator Post Graduate Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Ms. Taylor provides the IOP and our physician trainees with PGME expertise and guidance.

Dana
Gordon
Member, IOP Academic Advisory Committee, Administrative Assistant, St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program

Ms. Gordon is responsible for the day- to- day support of our learners when they arrive in Hamilton

Ms. Gordon has multiple years of experience with McMaster University and the Post Graduate Medical Education department at McMaster University. She also supports physicians in the Endocrinology Program

Finn Nielson connects with approved learners prior to arrival in Canada to develop a communication plan; meets with learners immediately upon arrival to Canada; provides instruction regarding mandatory paperwork; facilitates University and Governmental Office visits and provides local orientation to the City of Hamilton after arrival

Ms. Taylor provides the IOP and our physician trainees with PGME expertise and guidance.

Ms. Gordon is responsible for the day- to- day support of our learners when they arrive in Hamilton

Ms. Gordon has multiple years of experience with McMaster University and the Post Graduate Medical Education department at McMaster University. She also supports physicians in the Endocrinology Program

Ms.
Mary
Ann
Breitigam
Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program; Member, IOP Academic Advisory Committee; Secretary Treasurer IOP Board of Directors ,

Ms. Breitigam has been a member of the St. Joseph’s Health System team since 1974, in various clinical and support services roles at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. She is currently the Executive Director of the IOP and is responsible for program oversight, including the operations of the Academic Advisory Committee of the IOP. Her first experience with the work of the IOP was via a trip to Haiti in 2010 in order to aid and educational support after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake

Ms. Breitigam has been a member of the St. Joseph’s Health System team since 1974, in various clinical and support services roles at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. She is currently the Executive Director of the IOP and is responsible for program oversight, including the operations of the Academic Advisory Committee of the IOP. Her first experience with the work of the IOP was via a trip to Haiti in 2010 in order to aid and educational support after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake