Administrative Staff

Program Manager

Kevin O'Neill is the Program Manager for Global Health Programs and oversees the wide range of activities undertaken to develop global partnerships for capacity development and training, facilitate academic discourse and pedagogical developments in global health education, and foster faculty and student innovations and interests in this field across McGill University. Before joining Global Health Programs, Kevin served as Program Manager for the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) between January 2019 and April 2020. Prior to joining McGill, Kevin worked on various global health projects in the non-governmental organization sector over ten years including five years as the Director of Programs for Amref Health Africa in Canada. Kevin has also worked for Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC). He holds a post-graduate certificate in International Project Management (Humber College) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies (Trent University).

Project Officer

Kristin Hendricks is the Project Officer for Global Health Programs and her primary role focuses on the Summer Institute for Infectious Diseases and Global Health. Kristin is also involved in other projects related to non-credit professional development offerings at the local and international levels. Kristin was previously GHP Program Manager. Ms. Hendricks holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Michigan State University. She previously was the Executive Director of a nonprofit promoting physical activity in Michigan and a clinical nurse in women’s health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

514-398-5345 |

Student Affairs Administrator

Christine DeSantis is the Student Affairs Administrator for the Global Health Programs and oversees GHP student programs and manages initiatives on global health education. She has a Master and Bachelor degree of Social Work (BSW, MSW) from York University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto. She has prior expertise working in policy and politics in Ontario at the federal and provincial levels. Before working at McGill, she was a clinical social worker in oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas.

514-398-2409 |

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Stephanie Laroche-Pierre is the Senior Administrative Coordinator for the McGill Global Health Programs and provides administrative support to the variety of operations of the unit and also acts as a webmaster for their website. Stephanie holds an M.Sc. in Neurological Sciences and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, both from McGill University. She has worked in the field of economic development for several years before pursuing her interests in health promotion.

514-398-8564 |

Coordinator, Conferences & Special Events

Jesse Radz is the Events Coordinator at the McGill Global Health Programs office and he is responsible for key GHP events such as the Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Global Health Night and other connected events. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Religious Studies from Concordia University. He has previously worked at McGill University Advancement and at the McCord Museum as an Event Coordinator. He enjoys playing the trumpet in his free time.

514-398-4118 |

Administrative Excellence Centre:

Bela Geurkova, Financial Officer (acting); phone: 514-398-2022

Katherine Dao, Financial Administrator; phone: 514-398-6557

Andreea Chidu - Senior Accounts Administrator; phone: 514-398-XXXX

Andrew Griffin, Research Administrator; phone: 514-398-8412

Jade Archina, Academic Affairs Officer; phone: 514-398-XXXX

Preeya Bissoonauth, Human Resources Advisor (on assignment); phone: 514-398-5466

Lori Manon-Og, Human Resources Advisor (acting); phone: 438-354-7971

Tinasha Colquhoun, Human Resources Administrator phone: 514-398-6034

Tasha Ayinde, Associate Director, Administration; phone: 514-398-3105

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