Rebecca was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Winnipeg when she was only 3 years old. Growing up as a byproduct of generational government dependency, she has lived experience of the kind of barriers people face when they are living in poverty and do not have access to basic needs. While studying Community Economic Development and volunteering at local non-profit organizations, she began living, eating and breathing the CED principles and continues to be involved in her community through social, economic and environmental justice issues. She is passionate about such things as politics, food security and indigenous traditions, and hopes to use her education and compassionate nature to be able to help others reach their full potential. In 2014, she received the Premier’s volunteer service award for her work in the community, which was one of the proudest moments of her entire life. She has hopes of continuing her education and receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science, and then gaining her master’s degree by the time she’s 30. She also loves dogs (preferably St.Bernards).
Hannah is passionate about improving health for all Canadians.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Hannah has made herself at home from coast to coast. She has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, and Antigonish and recently moved to Winnipeg to join the team at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).
Hannah has always worked at the intersection of health, social justice, and adult education.
As a Knowledge Translation Specialist with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Hannah worked with public health practitioners across Canada exploring solutions to complex social and economic challenges.
As the first ever Population Health Equity Initiatives Leader for the WRHA, Hannah plays an active role in the region’s Health for All efforts.
Hannah holds a Bachelor in Environmental Science from McGill University and a Master of Public Health from Simon Fraser University.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys traveling, reading fiction, engaging in lively debates with friends, and outdoor activities. While she misses the rocky east coast shores, she is enjoying the prairie sun in the centre of Canada.