Dr. Joti Samra, is an award-winning clinical psychologist and innovator in the area of psychological health and wellness. Dr. Samra is the Founder & Principal of “My Workplace Health”, as well as Founder and Principal of “Dr. Joti Samra & Associates”.
In her role as principal developer for both My Workplace Health and her clinic, Dr. Samra has created a number of evidence-based resources for leaders and organizations in the areas of depression, suiciduality, chronic health conditions and workplace psychological health and safety.
A talented and dynamic expert in presenting innovative psychological research in an entertaining and accessible way has Dr. Samra appearing on various critically acclaimed docu-reality series such as “Confessions: Animal Hoarding”, A&E’s “Intervention”, on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network Canada), and is the Clinical Expert Spokesperson for Bell’s “Lets Talk” Day.
She is past recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s New Researcher Award and the BC Psychological Associations’ Advancement of the Profession of Psychology Award. In addition, Dr. Samra is past President of the British Columbia Psychological Association and past Chair of the BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee.
Dr. Elisabeth Sherman
Director of Brain Health and Psychology
Dr. Sherman is the director of brain health and psychological health and a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in brain health and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Sherman also heads a private practice in neuropsychology where she conducts medico-legal assessments. Dr. Sherman has served as neuropsychologist, researcher, and consultant for hospital Neurology and Neurosurgery departments, and is the author of three books, including a well-known reference text for neuropsychological assessment and the first reference book on pediatric forensic neuropsychology. She has authored over 20 book chapters and 65 scientific articles and has delivered over 85 presentations at national and international scientific conferences in addition to serving as speaker for corporate and community events. Dr. Sherman has served as editorial board member for scientific journals such as the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Child Neuropsychology, and Epilepsia and has served as invited journal reviewer for numerous scientific journals in the area of neuropsychology. She founded two pediatric neuropsychology fellowship training programs, serving as Fellowship Director at both BC Children’s Hospital and Alberta Children’s Hospital and helping to train the next generation of neuropsychologists. Dr. Sherman is also the author of three commercial tests of memory and of performance validity.
Dr. Sherman holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology Specialization from the University of Victoria, completed her internship at London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, and completed postdoctoral training at UCLA. She has held prior positions as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and in the Department of Paediatrics, and as Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Sherman’s goal is to make the science of brain health accessible and understandable, and to help people improve their brain health and wellbeing at work and at home. She has helped individuals and groups learn how to optimize their brain health, maximize their performance at work, and better understand healthy aging. She is an accomplished clinician who assesses and treats patients with brain conditions and psychological conditions, including traumatic brain injury/concussion, ADHD, PTSD, memory loss, and dementia.
As General Manager of Edelman Vancouver, Bridgitte leads a team of highly experienced experts in helping clients earn trust through communications strategies.
Before coming to Edelman, Bridgitte was Press Secretary to a former BC Premier and a local and national news anchor.
In recent years at Edelman, Bridgitte led the Corporate Communications Practice in the Vancouver office and provided counsel to brands such as Vancouver Airport Authority, Pacific Blue Cross, and the Industry Training Authority.
An avid community leader, Bridgitte is a big believer in giving back. Outside of the office, she is a Director on the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Co-Chair of the Jack Webster Foundation.
As the CEO of Luvo, Christine brings over 20 years of leadership experience as the former CEO of Lululemon and various executive positions at Starbucks.
Christine’s passion, experience and dedication to wellbeing inspires the team at Luvo to continue innovating for growth to achieve the next level in making a positive difference in the lives of others thru the love of food.
In 2016 Christine was honored during the 2016 Excellence Performance Summit and is a recipient of a Canada Award for Excellence in recognition of her outstanding accomplishgments as a successful executive and entrepreneur.