Future of Work: Virtual Health Care
November 19, 2020 at
Empowering employees with virtual care
April Stewart, Nurse Practitioner and NP National Lead, Akira by TELUS Health in Kelowna, B.C.
Dylan Zambrano, MSW, RSW and Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Joe Whitney, Product Manager in Waterloo, ON
Our expert panel will discuss benefits and limitations of primary and mental health-care delivered virtually to employees of all ages – millennials and remote workers balancing child care.
April Stewart, Nurse Practitioner and NP National Lead, Akira by TELUS Health
April Stewart is a nurse practitioner and head of clinical services in Kelowna, B.C. She completed her studies at the University of British Columbia and has a strong interest in women’s health as well as working with marginalized populations. She is currently the Head of Clinical Services at Akira by TELUS Health, overseeing all clinical operations on a national level. She is passionate about technology and health and the innovative ways virtual care can be leveraged to improve the health of Canadians.
Dylan Zambrano, MSW, RSW and Social Worker
Dylan Zambrano is a psychotherapist and social worker in Toronto, who has delivered workshops to hundreds of professionals in education, healthcare and corporate leadership. He specializes in teaching empirically-supported practices aimed at enhancing resilience and well being, so that people can thrive and perform optimally in their personal and professional lives. Dylan developed and teaches continuing education courses on mindfulness at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and Wilfrid Laurier University. You can find his free mindfulness practices on the Insight Timer app, which have been listened to over 20,000 times.
Joe Whitney, Product Manager at Manulife Financial
Joe Whitney is a Product Manager at Manulife Financial in Waterloo, ON, where he is responsible for its healthcare online services.
He has twenty years’ experience across the public and private health sectors, with a particular focus in digital health. From 2004 to 2011, Joe was an executive with a pioneering digital health and coaching start-up, and oversaw marketing, privacy and medical device licensing. Prior to joining Manulife, he consulted for numerous health technology and biotech companies, and was the founder of Hacking Health’s London chapter.
Joe has also worked with GlaxoSmithKline Canada, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care and Management Board of Cabinet. He holds Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees.