Expert Oversight

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) Advisory Council was established to help the AFWI carry out its work. In addition to expertise, Advisory Council members bring a wider, external perspective to the development of projects, strategies, and partnerships.


The Advisory Council has four duties:

  • To initiate strategic advice on the direction of the AFWI and its projects, and to identify synergies between projects.
  • To offer advice to the AFWI on current and emerging issues, standards, and practices in early childhood development, and addiction and mental health.
  • To advise on additional areas of work that could enhance the objectives of the AFWI.
  • To identify synergies with organizations in Canada and internationally.

Judy Cameron PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute

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David A. Dodge OC

Bennett Jones LLP, Ottawa
Senior Advisor, Canada and International Economic Advisor

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George F. Koob PhD

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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Dr. Shoo K. Lee MBBS, PhD, FRCPC

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director

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A. Thomas McLellan PhD

Treatment Research Institute (TRI)
Chair, Director

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Anthony Phillips PhD

Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director

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