Dr. Helen Scott is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of CanWaCH. She is a global health leader with a track record of building and leading initiatives and partnerships in reproductive, maternal and child health and rights. As an epidemiologist, Helen is passionate about analyzing, integrating, and sharing data to advance the solutions to complex challenges in community health. As a collaborator, she cultivates partnerships that empower organizations to deepen their impact, reach, and relevance in order to drive progress and mobilize for collective action.
Helen is responsible for overseeing all areas of CanWaCH and its work, including visioning in cooperation with the Board of Directors; strategic planning; policy, program, personnel and finance management; risk analysis; and providing leadership for the CanWaCH team.
Helen holds an Assistant Professor appointment at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed a doctorate in epidemiology at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded a Vanier Canada Scholarship. Over her career, she has worked with the World Health Organization, Health Canada, provincial Health Units, hospital research institutes, and not for profits. In her spare time, Helen can be found on a baseball field, soccer pitch, hockey rink or volleyball court cheering, coaching, or joining in the game.