About NHCC

Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is a coalition of organizations that represent people with neurological diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. NHCC provides leadership in evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy, education and research to improve the quality of life for people affected by neurological conditions.

NHCC is open to charities and non-profit organizations with a specific interest in neurological conditions. Members pay an annual membership fee and support the work of NHCC with human and in-kind resources as able. Members also commit that their CEO or other senior decision-maker will participate in two member meetings each year. See more details here about how your organization can join in this important work.

NHCC is not a registered charity and cannot issue tax receipts for any contributions.

Our Team

The work of the NHCC is planned and executed by member representatives. In addition to making a financial contribution through annual member fees, member organizations support projects and activities with human resource and in-kind contributions.

NHCC Governing Council – December 2023-November 2024

The Governing Council is accountable to NHCC’s member organizations for program priorities and for financial oversight. It provides strategic guidance and evaluates NHCC performance relating to its mission, vision and mandate. It also provides oversight and direction to NHCC staff.

Governing Council Members

  • Co-Chair – Michelle McDonald, Executive Director, Brain Injury Canada
  • Co-Chair – Shelly Redman, CEO, Huntington Society of Canada
  • Vice-Chair – Archana Castelino, Director, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation of Canada
  • Treasurer – Shauna Beaudoin, Director, Hydrocephalus Canada
  • Governor-at-large – Christina Sperling, Director, March of Dimes
  • Governor-at- large – Deirdre Syms, Executive Director, BC Epilepsy Society
  • Special Advisor – Bev Heim-Myers, Chair, Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness
  • Special Advisor – Kent Bassett-Spiers, former CEO, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation