Pamela Fuselli is the President and CEO at Parachute. She previously was Parachute’s Vice President, Knowledge Transfer and Stakeholder Relations and was the Executive Director at Safe Kids Canada. During this tenure, she was one of the four leaders who successfully led a process of national consultation and visioning, resulting in the formation of Parachute.
Pamela leads Parachute, as a knowledge translation organization, in turning evidence to action through strong relationships with key stakeholders and organizations across Canada. Over 20 years in the health care/injury prevention sector, Pamela’s work has focused on behaviour change, the impact of good public policy and the importance of collaboration to further the impact on social change.
Pamela is responsible for publications including The Cost of Injury in Canada Report (2015) and the Canadian Injury Prevention Resource, the first such resource in Canada. She is a member the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention, the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Injury Prevention Committee, the Trauma Association of Canada’s Injury Prevention Working Group, a number of Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committees, Sport Canada’s Federal/ Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Concussions, Canadian Concussion Collaborative, Transport Canada’s Vulnerable Road User Countermeasures Advisory Committee, Seniors Falls Prevention Month Steering Committee. Pamela is a Board member of the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition, Secretariat for the Canadian Surveillance System on Poison Information and Secretariat for the Canadian Collaborating Centres on Injury Prevention.
Pamela’s role in research ranges from co-principal investigator to KT advisor on research grants. Examples include a CIHR-funded, multi-year, five-city project focusing on the impact of the built environment on children’s active transportation and a live pilot project to develop a peer-to-peer concussion model for high school students.
In addition, Pamela is a keynote and plenary speaker and presenter at conferences and workshops and a media spokesperson on a wide range of injury prevention topics, public policy issues and knowledge mobilization.
Pamela received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Toronto, her BHA from Ryerson University and MSc in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.