HRI Staff

Roy CameronRoy Cameron, PhD
Executive Director

Roy Cameron, Executive Director, has a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo, and did clinical training at Duke University Medical Center. He devoted much of his career to building a behavioural cancer control enterprise in Canada… [ Read full bio ]

Andrea Brown, PhD
Research Associate

Andrea Brown obtained her PhD from the University of Guelph’s Applied Social Psychology department. She has considerable experience conducting applied research and evaluation with community non-profits, governments and… [ Read full bio ]

Jean CostelloJean Costello, PhD
Research and Evaluation Scientist

Since 2014 Jean has led HRI’s evaluation program, working closely with administrators and clinicians at Homewood Health (HRI’s primary practice partner) to identify evaluation needs and priorities. Currently, her primary responsibility is leading the… [ Read full bio ]

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Cyndy Moffat Forsyth
Chief Development Officer

Cyndy Moffat Forsyth is Homewood Research Institute’s first chief development officer.  She is responsible for working with the Institute’s board and staff leadership to develop donor relationships and build community and philanthropic support for… [ Read full bio ]

Heather Froome, MSW
Business Development & Organizational Director

Heather Froome obtained her MSW and diploma in social administration from the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Heather brings a wealth of experience to HRI having worked in community development for Children’s Aid Societies in Haldimand-Norfolk and Guelph, … [ Read full bio ]

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Emily Levitt
Project Coordinator

Emily Levitt completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at McGill University. Emily has several years of research training, and is primarily interested in mental health and addiction. Before joining HRI, Emily worked as a Research Analyst at the… [ Read full bio]


Courtney Ropp, MSc
Senior Research Associate

Courtney Ropp obtained her Master of Science degree from the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems. She specialized in epidemiological methods in aging research, specifically examining the relationships between stroke and dementia… [ Read full bio ]

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Becky Rothwell
Communications Coordinator

Becky holds an Honours Degree in English, with a specialty in Rhetoric and Professional Writing, from the University of Waterloo. Having worked for 11 years as a Marketing and Communications Specialist at Homewood Health Centre prior to joining the HRI team, Becky brings a great deal of expertise in… [ Read full bio ]

Sarah Sousa, MScsousa_sarah
Senior Research Associate

Sarah Sousa obtained her Master of Science degree in Health Studies and Gerontology from the School of Public Health and Health Systems, at the University of Waterloo in November 2013. She specialized in Program Evaluation and has competed and been a finalist and winner in the Canadian… [ Read full bio ]