Speakers


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Laura Pratt
National Practice Leader, Organizational Health

Laura is the Practice Leader for a national team of Organizational Health Consultants who are dedicated to identifying and addressing the disability and wellness needs of numerous organizations and industries.
Laura has a degree in English from Dalhousie University. She has a Certificate in Human Resources from Fanshawe College, and completed the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) designation through studies at the University of Western Ontario (Western University). She has also attained industry designations from the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and the International Claims Association (ICA).





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Jonathan Tafler
Senior Director, Product & Operations, Employer Health Solutions

Jonathan has spent his career building, leading and advising high growth companies in the retail, pharmacy and digital media sectors.
Jonathan is currently Senior Director, Product & Operations, Employer Health Solutions at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw. In this role, Jonathan is responsible for developing and executing strategic programs that leverage the unique assets of Canada’s leading retail pharmacy chain, including the HealthWATCH for Business® drug plan. These programs are designed to help employers better manage their drug plans and the health & wellness of their employees.
Prior to joining the Loblaw group of companies, Jonathan was a member of the executive team at a leading retail technology company, Flipp Corporation, which raised over $75M in venture capital to help retailers transform their marketing for a personalized and digital future. Previously, Jonathan led Corporate Development and Strategy for Torstar Digital, the digital media arm of Torstar Corporation (the Toronto Star) leading innovation across Torstar’s portfolio of digital businesses through new product launches, investments and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was Co-Founder & Managing Director of Valley Industries, a leading distribution and ecommerce company based in the United Kingdom, and a consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), a top global strategy consulting firm.
Jonathan holds an HBA with honours from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and currently lives in Toronto with his wife Michelle and their four young children.





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Richard Heinzl, MD
Global Medical Director

Richard Heinzl is a physician, humanitarian and entrepreneur whose current focus is technology and healthcare worldwide. He is Global Medical Director for WorldCare International, Inc. the Boston-based telemedicine company. In this role, Dr. Heinzl provides consultation and oversight on the creation and delivery of medical second opinions to WorldCare members, engages with clients worldwide, and contributes to the strategic direction of the organization.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Heinzl was the founder of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada (MSF Canada), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. He has been CEO and founder of several e-health companies.
Dr. Heinzl is a graduate of McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Medicine and completed postgraduate degrees related to global health at Harvard University (MPH ‘90) and the University of Oxford (MSc ‘01). He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. In 2000 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (LLD) from McMaster University and was named one of the “Hundred People Who Make a Difference” in Canada by Penguin Books. In 2016 he received the Alumni Award of Merit form the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. His Memoir, “Cambodia Calling” is published by Harper Collins.





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