Tanya Verrall

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Tanya first joined HQC in 2005, and during her time with the organization has served as a senior researcher and in leadership roles. She rejoined HQC in October of 2019 as Director of Data Analysis and Research Partnerships and is currently Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership and direction to develop HQC’s strategic initiatives and leads the development of collaborative external relationships to enable and advance HQC’s strategic goals.

Before returning to HQC, Tanya was a research associate with the College of Medicine (Department of Academic Family Medicine) at the University of Saskatchewan. Tanya has extensive research and work experience in planning and evaluating health promotion initiatives and has worked with various population groups in both community and clinical settings.  Her doctoral research involved the implementation and evaluation of an infant nutrition intervention with a First Nations community in northern Québec.

Tanya has a PhD (nutrition) from McGill University, a Master of Science (nutrition) from the University of Saskatchewan, and a professional degree (Bachelor of Science in nutrition) from the University of Saskatchewan and the Kingston General Hospital (dietetic internship). She served as a member of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes advisory board from 2008-2013. Tanya completed the improvement advisor program in 2009 and the graduate advisor program from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the U.S. in 2012. She is also a certified Lean Leader.