Team Leader

Carol Blair, CEO


Ken Christian

Colette Cornejo

Dr. Trevor Hancock

Shelagh Slater

Cassandra Snider

Bridget Stirling

Charlie Young

Other Associates are engaged when their specific expertise will benefit a project.

What our clients say

“I appreciate the personal attributes of Carol and her team members. They are collegial, hard-working and highly professional. I also feel confident that projects will be well managed and that all stakeholders involved will be respected and heard.”

Executive Director, Health Protection

“I appreciate the professionalism, credibility and the dedication to Carol Blair and Associates’ work. I would also mention that they are fun! So much of the work we do is of complex and serious nature but Carol Blair and her team are warm and engaging and that makes it fun!”

Associate Director, provincial research centre

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Extend your reach, expand your resources

Associates are key assets to Carol Blair and Associates Inc., enabling the company to expand the depth and breadth of consulting projects they undertake. That means your organization has access to expertise that would not otherwise be available – expanding your reach and expanding your resources.

Team Leader

As a team leader and project manager, Carol Blair ensures all projects are on track and also provide a unique combination of knowledge and experience.


Carol’s impeccable reputation and credibility enable her to engage the most relevant experts as Associates – experienced and highly qualified consultants who have previously worked with Carol or who are known by Carol as competent professionals with established and proven track records.

Each project team is created to provide the exact expertise to achieve your intended results. Other Associates are engaged when their specific expertise will benefit a project.

Carol Blair, CEO

Carol BlairCarol Blair launched Carol Blair and Associates Inc. in 2007 after many years as a senior consultant with respected international consulting firms. Her previous career included both front-line and senior positions. She has been the highly-regarded CEO of a public health organization and manager of a provincial home care program.

The depth and breadth of Carol’s knowledge and experience enable her to specialize in projects dealing with public and population health, home care, continuing care, supportive living and governance. She also works in the municipal government and related service sectors focusing on governance and operations.

A professional with 20 years of consulting experience, Carol has been engaged in a variety of projects addressing strategic and program planning initiatives at the federal, provincial and regional levels. Projects have included program and organizational/operational reviews, strategic planning and management, program evaluations, performance management, business process improvement, Board/Council governance and interfaces with management.

Carol received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with distinction, including the Gold Medal, from the University of Alberta. She also completed the Executive Development Program for Senior Health Administrators from the Banff School of Management, and the Management Development Certificate Program, with distinction, from the University of Alberta. She is a member of the Canadian Public Health Association, including the Alberta Branch and an Associate member of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

Ken Christian, Associate

KenKen Christian’s 37 year career in Public Health in the Kamloops region has seen him start as a Public Health Inspector and Licensing Officer in the 1970's and 1980's. In 1988 he became the Chief Environmental Health Officer in Kamloops, then Manager of Environmental Health with the Thompson Health Region, and most recently the Regional Director of Health Protection with the Interior Health Authority.

Throughout his career, Ken has been a leader in Water Quality, Food Safety, Air Quality, Community Sanitation, Disease Control and Emergency Preparedness. In recent years, his interests have turned to public policy development, administrative law, sustainability, social determinants of health, and the relationship between health and the built environment.

A Kamloops resident for the past 30 years, Ken has served his community for 18 years as an elected School Trustee on the Kamloops Thompson Board of Education, including 8 years as Chairman. November 19, 2011 Ken was elected to Kamloops City Council.

Ken was born in Kelowna and pursued his formal education at British Columbia Institute of Technology, Cariboo College, and eventually University of Victoria.


Colette Cornejo, Associate

Colette CornejoColette Cornejo is the owner and cofounder of RIOCOR Consulting. Since 2004 her consulting work has included operational planning, logistics, business process improvement, strategic planning, special events planning and recruitment.

Colette joined Carol Blair and Associates in the fall of 2009 to assist with the organization of the Stop Bad Bugs program. Over the course of this 3-year project she managed the logistics and scheduling involved in delivering the program to over 9,000 front-line staff working in supportive living, including group homes, and long term care facilities across Alberta. Colette assists with major projects involving province-wide stakeholder consultations. Her work involves planning for and scheduling consultations with stakeholders through interviews, focus groups, and conferences. She also assists in the collection and analysis of stakeholder findings and conference proceedings.

Colette obtained her Bachelor of International Business with a Human Resources Minor from the University of Alberta. In addition to English, Colette is fluent in both French and Spanish.


Dr. Trevor Hancock, Associate

Trevor HancockDr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician, an internationally recognized health promotion consultant and an expert on healthy cities and communities. He holds the position of Professor and Senior Scholar in Public Health at the new School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria.

A major focus of his work is healthy cities and communities. He has a strong interest in the links between health, the built and natural environment, and ecological sustainability.

He was one of the founders of the international healthy cities and communities and served as an advisor and consultant to the WHO Healthy Cities Project in Europe. From 2002 to 2011 he worked as a Public Health Consultant at the British Columbia Ministry of Health, where he Chaired the Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee and Co-chaired the Clinical Prevention Policy Review.

Nationally, he was co-chair of the Population Health Promotion Expert Group of the Public Health Network of Canada, a member of the Canadian Reference Group on Social Determinants of Health, and a member of the Expert Panel on Health Promotion for the Health Council of Canada. Internationally, he was a member of the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings (part of the new WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health) and the Global Research Network on Urban Health Equity.


Shelagh Slater, Associate

Shelagh SlaterShelagh Slater has worked in staff, management and consultant roles across the continuum of care in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec, including:

  • Senior Management positions in Continuing Care and Supportive Living
  • Education of Professional and non-professional health care providers
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Rehabilitation Care
  • Community and Home Care
  • Acute Care
  • Shelagh is an effective communicator, problem solver and mentor. She is skilled in the management and utilization of human, financial and physical resources within diverse health care settings.

    Shelagh has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta and is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of proven successful experience in public, private and voluntary healthcare sectors.


    Cassandra Snider, Associate

    Cassandra SniderCassandra Snider has worked with Carol Blair and Associates since January 2010, when she assisted as an analyst with the Alberta Stop Bad Bugs training program. As an analyst Cassandra focuses on best practices research, education and training implementation and program, policy and facility development and needs assessment. Most of her work is in the continuing care and public health fields where she assists with the collection and analysis of stakeholder findings and conference proceedings, researching and writing environmental scans and literature reviews, organizing and scheduling interviews, focus groups and conferences with stakeholders.

    Cassandra obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English language and literature and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Alberta.


    Bridget Stirling, Associate

    Bridget Stirling Bridget Stirling’s key focus is in qualitative analysis, specifically ethnographic and narrative interview methodologies, as well as being a professional writer and editor. Her areas of research include organizational communication and culture, social and cultural determinants of health, development communication, and community-driven and educational approaches to social and behavioural change.

    Bridget has conducted numerous literature reviews and environmental scans. In addition, she has assisted with province–wide stakeholder sessions in the collection and analysis of information and documentation of the proceedings.

    Bridget obtained her Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing with Distinction from MacEwan University. She spent several years working in publishing and then as an educator with a non-profit organization before returning to school in 2009 to study for her MA in Intercultural and International Communication at Royal Roads University, where she earned a SSHRC J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is also a part-time instructor at MacEwan University, where she teaches business writing.


    Charlie Young, Associate

    Charlie YoungCharlie Young has a distinguished and long standing career in environmental public health. His career was launched as a public health inspector with the City of Toronto Health Department and over the years included positions with the Ontario Water Resources Commission, Environment Canada (Ontario Region), a large health agency in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

    His teaching career in the BCIT Environmental Health Program spans more than 25 years. During his tenure at BCIT Charlie was the initiator and co-developer of the food handler training program - FOODSAFE Levels I and II, and its later revisions, plus being a contributing team member working on the Canadian National Food Code. Charlie also consulted on the development and curriculum requirements for environmental health training programs in universities in Malaysia and Qatar.

    Charlie obtained his diploma in Technology in Environmental Health, is a Registered Public Health Inspector in British Columbia, has a C. Tech designation from British Columbia, and completed his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Charlie’s accomplishments have been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors where he served as National President as well as other provincial branch roles.

    Additional Associates may be engaged when their expertise will contribute to a project.

    Contact us for more information and to discuss how our team might contribute to your organization.

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