Meet the team behind SCOPE who are bringing Live 5-2-1-0 to communities across British Columbia.
Central Office Staff
Dr. Shazhan Amed, Founder and Project Lead
Dr. Shazhan Amed is a pediatric doctor who works at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. In addition to treating children and youth with obesity and its related complications like type 2 diabetes, Dr. Amed leads the SCOPE initiative. Dr. Amed strongly believes that promoting healthy weights in children will prevent them from developing serious chronic diseases in young adulthood. Therefore, she is committed to the success of this initiative.
Susan Pinkney, Project Manager
Susan is an experienced project manager for public health initiatives. Her recent roles have included managing a project at BC Women’s Hospital which aims to optimize the cesarean delivery rate and help women push for the best possible birth; prior to that she coordinated research and evaluations for community hygiene and sanitation projects in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Susan is committed to helping communities gain the knowledge, tools and power they need to be able to make decisions that protect and improve their health. For SCOPE and Live 5-2-1-0 related inquiries, you can reach Susan at 604-875-2000 ext. 5519.
Shelly Keidar, Research Coordinator
Shelly is a former pediatric dietician with a strong background in clinical work, research, and public health. After working as a dietician for several years, Shelly completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of British Columbia in order to apply her expertise at the population health level. Having dedicated her career to promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles among children and families, Shelly is excited to join SCOPE in empowering communities to make healthy choices easier for everyone.
Kimberly Charbonneau, Project Coordinator
Kimberly is passionate about chronic disease prevention and strongly believes in a ‘whole-of-community’ approach to create sustainable change. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Simon Fraser University and has served in various roles pertaining to health promotion and community outreach. Most recently she designed and led an evaluation of the Women’s Heart Health Clinic at BC Women’s Hospital to explore women’s experiences with heart disease prevention. Kimberly is excited to support communities in creating healthier environments where all children and families can thrive.
Jessica Bigelow, Research Assistant
Jessica is a dietitian with a background in public health, specializing in childhood and family nutrition. Working in public health she has witnessed the impact a community can make when it comes together with a common goal of making the healthy choice the easy choice for children and their families. She is excited to be part of the SCOPE team and support communities with viewing their environment as a key component to promoting healthy lifestyles for all.
Visit our Communities page for more information on Live 5-2-1-0 and how to get in touch with a local coordinator.