Dr. Dianne Fierheller
Dianne is the co-Lead of the Family and Child Health Initiative alongside Dr. Ian Zenlea– a multi-disciplinary focused research group supporting various community-focused projects.
Dianne has worked for many years with children, youth and families as an anti-oppressive paediatric healthcare Social Worker at SickKids Hospital and THP. Dianne recently completed her PhD in Social Work at McMaster University and has a passion for social justice and health equity, continuously advocating for the voices, knowledge, and experiences of service users to be central in the design and evaluation of healthcare systems and services. Dianne works closely alongside community leaders in the Peel region on various community response tables and serves as the Co-Chair of the Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination Health Care Collective. Dianne grew up in Mississauga and mothering experiences are central to her ways of knowing and thinking about child, family, and community health.