Stem Cell Network Welcomes Members to its Inaugural Patient Committee

(Ottawa – April 10, 2024) The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is pleased to announce the formation of its first-ever Patient Committee.

Engaging with patient communities to better understand their needs is vital to advancing regenerative medicine research and therapies. This new committee will assist SCN in establishing a framework for harnessing the lived experience of patients, and work to inform the creation and direction of SCN’s public-facing materials and initiatives. The committee will also provide advice on emerging issues and trends in the sector relevant to patients and the public.

SCN is pleased to welcome the following members:

Charmain Brown, Pickering, Ontario
Joshua Robertson, Vancouver, British Columbia
Karen Peat, Vancouver, British Columbia
Kevin Bolusi, Montreal, Quebec
Sarah Benedict, Ottawa, Ontario

Read more about each member on our Committees page.


“I’m thrilled to see this new committee come together, comprised of patients and caregivers from across Canada who have lived experience with stem cell or regenerative medicine therapies. Through their active engagement, we will enhance our understanding of patient needs, and work to ensure their voices are valued, respected, and meaningfully integrated into our work at the Stem Cell Network. Thank you to the committee members for volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge. We look forward to working with you in the months ahead.”

– Cate Murray, President and CEO, Stem Cell Network