M. Louisa Pedri

M. Louisa Pedri, BA, BEd, MA (Kings College University of London in Christian Ethics), a founding member of CHCE, took on the responsibility of program coordinator and office manager of the Centre until 2001.  She continues to assist in educational development and facilitates workshops.  She is past president of Via Vitae Palliative Care Association of Thunder Bay.  She brings with her thirty years teaching experience including curriculum planning, counselling, public relations, video production and editing, community television host, painting, graphic design, organizing and facilitating workshops and retreats, editing newsletters, and public speaking.  A video which she produced placed first in a national competition.  She has been editor of several organizations’ newsletters.  Involvement in volunteer work has included being a member of an REB committee, serving as member or chair of executive boards, pastoral and palliative care volunteer, doing graphic design related work for charitable organizations and being a founding member of several organizations and working at a local food-bank.  Her ethical interests remain in "end of life" issues in health care and the relationship between ethics and spirituality in caring for the sick.  Her most recent paper, written in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Rijeka is entitled "Current Views on Ethics and Genetics:  The Importance of Progressive Evolution of Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling" was published in 2009 by Formosan Journal of Medical Humanities.