National Office

Brenda Suggett

Brenda Suggett

Executive Director

St. Catharines, ON

Brenda has been working with CARSP since May of 2010.  She started with CARSP in an administrative support capacity and has since become their Executive Director.  Brenda is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CARSP and is a resource to the CARSP board and its committees.  Brenda plays a key role in the strategic and operational planning of the organization.  She also plays a regular leadership role with CARSP’s annual flagship event the CARSP Conference.

Prior to joining CARSP Brenda worked in public health for 15 years.  She served as the first ever Epidemiologist for the Regina Health District.  She was also an Epidemiologist for the City of Hamilton for several years and for a brief period at the Niagara Region.  She also worked several years as a Health Information Analyst for Toronto Public Health.  As an Epidemiologist Brenda was responsible for developing community health status reports, supporting public health staff with program development, program evaluation, conducting population and/or analysing population health surveys, client satisfaction surveys and communicable disease outbreak investigation.  She also played a lead role in strategic planning.

While in Ontario Brenda was an active participant in the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists of Ontario for several years, and chaired their annual conference in 1996.  In Saskatchewan, Brenda was the Vice President of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Evaluative Society.  She is also the author to several journal publications.

Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo in 1989 and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 1994.

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Homa Motavallian Naeini

Executive Administrator 

Winnipeg, MB

Homa has been serving as Executive Administrator at CARSP since February 2024. She ensures the smooth operation of various activities, including the organization of conference and live webinars.

In the pursuit of advanced education, Homa is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Manitoba, specializing in transportation engineering. Previously, a Master’s degree in transportation engineering was completed by Homa at the Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

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Navoda Rillagodage

Research Assistant 

Winnipeg, MB

Navoda has been working as a CARSP’s Research Assistant since May, 2021. She has provided assistance with CARSP’s research projects including creating a knowledge exchange and training hub for Canada, and evaluating attitudes and beliefs of traffic safety enforcement among police officers in Ontario (this project was funded by MITACS Canada). Navoda also played a key role in the CARSP conference organizing committees for CARSP conferences 2021 – 2023. In addition to her contribution to CARSP as a research assistant, Navoda also provides administrative support as needed.  In addition to working at CARSP, Navoda also works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Manitoba.

Navoda received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and her master’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina. Navoda received her bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

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