Jaime completed a PhD in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Calgary specializing in bacterial genetics, with additional post-doctoral research experience in large-scale data analysis for microbial community composition of the human microbiome. Initially serving as the Program Manager for the Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunity (CRIO) team grant within W21C at the University of Calgary, she was responsible for a range of activities related to the team program focused on health services research, including grant management and reporting, resource allocation, hiring and performance management, and budget development and oversight.
As Manager of Strategic Programs at W21C, she acts as a liaison with funding and implementation partners (federal and provincial government, industry, health sector, philanthropists, clinicians, and academics), and is involved in planning and development within the broader research and innovation centre. She has worked with W21C leadership to identify and develop strategic priorities, and help secure and support funding for the W21C and related initiatives. Her role has involved the management of front line research staff in the completion and oversight of multiple research projects for internal and external stakeholders in academia, industry, and the public sector.
Currently, Jaime is serving as the Director (Interim) supporting the overall management, governance and leadership of W21C.