Maija Tiesmaki

Senior Specialist, Strategic Initiatives (on leave)

As Senior Specialist, Strategic Initiatives, Maija provides support for key strategic initiatives, projects and activities across MSFHR, including the design and implementation of a new strategic plan to guide the Foundation’s work in 2019 and beyond. Maija originally joined MSFHR in 2016 as part of the Evaluation and Impact Analysis team, and she is well placed to apply her evaluation experience and knowledge of the health research funding environment to help MSFHR meet its strategic aims.  

Before joining the Foundation, Maija worked as a researcher with non-profit and academic centres in BC, where she generated new knowledge of mental health and substance use services in Canada and Latin America.   

Maija holds a Master of Science from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University.