Internal Chair – Dr. Joy Masuhara, BSc(Pharm), MD, CCFP
Joy has been actively involved in WTC’s participation in the UN Habitat III process as a participant and speaker both in Prague and Quito. She works in Vancouver as a physician in the area of older adult mental health and has a special interest in how multicultural issues impact health outcomes. She has served on several committees and boards related to health care and has been a speaker on various topics such as dementia, polypharmacy, and multicultural issues in dementia. Prior activist work includes being a litigant in the same sex marriage case, which resulted in Canada becoming the 3rd country in the world to legalize same sex marriage in 2003. She is a former member of the Katari Taiko drumming group.