Jocelyn Mackie, MSc, JD
Prior to being appointed Co-CEO, Ms. Mackie was Vice President of Operations & General Counsel at GCC where she led the Finance, Operations, Legal, and Communications teams, leading the organization’s operations, funder relations, deal structuring and negotiations (on grant and non-grant financing deals), financial accountability and risk mitigation management, as well as providing legal and compliance oversight.
Karlee Silver, DPhil
Prior to being appointed Co-CEO, Dr. Silver was Vice President of Programs where she set strategy for development and humanitarian innovation initiatives, and enabled the programs, investments and knowledge management teams to source, support and transition to scale promising innovations for social impact in low- and middle-income countries. She represents Grand Challenges Canada in the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) and in the Grand Challenges network, and advises on a range of global initiatives aligned with women’s and children’s health and development, and global mental health. She is the Chair of the Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace Steering Committee.
“Each of us has dedicated almost a decade to shaping and evolving Grand Challenges Canada, which we are now privileged to lead as Co-Chief Executive Officers. Over the coming years, we look forward to sharing with you how our ambitious vision for Grand Challenges Canada is unfolding towards the achievement of our mission: to catalyze innovation that saves and improves the lives of the most vulnerable in Canada and in low- and middle-income countries.”