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Maria Papadimitriou

Maria Papadimitriou is co-founder at TheHow.ca, a consulting company focused on improving experience and outcomes for people who use drugs and the organizations supporting them. They develop strategy, policies, procedures and effective communications, consult on complex issues and train service providers and caregivers.

Maria's expertise is in leveraging policy and collaborative strategy to execute social change within organizations and across systems. Throughout her career, she has partnered with people who use drugs and their caregivers to develop and deliver non-stigmatizing services, improve workforce capacity and transform systems to be more effective, compassionate and inclusive.

Maria is a certified adult education specialist with a Masters in Behavioural Neuroscience (MSc) from Queen's University and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She lives in Brampton Ontario with her wife and daughter and their dog Piper.