Melissa Egan is the National Lead, Episodic Disabilities at Realize and has been with the organization since 2019. She has worked in the field of health education for over 20 years as a presenter and facilitator, developing and delivering trainings to diverse audiences across Canada. She has experience using community-engaged research evidence to inform education and believes this is vital in creating lasting practice change. Melissa brings a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility to her work and has worked extensively with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and Indigenous people. Melissa holds a BA and a BEd and has recently completed a Master of Education.