Director, Policy, Advocacy & Engagement
Heart & Stroke
Manuel Arango is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & Engagement, for Heart & Stroke. Located in Ottawa, he oversees the Foundation’s policy, advocacy and public/patient engagement efforts. Manuel also acts as a media spokesperson for the Foundation on a variety of policy issues. Manuel has chaired various coalitions and a board of directors. He has a Masters in experimental psychology (Carleton University) and a Masters in health administration (University of Ottawa). Manuel’s policy/advocacy interests focus on cost-effective population-wide interventions that can make it easy for Canadians to be healthy as possible.
He was formerly a legislative assistant on Parliament Hill. Since being at the Foundation he has served as Health Policy Analyst; Manager, Government Relations, and; Assistant Director Health Policy. Manuel is passionate about his family and two hockey focused children, as well as about ensuring that governments create the healthiest environments possible, so that the healthy choice can always be the easy choice for all Canadians.
Saturday, October 26
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM