Ms. Janet Wilson-McManus served as Chief Operating Officer for the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) from 2009 – 2015. Janet brings more than 25 years of hands-on research and program management experience from the clinical laboratory and basic and translational health research environments. Over the last decade, Janet has been instrumental in bringing in large-scale funding of more than $75 million of infrastructure and operating funds to the UBC community. These initiatives range from laboratory renovations and equipment installation to operational infrastructure for research centres and institutions. Janet was foundational in successful funding for translational research awards for large scale genomics initiatives.

All programs involved partner engagement and funding from academia, health care, industry, and private foundations. Janet is a co-author on more than 80 full length publications and chapters and is contributor to one patent to date. Janet obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Southern Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology as well as post-graduate courses in Statistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Janet also has training as a facilitator and in the Legacy Leadership model. Janet is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, the Society for Research Administrators, and the Project Management Institute.