Emily Pinckard joined the PHA Canada Board of Directors in May of 2019. In addition to her personal experience as a CTEPH patient, Emily also brings with her to the Board both a legal background and volunteer experience in governance-related roles.
Emily earned an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Kent in England after completing her Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa where she majored in Political Science. While pursuing her law degree, Emily studied Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law at the Peace Palace in Den Haag, Netherlands. She later returned to the University of Kent where she earned a Master’s in International Corporate/Commercial Law. Since her call to the Bar, Emily has practised corporate and commercial litigation in Toronto, Ontario.
Emily has extensive volunteer experience, having contributed as a member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee and the Advocates’ Society Juror PTSD Task Force. She was also Editor of the Advocates’ Society’s Keeping Tab publication.
Emily is passionate about patient and caregiver psychosocial support. In particular, she is keen to contribute to the establishment of programing to assist PH patients and caregivers with the psychological burden of a PH diagnosis. Emily advocates for an increase in social services and economic assistance programs available to PH patients. She is specifically interested in PH support programs for young adult and adolescent patients.
Emily is also an active Patient Partner at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario. She resides in Toronto with her partner, Joshua, and her service dog, Oscar.