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About Us


Dedicated to modernizing distance treatment.  


Committed to the success of your project.


Enthusiastically, we love what we do.


Continually developing creative solutions and techniques.

With extensive experience in developing and delivering distance interventions, we are able to provide innovative solutions designed to address the specific objectives and requirements of our clients.  Our staff brings a combination of research and technology skills to ensure the success of your project.  You can rest assured that you will not find anyone more passionate about your success than the IRIS team! We understand that you need more than a product, but a partner. Our team integrates extensive distance treatment, research and project management experience and skills to help you thrive. Working with us is more than receiving a paramount product, but a team of talented professionals that are enthusiastically dedicated to the efficiency and overall success of your project.

IRIS is owned and operated by Strongest Families Institute.


The Team

Our team of professionals are enthusiastically dedicated to revolutionizing distance treatment. Multi-talented and diverse, we are passionate about your success.

Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie has over 18 years of experience overseeing all operations of IRIS. She is a Research Scientist at the IWK Health Centre and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, she conducts clinical research in the area of distance interventions (behaviour, anxiety, nocturnal enuresis, recurrent pain; FASD; post-partum depression). Dr. Pottie is co-founder of the Strongest Families Institute. The aim of the Strongest Families system is to provide cost-effective, accessible programs designed to remove barriers to care and improve health outcomes.

Dr. Patrick McGrath is the visionary behind IRIS and remains involved in a volunteer capacity as a consultant. Pat is  Vice President of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation for the IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Science, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, as well as member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Academy of Health Sciences of Canada. Renowned trailblazer in the field of distance treatment, he helps to guide IRIS, continually focusing on being innovative and effective.

Jillian Kennedy, IRIS and Program Director, brings over 12 years of experience in eHealth systems and research, and skills in leadership and project management.

Casey Meijer, IRIS Lead Programmer, has extensive experience in maintaining and developing features for IRIS. Casey is passionate about simplifying complex computer applications to provide real value and an affordable technological edge that is often inaccessible for community groups, not-for-profits, and small businesses. IRIS is the perfect opportunity to explore scalable, robust, but lightweight systems that serve markets that are often left behind. Casey is excited to maintain and develop IRIS into an industry leader and a model for future system innovations.

Michael Cameron, IRIS Manager, has a B.Sc. in Psychology as well as over 6 years of experience in IRIS content management. He is extremely dedicated to the continued advancement of IRIS as a virtual health information platform.