Yvonne Cooper, CD, MA

Executive Director

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

Yvonne Cooper is Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research.

Ms. Cooper is known as a highly motivated, results-driven, goal-oriented leader with over 25 years of leadership experience in the public and education sector. She is extremely knowledgeable in strategic communications, issue analysis, government relations and change management.

Raised in a military family, Ms. Cooper served 20 years a Public Affairs Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Following her release in 2009, she transitioned into the civilian sector as the Manager, Community and Stakeholder Relations at the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society. Ms. Cooper joined Queen’s University in 2012 and served as the Director, Strategic Communications for six years.

Joining CIMVHR in 2018, Ms. Cooper was appointed the Executive Director in January 2019.