Our Editorial Team

JoAnne Sommers
Senior Editor
Envision: seeing beyond Senior Editor JoAnne Sommers has spent more than 40 years working as a journalist and communications professional. In addition to her work on Envision magazine, her credits include The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Canadian Business and Investment Executive. She has been associated with Breton Communications since 1997.

Evra TaylorEvra Taylor
Features Writer
Over the course of twenty years, Evra Taylor has been senior writer for leading communications agencies and publications in Montreal and Toronto. An accomplished journalist, Evra has worked as a features writer for Montreal’s daily The Gazette, for which she launched HealthWatch, the first-ever Evidence-based Medicine newspaper column. Evra’s talent lies in her ability to write informative content with an original twist.

shirleyhaShirley Ha
Associate Editor
Dr. Shirley Ha started writing her first article for Envision: seeing beyond in 2012 and has been contributing ever since to the Making Contact column. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and a Board-certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Therapy (COVD).  She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of the  Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) in the United States, as well as Director of Membership and Treasurer for Vision Therapy Canada. Dr. Ha was on the Ontario Association of Optometrists Board of Directors from 1999 to 2006 and held the position of OAO President in 2004-2005. She is also a contributing member to the Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC), as well as a Clinical Skills Assessor to verify skills competencies through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).

Margaret Osborne
Associate Editor
Margaret Osborne is a full-time marketing professor at Seneca College, and a registered optician in Ontario. Her education includes a BSc from Carleton University, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and a social media management graduate certificate from Georgetown University. Margaret’s goal is to bring a fresh eye to optical retail management combining academic research, the breadth and depth of 30 years of industry experience, and an admittedly geeky love of all things techie and digital to independent retailers.

Caroline Breton Brider
Associate Editor
Caroline Breton Brider, a registered dietitian, is an associate editor for Envision: seeing beyond magazine. She has published several articles on eye health and nutrition. A member of l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and Dietitians of Canada, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from McGill University and a marketing degree from Ryerson University.