Our Editorial Team

JoAnne Sommers 
Senior Editor
Envision: seeing beyond Senior Editor JoAnne Sommers has spent more than 30 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.

PaddyPaddy Kamen
Paddy is an experienced communicator who enjoys media relations, public speaking, and adult education. Her published writing can be found in The Globe and MailThe Toronto StarMaclean’s and Canadian Business magazines. Paddy has worked in the optical sector, as a contributor and now editor-in-chief of Envision: seeing beyond magazine for over 10 years.


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.



Brian P. Dunleavy
Associate Editor
Brian P. Dunleavy is a freelance writer based in New York City. He has been covering the spectacle lens market for more than 15 years, writing for publications such as 20/20, Vision Monday and Review of Optometry. He has also written on other health care-related topics, contributing to professional journals for pain specialists, general practitioners and infectious disease specialists.



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.

shirleyhaShirley Ha
Associate Editor
Dr. Shirley Ha graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and is currently in private practice in Burlington-Oakville.  She served as past-president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) and is currently the Volunteer Lead for the Eye See…Eye Learn program in the Halton area.


Evra TaylorEvra Taylor
Associate Editor
Over the course of fifteen years, Evra Taylor has been senior writer and editor for leading communications agencies in Montreal and Toronto. An accomplished journalist, Evra has worked as a columnist and feature writer for Montreal’s The Gazette, and numerous trade and consumer publications. Evra’s talent lies in her ability to write informative content with an original twist.