BScH (Vind), MHSc (Toronto), MBA (LBS)
After completing her BSc (Hons) in Biology in 1994 as graduating class president at King’s, Chère Chapman and her partner, fellow King’s grad, Gord Cooper, set out for a little adventure. Following a year in Japan, Chère received her Masters in Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Chère focused her research in Toronto on HIV research with injection drug users, leading her to an epidemiology position at the Communicable Disease Center in Singapore. Seeking some managerial skills, Chère spent two years in London, completing her MBA (Distinction) at London Business School. With a quick boomerang back to Asia, Chère founded Rasbora Consulting in Singapore and Vietnam to bridge the divide between the private and non-profit sectors. For over a decade, Chère used her skills and experience to provide guidance to non-profits trying to improve their effectiveness, help multinationals develop impactful corporate responsibility programs, and support social enterprises focused on creating shared value. Rasbora’s long list of clients includes multinationals like Visa and Chevron as well and international NGOs like CARE and the Clinton Foundation. Chère has lived and worked in far-flung places from Myanmar to Papua New Guinea and countless places in between. Chère & Gord have recently returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia where Chère is thrilled to use her skills in health research and business management as the CEO of DGI Clinical. Chère is a mother of four, an avid runner, and an Asian food fanatic.