Our People

Meet the dedicated team behind INQ Consulting.

Samara Starkman

JD, LLM, CIPM, CIPP/C

MANAGING PRINCIPAL/CO-FOUNDER

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Samara is a co-founder and the Managing Principal of INQ Consulting. She brings both practical and strategic advice to assist organizations with responsible, compliant innovation. Prior to founding INQ, Samara ran a consulting firm advising clients that included major Ontario hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health-tech start-ups and multinational telecommunications companies. Previously, she led the privacy department at CancerCare Ontario (now Ontario Health).

Carole Piovesan

JD, MSc (Hons)

PRINCIPAL/CO-FOUNDER

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Carole is a Co-Founder and Principal for INQ Consulting. Prior to founding INQ, Carole was co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tétrault. In 2018, she was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. In this role, she led consultations with businesses, academics, civil society and industry associations to inform the first national Digital Charter. Announced on May 21, 2019, the Digital Charter has led to significant proposed reforms to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law.

Mary Jane Dykeman

BA, JD

PRINCIPAL/CO-FOUNDER

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Mary Jane Dykeman is a Co-Founder and Principal at INQ Consulting. Mary Jane applies a strategic, risk and innovation lens to data and emerging technologies. She helps clients identify the data they hold, understand how to use it within the law, and how to innovate responsibly.
 
Mary Jane regularly consults on large data initiatives and the use of data for health research and quality purposes. Her consulting work extends to modernizing privacy legislation and digital societies, and she works with Boards, CEOs and CIOs on the emerging risks and trends in data. Mary Jane regularly speaks on AI, cyber risk and how to better engage and build trust with clients and customers whose data is at play. She is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal subjects in health and data.

David Goodis

BA, LLB

ADVISOR

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David is an Advisor to INQ Consulting. With more than 30 years of experience, David was the Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and has deep expertise in the application and enforcement of privacy and access laws.  Over his career, David has held the roles of assistant commissioner, director of legal services, and manager of adjudication with Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. He is an experienced litigator, and has appeared before the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Angela Power

MHE, Ph.D. (Candidate), CIPM, CIPP/C

SENIOR CONSULTANT

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Angela is a Senior Consultant at INQ.

She has provided advisory services on privacy, ethics, data governance and change management across Canada for over 15 years. Angela is a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, and teaches Health Ethics and Law in Medicine. She is a Ph.D. candidate - exploring privacy, ethical and social issues that stem from new health technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data & overall health innovation.

Angela believes that using modern approaches and embedding privacy and ethics into the design of new technologies will enhance trust. With this foundation, ethics and privacy can support big data & health innovation opportunities that advance health care and increase autonomy for patients.

Tamara M. Adler

BA, MA, JD

CONSULTANT

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Tamara is a Consultant at INQ Consulting where she focuses on data privacy. She applies her knowledge of privacy governance, policy, operational development and risk assessment to technology acquisitions and program implementations. Whereas her legal, policy and research experience inform her practical approach to identifying and mitigating privacy risk.

Michael Pascu

CONSULTANT

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Michael is an experienced Consultant at INQ Consulting focused on AI and Data Governance. He has provided advisory services on data strategy, data ethics, and AI and data governance across Canada’s public sector, and financial services and insurance sectors. Michael is focused on helping clients explore the full potential of their data and technologies to mitigate risks and drive growth through data-driven insights and the use of AI and advanced analytics techniques.

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