Dr. Van Aerde is the Editor-In-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, sponsored by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. He is active as an instructor for the Physician Leadership Institute sponsored by Joule (a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association); and as a LEADS facilitator, affiliated with LEADS Canada. He has published extensively …
Karen is a Registered Midwife in Ontario and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University.
Caroline currently works as a senior consultant for Better Together Health Solutions. Prior to this she was Chief Quality Officer and Operating for Weeneebayko Area Health Authority.
Dr. Alika Lafontaine is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta. He co-led the Indigenous Health Alliance in Canada (2013–2017) and continues to work tirelessly to support positive transformation of Indigenous health systems across Canada.
Heather has sat on many advisory committees, and has been involved in people-centred care eduation. She co-chairs the SHA’s new Patient and Family Leadership Council; and helps develop orientation programs for all new Patient and Family Advisors, as well as new employees in SHA. She also works with the Health Standards Organization in people-centred care.
Cathy, in her role on the Client and Family Centred Care Core Team is committed to putting patients and their families at the centre of care and service. She—and they–recognize patients and families as integral members of the care team.
Sharon, who is also a registered nurse, has been active throughout the various stages of embedding LEADS into the new Saskatchewan Health Authority’s talent management work. She used LEADS and its related programs to assist the SHA in its regionalization efforts.
Stevie was previously responsible for leadership development at AHS, and is an experienced executive coach, as well as an organizational leader. She has been instrumental is stewarding AHS forward in the use of LEADS since 2011; and is now active nationally as well within the Canadian Health Leadership Network.
Kelly provides the operational leadership to CHLNet. She is responsible for its strategic plan, business plan and budget in consultation with its 43 Network Partners that cut across jurisdictions, policymakers, academics, health associations, health authorities, patients and health disciplines.
In addition to her new VP role, Brenda has been the Director of LEADS Canada at the Canadian College of Health Leaders since 2013. She develops partnerships to ensure the delivery of best practice leadership development and integration services for health organizations and authorities across Canada.