The members of Health Quality Ontario’s Board of Directors come from regions across Ontario and bring a diverse range of health and leadership expertise. These members are appointed by Government for three-year terms through an Order-in-Council.
Health Quality Ontario's Board of Directors:
Dr. Laupacis is a general internist and the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in both the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Dr. Laupacis is also a health services researcher. One of his current interests is engaging the public about health care issues (he founded the website healthydebate.ca). He holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement. He has served on numerous academic and governmental advisory committees, including the Board of Cancer Care Ontario (2011-present), and the Alberta Health Services Board (2008-2010), where he chaired its Quality and Safety Committee. Dr. Laupacis was awarded the 2011 Health Services Research Advancement Award from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and was also named the Justice Emmett Hall Laureate in 2010.
Shelly Jamieson is Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), an independent organization funded by Health Canada to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. Ms. Jamieson also serves on the Board of Directors of High Liner Foods, the Finance Committee of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and the National Advisory Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
Prior to joining CPAC in 2012, Ms. Jamieson held Ontario’s highest-ranking civil servant role as Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council. She also served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Transportation. Roles previously held by Ms. Jamieson include President of Extendicare Canada; volunteer commissioner on the Health Services Restructuring Commission; and Executive Director of the Ontario Nursing Home Association (now the Ontario Long-Term Care Association). Early in her career, Ms. Jamieson ran her own research and consulting firm specializing in geriatric care environments.
For her work, Ms. Jamieson has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 most powerful women and was inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame. Ms. Jamieson has a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto and is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Tom Closson was President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association before stepping down in January 2012. Prior to his term at the OHA, Tom was President and CEO of University Health Network (UHN). Before joining UHN, Tom served as President and CEO at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and worked in Victoria, British Columbia as President and CEO of the Capital Health Region. Tom also has extensive experience in health care consulting: as an owner of Medicus Canada and as a Partner with KPMG. His experience in government includes working with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Management Board Secretariat. He is currently on the Board of Directors of LifeLabs, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and Health Quality Ontario. Tom is a professional engineer who earned a MBA from York University and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering.
Dr. Stewart Kennedy is the Executive Vice President of Medicine and Academics at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
He is a Past President of the Ontario Medical Association.
He continues to practice comprehensive family medicine with active hospital privileges in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He currently is Associate Lead of the Family Health Team Wave 5 – Harbourview Medical Clinic. Within his community, Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and has been the recipient of the Community Teacher of the Year award from the Ontario College of Family Practice.
He is a past chairperson of the Thunder Bay District Health Council and was the Medical Director of the World Nordic Games in 1995.
Dr. Bernard Leduc took office as president and Chief Executive Officer of Hôpital Montfort, in Ottawa, on January 4, 2010. Hôpital Montfort is the Francophone Academic Hospital of Ontario and in 2014, it received Accreditation with Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada. Previously, Dr. Leduc served as chief-of-staff at Hôpital Montfort from January 2004 to November, 2009. Dr. Leduc has a 27-year experience in the practice of family medicine.
He obtained his Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from Queen's University in January 2010.
In 2004, Dr. Leduc was awarded the Irwin Bean Award, given to the individual in the group of eligible practitioners who obtained the highest score on the certification examination in family medicine of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is co-recipient of the Teacher of the Year 2006-2007 Award of the Program of Family Medicine, Hôpital Montfort. In 2010 he was awarded the Ralph E. Giffin Award for his contribution to the Queen's Executive MBA Ottawa program.
Dr. Leduc sits on many Boards of Trustees. He is Board Chair of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA).
He is also a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
Julie Maciura is a partner at Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, a law firm specializing in professional regulation and health law. She has over 20 years of experience acting as general counsel, prosecutor and independent legal counsel to regulators in Ontario. Julie regularly conducts training on health law, administrative law and professional regulation in Canada and the U.S. She is co-author of The Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act, published by Canada Law Book.
Julie is a past board member of the Ontario Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and is a strong advocate for organ donation. She is also a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Financial Services Tribunal. Julie has degrees in English literature and law.
In 2012 Julie was recognized as a specialist in health law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Angela Morin has been partnering with health care professionals in quality improvement initiatives, policy and facility design, and program development as a Patient and Family Experience Advisor at Kingston General Hospital since November 2011.
She currently sits on both the Kingston General Hospital and the Southeast Regional Cancer Centre Patient and Family Advisory Councils as well as Accreditation Canada's Client and Family-Centred Care Advisory Group. She is a Core Faculty Member and Coach for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement's Collaborative “Partnering with Patients and Families for Quality Improvement.” In 2014 she was appointed Co-Chair of the Minister of Health's Quality of Care Information Protection Act (QCIPA) Review Committee.
Angela is a graduate of Queen's University, a former small business owner and has extensive experience motivating and coaching professionals as an Executive Search and Career Transition Consultant. She believes partnering with patients and families in health care at every level is the right thing to do. Angela's personal experiences as a patient, family member and while supporting a close friend through her breast cancer journey, have motivated her to bring the patient and family voice to health care.
James (Jim) Morrisey is a recently retired partner of Ernst & Young, where he led the Canadian firm's Tax Knowledge Network and was CEO of its Electronic Publishing subsidiary. Jim is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and The Institute of Corporate Directors. In the community, he currently serves as Chair of Partners for Mental Health. He is also Chair, Immaculata High School Foundation Inc. and Treasurer, The Sally Letson Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He is the Past Chair of numerous organizations, including: the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, the University Of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Tides Canada Initiatives, and the Ottawa General Hospital Research Institute. Jim has served on many other boards as treasurer including, the Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa Health Research Institute, the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, and Eastern Ontario Young Offenders Services.
Camille Orridge is a Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute. Previously, while at TCLHIN, Camille made health equity an increasing priority. Some of her achievements include launching Language Services Toronto, a telephone interpretation service for non-English speaking patients of Toronto’s hospitals that markedly improved aspects of access to Toronto’s hospitals. Her efforts on the Resource Matching and Referral Program and the Integrated Client Care Project that patients receive timely care, and the right care, and receive necessary supports to remain in the community.
Her previous posts also found her effectively advocating and working for health equity. While CEO of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, she worked to better serve Toronto’s aging and diverse population through strengthening the community health sector.
Camille is a passionate advocate for social change and health equity. Among her many achievements, she co-founded Pathways to Education, the successful stay-in-school program for high-school students.
In 2012, Camille was among the top 25 Women of Influence in Health and previously in 2011, she was awarded the Health Equity Council Woman of Distinction Award. In 2014 she received the Excellence in Medicine Award from the African Canadian Achievement Awards.
Camille Orridge holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto.
Dorothy Pringle is professor emeritus at the University of Toronto where she was dean of nursing from 1988-1999. She has practiced in both psychiatric and geriatric nursing settings. She was the inaugural chair of the Institute Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Aging (2001-2007), Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (2003-2010) and Executive Lead on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care initiative, Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) (1999-2012). She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, received the Jeanne Mance Award from the Canadian Nurses Association for outstanding lifetime contributions to nursing and was inducted as an officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. She has received five honorary degrees. Her research and policy contributions focused on the quality of daily life of older people with cognitive impairment living in the community and in long term care homes, and on the responsibilities and wellbeing of their family caregivers. For 12 years, she led a caregiver support group with the Alzheimer Society.
Dr. Rick Vanderlee is a Full Professor and the founding Dean for the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies at Nipissing University, North Bay. He is currently in his second term as Dean of the Faculty and Dean of the Muskoka campus. He is an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University and Associate member of the graduate program in the Schulich School of Education.
He has held several faculty and administrative appointments in both academia and health care for 25 years. Previous academic appointments include Dean of Arts of Science (Interim) and Director for the School of Nursing at Nipissing University; Associate Dean and faculty member in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary; Director for Learning and Development in the Calgary Health Region; faculty member at Laurentian University and the University of Western Ontario; and several nursing positions typically in acute care and intensive are settings. His community involvement has included serving as President of the Nipissing and Parry Sound Children's Aid Society and several community athletic associations.
In support of its work, Health Quality Ontario has five Board committees:
The Audit & Finance Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the finances, audit arrangements, human resource plans and policies, and information technology of the organization.
Audit & Finance Committee members:
The Governance and Nominating Committee supports the Board in fulfilling its commitment to, and responsibility for, good governance of Health Quality Ontario.
Governance and Nominating Committee members:
The Management Resources Committee annually establishes the performance objectives of Health Quality Ontario’s President and Chief Executive Officer. This committee evaluates and compensates the Chief Executive Officer based on performance aligned with Health Quality Ontario’s policy regarding the role of the Chief Executive Officer.
Management Resources Committee members:
The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee reviews the findings of Health Quality Ontario’s health technology assessments, and after considering a variety of factors, makes recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care about whether the health intervention should be publicly funded.
The Ontario Quality Standards Committee provides advice to Health Quality Ontario on its quality standards program, including on ways to enhance the adoption and impact of the standards. Working in collaboration with lived experience members and with the health system, it also makes recommendations, through the Health Quality Ontario Board concerning quality standards and other types of clinical care standards, and about performance measures, too.