Acting Senior Director

Linda brings in-depth experience in health policy and health services administration, strategic planning, partnership development, and large-scale project leadership. Linda’s experience includes developing and sustaining multi-jurisdictional partnerships for research funding and providing leadership for change management in complex organizations. Linda’s background is in nursing and she has a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Linda was Director of Research at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, where she developed and implemented innovative funding processes, integrating knowledge translation into all aspects of the research process. She is a past Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Foundation, where she launched the Nursing Care Partnership clinical nursing research program in collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. In addition, Linda has worked in nursing policy at the Canadian Nurses Association and in nursing and hospital administration at the Ottawa Hospital, where she was involved as a team leader in hospital redesign and amalgamation activities.

At CFHI, Linda has served in diverse roles over the past several years as Senior Director and consultant/advisor, including helping to lead the redesign of the EXTRA program and the launch of CFHI’s collaborative programs.