Petrina McGrath Dr. Petrina McGrath, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Quality and Safety for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Petrina previously served as the Vice President of People, Practice and Quality for the Saskatoon Health Region, providing leadership in the areas of Strategy, Quality, Patient and Staff Safety, Professional Practice, Education and Research, Organizational Learning and Leadership, and Human Resources.

Throughout her career, Petrina has been a committed leader, educator and researcher in the areas of Patient Family Centred Care, Quality, Safety, and Interprofessional Practice with experience in several Canadian academic healthcare organizations.

Petrina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, her Masters of Nursing at the University of Toronto and her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She is a certified Lean Leader and was the internal coach for the Kaizen Fellow Program.

She is currently a sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing and the core faculty in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Chief Quality Officer Program.

Petrina also sits on the board of Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health and on the Oversight Committee for the Saskatchewan Center for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR), where she previously served as inaugural chairperson.