Terrence Sullivan imageTerrence Sullivan, PhD Professor, Department of Health Policy University of Toronto is the independent board chair of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). He also chairs the board of Public Health Ontario (the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion). From 2001 to March 2011 he occupied successively responsible positions at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), the final seven years as President and CEO during which period the entire organization transformed its business model to performance measurement and improvement of cancer services. 

Cynthia Sinclair imageCynthia Sinclair RN is Special Projects Manager for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Personal Care Homes Program and is currently completing her B.N. She has an Adult Education Certificate from the University of Manitoba and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is a recent graduate of CFHI’s EXTRA Program where her intervention project focused on using data collected with the MDS tool to improve quality care in the PCH sector and to inform decision-making and strategic planning at both the program and facility level.

Lisa Schilling imageLisa Schilling, RN, MPH, is National Vice President of Health Care Performance Improvement and Director of the Kaiser Permanente Improvement Institute. She is currently leading the enterprise-wide deployment of a performance improvement and execution system, and managing relationships with external organizations that are performance excellence leaders in quality and safety. 

Marie-Schall imageMarie W. Schall, MA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), directs improvement and innovation projects focused on outpatient-based care and is responsible for IHI programming in this area. In addition, she directs and is senior faculty for IHI's Breakthrough Series College and is also responsible for the ongoing development of IHI's spread methodology and programming.


Kaye Phillips imageKaye Phillips, PhD is Senior Director of Evaluation and Performance Improvement at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, bringing ten years of experience in applied research and evaluation to the position. Kaye is responsible for leading the design, implementation and integration of performance measurement and evaluation across CFHI’s programs and for providing support to our collaborative improvement teams as they generate on-going learnings and measurable results. Kaye holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s School of Social and Administrative Pharmacy and is an alumna of the Ontario Training Center in Health Services and Policy Research.

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Dr. Lori Mitchell is a Researcher with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Home Care Program. Her primary role is to develop, support, and contribute to research, evaluation and quality improvement activities that assist in evidence based decision-making in the Home Care program. In addition, her work assists quality of care, program performance, and policy development. Prior to joining the WRHA, Dr. Mitchell worked for 11 years in academia conducting gerontological and health services research. Her doctoral training is in Community Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba and graduate training in Gerontology from the University of Waterloo and Simon Fraser University.

Mollie-Cole imageMollie Cole is an Advance Practice Nurse who has focused most of her 30-year nursing career on the care of older adults, working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in both acute care and in Continuing Care. Since the inception of AHS in 2007, Mollie has worked on provincial teams and is currently the Manager of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network. In this role, she is one of the key leads for the "Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics" project.


Dennis-Cleaver imageDennis Cleaver is a seasoned healthcare professional with a diverse skill set gained from 30+ years as a Chief Executive Officer or Vice President or consultant in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. He is currently the Executive Director of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network in Alberta. In this role, he is one of the key leads for the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics project.



Allison-Bell imageAllison Bell, BScPharm, is the Personal Care Home (PCH) Pharmacy Manager for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Long Term Care (LTC) Program. Allison Bell facilitates the safe, appropriate and cost effective delivery of pharmacy services to 5,098 Residents in 36 PCHs in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She is leading several medication safety initiatives in LTC including: medication reconciliation, high alert medications, pharmaceutical waste and developing standardized procedures for medication administration.  Allison is also a resource for Manitoba Health and other regional health authorities on LTC pharmacy issues.  Allison holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba.

Michael-Haip imageMichael Haip is a health care professional with 24 years of consecutive practice. His career has involved positions of management with health care organizations in western Canada. Since 1998, Michael has specialized in the domain of clinical information systems and is responsible for the successful implementation of enterprise systems in community care, acute tertiary and long term care. In 2010, he served as the manager of the Primary Care Information Systems Office with Manitoba eHealth. In this role he worked closely with Manitoba Health, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) vendors and primary care physicians. Michael’s latest challenge is working with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Long Term Care Program to facilitate the adoption and use of interRAI’s suite of resident assessment instruments, in the area of clinical assessment, quality improvement and decision support. Michael is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Nursing program, and holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business. Most recently in 2014, Michael completed an EXTRA fellowship with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), resulting in the successful reduction of antipsychotic medications with residents of Winnipeg personal care homes.

Joe Puchniak image Joe Puchniak MSW, CHE, has many years of experience working in the healthcare field at national, regional, facility and clinical levels, with a continued focus on evidence informed quality improvement and promoting best practice. Joe holds undergraduate degrees (BA & BSW) from the University of Manitoba, and a graduate degree (MSW) from the University of Toronto. Currently, Joe is the the Manager of the Special Contracts Unit, Home Care & Community Mental Health with the WRHA (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority). Prior to this Joe was the Manager of Client Affairs (Alberta) with CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information). Before joining CIHI, Joe worked for the WRHA for 9 years in a variety of roles, from frontline clinician to regional manager. In 2012 Joe completed his EXTRA Fellowship (Executive Training for Research Application) with CFHI (Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and also achieved his CHE (Certified Health Executive) designation. Joe's work through his EXTRA Fellowship focused on using health data to better manage antipsychotic medications and improve the quality of care in nursing homes. This collaborative effort received much positive attention, and is now being spread to healthcare organizations across the country through this CFHI initiative.