Board of Directors

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities at The Ontario Caregiver Organization

The Ontario Caregiver Organization is currently expanding its volunteer Board of Directors to include eight new Directors. Each Director will demonstrate a clear understanding of the statutory and fiduciary duties of a Director and a continuing commitment to act at all times honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of The Ontario Caregiver Organization and to exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person. For more information on how to express interest visit https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/opportunities.

To Learn more about the Ontario Caregiver Organization read our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.


 

The Ontario Caregiver Organization: Board of Directors

Janet Beed – Chair

Janet Beed has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the Ontario health care system, most recently as President and CEO of Markham Stouffville Hospital. Prior to that position she held a number of leadership roles at the University Health Network/Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute, and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Janet has a deep knowledge of caregiving issues and has formed strong home and community care stakeholder connections. In her management roles, and prior to that as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Janet frequently met with families to discuss their needs as patients and caregivers. During her time at the Hospital for Sick Children, she was integrally involved in the development of Bereaved Families of Ontario. This organization began as an informal support group for parents who had lost children through death and grew into a provincial volunteer-based organization focused on providing support by bereaved parents to bereaved parents through a self-help model under the guidance of a Professional Advisory Committee. At Markham Stouffville Hospital, she participated in a large initiative involving many community agencies to address the incidence and burden of diabetes including the needs and issues of caregivers.

She has also volunteered her expertise on a number of boards and committees, in the past and currently. Some of these include York Region’s Innovation Centre ventureLAB, Character Community Foundation of York Region, Seneca College, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and Health for All Family Health Team. Janet is a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy Management & Evaluation.

In 2017, Janet was engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to to examine how to strengthen supports for caregivers in Ontario. Janet consulted widely with caregivers, Ontario organizations providing supports to caregivers, and caregiver organizations in other jurisdictions. The Ontario Caregiver Organization is based on recommendations in Janet’s report, “Expanding Caregiver Support in Ontario”.

David Mosher

David Mosher is the Chair of MitoCanada, an organization focused on raising awareness, funding research and providing support for people with Mitochondrial disease.

David has focused his career on improving the healthcare system in Canada.  He is currently the Vice President Sales for Logibec.  Logibec is one of Canada’s largest healthcare IT companies focusing on HR, scheduling and some clinical solutions.  Previously, he was a Director with McKesson Canada responsible for RelayHealth, a solution which allows patients to conduct virtual visits with their doctor and to access their health information.  He was also with Hewlett-Packard in various capacities including Global Consulting Manager for a strategic account and directing HP’s Canadian healthcare strategy.

David earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in Hamilton, On.

David also sits on the CanChild Advisory board which is based at McMaster University and focuses on children’s disability research. He is the Past Chairman of the Board of ITAC Healthcare and currently chairs the Governance Committee. ITAC Healthcare is a national association representing healthcare information technology companies.

 

Over the coming months, The Ontario Caregiver Organization will be expanding its Board through a rigorous provincial recruitment process.

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