Keynote Speakers

Cormac Russell
Managing Director
Nurture Development

Dr. Kerry Kuluski
Research Chair
Dr. Mathias Gysler in Patient and Family Centered Care
Institute for Better Health at Trillium Health Partners

Zal Press
Vice Chair
Patient and Community Advisory Committee

Jennifer Zelmer
President and CEO
Healthcare Excellence Canada

Helen Bevan
Chief Transformation Officer
NHS Horizons


Richard Lewanczuk
Senior Medical Director
Health System Integration
Alberta Health Services

Dr Ritika Goel
Inner City Family Health Team
University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine in Social Accountability

Dr Steve Tierney
Senior Medical Director
Southcentral Foundation

Jan Smelik
Founder and Managing Partner
Samhealth BV
Founder and General Manager
Nederland Zorgt Voor Elkaar (NLZVE)

Camille Orridge
Senior Fellow
Wellesley Institute

Leslee Thompson 
Accreditation Canada & Health Standards Organization

Damara Gutnick
Senior Director
Montefiore Office of Community and Population Health

Heather Thiessen
Patient Partner
Health Standards Organization (HSO)

Mario Di Carlo
Accreditation Canada Patient Surveyors – Quebec

Sue Sheridan
Former Director
Patient Engagement at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Dr Verna Yiu
President and CEO
Alberta Health Services

Dr. Carolyn Steele Gray
Bridgepoint Collaboratory in Research and Innovation
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Dr Mathieu Isabel
Family Physician and Medical Director of Homeless Services
Faubourgs Community Health Center

Daniel Turgeon
Peer Support Worker
Caring Community Project

Zayna Khayat 
Future Strategist
SE Health

Dr Jason Cheah
Deputy Group CEO
National Healthcare Group, Singapore

Dr. Brenda Reiss-Brennan
Chief Clinical Science Officer
Intermountain Healthcare
Ontario Health Teams

Melanie Fraser
Associate Deputy Minister
Health Services Ministry of Health

Dr. Sacha Bhatia
Population Health and Values Based Health Systems Executive
Ontario Health

Anita Cameron
Executive Director
Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig
All Nations Health Partners Ontario Health Team