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Senior HR Consultant, CAMH

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Cameron Love

President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital

Cameron Love is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), one of Canada’s leading academic health sciences centres. He took on this leadership role as of July 1, 2020, in an unprecedented time as Ontario’s health system adapts to a new service model in the wake of COVID-19.

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Cameron is an inspirational leader, dynamic and engaging, who leads through collaboration and mutual respect.

He is determined to continue building TOH’s reputation as a global leader in health care, research and education, improving the lives of people in our community, province, and country.

In his mandate as CEO, Cameron aims to advance the programs and services at TOH; to help innovate new deliveries of health care by empowering TOH clinical teams and scientists; and to partner with patients and families in the Champlain region to deliver the best care.

The hospital’s core values of ‘Compassion, Teamwork, Commitment to Quality and Respect for the Individual,’ are bolstered by Cameron’s passion and integrity, which he has applied in the health-care sector since 1998. Cameron served on TOH’s transitional leadership team that guided the merger of five local hospitals, leading to the creation of TOH and the integration of its programs and services across several campuses.

Strengthening the integration between hospital and home care, Cameron served as the interim CEO of the Champlain Community Care Access Centre to focus on improving the delivery of home care services in the community. Through this experience, and as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of TOH since 2014, he was responsible for the leadership and oversight of programs and services across the hospital, and their integration into regional programs throughout the Champlain region.

Cameron now leads the development of the exciting new campus which will be one of Canada’s most modern academic health sciences centres. Cameron’s vision for this new centre will be the linchpin for the transformation of health care in the Ottawa region for the next century, with the first phase planned to open in 2027.

Cameron is active in the education of aspiring health-care executives as a preceptor to residents in the Master of Health Administration program at of the University of Ottawa, for which he received Telfers MHA Preceptors Award.
Cameron has a Master’s in Health Administration, and training at the Wharton and Telfer Schools of Business, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology. In addition, Cameron is involved in many regional and provincial initiatives, committees, and task forces, and sits on several boards that promote the health and wellbeing of the people in the region.

Away from his professional life, Cameron can be found coaching his children’s minor hockey teams, downhill skiing, mountain biking and spending time with his family.

Matt Snyder

CHRO, SE Health

Matt Snyder is a passionate, inspiring, people advocate focused on developing, sustaining, and creating exceptional workplace experiences. A seasoned executive leading human resources, education, and operation portfolios, Matt’s mission is to create a unique and differentiated experience for people, empowering them to provide the very best care and/or service they can.

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As the CHRO for SE Health, one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit social enterprises, Matt has the privilege of providing leadership that supports and enables 8000+ dedicated care practitioners across Canada, to provide the best care, impact lives, and bring hope and happiness to millions of people through more than 25,000 daily interactions.

Tricia Swartz

Vice President for Operational Excellence, Home and Community Care, SE Health

Tricia Swartz is the Vice President for Operational Excellence within SE Health’s Home and Community Care Business Line. With over 27 years of comprehensive healthcare experience, Tricia supports a team of 3000+ inter-professional staff serving diverse home care clients across Ontario, providing 25,000+ daily client interactions.

Tricia’s background spans clinical nursing, education, quality assurance, risk management, patient engagement, and operational leadership within the acute care, long-term care, and home care sectors.

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Holder of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Master’s of Science specializing in client safety, quality improvement, and human factors from the University of Toronto, Tricia maintains multiple certifications in continuous quality improvement, human-centric design processes, and healthcare risk management.

Kim Utley

Clinical Director Health Care Solutions, SE Health

Kim is a Masters’ prepared RN, employed at SE Health for 25 years, and is currently SE Health’s Clinical Director of Health Care Solutions. Kim provides leadership, strategic thinking and innovation in programs and services through successful engagement with health sector partners, supporting current and future organizational growth and diversification strategies.

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Throughout her years at SE Health, Kim has developed and advanced multiple national clinical programs and portfolios, led the implementation of acute care solutions and new models of care and registered and grown a private career college (SE Career College of Health) which includes an innovative mobile HSW-PSW certificate program.

Kim leads strategic partnerships across Ontario with various health system partners, bringing an innovative HSW-PSW Program to Ontario, increasing capacity to respond to the health human resource needs of our partners and communities. Kim’s experience also includes participating in and chairing multiple provincial and national professional affiliate board of directors (i.e. Canadian Vascular Access Association, Community Health Nurses Initiatives’ Group, Community Health Nurses of Canada).

Kelsey MacDonald

Executive Director, Health Human Resources, Department of Health, New Brunswick

Kelsey MacDonald is an accomplished Human Resources professional with extensive experience in talent acquisition, leadership, and healthcare workforce planning. Kelsey has a passion for healthcare and is currently the Executive Director of the Health Human Resources Division within the Department of Health, Government of New Brunswick.

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Kelsey’s expertise lies in strategic recruitment, talent retention, and addressing the unique challenges facing healthcare HR professionals. Her career spans roles in both the public and private health sector, including roles in Long-Term Care and Tertiary Care. Kelsey has a Master’s in Health Administration, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, and is a CPHR Candidate.

Michele Leroux

Chief Human Resources Officer, Halton Healthcare

Michele is an accomplished HR executive with progressive leadership experience across the HR service continuum. Michele is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Halton Healthcare. Michele has held numerous HR leadership roles with nearly two decades of public sector experience, including 13 years at McMaster University prior to joining Hamilton Health Sciences in 2016. Michele has a consistent track record of leading change, enabling technology, and driving continuous improvement, both within HR and across the organization. She is passionate about leading HR innovation, enabling staff engagement, and fostering partnerships.

Elaine Do Rosario

Director, Recruitment & Organizational Development, Halton Healthcare

Elaine Do Rosario is the Director, Recruitment & Organizational Development at Halton Healthcare. Elaine joined Halton Healthcare in 2013 overseeing recruitment and workforce planning as the Hospital embarked on two significant redevelopment projects. Currently, Elaine is accountable for the organization’s talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness and retention strategies with a focus on engagement, talent management, workplace culture and professional development.

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Elaine has an extensive career in Human Resources leadership in both the private and public sectors, particularly pharmaceuticals, biotech, consumer packaged goods and public healthcare. Elaine is passionate about organizational transformation, leading change, developing people and creating programs focused on driving organizational growth through investment in people and culture.

Loren Tisdelle

MBA, CPHR, Director, Human Resources, Louis Brier Home & Hospital (Vancouver)

Loren Tisdelle helps organizations thrive through their most important asset – PEOPLE! He applies an undergrad in Psychology (SFU) with a Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (Rotman/UofT) to generate practical and effective business strategies that motivate people, influence decision making and change behaviour.

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Loren is passionate about delivering creative solutions that have a positive impact on workplace culture and performance.

Loren is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with over fifteen years of experience as a healthcare leader. He has supported organizations with achieving Accreditation with Exemplary Standing as well as the Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award.

Myfanwy Marshall

Vice President, People and Experience, CAMH

Myfanwy Marshall is currently the Acting Vice President, People and Experience at CAMH, Canada’s largest mental health hospital. She joined CAMH in 2016, working in a number of roles and currently has oversight of t human resources and organizational development at CAMH. Prior to CAMH, she has worked in various industries in human resources and labour relations. With experience in both private and public sector, she is known as a collaborative partner and advisor. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends outside.

Trish Tutton

(she/her), Speaker and Mindfulness Teacher

After years working in cultures where stress and burnout were seemingly the only way to success, Trish suffered a shocking loss and things became clear: stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to dictate our lives. As a speaker and mindfulness teacher, Trish has taught the skills to become UNSHAKABLE and THRIVE amidst change and challenge to thousands of folks across North America.

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She is passionate about helping folks become more resilient and less stressed with simple but impactful mindfulness techniques.

You can find her as a teacher on the #1 free meditation app in the world, Insight Timer, and she is the author of the Mindful Mornings Journal.

My training highlights include: 

  • With a background in non-profit events organization, I have a deep appreciation for those working in high-stress environments.
  • Over 15 years of personal practice and study with world class teachers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, Mark Coleman, Bernie Clark, Joseph Goldstein, and more.
  • Mindfulness Based Stress, Reduction via University of Massachusetts Medical Centre
  • Search Inside Yourself, Google’s Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence course
  • Fundamentals of Coaching, via Co-Active Coaching
  • Science of Well-being, via Yale University

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