National Account Manager
Amazon Web Services

 

How long have you been a member of Digital Health Canada?”

5 years.

Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors?

I’ve seen IT solutions create a difference in clinical care and in the life of patients. I know my daily actions in healthcare can make a difference to those around me.

How does your experience align with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate?

After supporting the Healthcare industry for 18 years I’ve created the connections and now educate our new customers on solutions from my employer and partners that inspire innovation and the need to tackle some of our biggest HC challenges.

What unique skills, perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Digital Health Canada Board?

I have a broad understanding of IT and healthcare acumen, my perspective and resonsibility to Amazon is national. While working for the fastest growing IT services company in history I have brought and will continue to bring great resources that can provide a global perspective on the world’s healthcare issues and how we can work together to solve them.

Do you or have or have you ever had any direct patient care experience (clinical)?

Been a patient yes, worked as a clinician no.

What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent?

Executives/CIOs; Emerging Professionals; Telehealth; Vendors; IM/IT Practitioners; Leaders; Academic & Research; Healthcare Institutions; National eHealth Organizations

With which Digital Health Canada committees, task groups or activities have you volunteered in past five years?

CHIEF, CHIEF advisory committee, Several White papers and now on Emerging Technology committee

What other board appointments or relevant leadership experiences have you had in the past five years?

ITAC HC Board last 4 years. National Sales Lead at Dell for Dell Services, National in Leadership at VMware and now at Amazon Web Services

Please tell us why you feel Digital Health Canada members should vote for you.

I would encourage Digital Health Canada members to vote for me for my passion for CHIEF, Digital Health Canada and voice in partnerships. No other association in Canada brings together the level or resources and teams that we have in the last few years. Unfortunately our secret is too safe and many healthcare organizations need to be encourage and sold on the value of Digital Health Canada and CHIEF. In my day to day activities visiting Federal, Provincial, Genomic, LifeSciences and Hospital Providers I make mention of the value that DHC and CHIEF bring to myself and my AWS team daily. As a member of the board one of my goals is to make sure we are truly national and encourage membership and involvement for the improvement and new partnerships that we need to create.

Do you currently hold the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential?

No. Committed to achieving my CPHIMS-CA.

Educational Background

Hns. History and Minor Political Science, WLU.

Biography

An Account Executive with proven a background and experience. I lead teams that create innovative solutions and services to solve customer challenges. My sales background is coupled with extensive solutions selling and business development by utilizing technical, marketing and operations teams. My background includes 19 years devoted to the Canadian public sector in Canada including healthcare, education, federal, provincial and local governments. I have also developed extension relationships with healthcare strategists and senior sales leaders in the United States from my experience at Dell and VMware. I am currently responsible for Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) relationships within the Ontario Healthcare market. In my direct role I also serve as a healthcare lead within AWS Canada. I also am an active participant with Digital Health Canada (formerly COACH – Canada’s Health Informatics Association) as well as continued involvement with CHIEF (Canadian Health Informatics Executive Forum). Proven executive with testimonial case studies addressing customers unique needs and challenges. Some of my proudest case studies include: Halton Healthcare, Women’s College Hospital, Group Health Centre, Lakeridge Health, Queen’s University Applied Sciences and Engineering and the Scarborugh Hospital