The Women Leaders in Digital Health Awards celebrate the top ten female visionaries who are harnessing the power of IT to transform health and healthcare in Canada today.
Launched in 2017 by Digital Health Canada, the annual Women Leaders in Digital Health Award recognizes those visionaries who are harnessing the power of IT to transform Canadian health and healthcare. The award is unique among power lists and award programs in that it recognizes women at any stage of their career progressions and is inclusive of all women of influence no matter where they might be in the health IT field. Each year, up to ten new Women Leaders in Digital Health are selected for recognition by an adjudication committee of industry peers.
The award is open to all women working in the Canadian digital health community at all stages of their career from Emerging Professionals (first 7 years in profession) to Leaders (within their department or organization) to Executives (representing Director level and up).
Digital Health Canada is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in connection with our vision, mission, values and pillars. We strive to develop an awards program that reflects the diversity of the Canadian health ecosystem and the Digital Health Canada member and stakeholder community. We actively welcome nominations for people who are Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, or living with disability, as well as People of Colour or members of other racialized, marginalized, and equity-seeking groups. There is no cost associated with nominating someone for a Digital Health Canada Award. Be ready to nominate someone you know as a 2022 Women Leader in Digital Health Award in the fall of 2022 – check back here for nomination details.
Congratulations to the 2021 Women Leaders in Digital Health!
- Lana Solberg, Health Care Solutions & Partnerships Western Canada, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. Read more about Lana’s work here >
- Annette Stelmachuk, RN, Clinical Application Analyst, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance. Read more about Annette’s work here >
- Sandra Cascadden, Former Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Health and Wellness, Province of Nova Scotia. Read more about Sandra’s work here >
- Michelle Mula, Executive Director – Digital Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority. Read more about Michelle’s work here >
- Dr. Kayleigh Gordon, Director of Client Experience and Curation, VITALL. Read more about Kayleigh’s work here >
- Megan Stowe, Executive Director for Virtual Health and Clinical Informatics, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Read more about Megan’s work here >
- Jackie Nelson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NorQuest College. Read more about Jackie’s work here >
- Tara Coxon, Vice-President, Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Read more about Tara’s work here >
- Alexis Villa, Senior Program Director, Connected Care, University Health Network. Read more about Alexis’ work here >
- No nominations this year.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, and to our adjudicators:
- Emily Hogan, KPMG
- Gillian Strudwick, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Maria French, Terra Nova Transcription Inc
- Naima Salemohamd, Gevity
- Amanda McKinley, Alberta Health Services
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations, and to our hard-working adjudicators. Click the links below to learn more about each winner.
- Lynda Brown-Ganzert, CEO, Curatio LEARN MORE>
- Heather Chalmers, President and CEO, GE Canada LEARN MORE>
- Dr. Allison Crawford, Associate Chief, Virtual Mental Health and Outreach, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) LEARN MORE>
- Laura Desveaux, Scientific Lead, Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care LEARN MORE>
- Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President, CEO and co-founder of Strongest Families Institute LEARN MORE >
- Jennifer Quaglietta, Vice President, Performance Excellence and Information Services, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) LEARN MORE>
- Eva Serhal, Senior Director, Outreach, Virtual Mental Health, ECHO, and the Canada Suicide Prevention Service, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) LEARN MORE>
- Dr. Gillian Strudwick, Independent Scientist, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) LEARN MORE>
- Gillian Sweeney, Vice President, Clinical Information Programs and Change Leadership, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) LEARN MORE>
- Barbara Veder, Vice President, Chief Enterprise Clinician and LifeWorks Clinical Services Lead, Morneau Shepell LEARN MORE>
Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Women Leaders in Digital Health!