Special Advisor, Transformation, to the Minister of Health
Chris Sulway has over 20 years of experience in clinical service delivery and health care management. He is a physiotherapist who transitioned from clinical care to clinical administration and corporate leadership after completing his Masters in Health Administration at the University of Toronto. He is currently a Special Advisor to the Minister of Health with the Health System Transformation portfolio. Previously he was a member of the Senior Management Team at the Toronto Central LHIN responsible for Accountability, Quality and Digital Services.
Director of Complex Care and Orthopedics Program, Hamilton Health Sciences
Site Administrator of St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Leslie Gillies is the Director of the Complex Care and Orthopaedics Program at Hamilton Health Sciences and Site Administrator of St. Peter’s Complex Care Hospital. She serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster School of Nursing. Previous clinical and administrative roles included Staff Nurse, Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Manager, Chief of Nursing and Interprofessional Practice. Her professional background includes acute care, critical care, rehabilitative care, complex care and geriatrics. Leslie serves as the Hamilton Health Sciences Lead for Orthopaedic Bundled Care.
Physiotherapist and Senior Director of Operational Communication & Quality Improvement, pt Health
Paulette Gardiner Millar has worked as a physiotherapist leader in community practice for more than twenty years. Her background includes providing direct patient care as well as operational oversight to forty Ontario clinics, twenty-five of which are community physiotherapy clinics. Over the last more recent years she has provided support from a quality perspective to pt Health’s clinics nationally. pt Health has provided care through the bundled care pathway since the pilot phase and is now working with more than thirty different bundle holders. She has been involved in various Rehab Care Alliance groups and as of April is the President of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.
Senior Director, Health System Funding, Analytics and Resourcing, CorHealth Ontario
Mirna Rahal is a Senior Director in Health Systems Funding, Analytics and Resourcing at CorHealth Ontario. In her current role, Mirna oversees and guides the development of integrated care models for the cardiac and stroke patient populations.
Prior to joining CorHealth, Mirna had been a senior consultant in health system funding policy, performance measurement, and capacity planning. In her role as a consultant, Mirna had a lead role in large scale and multi-year initiatives for Ontario’s government, LHINs and hospitals, including the costing module of the Health-Based Allocation Model (HBAM), Ontario Renal Network’s Chronic Kidney Disease funding model and Cancer Care Ontario’s Endoscopy funding model.
Mirna holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration and has completed PhD level courses at the University of Toronto in statistical methods and health policy.
Physiotherapist and Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinator, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario
Shelley Huffman is a physiotherapist currently working in the role of Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinator and actively involved in regional and provincial stroke system planning and evaluation. She has completed a Master's of Science in Healthcare Quality and has always been drawn to quality improvement, process and system work. She has worked in a variety of roles including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care manager and telemedicine program manager prior to joining the stroke network. She has been involved in various Rehab Care Alliance workgroups and is a member of the CorHealth Bundled Funding Advisory Committee.
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