Karen Born, Joshua Tepper & Greta Cummings

Karen Born Karen Born is a researcher-writer with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital, focusing her work on projects related to public engagement and education around the health care system. Karen is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Karen has worked across Ontario facilitating citizen engagement processes for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, LHINs and hospitals. Karen has an MSc in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics, and an Honours BA in Political Science from McGill University. Follow Karen on Twitter @BornK Joshua Tepper Dr. Joshua Tepper is a family physician and the CEO of Health Quality Ontario. He was formerly the Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and he spent five and a half years as the Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Human Resources Strategy Division. He led the HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy. He was a senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). He has a Bachelors degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Masters of Public Health from Harvard, and completed his executive MBA in June 2011 at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Most important of all he has two gorgeous children Ishai and Adara. Follow Joshua on Twitter @DrJoshuaTepper Greta Cummings Dr. Greta Cummings is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She has 15 years of senior administrative leadership experience in hospital, regional and provincial health services. She is currently the principal investigator of the Connecting Leadership Education & Research (CLEAR) Outcomes Program, which focuses on the development of leadership by individuals and organizations to achieve better outcomes for healthcare providers and patients. Dr. Cummings is past President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (2005-2007), and President, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (2010-2014). Her awards include Career Scientist awards from CIHR and AHFMR, Order of Merit for Research, Canadian Nurses Association, Excellence in Nursing Research from Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the Award of Excellence in Research from CARNA.

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Decades of restructuring hurts morale of Alberta’s health care professionals

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