Karen Born, Terrence Sullivan & Robert Bear
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
Dr. Terrence Sullivan was President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) from 2001-2011. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Sullivan held the position of President of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). He has held senior roles in the Ontario Ministries of Health, Intergovernmental Affairs and Cabinet Office. He served two successive Premiers Ontario as Executive Director of the Premier’s Council on Health Strategy from 1989-1991, including a period of time as Deputy Minister. He is an active behavioral scientist with research and practice interests in cancer prevention and health system performance. He holds faculty appointments in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His current commitments include roles as the Vice Chair of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion and the independent chair of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health.
Robert Allan Bear
Dr. Robert Bear practiced as a nephrologist for over 30 years and is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Capital Health (Edmonton). He was a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and subsequently at the University of Alberta. He also held senior management positions in several health care organizations in Alberta and Ontario, worked broadly as a health care consultant, and published widely in the medical sphere. He is the author of the novel Sorrow’s Reward, which is set in a dialysis unit. He and his wife divide their time between Canmore, Alberta and Naples, Florida. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertAllanBear
Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author
Alberta Health Services has had a tumultuous summer. There have been major changes at the highest levels of administration and governance of the province’s health system. A review of the recent history of restructuring in Alberta’s health system might be helpful to understand the recent changes. Moving towards health regions Alberta was part of the…