NEWS: Appointment of Health Nexus Santé Executive Director

Picture of Wendy KatherineThe Health Nexus Santé Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Katherine as the new Executive Director of Health Nexus Santé. Wendy Katherine has been in the role of Interim Executive Director since December 2018 and emerged from our search as the best candidate for the permanent role.

A champion of maternal and child health quality improvement projects, Wendy is among Ontario’s first registered midwives. She was a pioneer in delivering community and hospital-based reproductive health care before joining Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to lead population health improvement programs and strategies including the Ontario Midwifery Program, the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN), Integrated Cancer Screening, among many others. An alumnus of the Rotman MBA Program, volunteer Executive Director of the South-Central Regional Network, Co-lead of an alliance to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth, published author and speaker, Wendy is passionate about evidence-based health care policy and value in publicly funded health systems. Wendy is committed to improving access to Francophone services and in her free time works on improving her own French language skills.

As indicated by Monique Rocheleau, Board Chair, “I am pleased to welcome Wendy to the Health Nexus Santé team. Her expertise in maternal child health and evidence-based health care policy will allow the organization to move forward and meet new challenges.”

In response to her acceptance of the position, Wendy Katherine states: "It’s an honour to work with Health Nexus Santé to do the important work of mobilizing health knowledge. I look forward to working with the incredible team at Health Nexus to connect families and caregivers with valuable information, where and when they need it, to make healthy choices.”

Health Nexus Santé is bilingual non-profit knowledge mobilization organization that creates and spreads digital evidence-informed resources that support provincial, national and international health and wellness goals.
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