Biography – Susan Fitzpatrick
Susan Fitzpatrick has substantial leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the provincial health care sector, including significant background in change management, stakeholder engagement, and strategy development. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has gained a deep understanding of the health care and life sciences sectors in Canada.
In 2019, Susan was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ontario Health. As the inaugural CEO, Susan led the province’s newest health agency through one of the largest mergers in recent history by bringing together 20 agencies, $30 billion in funding and over 12,000 employees. Most recently, Susan joined Santis Health as a Senior Advisor working with health care boards and executives to advance health services integration and delivery.
In 2015, Susan was appointed CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Prior to joining the LHIN, Susan was the Associate Deputy Minister of Health System Delivery and Implementation in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. At the Ministry, Susan was responsible for working with hospitals, community health centres, long-term care homes, physicians and provincial programs to support program alignment and the delivery of quality health services to patients.
Ms. Fitzpatrick has a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Health Specialization at Queen’s University. She also studied Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario.
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