Bonnie Adamson

Past Board Chair

MSc, BSc

Hospitals and health care organizations count on Bonnie Adamson’s expertise when they need interim leadership, governance expertise, and help with change management. Her commitment to patient-centered care and leadership is unwavering. Currently, she is a health leadership consultant who draws on a wealth of experience, including service as President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, President, and CEO at North York General, and President and CEO of the Huron Perth Hospitals Partnership.

Bonnie has held academic appointments at the University of Toronto and Western University, including most recently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Faculty at Western. She is a Fellow with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a retired Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has surveyed for Accreditation Canada.

Bonnie received the Honorary Life Member Award in 2015 and Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2011 from the CCHL. She was also named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network in 2012. In June 2019, Bonnie received a Doctor in Law, honoris causa, from Western University to recognize her leadership in health care. 

She has served on the boards of Cancer Care Ontario and the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan. Bonnie was appointed by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as Investigator for the Chatham Kent Health Alliance (2016) and Supervisor, Brantford Community Healthcare System (2017-2019).

Bonnie believes that “AMS holds a unique position in the healthcare system as an innovative champion for ongoing improvement in healthcare. By providing strong leadership through impressive, strategic healthcare education, practice, and research programs in health and the humanities, AMS contributes significantly to the sustainability and future of healthcare in Canada.”