Leadership Team

Gail Paech


Ms. Paech is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She brings strong leadership and a proven track record in leading large-scale projects focused on health system change.

Early in her career, Ms. Paech held several senior administrative roles in Nursing and was Director of a Health Care Practice for a global consulting company. Ms Paech served as Associate Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. In these roles she showed exemplary capacity for strategic leadership and was responsible for implementing several high-profile provincial initiatives. Most recently, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association where she inspired positive changes through the development of a strategic plan aimed at achieving future growth and sustainability.

Between 1991 and 1998 she was the President and CEO of Toronto East General Hospital. Ms Paech holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Toronto.