Helen has a demonstrated ability to lead complex organizations and inspire others to drive systems-level change. She has hit the ground running at AMS, and brings her many talents and a renewed energy to the organization’s role as a catalyst for change and innovation in healthcare.
From 2018 – 2021 she was Deputy Minister in the Ontario Ministry of Health, where she helmed Ontario’s initial health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also held provincial posts at the Treasury Board Secretariat, and International Trade, Citizenship, and Immigration.
She played a critical leadership role in the groundbreaking work of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and as co-chair of the Council of Deputy Ministers of Health. Helen has had a role in shaping health system direction from wide and diverse perspectives and has built an extensive understanding of the system as well as a rich network both In Ontario and across the country. She is currently a distinguished fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.