Director of Programs, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)
As Director of Programs at CFHI, Christine oversees the development, delivery and evaluation of quality improvement collaboratives focused on strengthening our long term care through four provincial Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics scale collaboratives and the PREVIEW-ED© collaborative as well as the spread of innovations in palliative and end of life care identified through the CFHI Call for Innovations in Palliative Care. Christine has also played a key role in helping to develop CFHI’s screening and selection criteria for spreading innovation. Christine has a degree in nursing, a Master’s of Public Administration and over 25 years’ experience working in healthcare. She has a passion for patient-centred care and quality improvement and has championed public health policy at the local and provincial level.
Prior to this, Christine worked at the Central East CCAC where she provided leadership and oversight to the quality accountability framework, quality improvement reporting and business process and evaluation activities. She provided support and direct project management for a portfolio of projects including the enterprise-wide implementation of the Client Health and Related Information System (CHRIS) and helped to establish the Provincial PMO Network to facilitate sharing resources, provide alignment, strategic guidance and support for CCAC and OACCAC project leaders.
Previously, Christine worked for twenty years in public health where she was responsible for the development and implementation of community programs to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use including advocating for and establishing smoke-free by-laws. She is a skilled facilitator with experience bringing together groups and cross-functional teams to implement provincial and regional improvement initiatives such as the Ontario Driven to Quit Contest, Home First and Health Links.