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Patient Safety Improvement Lead

Maryanne holds a Master’s degree in Science and Nursing (Leadership and Education stream) from York University, a Bachelors of Science and Nursing from Ryerson University, and has worked in progressive leadership roles at provincial scale for many years. Prior to joining CPSI, Maryanne served as a Best Practice Coordinator at the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), and obtaining a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Moresteam University.   She has also co-authored a series of 4 quality improvement articles for the Ontario Long Term Care Magazine OLTCA, and is currently pursuing a CHE designation from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.  Maryanne has held various roles in the Long Term Care and Community Health sector in Ontario, including clinician, clinical educator, case manager, and Director of Nursing.   As well, in her previous role as Quality Improvement Project Lead at Health Quality Ontario (HQO), Maryanne managed and coordinated the overall provincial quality improvement training for the Long Term Care sector engaging various provincial and regional partners across the continuum of care.  Maryanne has also had the unique opportunity to support the first quality improvement collaborative in pressure ulcer prevention for the LTC sector in Ontario. 

Maryanne has substantive experience leading large scale quality improvement initiatives, facilitating partnerships, building teams, and contributing to new knowledge generation in quality improvement and patient safety.  She is excited and looking forward to contributing collaboratively to a National Patient Safety Strategy under the leadership of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

Maryanne enjoys spending time with her family and always opts for an outdoor adventure with her two boys.  She enjoys gardening, multi-cultural cooking, and outdoor activities that keep her in touch with nature.