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Senior Director, Patient Safety Improvement and Capability Building

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 on a provincial and national scale for many years.  Maryanne has held various roles in the Long-Term Care and Community Health sector in Ontario, including clinician, clinical nurse educator, case manager with CCAC Community Care Access Centre, and Director of Nursing.

Prior to joining CPSI, Maryanne served as a Quality Improvement Advisor at Health Quality Ontario (HQO) for five years.  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 served as a Best Practice Coordinator at the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), supporting evidence based practice implementation.  Maryanne has also had the unique opportunity to support the first quality improvement collaborative in pressure ulcer prevention (PUAP) for the LTC sector in Ontario.  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.

In her current role as Senior Director, Safety Improvement and Capability Building with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Maryanne leads pan-Canadian initiatives in the area of health provider education (capability building and knowledge translation), quality improvement and research in patient safety.  Through the National Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan, and specifically, the home care safety action plan, she provides leadership and fosters strong alliances with a multi-partner, pan-Canadian stakeholder group.