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Sandi KosseySenior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Priorities

Sandi Kossey, MHA, BScPT, is passionate about healthcare improvement and champions meaningful partnerships with patients.  In her senior executive role with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) she leads national and international initiatives with governments, leaders, providers, patients and families to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.

She led the establishment of the National Patient Safety Consortium, an innovative large-scale transformational change initiative which resulted in unprecedented collaboration, policy and practice change, and improved outcomes and experiences for patients and providers across Canada.  Drawing from her compassionate nature as a healthcare provider, she has championed partnering with patients and families for healthcare improvement and is honored to support Patients for Patient Safety Canada, CPSI's patient-led program.  Sandi is Director/Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Patient Safety and Patient Engagement.  She also supports the CPSI Board's Strategic Planning & Priorities Committee.

Sandi previously led province-wide group relations and organizational health with a health benefits and insurance trust in the education sector, helped establish the Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy, worked in occupational health and safety management, and was a practicing and supervising physiotherapist.

Sandi holds Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Master of Health Administration degrees, and instructs at the University of Alberta.  She currently serves on the Board of the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian College of Health, and has previously served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Leadership Division.

In her spare time, Sandi is active in her local community and preserving Edmonton's vibrant historic past, and loves creating masterpieces at home with cooking, baking and gardening to share with her friends and family.

Engage with Sandi on Twitter @ptsafety_sandi