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Sandi KosseySenior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Priorities

Sandi Kossey is a Senior Director based in the corporate Edmonton office.  She leads the execution of strategic business plan activities ​related to CPSI’s work in providing leadership on the establishment of a National Integrated Patient Safety Strategy, and supports the Board’s Strategic Planning & Priorities Committee.  Sandi has also led innovative national initiatives to expand patient safety concepts and knowledge to the healthcare boardroom and to sectors outside of acute care settings, as well as many of CPSI’s national and international programs for managing and learning from patient safety incidents.  She is passionate about patient and family involvement in healthcare improvement and is honored to work with Patients for Patient Safety Canada, CPSI’s patient-led program.

Prior to joining CPSI in 2007, Sandi was a senior manager for group relations and workplace and organizational health with a provincial health and welfare trust in the education sector.  She was a practicing physiotherapist for several years in a large academic teaching hospital in both clinical and supervisory roles before moving into consulting and management roles within the former Capital Health region (Edmonton and area) where she worked in occupational health, safety and wellness, and later, regional and provincial stroke services.

Sandi holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Master of Health Administration degree from Athabasca University.  She is a guest lecturer on patient safety curricula for physiotherapy graduate students at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, and is an Executive Committee member of the Leadership Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  Sandi is an avid gardener, despite the Alberta weather.