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G. Ross Baker, Ph.D.

G. Ross Baker, Ph.D., is a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and Director of the MSc. Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Ross is co-lead for a large quality improvement-training program in Ontario, IDEAS (Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors). Recent research projects include a review and synthesis of evidence on factors linked to high performing healthcare systems, an analysis of why progress on patient safety has been slower than expected and an edited book of case studies on patient engagement strategies.

Dr. Jane Carthey, Ph.D.

Dr. Carthey is a human factors consultant with technical expertise gained from both research and consultancy roles in healthcare, and other industries. Jane's PhD research was carried out in the nuclear industry and she has over twenty years' experience working at both a national and local level in the NHS. 

She has worked as an independent Human Factors and Patient Safety Specialist since 2005 and is co-author of the report, Measurement and Monitoring of Safety (Vincent, Burnett and Carthey, 2013) and author of Taking Further Steps: The How To Guide to Implementing Human Factors in Healthcare (volume 2), (Clinical Human Factors Group, 2013)

She has expertise carrying out governance reviews in healthcare organizations and working with NHS Boards to improve their safety culture. She also has extensive experience working with doctors, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and executive directors on implementing human factors, being open, incident investigation and improving their approach to Measurement and Monitoring safety.

Ms. Maryanne D'Arpino, RN, BScN, MScN, CHE

In her senior executive role with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) she leads national and international initiatives with leaders, providers, patients and families to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. This includes leading the CPSI strategy for Safety Improvement, Knowledge Translation, Capability Building, Patient Safety Research, and Indigenous Health Priorities.

Maryanne is pleased to provide the executive leadership on the next evolution of the Safety Improvement Project, Measuring and Monitoring of Patient Safety in Canada.

Ms. Virginia Flintoft, BN MSc,

Virginia is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto where she has worked with Dr. G. Ross Baker since 2002 on a variety of patient safety and quality improvement studies including the Canadian Adverse Event Study. She also works with CPSI as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining IHPME Virginia worked in Health Services Research at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences since its opening in 1992. Virginia has a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science in Design, Measurement and Evaluation from McMaster University.

Most recently, Ms. Flintoft led the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Demonstration Project and was a member of the coaching team. She also works with CPSI as the Manager of the Central Measurement Team.

Ms. Anne MacLaurin

Anne is a Patient Safety Improvement Lead for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. She is responsible for advancing patient safety through supporting national and regional partnerships and coordinating initiatives such as CPSI's infection prevention and control national strategy and its national measurement system; Patient Safety Metrics.

Anne joined CPSI in 2008 as the Project Manager for Safer Healthcare Now! and later, Canada's Hand Hygiene Campaign. She was also a coach of the 2017 MMSF demonstration project

Mr. Wayne Miller

Wayne is a Patient Safety Improvement Lead and he joined CPSI in 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in healthcare and has a Master of Healthcare Administration from University of Colorado and is a Fellow of the Canadian Health Services Foundation EXTRA program. Prior to joining CPSI, he provided leadership in clinical services, executive administration and research at both a hospital and regional health authority. In clinical areas he has lead Mental Health, Seniors Care, and Therapeutic Recreation services. As an executive leader he has had responsibility for Strategic and Operational planning, Quality and Risk Management, Clinical and Applied Health research, and specific Capital Planning projects. He was also a coach of the 2017 MMSF demonstration project, and is the CPSI lead for the Safety Improvement Project, Measuring and Monitoring of Patient Safety in Canada

Mr. Alexandru Titeu

Alexandru is a Research Officer at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Since 2008 he has worked for CPSI as a Project Coordinator for Safer Healthcare Now! as technical lead for Patient Safety Metrics supporting healthcare organizations in the collection and analysis of improvement data, and most recently on the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Demonstration Project.