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Senior Director, Patient Safety Improvement and Capability Building

In her senior leadership role at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Maryanne brings exceptional skills, knowledge, and expertise to drive the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety agenda forward in Canada.  She brings many years of dedication from the healthcare field and has worked in progressive leadership roles at the provincial and national scale, with a keen interest and focus on capability building and knowledge translation in quality and safety.  Maryanne holds a Master's degree in Science and Nursing (Leadership and Education stream) from York University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University, and is a Certified Healthcare Executive through the Canadian College of Health Leaders. 

As Senior Director of Operations, Maryanne provides leadership to CPSI’s strategy development and implementation of the Patient Safety Improvement and Capability Building Portfolio.  Her portfolio includes: Leading large-scale change through CPSI’s Pan-Canadian Safety/Quality Improvement Initiatives, priority setting with multiple stakeholder groups to inform CPSI’s knowledge translation strategy and platform Shift to Safety.  Within the Capability Building strategy, she provides oversight of CPSI’s educational programming (ASPIRE, PSEP ‒ Canada, Canadian Patient Safety Officer Program, Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety for Boards and CEO’s, TeamSTEPPS Canada™, and Incident Management), Patient Safety Research and Development, and Indigenous Patient Safety Health Priorities are key areas of accountability.  Maryanne partners with multiple health professional delivery institutions and the academic community with the goal of embedding patient safety competencies within curricula and programming, as a primary goal to improving patient safety.  As such, she provides leadership and fosters strong alliances with multi-partner, pan-Canadian and international stakeholder groups.