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Senior Program Manager 

Maureen Sullivan-Bentz is a Senior Program Manager at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute where she leads the education portfolio on the Safety Improvement and Capability Team. Maureen holds a Masters of Applied Science (Nursing Education) from McGill University and a Bachelors of Nursing Science from Queen’s University.    

Maureen’s professional skills and depth of experience in health care delivery are represented by the diverse and extensive roles she has successfully fulfilled that include Executive Leadership, Nursing Professor, Legal Nurse Consultant and Front-Line Health Care Provider.  Her formative years as a Registered Nurse were primarily focused in the disciplines of Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care, Adult Critical Care and Community Health Nursing.  

Maureen’s leadership role as the Assistant Director at the University of Ottawa’s School of Nursing provided the foundation and framework for the development and implementation of the newly designed curriculum for the Collaborative Nursing Program between the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College 

The President of her own Health Care Consultation business has afforded Maureen the opportunity to provide Project Management Services that identify and facilitate the delivery of best practice implementation and evaluation initiatives in Community and Public Health, Hospital, Long-Term Care and Health Care Education sectors at the local, provincial, national and international level.  In addition, Maureen has served as the Executive Director within both the Primary Care and Palliative Health Care sectors. 

Maureen’s passion for ‘moving the needle’ to improve patient safety in Canada is focused on shaping the career paths of current and future healthcare providers, leaders and governors. In fact, Maureen’s two daughters have recently obtained their Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree forming the third generation of nurses in the Sullivan family. Maureen and her husband reside in Renfrew County with their son who is currently completing his business degree at The University of Guelph.