06/04/2019 - Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter Event and Webinar

Annual General Meeting and Education Session (1 MOC I)


Date: June 04, 2019  
Harbour Room at the Miller Centre 100 Forest Rd
St. John's NL A1A 3Z9 


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
Annual General Meeting and Education Session

June 4, 2019
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Dory, the Prism and the Inukshuk: the Joy and the Struggle of Leading with Integrity in this Time
In this presentation, the capabilities of the LEADS framework will be threaded through the images of a dory, a prism and an inukshuk. The conversation between the participants and the presenter will show how the themes are reflected in lived experience in our health system. The desired future finds a delicate but dynamic balance between the personal growth and satisfaction of the leader and the transformation of the health system.

Guest Speakers:

Sister Elizabeth Davis

Sister Elizabeth M. Davis
was born in Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Newfoundland and Labrador in 1966. During her higher education, she earned a B.A. and B.Ed. (Memorial University 1975); an M.A. (Theology) (Notre Dame 1982), an M.H.Sc. (Administration) (Toronto 1985) and a Th.D. (University of Toronto, 2018). She taught high school from 1969 to 1982. In the period 1985 to 1994, she served as Assistant Executive Director, Medical Director and Executive Director at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland. From 1994 to 2000, she was the President and CEO of the Health Corporation of St. John's. She is presently the Leader of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland.

Sister Elizabeth has served with great distinction on many national and international bodies including the Council of Licensed Practical Nurses, the Association of Canadian Teaching Hospitals, the Canadian Institute of Health Information, the National Board of Medical Examiners (USA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Newfoundland Labrador's Place in Canada, the Catholic Biblical Association of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation and the Mercy International Association. She is a much sought-after speaker, leader of workshops and facilitator of strategic planning retreats, an editor of journals and a popular and inspirational instructor. Her areas of expertise span a wide range of subjects - from those related to her religious studies to work on patient- focused care, healthcare leadership, quality of care, patient safety, professionalism, health services research, and change management. Sister Elizabeth is the current board co-chair of The Gathering Place, a non-profit organization that provides services and respite to members of the community who need support from isolation and loneliness in downtown St. John’s.

Judy O’Keefe – Chair of NL CCHL Chapter

Judy O’Keefe is the Regional Vice President responsible for Long Term Care, Community Support Services, Rehabilitation, Continuing and Palliative Care, Home and Community Care, Public Health, Health Promotion, and Pastoral Care and Ethics with Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Judy holds a Masters of Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is currently Chapter Chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, NL Chapter and Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Judy has served as Board Member of the Canadian Home Care Association from 2002-2006; Board Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers from 2002-2005; Vice Chair of the Avalon Region Strategic Social Plan Steering Committee from 2003-2004; and Executive Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Association from 1996-2008.

Judy has an extensive and progressive career of over 30 years in the health system including Regional Program Director for Long Term Care within Eastern Health, and Assistant Chief Executive Officer in the legacy organization of Health and Community Services Eastern. She has been successful in achieving positive outcomes for the health and community services system at the regional, provincial and national levels and has shown commitment to safe, quality health care.

This event is free of charge

In person and webinar attendance options available -  Webinar details will be provided following registration

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.