2019 Chapter Awards for Distinguished Service


The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Chapter Awards for Distinguished Service. This award provides an opportunity for chapters to recognize locally and nationally the individuals or corporate members who have made a significant contribution to their chapter. The recipients have been selected by their respective chapters in recognition for their involvement in College activities and for their leadership in educational programming, member recruitment or other areas of voluntary contribution.


Ms. Colleen McEachern, CHE BC Interior
Colleen McEachern, CHE
Director, Capital Planning and Clinical Design
Interior Health Authority
Ms. Kris Gustavson BC Lower Mainland
Kris Gustavson
Corporate Director, Accreditation & Patient Experience, Safety & Outcome Improvement
Mr. Brent Van Buskirk, CHE Bluenose
Brent Van Buskirk, CHE
Director of Health System Strategies & Government Affairs, Atlantic
Ms. Jennifer Proulx, CHE Eastern Ontario
Jennifer Proulx, CHE
Director, Integrated Care Delivery Systems
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Greater Toronto Area
Sonia Jacobs
Vice President, Quality & Client Engagement
Bellwoods Centres for Community Living
Ms. Sarrah Lal Hamilton and Area
Sarrah Lal
Senior Manager, MGD Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare; Assistant Professor, Division of Education & Innovation
Department of Medicine, MGD School of Medicine; McMaster University
Ms. Marilyn Robinson, CHE Manitoba
Marilyn Robinson, CHE
Ms. Andrea Reibmayr, CHE NEON Lights
Andrea Reibmayr, CHE
ARC Executive Coaching
M. Daniel Ayotte, CHE Québec
Daniel Ayotte, CHE
Lieutenant-Colonel, Chief of Staff, 4 Health Services Group
Canadian Armed Forces, Longue-Pointe military base
Nancy Hughes Southern Alberta
Nancy Hughes
Vice‐President & Chief Operating Officer
Bethany Care Society
Julie Campbell Southwestern Ontario
Julie Campbell
MAiD Navigator
South West LHIN
Bart Johnson, CHE Vancouver Island
Bart Johnson, CHE
Manager, Patient Safety Systems and Processes
Vancouver Island Health Authority

These awards are part of our CCHL National Awards Program and will be presented at the CCHL Annual General Meeting on June 9, 2019 in Toronto prior to the 2019 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC).