Samantha Hodder, CHE, named recipient of 2021 Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award

March 29, 2021

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Samantha Hodder, CHE, Senior Director, Mental Health and Addictions at Nova Scotia Health, has been named recipient of the 2021 Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award.

Samantha is an exceptional young leader with a passion for improving care for individuals living with mental illness and addictions, and a commitment to service excellence and evidence informed strategic systems change. She has had impressive leadership growth within the last five years, advancing from Manager, to Director, and now Senior Director in the complex, priority portfolio of Mental Health and Addictions with Nova Scotia Health.

Her vision is that Nova Scotians who need mental health and addictions care receive the right care, from the right provider, at the right time and place.

With a bright future in health leadership, Samantha was one of thirteen international health leaders recognized with the Young Executive Award in 2019 for outstanding merit in healthcare management by the International Hospital Federation.

The Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award is presented to a Canadian healthcare leader, age 40 or younger, who has demonstrated leadership in the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s health system. 

The award is sponsored by HealthHub, Canada’s leading digital patient engagement platform. The myHealthHub empowers patients to actively participate in their care and helps clinicians focus on what really matters.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program. and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2021.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213


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