31-May-2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
50 High Tech Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 4N7


Canadian College of Health Leaders Greater Toronto Area Chapter:
York Region Nursing Leadership Symposium

  Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
50 High Tech Road Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 4N7

In a unique partnership between CCHL and the Nursing Leadership Network (NLN), the York Region Nursing Leadership Symposium brings together nursing leaders from around the Greater Toronto Area who will share their leadership journeys. In the spirit of mentorship, attendees will have a chance to engage and network in an informal setting.

Featured Speakers:
  • Helena Hutton, EVP and COO,Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Barb Steed, EVP, Patient Services & Chief Practice Officer, Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Gayle Stuart, VP Operations, Sieanna Senior Living
  • Julia Roitenberg, Director, Child and Family Health and CNE, York Region
Fees:  $15.00 (taxes included)

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.50 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
Speaker Biographies:

Helena J. Hutton obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario, after which she proceeded to complete a Masters in Education at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. Helena has recently completed the Advanced Healthcare Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Helena’s nursing career began in 1985 where she was staff nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario until 1988. For the next ten years (1988–1998), she was employed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in different capacities—as Nurse Manager from 1991 to 1997 in In-patient and Out-patient Operating Rooms, Post Anaesthetic Care and Ambulatory Surgery Care, and from 1997 to 1998 as Child Health Services Manager in Perioperative Services and Ambulatory Diagnostics.

From 1998 to 2006, Helena worked at the Trillium Health Centre where she held various positions notably as Director of Health Systems (Surgical Services), Interim Vice President (Patient Services), and as Associate Vice President (Strategic Initiatives, Patient Services). In her role at Trillium, Helena lead teams which were nationally recognized with the Johnson and Johnson Best Practices award and the National 3M Health Care Quality Team Award.

After a year as an independent consultant to the hospital sector, Helena joined Southlake Regional Health Centre in 2007.

Helena has held a number of positions at Southlake including Director of Paramedical Services (Pharmacy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging), Interim Director of Health Information Management, Decision Support and Patient Access, Associate Vice President of Quality, Risk and Planning and Interim Vice President of Emergency and Medicine. In 2011, Helena was appointed Vice President of Quality, Emergency, ICU, Medicine & Surgical Programs.

Gayle Stuart is Vice President of Operations at Sienna Senior Living, one of Canada’s leading seniors’ living providers. Gayle is responsible for the daily operations of the long term care communities in her portfolio, in Ontario, including overseeing their financial and key clinical performance indicators. Gayle has held progressive roles within healthcare and has a keen interest quality. Gayle’s passion for quality improvement is highlighted by successfully leading Health Quality Ontario’s provincial QI program for long term care called Residents First, which set the standard for quality improvement and readied the sector to participate in publicly reporting their Quality Improvement Plans.

An experienced health care leader, Barb Steed is currently the Executive Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Practice Officer at Markham Stouffville Hospital, a community hospital serving over 400,000 people in York Region. Barb has held a number of progressive leadership roles within the health care system at a variety of acute care hospitals covering a diverse range of clinical services. Barb is a Registered Nurse who holds a Master of Health Studies and has a Certified Health Executive certification.

Julia Roitenberg
is the Director of Child and Family Health and Chief Nursing Officer with York Region Public Health. She has Senior Leadership experience in the municipal/public health sector and over 20 years of nursing experience spanning  acute care, community and public health. Julia received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Management from York University. Julia serves as a Board Director with the Ontario Public Health Association and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Julia is a collaborative leader who values person-centered care, health equity and people engagement. Her areas of passion include strategic planning, quality improvement and innovation.