Michener announces new President and CEO

TORONTO — Mr. Cliff Nordal, Chair of the Board of Governors of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Maureen Adamson as Michener’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Maureen is a dynamic and highly regarded health care executive who is known for transformational leadership with a proven record in strategy development and execution at the national, provincial and community levels,” says Mr. Nordal. “We are excited to be welcoming her to the Michener community.”

For the past three years, Ms. Adamson has been the President and CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. A seasoned executive with the Ontario Public Service, Ms. Adamson has held the positions of Chief Administrative Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister for Health System Investment and Funding, and Assistant Deputy Minister for Corporate Services and Organizational Development at the Ontario Ministry of Health. As an Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Ms. Adamson was the CFO for a government department with an annual operating and capital budget of $37 billion and led the multi-billion dollar infrastructure planning process for Ontario’s public health care system. She has also served as a Director with the Management Board Secretariat.

Within the broader public sector, Ms. Adamson has held senior executive positions at an Ontario post-secondary institution and at one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals specializing in women’s health. She is Chair of the Board of Directors at Research Canada, a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health and prosperity of Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research. She is also Vice-Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the third largest transit system in North America. She is a past board member of a large credit union and sat on the board of Casey House, a downtown Toronto palliative and supportive care facility for those with HIV/AIDS.

Ms. Adamson holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; a Bachelor of Business Administration, Lakehead University; a three-year Community College Diploma in Business Administration from Fleming College and most recently completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management. Ms. Adamson will assume her role as Michener’s new President and CEO in mid July.