Vice-President, Professional and Leadership Development, Canadian College of Health Leaders
Brenda has been at the Canadian College of Health Leaders since 2013. In that time, Brenda and her team have expanded the number of programs and partner organizations representing the uptake of CCHL leadership development programs to all provinces in Canada and across the continuum of care; including long term, acute, community care settings, social services and the public sector.
She has increased the number of strategic alliances for the Certified Health Executive (CHE) credentialing program (the only health leadership designation in Canada for all health professionals) from twelve to twenty-seven university programs and from four to sixteen employer partnerships, and led the overhaul of both the CHE and Fellows designations, leading to registration records.
Brenda held a cross-departmental associate faculty appointment at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business and School of Rehabilitation Science in their Master of Health Management program.
Brenda began her career in healthcare as an occupational therapist in an acute care regional health centre followed by providing pediatric occupational therapy in rural community care.