Over the past 15 years, Simone has focused on joining her skills in strategy, project management, and policy change to drive health system transformation. Through her leadership and expertise in utilizing new and innovative processes and technologies, Simone is passionate about shaping a healthier tomorrow for the community, region and beyond. In her current role as Vice President, Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Institute for Better Heath (IBH), Simone is responsible for driving research, innovation and generating transformative health care solutions to support our ability continue to provide accessible, high quality care now and in the future at THP. In this role, Simone works with the IBH administrative teams including research operations, communications and data discovery to support the scientific endeavours of the Institute, as well responsibility for driving THP’s innovation strategy and partnership projects.
Prior to her role at IBH, Simone held several progressive leadership roles in programs across THP including, Strategy Development & Corporate Planning, Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness, and Project Management. Prior to joining THP, Simone worked in health care consulting where she led projects focused on health system redesign to reduce wait times and the deployment of provincial health information systems. Through her varying roles in health care, Simone has demonstrated that her work is highly results-oriented and deeply grounded in a knowledge of governance, project and program management best practices.
Simone received her Bachelors of Science & Business from the University of Waterloo’s Coop Program and her MBA at The Schulich School of Business at York University where she was nominated for the Emerging Health Leader Award. Her masters studies included research on the efficacy of Public Private Partnerships in Healthcare, which was presented and published in several international journals. Simone is also a Collaborator at the Institute for Better Health supporting research and innovation in her areas of subject matter expertise.
A proud South Etobicoke resident, Simone is a champion of community activism and volunteerism. She has been involved in several local charities and community organizations, many of which are focused on supporting the well-being of children and new mothers.