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Accreditation Canada's Board of Directors is our governing body which comprises 16 voting members and two government observers. Meeting four times a year, the board provides leadership, sets policy, and oversees the organization's long term planning.
Frances Martin joined the NS Department of Health and Wellness (formerly the Department of Health) in March 2010 as Associate Deputy Minister. Her responsibilities include program standards and quality, diversity and social inclusion, mental health and addictions, health system workforce, pharmaceutical services, policy and planning, and legislative policy. Frances’ career with the Province of Nova Scotia has spanned closed to 20 years, starting at the NS Department of Environment, followed by senior-level positions at the NS Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage; NS Department of Business and Consumer Services; and Office of Policy and Priorities (NS).
Murray Martin is one of Canada’s longest serving health care executives, with more than 38 years of health care leadership experience. He joined Hamilton Health Sciences in 2001 as President and CEO. Previously, Mr. Martin served as the President and CEO of Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. He has held a number of other senior management positions including Executive Vice President and COO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Administrator of the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Assistant Administrator, Swift Current Union Hospital, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Mr. Martin is a native of Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the health administration program from University of Toronto. He is also a board member of the Hospital Insurance Reciprocal of Canada and numerous other regional and provincial health care committees. He is a frequent speaker at health care conferences and has authored a number of publications.
John Schram joined the Board of Directors for We Care Health Services in March 1996 and subsequently assumed the role of President and CEO of We Care in 1999. Prior to joining We Care on a full time basis, John held a number of senior executive positions in the publishing industry, both in Canada and in the United States. Throughout his tenure at We Care, John has strived to bring the concerns and issues of the home health care sector into the forefront for governments across the country. John championed We Care’s drive to accreditation with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation in 2000. We Care piloted their new program Qmemtum. Mr. Schram holds an Honours Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Colonel David Weger joined the Canadian Forces in 1980 and has spent the past 23 years working within the military health care system. He is currently Director Health Services Delivery for the Canadian Forces, with system wide responsibility for a diverse portfolio that includes quality improvement, performance measurement, health human resources contracting, infrastructure, procurement and health informatics. Prior to assuming his current position, he served the Canadian Forces Health Services as a health care administrator and health services operations executive in six different provinces and overseas in Germany and the Middle East. Career highlights include his participation in relief efforts during the 1997 Manitoba Flood and the 1998 Eastern Ontario Ice Storm, commanding a 200-member mobile health services delivery unit and serving as the primary strategic level health services planner for the establishment of the Canadian led multinational hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Colonel Weger holds a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Strategic Medical Leadership Program and the U.S. Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive and sits on the Board of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
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