Linda is a retired executive health care leader who has worked locally, nationally, and internationally in healthcare. She has served on the EORLA (Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association) Board Quality and Safety Committee and lent her expertise to the Steering Committee of 100 Women Who Care Ottawa. Linda’s areas of expertise include organizational change, performance measurement, quality and process improvement, patient safety, and group facilitation. Linda is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree – with over 35 years in the health sector. She completed her executive leadership training at Queen’s University and finished the Champlain LHIN Senior Leadership Course. Linda was a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, at the University of Ottawa. She is a certified Patient Safety Officer, a Patient Safety Education Program facilitator/trainer, is certified in Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effects Analysis and has Lean and Six Sigma training. Linda has extensive experience in quality and patient safety, accreditation, risk management and patient engagement. Linda is currently a CIHR Patient Engagement Research Ambassador for the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.