Ms. Jennifer Ellis

Chief Nursing Executive (non-voting)

KDH welcomed Jennifer Ellis, RN, PhD, as its Vice President of Nursing/Clinical Services in January 2022. Ms. Ellis has 16 years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare sector. Her areas of expertise include patient safety, patient experience, professional practice, risk management, quality improvement, nurse staffing, and service operations. Ms. Ellis earned her PhD in Nursing from McMaster University in 2009, successfully defending a thesis focused on nursing health human resources. She has a strong commitment to regional collaboration and community contributions, currently serving on a number of non-profit boards, including as Vice Chair, Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services, and Board Member, Service Coordination Support. Ms. Ellis is active in regional committees, such as the Health Care Quality Network, and professional organizations such as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. She joined the KDH Board of Directors as Chief Nursing Executive in January, 2022.

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