Derek has enjoyed a health care career spanning more than 40 years, with experience first at the front-line care level as a registered laboratory technologist in Ottawa, followed by management positions within laboratory services, senior leadership for diagnostic services in the USA and Northern Ontario, and culminating in eleven years as President and CEO of Manitoulin Health Centre. Derek also served from 2010 to 2017 on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Hospital Association.
Mr. Graham holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care from the California College for Health Sciences, as well as diplomas in Health Care Administration (OHA) and Medical Laboratory Technology (Algonquin College).
Derek is passionate about rural health care, collaborative efforts across regions and the health continuum, and in sharing knowledge and experiences with peers. Since retiring, Derek has worked with northern and rural health organizations across the North-East in a consulting capacity.