Marnie MacKinnon

Executive Lead, Program Implementation

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Marnie MacKinnon joined The Change Foundation as Executive Lead, Program Implementation in October 2019. In this role, she oversees and supports the implementation of improvement activities as outlined in the current strategic focus and province-wide stakeholder engagement and partnerships.

Marnie brings over 30 years of experience in health care policy, program design and implementation.  Most recently, Marnie was Director at the Ontario Renal Network as part of Cancer Care Ontario and held various Senior Management positions there between 2012-19.  Before joining The Change Foundation, she worked with patients and families, clinicians and program teams at the Ontario Renal Network to develop a new palliative and end-of-life program, patient reporting and specialized programs with goal to better integrate renal care with other health system partners. Prior to that led the development of the first population based colorectal screening program in Canada and integrated three screening programs into a common model of care, including defining clinical requirements, data collection, reporting and accountability mechanisms. Her commitment to building high performing teams, improving quality care and the patient and caregiver experience is at the centre of all her work.

Marnie has also worked with Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and with various healthcare stakeholders including hospitals, womens health organizations and academic health centres as an independent consultant.

Marnie holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) from McMaster University, a Faculty of Law for Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution certificate from the University of Windsor, and leadership and strategic change certificates from the Rotman School of Management and Business. When she’s not at work, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with her family or riding her bike around the city.

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