Jun 12, 2023

Toronto Academic Health Science Network Appoints Heather McPherson as Incoming Chair

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Heather McPherson, President and CEO, Women's College Hospital
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The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather McPherson, President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital, as incoming Chair of the Network effective September 5, 2023, for a two-year term.

Heather has been an active leader in the TAHSN community, providing strategic oversight and leadership to many of TAHSN's key priorities over the past several years, including the network’s focus on anti-racism in healthcare, serving as the CEO Lead for the TAHSN Education (TAHSNe) Committee, and previously sponsoring the TAHSN Practice (TAHSNp) Committee. Heather was also instrumental in establishing TAHSN’s Toronto Health Education Table, which came together to maintain hospital-based health professional education during the pandemic – and has since become a key resource for alignment and collaboration of health education in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

A champion of equity, Heather believes strongly in the importance of creating a health system that is safe and accessible for everyone. Her continued leadership will be instrumental in advancing TAHSN’s strategic priorities which include excellence in care, leadership in research, and the development of future health leaders – all with the aim of an equitable and sustainable future.

Please join us in welcoming Heather as the incoming TAHSN Chair and wishing her well as she continues to create a positive impact in the health system and steers the TAHSN strategy forward.