A day in the life of: Executive Director of OPHA

CREATE-BEST and the MDII are pleased to invite you to the first session of a series of seminars/webinars on the workday of a healthcare / public health professional. During each of these sessions, we will invite a guest from the healthcare / public health sector and conduct a live interview with with them. We will ask about their position in the organization, their daily activities, and their job requirements. The session will also allow for an open discussion with our guest for you to ask any questions about their workday!

This session’s guest is Pegeen Walsh (LinkedIn), Executive Director of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA). Pegeen’s role requires supporting and facilitating advocacy efforts in public health and capacity building and knowledge transfer and exchange initiatives within the province and beyond. She is an inspirational leader and team builder with 20+ years of executive experience in the public and non-profit sector who drives advances in societal well-being and organizational health through designing and implementing innovative policies, programs, partnerships and research.

What you will gain

This activity aims to help attendees understand the workday of a healthcare / public health professional, to get inspired, and to discover potential opportunities for novel technologies to be applied in that work environment.

When: September 18, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Where: University of Ottawa, Louis-Pasteur building (129 Louis-Pasteur), LPR-286

Unable to attend?
You can participate in the live-stream. The following link will be activated on the day of the event.

About the speaker

Pegeen is the Executive Director for the Ontario Public Health Association. Her role requires supporting and facilitating advocacy efforts in public health and capacity building and knowledge transfer and exchange initiatives within the province and beyond. Prior to OPHA, Pegeen has led the design and delivery of a wide range of programs, policies, partnerships, and research that have supported individual and community health and well-being.  As Ontario Regional Director with Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Director at the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, she oversaw various health initiatives ranging from early child development, healthy eating, and tobacco control, healthy communities to injury, alcohol abuse and 2008 OPHS Standards.  As Director of Public Policy at YMCA Canada, she developed government relations training and strategies.  Just prior to joining OPHA, Pegeen was a Research Director at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships responsible implementing research strategy to advance knowledge and best practices.  Pegeen is also a Board member at Family Services Toronto, serving as chair of its Governance Committee. She holds a BA degree from University of Waterloo in Political Science.