Welcome Stephanie MacLaren, Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming Stephanie MacLaren as the new Executive Director of the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team.

Stephanie’s career in health care spans 20 years working with a variety of health service provider organizations across the system from hospitals, community health centres, and family health teams. She brings a deep history of partnership building in all of the roles she has held at the management and executive levels; from developing programs and system infrastructure in Toronto to supporting equity oriented diabetes management to working with primary care providers and other system providers to advancing the system of coordinated care through innovative programming.

Most recently, Stephanie held the position of Vice President, Community Programs at Haliburton Highlands Health Services where her focus was on advancing the work of inter-organizational and interdisciplinary teams to improve care for seniors and individuals experiencing mental health issues. Stephanie believes that collaboration, innovation, and engagement with patients, caregivers, and service providers alike are the main ingredients in moving towards a system of coordinated and seamless care. She is excited to be a part of the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team to do just that.

Stephanie starts her new role on September 7, 2021 and will be reporting to the KL-OHT Co-Leads, Veronica Nelson, VP & Chief Operating Officer at Ross Memorial Hospital and Barb Mildon, Chief Executive Officer at Community Care, City of Kawartha Lakes.

We are excited to have Stephanie join us at the KL-OHT!

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