As the Vice President, Clinical Care & Chief Nurse Executive at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Dionne plays an integral part in helping the organization achieve its goals towards integrated and equitable care and support for people with mental illness. She leads the program that supports those with the most complex illnesses and is dedicated to improving access to excellent patient-centred care so that people may live these best lives. Dionne brings high energy, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude to all that she does.
Dionne is also a member of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Black Nurses task force and an active member of the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Employer Reference Group. As a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), Dionne’s previous leadership roles include: Multi-Site Director, Diversity and Cultural Advancement at Orillia’s Soldiers Memorial Hospital and SouthLake Regional Hospital in Newmarket.
Dionne has held many leadership roles in her 35 years of clinical experience, including: Clinical Director, Medicine Program at Southlake Regional Hospital, Director of Home and Community Care Planning and Strategy at the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Clinical Director Complex Continuing Care, Saint Vincent Hospital; Bruyere Continuing Care and Clinical Manager, Mental Health and Addictions at Humber River Hospital. Dionne is a mother of 3 beautiful girls, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and an award-winning fitness professional.