Learn from the experts with COACH Core Health Informatics Education.

Heather Begley, Clinical Application Specialist/Developer, University Health Network
Heather Begley works at University Health Network and has completed Master of Science and Medical Informatics at Northwestern University. Specialties are project management, technique development, and software application.
Alma Chandrasekharan, Group Manager, Data & Analytic Services, Cancer Care Ontario
Alma Chandrasekharan has over 10 years of experience in Analysis, Design, Product Development and Implementation of Healthcare IT systems with a strong focus in the Healthcare market in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada. Key strengths include – strong communication skills, team building, stakeholder engagement.

Additionally, she is skilled in – business strategy, product management, benefits evaluation, requirements gathering, rapid prototyping, user interface design and usability, data modelling and design, data governance, healthcare and clinical practices, standards, service management, service oriented architecture, and programming in .NET framework.

Zee Hua Cheung, Director, Gevity
Zee Hua Cheung has worked for more than 19 years in information technology, specializing in health information and government services. She has led large implementations for various Canadian provinces and has worked with a number of First Nation communities. She is currently a Director with Gevity’s First Nations, Territories and NGO Division.

Partnering with Canadian provincial and First Nations health jurisdictions to implement the Panorama public health communicable disease surveillance and management system has become something of a passion for Zee Hua. In addition to managing teams focused on the data, interfaces, reporting and technical architecture pieces, Zee Hua has also performed business and enterprise analysis, developed training and communications materials and managed the transition to operations. In all aspects of her work, Zee Hua draws from her toolkit of trusted project, business analysis and change management techniques, informing and enriching her work with clients and addressing the challenges that come up from time to time on all projects.

Zee Hua’s experience with Canadian First Nations peoples has driven her to further her understanding of the history of indigenous communities in the context of health information and data, both through her experience on various projects, as well as through additional course work.

Zee Hua holds a Bachelors of Engineering from McGill University (Montréal, Canada) and has completed her CBAP®, PMP, Prosci® and CPHIMS-CA Certifications.  In her spare time, Zee Hua enjoys running and indoor cycling and planning for her “next hiking trip”.

Cassie Frazer, Program Director, Consumer Health & Innovation, Canada Health Infoway

Cassie Frazer has 20 years of health care experience working in numerous roles, including 12 years as a front-line Respiratory Therapist. She has a Bachelor of Science from Queens University and a Masters in Heath Administration from the University of Toronto. She was a co-founder of the Pan-Canadian Change Management Network, a leading contributor to the National Change Management Framework and is a certified health informatics professional. Cassie currently works for Canada Health Infoway as the Program Director for Consumer Health & Innovation. Within the broad portfolio of digital health initiatives she manages, she is able to leverage her experience and interests in change management, health informatics and innovation.

Margaret Kennedy, Managing Partner, Clinical Informatics Practice, Gevity

Dr. Margaret Ann Kennedy is Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Managing Partner leading Gevity’s Clinical Informatics Practice. Leveraging 30 years experience in leadership roles across the healthcare continuum, Margie enables systems transformation to support optimal health outcomes and quality clinical practice.

Margie’s deep understanding of interprofessional clinical practice informs her strategic advisory services, assisting clients to achieve organizational transformation, health outcome and adoption targets, and system efficiencies. She is equally comfortable engaging at a tactical project level; with diverse stakeholders; managing change programs; and training users. Margie is recognized for her ability to quickly connect with clients, bringing her expert clinical lens to ensure that implementations align with clinical priorities and administrative needs.

Margie is adept in cultivating consensus among interprofessional stakeholders, and local, regional, or complex multi-jurisdictional teams. She understands the importance of fostering strategic alliances to achieve long term success. Margie approaches her group work with humor, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and a humanistic approach that aims to empower.

An industry leader, Margie contributes to peer reviewed journals, is co-editor of Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4th ed), serves on multiple Canadian and international informatics committees, as well as various editorial boards. She continues to teach at the post graduate level and in a variety of industry certification programs.

A true East Coaster, Margie is always at home by the sea, and can frequently be found exploring oceanside vistas or seeking local whale watching and boating adventures. Margie is a ballet and musical theatre fan as well as an avid hockey fan.

Margie holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of South Australia, a Master of Nursing from Dalhousie University (Canada), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University (Canada), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Standards for Health Informatics from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). Additionally, she maintains her CPHIMS-CA, plus multiple change and project management certifications.

Angela Lianos, Director, Account Management, Provincial Accounts, eHealth Ontario

Angela Lianos has spent over 25 years working in healthcare including acute care facilities and healthcare policy organizations. 16 of those have been spent working in healthcare IT across the country for hospitals, software vendors as well as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and eHealth Ontario, leading process and system optimization initiatives. Since January 2011, Angela was the Director of the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Program which includes funding, governance, and oversight of Ontario’s four DI Repository Projects, the DI Common Service Initiative, the Independent Health Facilities integration, and the Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System. In October 2015, her responsibilities were expanded to include the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS). She is currently the Director of the Provincial Accounts portfolio and also Acting Director of the Southwestern Accounts portfolio.

Patrick Lo, Chief Executive Officer, Privacy Horizon Inc.

Patrick Lo is the CEO of Privacy Horizon Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of information privacy. He has held a number of executive positions in the public and private sectors focused on the development and implementation of privacy and data protection programs.

Prior to joining Privacy Horizon, Patrick was Senior Program Director for the Identity, Access and Privacy Portfolio at eHealth Ontario, where he was responsible for strategy and planning, product management and adoption of provincial identity management technologies designed to control access to personal health information. Prior to that, he led the privacy office at eHealth Ontario, and built the Province’s first “eHealth Privacy Centre of Excellence” – establishing eHealth Ontario as a leader in the development and implementation of privacy best practices.

Patrick is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C).

Anubha Sant, Senior Consultant, Stakeholder Engagement, Patient Portal, Hamilton Health Sciences

Proven eHealth product strategy, business operations & investment consultant, with over five years of leadership experience, holding a Master of Science in eHealth. Passionate about improving consumer health experience, demonstrated by a history of successfully designing and implementing person-centered digital health solutions. Maintaining a track record of providing leadership in system transformation initiatives, from project conception to delivery. Driven to work with startups to scale up innovative solutions, by creating strong business models and clinical evidence frameworks. Equipped with extensive knowledge of federal, provincial (Ontario), and regional eHealth strategies, enhanced by a strong professional network of policy and venture leaders.