Inspired by the early pioneers of the independent living movement, Stacey has passionately championed the advancement of health care services, and a health care system, that sees fundamental respect for human dignity at its core. A mission-driven, values-based leader who knows it’s not what you say you do, but the everyday experience of the people you serve and lead that defines a leader’s success.
Working in health care for over 25 years, in a variety of leadership roles, Stacey is currently the President & CEO of Headwaters Healthcare Centre, an innovative, community centred hospital located in beautiful Dufferin County. Prior to this, Stacey was the CEO of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, recognized for its groundbreaking work in home and community care, including the 2014 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for its Palliative Care Program and the 2014 inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award from the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders. Stacey also has been recognized as one of Canadas Top 100 Women by the WXN and received the Change Foundation’s 20 Faces of Change Award for her leadership in healthcare innovation.
A lifelong learner, Stacey has Master’s degree in gerontology/health science from the University of Waterloo and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Learning for Stacey is the key to discovery and she believes she has much to learn from the wisdom of others, particularly the clients and community she serves.
Stacey is currently a Board Member at the Change Foundation, Ontario Hospital Association and is a member on the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario and Health Sector Advisory, Rotman School of Management.