Lynne Golding leads the national Health Law Group at the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Out of their Toronto office, she has an active corporate-commercial practice principally in the health industry, which involves transactions dealing with public and private corporations in both regulated and unregulated industries. Her own practice focuses on corporate law, particularly structuring contractual arrangements between hospitals and private sector service providers and providing governance advice. Together with other members of Fasken Martineau, she co-authored the Ontario Hospital Association’s Toolkit on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and advised Healthcare Supply Chain Network on the Common Tendering and Contracting Templates for healthcare organizations including by preparing guides and annotations for their use.
Dr. Peter W. Vaughan, a Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School trained healthcare executive was the Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Government of Nova Scotia where he consolidated 9 health authorities to the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Center, redesigned and modernized the Health Ministry, introduced the first province-wide digital personal health record in Canada, and co-led with New Brunswick, the inception of the Atlantic Health Quality Council, while containing healthcare spending to near zero growth.
Peter is a well-recognized results-driven serial social entrepreneur in Canadian healthcare. He is considered one of the leading exponents for digital health innovation to improve access to health service, and Quality improvement in Canada.
He was Chair of Accreditation Canada board, and founding board member of Accreditation Canada International, he has been CEO and Medical Director of a regional health authority, CEO of the Canadian Medical Association, President of WebMD Canada, an RCAF Special Operation Flight Surgeon (SOFY 94), and Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Medical Services during the war in Afghanistan (2001-2010).
He is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University where he taught Data Access and Flow (6101) a foundation course in advanced analytics.
Peter has numerous publications including fiction, nonfiction, and broadcast media, and he has served on numerous health care organizations boards and committees.
Dr. Randy V. Bradley is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in Management of Information Technology (IT) and Innovation, an M.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Auburn University. As a supply chain and healthcare IT strategist and researcher, Dr. Bradley’s expertise includes digital business transformation, supply chain digitalization, and the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, with an emphasis on the healthcare sector. He has 20+ years of experience in the IT space, with at least 15 of those years devoted to healthcare. Some of Dr. Bradley’s business background includes consulting on IT outsourcing transitions, large-scale systems integration projects, and supply chain transformation initiatives as an independent consultant, employee of Camber Operations and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and as a Systems Engineer for Southwire Company. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including General Motors Locomotive Division, Alabama Department of Transportation, Pratt & Whitney, Ford Healthcare, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System), and various agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Bradley’s research interests and expertise include the interplay between IT strategy and supply chain performance, strategic application of business analytics, adoption and diffusion of IT in the healthcare domain, IT governance, and enterprise architecture. Dr. Bradley’s research and insights is chronicled in more than 100 articles, book chapters, columns, and proceedings of national and international practitioner and academic meetings and conferences on the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain. He is a highly sought-after speaker, and he has presented at more than 80 academic, professional, and corporate conferences and events. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Production and Operations Management journal, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Translational Andrology and Urology, and Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, among others.
Dr. Bradley has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, his leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in academia, and his impact in industry as evidenced by numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Association of Black Accountants 2017 National Achievement in Education Award, designation as a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Fellow, and past nomination for the Tennessee HIMSS Emerging Healthcare IT Leader of the Year Award. As a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and several advisory boards, councils, and board of directors he serves as an advocate for health IT and its interplay between other areas of healthcare, such as supply chain, financial/revenue cycle management, and analytics.
Eileen Mac Donald is the current President and CEO of GS1 Canada, the world’s leading supply chain standards organization. During Eileen’s 19-year tenure with GS1 Canada she has a history of achieving double digit business growth through consistently delivered innovation and performance improvements. Eileen draws on her experience in multiple industries in significant roles as a small business owner, a buyer for the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (CAMH), and a marketing and advertising leader with Home Depot, where she played a critical role in Home Depot’s launch into the Canadian market after their acquisition of Aikenhead’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Immediately prior to joining GS1 Canada, Eileen was Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Operations at an innovative national loyalty program, where she was responsible for business development, business strategy, marketing communication and advertising, public relations, and member services.
Eileen is an elected member of GS1 Canada Board of Governor’s and an originating Board member for SCAN Health, an International Knowledge Translation Platform (NCE-IKTP) funded to accelerate knowledge translation and address key problems, challenges and opportunities of high strategic importance for health systems in Canada and around globe.
Eileen’s studies include Marketing & Advertising at York University, and Contracts & Law at the University of Toronto. She has lectured at the University of Toronto, York University and Rotman School of Management
Heather Pratt is currently the Executive Director, Research and Innovation at the University of Windsor. With over 15 years of experience in progressive research administration, Heather has played a leading role in the development of the University of Windsor’s research enterprise and the expansion of its scope. During her tenure, the University’s research funding levels have nearly doubled and its research mandate has broadened significantly to sustain increasing support for technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Heather is a founding Director of the University of Windsor’s Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre). EPICentre is a collaborative, campus-wide initiative, designed to encourage entrepreneurship and accelerate small business start-ups, which Heather has helped see to fruition and continues to guide. Heather draws on a wealth of industry experience garnered over 15 years in the Canadian automotive manufacturing sector. Before coming to the University of Windsor, she held positions as Controller, Operations Manager, and Vice-President, Operations for organizations in Windsor-Essex’s Tool and Die and Plastics sectors. Heather is actively involved in committee and board work and currently serves on the Board of Directors of WEtech Alliance and Windsor Botanical Therapeutics. She is an alumna of the University of Windsor where she earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors of Business Studies, Accounting.