Brenda Flaherty, Chair

Brenda FlahertyBrenda Flaherty comes to our board with a wealth of experience in hospital and community-level leadership. She recently retired from her role as Executive Vice President and COO at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). Brenda is also Assistant Professor at McMaster University’s School of Nursing and a past part-time instructor in McMaster’s MBA program.

She is currently the Chair of the national board of YMCA Canada and is past Chair of the Hamilton/ Burlington/ Brantford YMCA. She led the development of the groundbreaking “Live Well” partnership between the YMCA, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, which collaboratively links acute care hospital health services with community health and wellness programs. Brenda is also the former Chair of the North Hamilton Community Health Centre.

In addition to being a registered nurse, Brenda holds a bachelor of arts in sociology from McMaster and a master of public administration from Queen’s University.

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