President and CEO, Guelph General Hospital
Marianne Walker has over 17 years of senior executive healthcare leadership experience across acute care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, long-term care and community support services. In June 2014, she became President and CEO of Guelph General Hospital. Prior to this she was the President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, a 331 bed facility providing rehabilitation, complex continuing care, long term care, and community support services.
Marianne has provided leadership provincially as a member of the ALC Action Team working with Dr. Walker, member of the ALC Resource Matching and Referral (RM&R) Steering Committee, chair of the Rehabilitation Care Alliance Capacity Planning/System Evaluation Task Group and an active member of Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS). In the course of her career, she has led the development of a variety of specialized geriatric services within the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. She currently leads several WWLHIN-wide projects in areas such as complex continuing care, telemedicine and rehabilitation and stroke, and the Waterloo Wellington working group of Behavioural Supports Ontario.
Marianne was elected to the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) board in January 2009 and is Chair of its governance committee. She is also past Chair of the Hamilton chapter of the Canadian College of Health Executives; an active member of the OHA’s Complex Continuing Care and Rehab Provincial Leadership Council; and an Accreditation Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from McMaster University and a master’s degree in health sciences from U of T. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Executives.