Jodeme Goldhar

Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation

Jodeme Goldhar is joining The Change Foundation in April 2017 as Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating our strategic focus, creating more international relationships and examining opportunities beyond our current priorities to inform policy and practice in Ontario.

She brings over 20 years of experience in the Ontario health care and health policy sector and is an adjunct lecturer and co-instructor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Most recently Jodeme was the Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning and previously Lead, Health System Integration for Complex Populations and Primary Care at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. In those roles, Jodeme worked locally and internationally with government, organizations and providers across the health system, clients and families. She has also acted as principal and co-principal investigator on a number of research initiatives to inform policy and practice in Ontario.

Jodeme has been a groundbreaker in driving integration based on lived experiences of clients and caregivers, which has informed new models of care, influenced policy and has been used to inform care delivery in other countries. Jodeme’s leadership at the Toronto Central CCAC was instrumental in achieving the following awards:

  • Minister’s Medal Honour Roll for Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for Integrated Care for Older Adults, 2013
  • Minister’s Medal for the Integrated Palliative Care program, 2014
  • Canadian Home Care Association’s National High Impact Practices award, 2014 and 2016
  • Patient Commando’s Ten Canadian Women Transforming Health Care award

Jodeme holds master’s degrees in both Social Work and Health Science in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and is a graduate of the Advanced Health Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management and the Creating Shared Value Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

Jodeme can be reached at jgoldhar@changefoundation.com.

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