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Asmita Gillani, Executive Director, Canadian AccreditationAsmita Gillani, Executive Director, Canadian Accreditation

Asmita leads the Canadian Accreditation services of Accreditation Canada (AC) as its Executive Director.

She has several years of senior executive experience, including leadership in Canadian hospitals and internationally in the UK, the Middle East and Africa. Her most recent experience was in Kenya as the CEO of Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and Regional Director for Health Services, Africa Region.

As CEO of the largest private teaching hospital in sub-Sahara Africa, Asmita led several international accreditation processes such as JCI (Joint Commission International), SANAS (South African National Accreditation System), CAP (College of American Pathologist) and ISO (International Standards Organization), among others.

Asmita has in-depth knowledge of accreditation programs offered nationally and internationally. She has garnered key insights through the lens of a provider and is able to contribute significantly to making AC become the Number 1 Assessment Body by 2030.

Before her time in Africa, Asmita was the Chief Operating Officer/CEO of Mackenzie Health Centre in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada. She was at the helm during Canada’s worst public health crisis with the SARS outbreak at the hospital, where several staff acquired the illness and the hospital was quarantined. Since then, Asmita has made patient and staff safety and high-quality care, foremost in all her leadership roles.

Some of Asmita’s recent accomplishments include: Leading the design of an Integrated Health System consisting of hospitals, an academic medical centre, satellite medical centres and primary care centres in four countries; Establishing the first comprehensive Heart and Cancer Centre in sub-Sahara Africa; Transforming a community hospital into a major academic medical centre and establishing post graduate residency programs in nine medical disciplines and two clinical fellowships.

Through her extensive travels to some of the most diverse health care settings, Asmita has developed a deep understanding of how accreditation provides key building blocks for improving quality and patient safety, and delivering patient centric care.

Wayne OzanneWayne Ozanne, Acting Associate Director

Wayne joined IQMH in 2015, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from his experience as a manager and director with the leadership teams of laboratory operations within academic tertiary hospitals and the private sector in the Greater Toronto Area. He began as the Consultant Technologist for the Pathology Proficiency Testing program and transitioned into the Acting Associate Director role in 2016 to fill resource needs. In 2018, Wayne was promoted to Manager; he continues to be the Pathology Consultant Technologist. As of April 1, 2021, Wayne will once again step into the role of Acting Associate Director as IQMH continues with its integration with Accreditation Canada.

Ruth MoralesRuth Morales, Director, Business Development
With over 20 years of progressive experience in Marketing and Business Development leadership, Ruth has been instrumental in transforming healthcare organizations into forward looking, entrepreneurial, and customer-focused business entities. Her portfolio includes developing and implementing Marketing and Business Development strategies to capitalize on business opportunities, create awareness, generate demand and strengthen the organization’s brand within multiple channels and market segments.

Ruth obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, and her Masters Certificates in Marketing and Sales Leadership at the Schulich School of Business, York University. She is also an experienced mentor for The Mentoring Partnership (TRIEC) program.

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