Board Chair

Pat Mandy, the recently Retired Chief Executive Officer of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, has dedicated much of her volunteer time since 2011 to the Board of Directors of De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre.

Mrs. Mandy is a well respected health care leader with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in healthcare, change management, regulatory, governance and educational settings. She has a long standing interest in and commitment to health systems integration. Pat has extensive linkages with the community in a variety of roles, including Past President of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Past Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth District Health Council, and Past Chair of De dwa de dehs nyes Aboriginal Health Centre. She has been recognized with several awards for her contributions to healthcare as provider, mentor, and educator, her volunteer roles, and her active commitment to the well-being of the community. She is a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Pat was Vice-President, Patient Services, at Hamilton Health Sciences until August 2005. Pat held a clinical appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing) at McMaster University as an Assistant Clinical Professor and is an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Clinical Health Sciences (Nursing) Graduate Program. Pat was also a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.