Mary Jo Haddad
Mary Jo Haddad is the founder and president of MJH & Associates, which provides strategic leadership and healthcare advisory services. In 2013, she retired as President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, a position she held since 2004. Prior to that, she held several leadership positions at SickKids, including Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Nurse Executive.
Mary Jo has been recognized as one of Canada’s inaugural Top 25 Women of Influence in Health Sciences and was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network. She is a recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Life Sciences Ontario Leadership Award and was appointed Chancellor of the University of Windsor. Mary Jo is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Mary Jo holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Windsor, a Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto, and Honorary Doctorates of Laws from the University of Windsor, Ryerson University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
As the former President and CEO of SickKids Hospital, Mary Jo has extensive knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our public healthcare system from both an executive management and operational perspective and brings a passion for nurturing a high-performing team culture in a technology-focused setting.