Dr. Kernaghan was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph's Health Care, London in 2010. St. Joseph’s is a multi-sited academic health care organization serving London and region. Prior to assuming this role, she served for 17 years as the Vice President, Medical for various hospitals in London. In 1984, Gillian joined the medical staff of St. Joseph's, Parkwood Hospital and LHSC as a family physician. She completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1984 upon graduation from University of Western Ontario and was awarded her Fellowship in 2000. She is an Associate Professor at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and an adjunct professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University. Gillian currently serves on the OHA Board and the CAHO Executive. Gillian is the Past President of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives (2010-2012) and a past Board Member of CaRMS. She serves on numerous provincial and national committees. She is also a faculty member of the Physician Leadership Institute of Canadian Medical Association.