Judith John’s career spans all aspects of communications, marketing and public affairs, with an extensive background in arts, culture, not-for-profit, health and social services.
Ms. John was a hospital executive and remains active in health care. She was Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at the Hospital for Sick Children and Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Mount Sinai Hospital and Foundation. Ms. John works with Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Michael Garron (Toronto East General) Hospital and Sinai Health System, concentrating on the patient experience, partnerships and communications. She handled government and stakeholder relations for the Council of Academic Hospitals Ontario.
As a patient advocate, Ms. John has extensive speaking experience, including as keynote presenter for Health Quality Ontario, the Michener Institute convocation, University of Toronto, Schulich School of Business, the Ontario Brain Institute, several LIHNs, Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, McMaster Health Forum and the Acquired Brain Injury Society. A patient advisor for UHN’s Partners in Care program, Ms. John is a trained Patient Partner. She was part of the Province of Ontario’s Phoenix Project on education and patient care, and Patients Canada. She was on The Change Foundation patient/family centred care awards panel.
She currently chairs the Province’s Quality Management Partnership Citizen Advisory Committee, and sits on the Partnership’s Healthcare System Reference Group, senior leaders from organizations having systems role in healthcare quality. She was part of the Ontario Brain Institute International Review Panel and McMaster Health System Sustainability Forum.