On behalf of London Health Sciences Centre’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor as Interim President and CEO, effective Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Dr. Schleifer Taylor (PT, PhD) is well suited for the role due to her many years of executive leadership, including the five years she has spent as a senior executive at LHSC, most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer of London Health Sciences Centre, and President of Children’s Hospital at LHSC.
Her appointment will ensure that LHSC can continue to focus on its immediate priorities during this time of transition. As a registered physiotherapist, Dr. Schleifer Taylor is deeply rooted with her clinical background. Through her leadership roles, she has shown an unwavering commitment to interdisciplinary care, quality, equity and patient and health system accountability. In her time as Interim President and CEO, she will bring this knowledge and approach to the advancement of clinical care, research and teaching with a quality lens at one of the most pivotal times in our health-care system.
Dr. Schleifer Taylor holds a Certified Health Executive designation, with academic credentials inclusive of undergraduate degrees with Science and Health Sciences from McMaster University (where she graduated from Physical Therapy), as well as two graduate degrees – a Master of Science and a PhD – from the University of Toronto. Dr. Schleifer Taylor has held university appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto since 1996, and appointments at Western University since 2015.
Dr. Schleifer Taylor has served in a number of health sector capacities, including appointments on Boards of health-care service provider agencies and advisory committees of government. She is the current Chair of the Governing Council of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, a Past President of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and continues her passion for health system leadership mentorship.
Dr. Schleifer Taylor will remain in this role until a search for a permanent replacement is completed, and a new President and CEO is announced.
Phyllis Retty, Chair (Acting)
Board of Directors
London Health Sciences Centre