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Ms Wendy Nicklin

President

Ms Wendy Nicklin

President

Wendy Nicklin, R.N., B.N., M.Sc.(A), CHE, FACHE, FISQua, ICD.D

 

A valued active partner in discussions about improving the quality of health care, Wendy is a recognized health care leader across Canada and internationally. Obtaining her academic degrees at McGill University, Wendy has extensive experience as a critical care nurse and in progressive leadership positions. She has participated in many provincial and national initiatives, such as the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, and as a founding Board member on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Board for 8 years, working to contribute to its establishment and success.

After over 11 years at the helm, in December 2015, Wendy stepped down from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Accreditation Canada.  She led a significant renewal of the approach to and value of accreditation.  Her global leadership about accreditation is well regarded.

Within the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), and after 8 years on the ISQua Board, Wendy is now President. She is Past-Chair of the ISQua Accreditation Council for the International Accreditation Programme (IAP), member of several Board committees, an Expert, a Fellow and a past ISQua surveyor.

In addition to the ISQua Board, and previous Board memberships with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), the Canadian Nurses’ Foundation and Algonquin College, she serves on several other boards including the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and the Champlain Local Integration Health Network (LHIN).  She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.  An Emeritus member of CHLNet, she is a member of the Secretariat and chairs the Knowledge Mobilization Working Group.  Both Queen’s University and the University of Toronto benefit from her membership on the respective advisory committees for their Master’s programs in quality and safety.

Wendy received the Woman of Distinction Award – Health Services in 1999, the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award in 2008, the CCHL Eastern Ontario Chapter Award for Distinguished Service in 2012, and the 2016 University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management Preceptor award.

With a strong commitment to effective governance and focusing on accreditation, quality, safety and leadership, Wendy has numerous publications to her name and has given many presentations nationally and internationally. She has academic appointments to Queen’s University and the University of Ottawa.