Meet Our Team

 

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DONNA CRIPPS

Interim CEO, Home and Community Care Support Services

Donna Cripps is highly respected and accomplished health care leader. She has served as the Regional Lead for Ontario Health Central, CEO of Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, and CEO of St. Peter's Health System (Hamilton). Her expertise includes over 30 years of experience in planning, funding and integration of the health care system, management and delivery of home and community care, and hands-on clinical practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of Toronto, an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Queen’s University, and an Institute Chartered Director from McMaster University. 

 

 

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Karyn Lumsden, MBA, M.Cl.Sc

Vice President, Home and Community Care

Karyn is a health care leader who is passionate about the creation of innovative, patient centred service delivery systems which stand the test of time. She is deeply committed to working with system partners to improve the experience of patients and families across the continuum of care.

Karyn started out her career as a Speech Language Pathologist and practiced for approximately 20 years, while simultaneously assuming progressively more senior leadership roles in acute and community care. She has overseen a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based clinical programs and services and during her final three years in acute care, she held the position of Corporate Director, Professional Practice. From there she moved on to the Central West CCAC where as Vice President, Patient Care, Quality and Safety, Karyn had the privilege to lead the implementation of the provincial Mental Health and Addictions Nurses programs, co-chair the expert panel in Post-Acute Stroke Care, and recently sat on the Ministry appointed Expert panel for Levels of Care.

Karyn loves being mom to a very active daughter and in her rare spare time enjoys any activity that takes her on or near the water. She also loves attending events in music, theatre, dance and art.