Advisory council to support work of World Health Innovation Network

A new advisory council for the World Health Innovation Network will provide leadership, influence and support for its work to accelerate health system sustainability and economic growth in Canada.

“Together these experts represent a broad cross-section of both the business and health sectors in Canada, the U.S. and the world who will work with us to address the challenges facing our health care system” says Anne Snowdon, the network’s academic chair. “We are honoured to have these esteemed colleagues join us to advance innovative health solutions that provide value to the healthcare system and the innovative companies who are key to some of these solutions.”

Read the formal announcement of these appointments:

  • Jodi Butts is executive director of Rise Asset Development and an active alumna of the University of Windsor.
  • Carolyn Cross, founder and CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. and Sinuwave Technologies Corporation, currently serves on the National Research Council of Canada.
  • Martha Huston is the senior vice president and general manager of services and solutions for the medical segment of Cardinal Health.
  • Jim Marsh is the president of WFT Investments and a special advisor to the dean of the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor.
  • Donna Wellington is vice president of hospital operations at Henry Ford Hospital Michigan.
  • Carol Stephenson is corporate director of Intact Financial Services Inc. and a former dean of the Ivey Business School, Western University.
  • Peter Van der Velden is the managing general partner of Lumira Capital, Canada’s largest dedicated life sciences venture capital investor.

The World Health Innovation Network is based at the Odette Business School at the University of Windsor, creating partnerships to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. Find complete biographies of the network’s advisory council on its website.

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