She has decades of experience across the spectrum of primary care, community care, seniors’ care, mental health and cancer care, including an extensive background in system-level redesign, innovation, change management, risk communications and consensus building.

For 15 years she managed a consulting business focused on change leadership, clinical practice change, strategic communications, and engagement within the health care sector —  helping to lead numerous organizations through major change initiatives.

A strong area of interest is engaging with patients, families, communities, clinicians, and administrators/funders on system and quality improvement initiatives.

Leah holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is a Certified Management Consultant and is internationally accredited in strategic communications, change management, process improvement, and public engagement.

She is the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship, and the Jake Wittmer International Award from the International Association of Business Communicators for outstanding research in public relations.

In her spare time, Leah is an avid hiker, cyclist, and paddleboarder as well as an aspiring golfer.