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Marilyn Monk, Interim Chair of the Board

Marilyn Monk is the Executive Vice-President, Clinical at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), providing executive leadership to all inpatient and outpatient clinical services and programs, as well as to the information management and technology portfolio at SickKids. As a senior member of the Executive Team and a key leader in strategic planning, Marilyn partners closely with the Ministry of Health, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), provincial and national colleagues and community organizations. In addition, she is responsible for the physician practices and scientific teams in the departments of paediatric laboratory medicine, diagnostic imaging and psychiatry at the hospital. She works to maximize the integration of clinical services and programs, to improve the care and health of children and families and to support the research and academic mandates of SickKids. Marilyn is also a member of the Dean’s Council, Ted Rogers School of Management, at Ryerson University.

Marilyn has held senior executive leadership roles in health care in Canada and across the U.S.. Before moving to Toronto, Marilyn held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Nashville General Hospital where she was responsible for daily operations of the acute care hospital, development of new initiatives and participation and execution of strategic planning goals.

She also served as Senior Vice-President, Clinical Services, and Chief Nursing Officer at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, where she played a key role in a complex health-care merger that included an academic, tertiary care hospital, a Catholic community hospital, physician specialty and primary care practices, and the College of Medicine of the University of Vermont. Marilyn’s additional experience includes Vice-President, Operations, at Caritas Health Services in Louisville, Kentucky, and Chief Nursing Officer at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She has also held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University, the University of Vermont, and McGill University.

Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University and a Master of Science (Applied) degree, Nursing from McGill University.