Judith John delivers a powerhouse presentation on transforming care by combining her patient experience with an inoperable brain tumour with that as a hospital executive to provide unique insights.
Judith John’s career spans all aspects of communications, marketing and public affairs, with an extensive background in arts, culture, not-for-profit, health and social services.
Ms. John is active within the health care sector, having served as Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at the Hospital for Sick Children and as Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Mount Sinai Hospital and Foundation. She also volunteers with Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network and Mount Sinai, concentrating on the patient experience, partnerships and communications.
A patient advisor for UHN’s Partners in Care program, Ms. John is a trained Patient Partner. She is part of the Province of Ontario’s Phoenix Project on education and patient care, and works with Patients Canada. She was on the 20th anniversary awards selection committee for The Change Foundation regarding initiatives around patient and family-centred care. She also volunteers with Health Quality Ontario, and is currently working on government relations for the Council of Academic Hospitals Ontario.
Ms. John has extensive community experience, having served as Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, at United Way of Greater Toronto. She also regularly acts as a writer and communications / marketing consultant, executive coach and facilitator. As a public relations, communications, ethics and marketing instructor and lecturer, she has taught at universities and colleges across Ontario and has been a guest speaker for institutions worldwide, including England’s National Health Service.
Other community affiliations include the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Marketing Advisory Board for the Rotman School of Management. She is also on the Advisory Board for the newly created Ryerson City Building Institute, as well as The V Generation, an organization promoting meaningful volunteerism for retirees and senior citizens.
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