Roz Smith

Roz is a dynamic health care executive focused on strategic, governance and operational issues at the provincial, regional and local levels. Connecting needs with opportunities, influencing policy, relationship management and volunteer leadership development have led to a number of accomplishments, most notably:

  • Designing, developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Sustaining high-performing teams, particularly during periods of organizational instability
  • Re-design of business processes
  • Facilitation of multi-organizational partnerships

Currently, she serves as Executive Director of HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, with responsibility for the overall success and value add of the agency. Previously Roz worked with the Ontario Physician Locum Programs at the agency, providing strategic management advice and implementation support. She held the position of Special Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Acute Services Division, as well as other leadership roles in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Prior to her position of Vice President Member and Professional Relations at the Ontario Hospital Association, she held leadership positions at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Centenary Hospital in Scarborough, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Over a 20-year period, Roz has served in a leadership voluntary capacity with a number of organizations, including as board chair and/or board member with COTA, Centennial College, St John Ambulance, Metro Toronto Alzheimer’s Society, Ontario March of Dimes, the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and Flemingdon Health Centre.

Roz’s academic preparation includes a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Concordia University in Montreal. She is also designated as a Canadian Association Executive through the Canadian Society of Association Executives