I have posted several articles recently related COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, including one promoting the annual eHealth conference co-hosted by COACH. In this post I’d like to draw COACH members’ attention to the upcoming board of directors elections.
As the governing body for COACH, the board of directors sets the long term vision and provides strategic direction. Six highly qualified individuals are standing for election for three positions. I urge all COACH members to take a few minutes to check out each of the candidates’ profiles on the COACH website and, equally important, to cast your votes before April 15th.
I’d like to introduce one of these candidates, Shiran Isaacksz. I asked Shiran to provide a brief overview of his background and qualifications for the COACH board. His response follows.
Shiran Isaacksz has been actively involved as the Senior Director at University Health Network for the Regional/Provincial Portfolio. In this role, he has led the ConnectingGTA (cGTA) Program and the GTA West Diagnostic Imaging Repository Program over the past 6 years. Shiran has shown strong leadership and effective stakeholder engagement, as he leads two very complex, regional initiatives.
At the local level, he is also the Senior Director responsible for the Resource Matching and Referral initiative in the Toronto Central LHIN and he is a member of the Senior Management team at the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, overseeing the organization’s IM Strategic Plan.
He is known for his broad system’s thinking and pragmatic approach to move complex projects forward. Shiran has been very collaborative in his manner dealing with many health service provides across the continuum of care, eHealth Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Canada Health Infoway.
To better understand the unique experiences, passion and commitment that he will bring as a member of the COACH Board, please visit his candidate profile on the COACH website: http://www.coachorg.com/en/membership/Shiran-Isaacksz-2015.asp