Neil Ritchie, B.Sc., MHSA | president
Neil has worked as a senior executive in large, multi-site academic teaching centres, regional health authorities and community hospitals in Canada. He began his career in health care in Public Health working as a regional administrator in rural Nova Scotia. He was Administrator of the Sackville Memorial Hospital, Vice President of the Calgary General Hospital, Senior Operating Officer of the Calgary Regional Health Authority, CEO of the Cape Breton Health Care Complex and Chief Operating Officer of the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax.
He also has had a second career in health-related business development as founder the Business Development Office at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine, as president of a number of health-related start up companies and as a venture investor. He is recent author of BioFuture 2030, the Growth Strategy for Nova Scotia's Health and Life Sciences Industry. He has just completed a term as the Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care.
Neil has participated in a number of national and international partnerships, business development initiatives and study tours. He has also presented at a number of national and international conferences and webinars. He has co-authored a book chapter on health reform, published and been guest editor in Healthcare Management Forum, the peer reviewed journal of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.