Debbie Fischer is an Executive Associate with KPMG where consults in organizational change and large-scale system transformation. She is also an Executive-in-Residence in Residence at the Rotman School of Business and has taught at the Rotman Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto.
Debbie has held senior leadership positions in international professional consulting services firms, the hospital sector and government. She was most recently an Executive Vice President, Strategy and Organizational Development at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In this role, she spearheaded strategic partnership initiatives and programs that lead to the hospital’s national recognition for organizational quality and wellness, diversity, and corporate culture. While continuing to maintain an active role at Mount Sinai she took a three year secondment to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as Assistant Deputy Minister, Transition to lead a major transformation initiative of the entire Ministry.
In addition to serving on the Prodemnity Board and chairing its Conduct Review, Governance and Nomination Committee, Debbie serves on the boards of CIHR, Joule, the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), North York General Hospital, and the Health Care Advisory Council of GS1. Previously, she was the Chair of Plexxus, director on the Board of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Genetic Secretariat.
Debbie has a BSc (Neurobiology and Comparative Physiology) from McGill University and MHA from the University of Ottawa. She also holds CHRL and ICD.D designations.