Debbie Fischer, Secretary

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

Debbie Fischer

Debbie Fischer, B.Sc., MHA, CHRP, ICD.D, is an Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Business and teaches at the Rotman Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto. She consults as an associate with KPMG in organizational change and transformation in health care and public sectors. 

Debbie was most recently an Executive Vice President, Strategy and Organizational Development at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In this role, she was responsible for organizational development, diversity, diagnostic (laboratory and medical imaging), corporate planning, human resources, communications and marketing and community partnerships.

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 for the entire ministry.

Previously, Debbie held a number of senior consulting and management positions in international professional services firms. She has extensive experience in strategy, organizational development and leadership, restructuring and integration, and change management. She has led innovative transformations in both the health care and corporate sectors.

Debbie is the Chair of NewCo, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association. She is on the board of the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), the Governance Committee of North York General Hospital, the Health Care Advisory Council of GS1, and the Pro-demnity Board. Previously, Debbie was the Chair of Plexxus, director on the Board of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Genetics Secretariat.

Debbie has a B.Sc. (Neurobiology and Comparative Physiology) from McGill University and MHA from the University of Ottawa. She also holds CHRP and ICD.D designations.