Meet our board

Accreditation Canada is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors whose collective range of experience and expertise guide our strategic direction. The board works with our clients, surveyors, staff, and partners to develop our strategic plan. The board’s insight and perspectives are invaluable to our growth and focus as an organization.

George Weber
Chair, Accreditation Canada

George Weber has served as President and CEO of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, one of four standalone specialized mental health facilities in Ontario, since 2007. Over the previous 26 years, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of a number of national organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Dental Association, as well as various...

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Dr. Karima Velji
Vice-Chair, Accreditation Canada

Dr. Karima Velji is a health care executive with over 25 years of progressive leadership experience spanning the full continuum of care. Her expertise encompasses development and implementation of innovative care models, interprofessional practice, and quality and safety systems that foster patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Velji holds the position of the...

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Ken Lawless
Chair, Accreditation Canada International

Ken Lawless is the CEO of BDR Technologies, an Ottawa-based clean energy technology company, as well as the President of Epitope Capital, a privately held consulting company. Ken has been very active in promoting investment in, and the commercialization of, life sciences...

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Dr. Bernard Leduc
Vice-Chair, Accreditation Canada International

Dr. Bernard Leduc took office as president and Chief Executive Officer of Hôpital Montfort, on Ottawa, on January 4, 2010. The hospital is a francophone acute care teaching hospital. Previously, Dr. Leduc served as chief-of-...

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Leslee J. Thompson
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Leslee J. Thompson, President and CEO of Accreditation Canada, has over 25 years of health care experience that extends from the bedside to the boardrooms of some of Canada’s largest and most innovative public and private sector organizations. A graduate of Queen’s University School of Nursing, Leslee started her career as a...

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Dr. Luc Boileau

Dr. Luc  Boileau is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux. A doctor trained at the Université de Sherbrooke and a specialist in public health, Luc Boileau holds a Master’s in Health Administration from the Université de Montréal and a fellowship from the Canadian Health Services Research...

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