Maureen O’Neil

President, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Prior to joining the CFHI, Maureen O’Neil was President of the International Development Research Centre, Interim President of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, President of the North-South Institute, and Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Government of Ontario. Ms. O’Neil is Chair of the Board of the United Nations (UN) Research Institute for Social Development, a member of the board of e-Health Ontario, a member of the Board of Directors for the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a member of the board for the Global Development Network. She is also the Chair of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy Advisory Board. In June 2011, Ms. O’Neil was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for public service, recognizing her contributions to international development, gender equality and human rights. Ms. O’Neil has a BA in Sociology from Carleton University and Honorary LLDs from Wilfrid Laurier University, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.