Middlesex London Well being Unit appoints new everlasting CEO – London


After almost a year in the interim role, the Middlesex London Health Unit has appointed Emily Williams as its permanent Chief Executive Officer.

Williams first joined the health division in 2020 as director of the Health Organization Division at MLHU, and assumed the role of interim CEO on March 1, 2021.

She also served as logistics director for the COVID-19 vaccine program.

“The Board of Health is thrilled that Ms. Williams is officially assuming her new role as permanent CEO of the Health Unit. She brings a wealth of leadership experience gained through her career in healthcare and has been a strong leader since joining us,” said Maureen Cassidy, Chair of the Middlesex-London Board of Health.

“MS. Williams is a tremendous addition to our team and we look forward to her continued leadership in the years to come.”

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An interim CEO model was first introduced in July 2020 as part of the 2021-2022 Interim Strategic Plan, with the Health Council later deciding to make the role permanent.

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The health unit now joins at least two other health units in the region with separate leadership roles as CEO and health officer.

Previously Dr. Chris Mackie served as both CEO and Chief Medical Office of Health before the role was split.

dr Alex Summers has served as Assistant Health Officer since late last year, while Dr. Chris Mackie is on leave.

Ms Williams is a Registered Nurse and has previously worked at the London Health Sciences Center for over 20 years, 15 of which in managerial positions.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from Western University, an MBA from Athabasca University and a Certified Health Executive (CHE) degree from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

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