Lee joined Health Quality Ontario in 2014 as VP, Quality Improvement. In this capacity she has led the design and implementation of Health Quality Ontario’s quality improvement programs (18) that establish goals for improvement, support implementation, and ensure the accelerated spread of proven models of care. Programs involve all sectors of the health system including hospital, primary care, long-term care, mental health services and home care. Since October 2018, she has provided executive leadership for Health Quality Ontario’s digital programs and platforms.
In July 2018, in addition to this role she is serving as the interim Executive Lead to establish the newly announced Centre of Excellence in Mental Health and Addictions at the new Ontario Health agency. This program will ensure a priority focus on enhancing mental health and addictions services and improving integrated and seamless delivery of care in Ontario.
She is the former VP, Strategy, Knowledge Management and Delivery at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and member of the inaugural executive team that established the national organization responsible for improving cancer control in Canada. Lee also held a variety of roles at Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network and was Director of the Toronto Regional Cancer program when it was first established.
Lee holds a master’s degree from the University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy and Management, and undergraduate degree in Biology and Mathematics from McMaster University. She trained as a Medical Radiation Therapist and provided cancer care to patients at Princess Margaret Hospital early in her career. For four years, she sat as a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board for Health Services Policy Research and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.