Melissa Barton

(Former) Director, Organizational Development and Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
Sinai Health System

Melissa Barton was formerly the director of organizational development and occupational health, safety and wellness at Sinai Health System in Toronto. She left the position in April 2018 after six-plus years with the hospital.

Barton has spent the majority of her career in the health-care sector working at multiple academic hospitals, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative (QWQHC). She also previously worked in the private sector as the manager of corporate environment, health and safety strategy and global wellness at BlackBerry (originally known as Research in Motion).

Barton is an energetic leader in the field of organizational health, safety and wellness with a wide variety of experience in strategy, policy and program development. She is passionate about working collaboratively to create best-practice healthy work environments and workplace cultures that inspire and transform the way organizations deliver their best possible value to their clients and communities. For example, she developed the OHA Healthy Hospital Initiative and led a consortium of 10 national health-care organizations in the development of the QWQHC’s Pan-Canadian Healthy Workplace Action Strategy for Success and Sustainability in Canada’s Healthcare System.

Barton holds a BSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

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