TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Ontario Medical Association is pleased to announce that Allan O'Dette has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer effective November 1, 2018.
An accomplished executive with more than 30 years' experience in the public, private, not-for-profit and volunteer sectors, Allan brings to the OMA a proven track record of success leading change and organizational renewal.
Allan served as CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for six years where he led a revitalization of the Chamber to become one of the most influential business membership organizations in Ontario. Previous to joining the OMA, he served as Ontario's first Chief Investment Officer, creating a customer-focused, cross-functional enterprise generating billions of dollars in new investment to the province. Allan's career has also included roles in marketing, government relations, external relations and public affairs in the life sciences sector.
Allan is well-versed in health system issues having served for the past six years on the board of Markham Stouffville Hospital, and was a member of Leadership Sinai. Allan formerly served the OMA in a volunteer capacity as Co-Chair of the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund Golf Tournament which raised nearly $1 million over five years to support medical students in financial need.
Allan holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business and an ICD.D Designation, Institute of Corporate Directors from the University of Toronto.
"The Board is committed to make the OMA a fast-paced, nimble, member-centric organization. Allan clearly understands the need to ensure this organization represents physicians to its fullest, and we are confident that he will continue to build on the positive changes that are already underway."
- Dr. Tim Nicholas, OMA Board Chair
"I am honoured to join such an esteemed organization as the OMA which has worked in service of doctors and their patients for almost 140 years, and look forward to helping continue their mission of improving health care for all Ontarians."
- Allan O'Dette, incoming OMA CEO
About the OMA
The Ontario Medical Association is a membership organization that represents the political, clinical and economic interests of doctors in Ontario. Our 34,000 members are practicing doctors, residents and medical students.
SOURCE Ontario Medical Association
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