Christina Bisanz New CEO of OLTCA

    MARKHAM, ON, May 28 /CNW/ - Grace Sweatman, Chair of the Board of
Directors of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA), today announced
that Christina Bisanz will assume the position of OLTCA's Chief Executive
Officer effective Monday, June 1, 2009.
    "Ms. Bisanz brings to OLTCA multi-faceted expertise in association
governance at the provincial and national level," Ms. Sweatman said. "We are
looking forward to Ms. Bisanz's leadership and acclaimed stakeholder outreach
skills to foster OLTCA's continued growth as an integral partner in the
healthcare sector."
    "I am excited to be working with OLTCA and its members to continue to
enhance the vital role that the long term care sector plays in meeting the
needs of aging Ontarians by contributing to an effective and sustainable
healthcare system," Ms. Bisanz said.
    Ms. Bisanz brings to OLTCA over 25 years of experience and leadership
within the association and consultancy fields working with both private sector
and non-profit organizations. She is especially well known in the advocacy and
health sectors across Canada, having served most recently as Vice President,
Stakeholder Relations for PCA Services/PharmaTrust, an innovative
Ontario-based pharmacy technology company, and as Executive Director of the
Consumers Council of Canada, and the Ontario Association of Police Services
Boards. Prior to this, she served as President and CEO of the Canadian
Association of Chain Drug Stores, President and CEO of the Canadian
Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management, and Vice President, Customer
Policy of the Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada.
    Over her career Ms. Bisanz has demonstrated her capacity to lead and
achieve success on complex projects and to establish a strong working rapport
with all levels of government, stakeholders and organizations. Ms. Bisanz is
active in her community, and serves as a volunteer on a number of Boards and
committees, including Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) in York
Region, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Foundation for
Pharmacy, to name a few. OLTCA represents the private, not-for-profit,
charitable and municipal operators of 428 long term care homes that provide
care and services to some 50,000 residents throughout Ontario.

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