Maggie Keresteci’s career trajectory has been fueled by her belief that when someone listens, healthcare improves and lives change. Maggie’s relentless curiosity led her to pursue a career in clinical research in the intensive care unit and oncology, followed by an opportunity to work at Innovus Research, an organization that pioneered research in patient reported outcomes.
Maggie took on significant leadership roles at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, followed by a role as the inaugural Director of Quality at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. She went on to provide senior leadership for health system programs and knowledge translation at the Ontario Medical Association, where she was also responsible for engagement of a diverse membership of 30,000 physicians.
She is an active participant in many provincial and pan-Canadian advisory panels where she provides strategic advice on achieving integration in the health system, including insights about the importance of patient, caregiver and family partnership in research, co-design of care and clinical interactions.
Throughout her career Maggie has influenced the delivery of programs and models of care, conceived of and tested health services hypotheses that led to the development of evidence driven policies and leveraged innovation to improve care. She is a volunteer Board director with Emily’s House, Toronto’s only paediatric hospice and is a member of the core group for one of the newly announced Ontario Health Teams.
“I am excited to work with CAHSPR’s members to advance the goals of the association in a way that will benefit members directly and improve health and health care by advancing the quality, relevance, and application of research on health services and health policy” – Maggie Keresteci
The CAHSPR board wishes to once again thank Frank Markel who has provided great leadership to CAHSPR since 2013, playing a vital role in bringing students, researchers, leaders and policy makers together to improve our health care system. His passion, commitment and desire to leave CAHSPR stronger than when he took over the reins have been outstanding. Frank has led CAHSPR through the development of a new strategic focus that will serve us all well in the future.
Maggie will begin her role as Executive Director with CAHSPR on January 6, 2020.