Judy Birdsell (Co-chair)

Judy is semi-retired as principal of On Management Health Group, a company that consults across Canada on organizing and policy in health care, health care research and the voluntary sector. In addition to her professional role, she has held over 20 leadership positions in health and research organizations, and has recently completed a term on the Board of the Health Quality Council of Alberta. She has received three national awards that recognize her achievements in the voluntary sector including the Queen’s Gold Jubilee Medal. As a result of family experiences in the health care system, Judy now devotes most of her volunteer time to enhancing patient/family voice in safety and quality discussions. She is an active member of Patients for Patient Safety Canada and a Patient Safety Champion (Canada).