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Who We Are

Nurses at CHEO are innovative leaders dedicated to providing exemplary family centered care and to advancing pediatric nursing research and education.

Our nursing leaders include:

Ann Lynch, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President, Acute Care

Ann Lynch is the Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President, Acute Care which includes inpatient units, intensive care, perioperative services, Emergency, ambulatory care, pharmacy services, nursing research, and nursing practice and education. Ann was most recently Associate Director General, Clinical Operations and Nursing Affairs at the McGill University Health Centre(MUHC) which includes the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Ann completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science(Applied) at the McGill University Ingram School of Nursing where she held the position of assistant professor. Learn more about Ann

Mary MacNeil, Director Nursing Practice, Education and Clinical Technology

Mary MacNeil has over 20 years of nursing experience at CHEO; she has practiced in various units holding various clinical positions as well as positions in nursing education, research and quality improvement. Outside CHEO, Mary has been a Clinical Instructor at the University of Ottawa and also worked in private industry. Mary completed a RNAO Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship and the CCI Leadership Program for New & Future Executives. She brings a strong commitment to advocating for nurses at point of care, supporting best practice in a technology driven world and providing staff with necessary education and support.

Gail Macartney, Director Nursing Research & Knowledge Translation

Gail began her pediatric career after joining the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Neurosurgery team in 2009. She has a strong background in adult oncology having worked for many years as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the Ottawa Hospital and Regional Cancer Center. She completed doctoral studies in Nursing at Queen’s University in 2013. Her thesis explored the relationship between symptom experience and quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Gail is currently the Director of Nursing Research and Knowledge Translation at CHEO. She maintains a clinic role one day per week as a Nurse Practitioner in the Concussion Clinic.

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