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Nancy Polsinelli
Commissioner of Health Services

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Biography of Nancy Polsinelli – Commissioner of Health Services

Nancy Polsinelli is the Commissioner of Health Services for the Region of Peel.

In this role, Nancy has overall leadership of the Region’s innovative planning and delivery of health services with the goal of sustaining a healthy, safe and connected community in Peel.

As Commissioner, Nancy oversees three critical functions:

  • Public Health, which focuses on health protection and promotion, and disease prevention.
  • Long-term care and senior services, which provides extended health services for seniors (in five long-term care centres) as well as adult day service programs and respite care for caregivers.
  • Peel Region Paramedic Services, which is made up of more than 500 paramedic professionals committed to providing pre-hospital emergency care and public education to help ensure the community’s health and safety.

Prior to her role as Commissioner, Nancy held senior leadership positions within the Region’s Health Services department as the Director of Long-Term Care and Manager of Quality and Program Development. She has also held management positions focused on improving nutrition services and promoting nutritional health within one of Ontario’s largest community hospital systems.

Throughout her career, Nancy has led many healthcare transformations by championing best practices in change management, implementing forward-thinking processes and establishing new service requirements to meet the growing needs of diverse communities.

Nancy is Registered Dietitian. She achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Honours Degree from the University of Western Ontario and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration with the University of Victoria. She has completed the Long-Term Care Administrator and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities’ Accreditation Surveyor certificates, as well as the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program with University of Toronto.

She is an active member with many professional associations including the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Long-Term Care & Age-Friendly Communities Advocacy Task Force and the Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation’s Long-Term Care Dementia Care and Advocacy group.

Revised: Thursday May 04 2017


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