Lee currently serves as the Interim Senior Vice President, Clinical Care at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Lee has more than 25 years of experience working in health care in a variety roles related to the delivery of care in hospitals, research, leadership and policy. Prior to joining CAMH, she was the President of St. Mary’s General Hospital starting in January 2020 leading a large community hospital motivated by a mission for excellent and compassionate care.
Throughout the COVID19 pandemic, she also served as the Waterloo Wellington Hospital Triad Lead for COVID response, collaborating closely with public health and the community to support a coordinated effort. In the years prior, she championed a focus on quality in Ontario, as the VP of Quality Improvement at Health Quality Ontario (2014-2020), and also served briefly as the first executive lead for the newly announced Mental Health Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health.
Her first exposures to the health system providing cancer care as a Radiation Therapist at Princess Margaret Hospital were the most influential, particularly for what matters most to patients and families. Since completing a Masters in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto in 2002, she has held a variety of leadership roles at Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network, Cancer Care Ontario and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and has served on several provincial committees and not for profit boards.
She is a proud mom to two boys, Justin and Oliver. As an alumni of the Canadian Women’s Rugby Team and an active master’s competitive swimmer, she is also a strong supporter and promoter of sport.