VP, LTC, Ambulatory and Chief Heritage Officer
Deb Galet is the Vice President, Long-Term Care, Ambulatory Clinical Services & Chief Heritage Officer of Baycrest Hospital. Deb joined Baycrest in 2015 as Executive Director, Interprofessional Practice Ambulatory Specialty Clinics, and she has progressively added elements to the role, which included the supervision of Hospital Quality and Transformation, Culture Arts & Heritage and Behaviour Support Services.
Deb has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare with extensive experience leading healthcare teams to achieve excellence. Deb started her career as an occupational therapist across various clinical environments, including acute care, geriatric rehabilitation, complex continuing care, research and community care, all of which have contributed to her deep understanding of the complexity of the healthcare system, particularly for seniors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Masters of Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
Deb has taken on leadership roles at the regional and provincial levels, and she currently sits on the Cancer Quality Advisory Council of Ontario. She is particularly interested in continuous quality improvement and building new models of care to improve access and resource utilization for the geriatric demographic.