Kelly Kay ~ Executive Director – Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario

Profile

Kelly Kay is an experienced health leader, with more than 30 years of health system experience. She is currently the Executive Director of Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, an entity funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health focused on providing province-wide system infrastructure for clinical geriatric services. Kelly’s past work has included direct clinical practice in geriatric and psychiatric nursing, with a predominately older adult population, clinical administration in primary care, and roles in health policy, health professional education, and health administration at the national, provincial and local levels. Kelly has a proven track record in leading regional collaborative initiatives in the areas of health system planning and design, primary care and geriatrics. She holds a Master of Arts in Leadership (Health Specialization) and is completing a PhD at the University of Toronto, in conjunction with the Institute for Lifecourse and Ageing. Her research interests include health and social service design and ageing, and interprofessional team-based approaches to care.