We wish to express our deepest thanks to Donna Cripps, who is stepping down as Co-chair of the Rehabilitative Care Alliance after six years in that role.

Donna has recently taken on responsibility for the provincial transition of home and community care for Ontario Health. She was previously CEO at Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, and in that role was instrumental in the support of the RCA at the highest levels of government.

Together with Co-chair Dr. Peter Nord, Donna has provided invaluable leadership and support to the work of the RCA since its early days. With her guidance, the RCA has led a successful province-wide effort to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care through the active support and engagement of stakeholders across the province.

Dr. Nord will continue in his role as the RCA moves forward on its 2019-2022 initiatives. These initiatives recognize rehabilitative care as an essential component of connected care and a key solution to the priorities of the provincial government. Through Donna’s leadership we have continued to expand on our previous work in the areas of best practices, bundled care, capacity planning, community rehab, standardized definitions, frail seniors and system evaluation.

In her new role, Donna will continue her commitment to ensuring that the people of Ontario have equitable access to excellent rehabilitative care close to home. We wish her well and look forward to keeping in touch on areas of common interest.