Paula Reaume-Zimmer, DHA
As Vice-President, Paula is accountable for overall program planning, resource allocation and monitoring of quality, risk, utilization and clinical improvements for mental health service. She ensures that each organization’s key performance indictors are met and aligned with the regional mental health strategic plan.
Paula is known and respected locally and provincially for her leadership, expertise and passion for collaborative and cross-sectoral approaches to integrated mental health and addictions service delivery and system outcomes. She is Chatham-Kent’s site lead for national research project ACCESS Open Minds, a lecturer for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry at Western University, and an alumnus of the University of Toronto Rotman, Advanced Health Leadership Program.
In 2015 she received the Jane Chamberlin Award from the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Association. Paula has earned her Doctorate in Health Administration with the majority of her studies and research focused on healthcare leadership, and collaborative approaches to mental health systems transformation.