Deborah Duncan was appointed Vice President Clinical Support Services in January 2015, having previously served as Vice President, Regional Programs.
Until the hiring of an Executive Vice President, Clinical Services Ms Duncan also provided leadership, consultation and advice in the professional development and nursing practice of the hospital nursing staff as Chief Nursing Executive.
From 1973 to 1987, Ms Duncan moved from staff nurse to Quality Assurance and Patient Services Coordinator at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia, with experience as a head nurse and nursing unit manager along the way. From 1987 to 1999 she was Manager of Health and Professional Services at the Huronia Regional Centre.
As a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Community and Social Services, Ms Duncan conducted system reviews at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, Thistletown Regional Centre, Syl Apps Treatment Centre, York Detention Centre, Valta Vocational Centre, Oxford Regional Centre and Midwestern Regional Centre. No stranger to multiple appointments, Ms Duncan accepted the post of Assistant Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital in 1999. In 2001, Ms Duncan was appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Waypoint.
As founder of Deborah L. Duncan Consultant Services, Ms. Duncan has conducted strategic visioning and planning sessions, program reviews and board development workshops with a number of organizations in the public and private sector. Ms. Duncan is a board member of North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network and provides volunteer training North Simcoe Victim Crisis Services (founding member and chair for six years).
Ms Duncan is a registered nurse with Nursing Administration Certification.