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HPIC Welcomes A New President: Marcelle McPhaden

Health Partners International Canada (HPIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Marcelle McPhaden.

Marcelle has a significant history with HPIC, initially volunteering after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, quickly onboarding as staff, and eventually serving as the organization’s Director, Product Planning until 2009. Returning in 2017, Marcelle has taken on increasing responsibilities, most recently as the Senior Director, Healthcare Relations and Programs.

This year Marcelle steered the organization’s successful development through formulating HPIC’s 2019-2021 strategic plan, securing a historic financial donation to initiate implementation of the plan, and by building strong relationships with external stakeholders, as well as the HPIC Board of Directors and staff. These initiatives have enabled HPIC to continue the delivery of medicines, healthcare supplies and healthcare capacity building programs to impoverished communities in over 50 developing countries and to plan for future growth and development.

Marcelle’s expertise in healthcare development stems from her time as a clinician and hospital manager and in working at Accreditation Canada and the Canadian Medical Association. In these roles she has driven forward organizational missions, created operational efficiencies and implemented innovative programs.  She also worked in the US pharmaceutical industry in product development and clinical research. These insights provide a strong foundation for her successful relationships with healthcare industry partners.

Marcelle has engaged with international Ministries of Health in strengthening national health standards and has facilitated the assessment of health care organizations and health professional training programs, collaborating with national and provincial associations and regulators.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Health Administration and serves as a board member on two not-for-profit health and social service agencies.

Marcelle’s leadership, work ethic and communication skills have proven her to be an integral asset to HPIC. The Board of Directors and staff are pleased to welcome her into her new role as CEO and President.   

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