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Provincial Leadership

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Rebecca Harvey

Vice President
Rebecca Harvey

Rebecca Harvey brings more than 20 years of senior management experience in health care to her role as Vice President, ORN. Her work spans clinical program delivery, healthcare system and governance restructuring, provincial tertiary services, hospital and community operations, strategic planning and policy development across the healthcare continuum.

Before joining the ORN, Rebecca was the Executive Director for Mental Health at Vancouver Island Health Authority, leading the strategic and regional planning for tertiary, community hospitals and the community sector.

As the Executive Director from 2001 to 2006, for the Health Authorities Division at the Ministry of Health, British Columbia, she directed the management of the Provincial Renal Agency providing oversight on key renal projects including pre-dialysis clinics, provincial contracts for pharmaceuticals and for in-hospital, community and in-home hemodialysis.

Rebecca has an Honours BA and Nursing Diploma, and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Peter Blake

Provincial Medical Director
Dr Peter Blake

Dr. Blake is one of Ontario’s leading nephrologists, a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Nephrology at Western University and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at LHSC in London, Ontario. He is President of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, former Chair of the Ontario Association of Nephrologists, and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Peritoneal Dialysis International. Dr. Blake graduated from University College Dublin Medical School in 1980 and completed his Master’s degree in Immunology from the University of Alberta in 1992. Dr. Blake is also a Fellow in Nephrology at the RCPS of Canada and a FRCP of Ireland. Over the past two decades, he has published over 100 papers in the area of peritoneal dialysis and dialysis in general and edited two major textbooks in nephrology.

Dr. Blake brings to this role proven strategic leadership and a strong commitment to patient-centred care which will support the regions in advancing the priorities set out in the Ontario Renal Plan.