Karima Velji

Council Chair

Karima Velji

Dr. Velji is a health care leader with extensive national and international experience working with health care organizations to develop clinical and academic strategies, executing business/operational plans and quality systems, driving top quartile performance on balanced scorecard metrics, attracting new funding to drive new models of care to transform the health system. She has a proven track record in fostering the engagement of the patient (service user) and system partners to drive innovative models of care, integrating research and care to drive next practice, and creating cultures to unleash the potential of high performing teams to achieve stellar results.

Dr. Velji is currently the President and CEO of her consulting company, Karima Velji & Associates. She has held the positions of Vice President of Clinical Services at Ontario Shores, a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health Care in Whitby, Ontario. Previously she was Integrated Vice President for Patient Care and Quality at St. Joseph’s Health Care and London Health Science Centre in London, Ontario; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive at Baycrest, Toronto; and Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which is now a program of University Health Network.