Officer of the Order of Canada, author, over 20 years as a senior executive in health sector, including as Retired as founding President and CEO of HealthcareCAN founding Executive Director Canadian Health Leadership Network, CEO of Canadian Medical Association and as Executive Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Bill Tholl is a respected senior executive, with extensive experience in health policy, planning and financing in Canada and abroad. Officer of the Order of Canada, author, over 20 years as a senior executive in health sector, including as Retired as founding President and CEO of HealthcareCAN in June 2017, founding Executive Director Canadian Health Leadership Network, CEO of Canadian Medical Association (2001-2008) and as Executive Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (1995-2001).
Serve or have served on several for-profit and not for profit Boards, including currently with Careteam.Recent consulting assignments include: University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Health Leadership Network, Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addictions, St. Joseph’s Hospital (Hamilton), Canadian Cancer Society, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Health Action Lobby, Alberta Health, Council of the Federation, Campbell Collaboration, Canadian Mental Health Association, Health Canada.
Bill is a sought-after speaker, with the Globe and Mail has described him as “Medicare’s Mr. Fix-it” and CHLNet calling him a “leader of leaders” on the Canadian health scene.
Bill has written on many topics, most recently as co-author of two books with Dr. Graham Dickson on health leadership: Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: Putting LEADS to Work (2nd Ed. In press, Springer) and Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment (Dickson and Tholl: Springer, 2014). He’s also authored or co-authored a series of articles and monographs, including Pathway to Professionalizing Health Leadership in Canada: The Two Faces of Janus (Dickson, Van Aerde and Tholl Healthcare Forum-In press); Taking a value network from concept to reality: Canadian Health Leadership Network (Tholl, Healthcare Forum 2014); and Twenty Tips for Surviving and Prospering in the Association World (Tholl, Weber, and Robertson. Monograph. Canadian Society of Association Executives 2010).
Bill has a graduate degree in health economics (University of Manitoba 1979) and has held several academic appointments, including Fellowship in Health Systems Improvement Program with the University of Alberta and Associate Professor at McMaster University.