Announcement: New CAPHC President & CEO, PCC Executive Director - Emily Gruenwoldt

Joint Announcement from Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) and the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC)


It is with great pleasure that we introduce Emily Gruenwoldt as the new President & CEO, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, and Executive Director, Paediatric Chairs of Canada, effective January 30, 2017.  Emily joins CAPHC & PCC following the retirement of Elaine Orrbine, who provided over 15 years of exemplary services to the organizations and to children and families across Canada.  We’ve had many opportunities to wish Elaine the very best in her well-earned retirement.

Emily comes to CAPHC and PCC with a wealth of leadership experience in health care and association management.  Most recently, Emily has served as Director, Professional Affairs and Director, Physician Learning and Development, at the Canadian Medical Association, where she has led strategic initiatives to advance the medical profession and to increase and support leadership capability and capacity – among other strategic and operational responsibilities.  Emily has also worked previously with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations.  Emily also brings significant health care governance experience having served as a board member of The Ottawa Hospital and as a current member of the Arnprior Regional Health board.  The joint CAPHC/PCC Selection Committee was particularly impressed with Emily’s intelligence, strategic vision, and communications skills, as well as her clear passion for the health of Canada’s children and youth.  

Please share this message throughout your organizations and networks, and join us in welcoming Emily to the CAPHC/PCC family.  

On behalf of,

Peter Fitzgerald,
Chair, CAPHC Board of Directors

Allison Eddy,
President, PCC