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Debbie Fischer

Debbie Fischer, Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management

Debbie Fischer

Executive in Residence




Debbie is an Executive-in-Residence in Residence at the Rotman School of Management and has taught in the Rotman Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto. As an academic mentor at the Rotman School of Management, she is a passionate coach for business students who are interested in a career in health care.

Debbie has held senior leadership positions in professional consulting services, hospitals and government. She is currently an Executive Associate with KPMG where she consults on organizational change and large-scale system transformation in health care and public sectors. Debbie also serves on several boards including OMERS,  North York General Hospital, CIHR, and Prodemnity. She was the inaugural Chair of Joule, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association. Past governance positions include, chair of Plexxus and director on the Boards of the Ontario Centres of Excellence and OECM.

She was previously an Executive Vice President, Strategy and Organizational Development at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In this role, she spearheaded strategic partnership initiatives and programs that lead to the hospital’s national recognition for organizational quality and wellness, diversity, and corporate culture. While continuing to maintain an active role at Mount Sinai, she had a secondment to Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as Assistant Deputy Minister, Transition and led a major transformation of the entire Ministry.

Previously, she held a number of senior consulting and executive management positions in international professional services firms--Ernst &Young, Cap Gemini and KPMG.

Debbie has a BSc (Neurobiology and Comparative Physiology) from McGill University and MHA from the University of Ottawa. She also holds CHRE and ICD.D designations.