Mrs. Porteous is vice-president of Public Affairs, Planning and Family Medicine. In this capacity, she provides leadership and oversight for Bruyère’s planning process, partnerships development, cultivation of external relations and communications. She has over 12 years of experience working with senior leadership teams in the Ottawa area, at both Bruyère and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Her experience includes leading various strategic planning exercises, operational oversight for residential programs, quality and risk, the development of various proposals for new programs or services, just to name a few.
Mrs. Porteous has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and has completed a thesis study in the field of quality and impact of change, making her a great advocate for advancing research in the areas of administration and health care. She continues to pursue new knowledge in leading studies that advance capacity planning in her area of passion – residential care.
Mrs. Porteous also possesses knowledge and expertise in performing services reviews, marketing, public relations, governance, development of proposals and communications, which are put to valuable use organization-wide. She has obtained certification from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) as a certified long-term care administrator. She is also the recipient of the Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
In her free time, Mrs. Porteous volunteers as she believes in making a difference locally and in having a community impact. As such, she is the vice-chair of the United Way Community Impact Cabinet and has led numerous leadership and information sessions within the Orléans community. She is also a proud mother of three.