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About Bruyère

Debbie Gravelle

Debbie Gravelle

Ms. Gravelle is senior vice-president of Clinical Programs, chief nursing executive and allied health professionals. She is an ex-officio member of the Bruyère board of directors and a member of the Quality Management and Mission Effectiveness Committee, and the Audit and Resource Management Committee. She is a member of the CAHO Policy and Practice Committee and also a member of the Global Association for Nurse Executives.


Ms. Gravelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Health Studies (leadership stream) from Athabasca University. She is a member of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario with certification in the specialty areas of oncology and palliative care nursing. She also has a joint appointment at the University of Ottawa. Ms. Gravelle has over 30 years of experience as a health care professional. She has worked at the Vancouver General Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital and Cancer Care Ontario in a variety of positions such as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, advanced practice nurse, manager, program director and director of Nursing Professional Practice.


In her current position, she is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating all patient care activities and other related services. Ms. Gravelle has been involved at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels in supporting excellence in nursing practice and patient care. She is passionate about ensuring patients and residents receive the highest, safest quality care.