Ms. Jessica Hill, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Hill joined the Ontario College of Family Physicians as Chief Executive Officer in August 2013. Her primary focus as CEO is to enhance patient care through excellence in family medicine. To achieve this Ms. Hill is working closely with the Board of Directors to deliver high quality evidence-based programs for OCFP’s 12,000 members and building effective partnerships with organizations that share the goal of improving primary care for patients and families in Ontario.
A recognized public sector leader with more than 30 years’ experience, Ms. Hill is known for her tireless commitment to innovation and collaboration and for her ability to lead and guide organizations and programs through significant system and organizational change. Prior to joining OCFP, Ms. Hill served from 2007 to 2012 as the inaugural CEO of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, here she led the implementation of Canada’s cancer strategy. Her dedication to cancer control and building bridges between organizations across Canada were instrumental to the success of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and to it receiving a second mandate from the Government of Canada for 2012 to 2017.
Ms. Hill’s experience spans various senior roles with the Ontario and federal public sectors overseeing a number of broad portfolios. At the provincial level these include Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Prior to joining the Government of Ontario, Ms. Hill spent 10 years with Health Canada, including four years as a Regional Director in Health Promotion.
Ms. Hill has a strong commitment to good governance for not-for profit organizations and demonstrates this in her day-to-day work as CEO. She holds Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education from the University of Toronto and a Diploma from the Ivey Executive Program at Western University. She has received numerous awards, including the C.M. Hinks Award for Leadership in Mental Health and the Women’s Executive Network Award for Leadership in the Public Sector.