Our People


David Hesidence PMP, Lean Healthcare Black Belt, Registered Psychotherapist – Program Director

default_profile_imageDavid currently reports to the President and CEO of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and is focused on assessing mental health and addictions needs, identifying gaps, developing new services and transforming service delivery models to fill those gaps.  He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Lean Healthcare Black Belt with prior experience in general, project and product management in a global IT company.  He is a candidate  (2017) for the MSc. in Healthcare Quality Program offered by Queens University.  David is also an addictions counselor in supervised private practice serving the Ottawa community. He has been admitted to the College of Psychotherapy of Ontario as a Registered Psychotherapist.

david.hesidence@theroyal.ca | 613-722-6521 ex: 6208

Alice Hutton MSc. RPP, MCIP – Lead Facilitator

Alice is a Professional Planner who has over 15 years of experience working with community and health services at both the local and regional level. Working with Pathways is an opportunity to draw on her planning and evaluation experience and support the program through collaboration, learning and implementation with a focus on continuous improvement. One of her core strengths and passions is assisting and leading groups within complex, interdisciplinary settings while maintaining an emphasis on the social determinants of health and equity.

alice.hutton@theroyal.ca | 613-722-6521 ex: 6555

Mitsi Cardinal MSc. – Decision Support Epidemiologist

Mitsi’s knowledge and skills are founded from an education in mathematics, statistics and methodology, as well as, over 15 years of work experience applied to: chronic disease epidemiology, health surveillance, clinical trial review, and decision support for system planning across numerous health sectors, including community health. Mitsi came to Pathways from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, and was previously working for the Public Health Agency of Canada federal department.  She holds a three-year MSc. in Community Health from the Université de Montréal.  She is providing leadership in data quality and performance measurement for Pathways, in addition to decision support for a range of projects.

mitsi.cardinal@theroyal.ca| 613-722-6521 ex: 6680

Andrew Savard, M.A. Human Systems Intervention, B.Sc. – Project Manager

Andrew.SavardAndrew Savard is a senior change management professional with over 15 years of experience in healthcare, including Champlain-based mental health and addictions work, Canadian IT and Ontario non-profit sectors. Working within organizations, and externally as an independent consultant, with large global companies, non-profit Canadian organizations and arm’s length provincial government bodies has provided key insights and experience with all levels of an organization from the board of directors to senior management and front line staff. Project roles include large scale change leadership, management consulting, project management, qualitative and quantitative research, and business development. A firm believer in a strong Canadian healthcare system Andrew seeks opportunities and innovative ideas to align talent, processes, and policy to work for all, especially the clients and family.

andrew.savard@theroyal.ca | 613-722-6521 ex: 7134

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