The South West Regional Cancer Program is led by a Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President and physicians who have taken on the role of Regional Clinical Leads in a particular area of cancer care. Regional Clinical Leads help to ensure partner hospitals are aligned with Cancer Care Ontario’s goals, promote collaboration within the region, and work toward measurable improvements in the quality and organization of cancer services within the region.
Meet our Regional Vice President
Neil Johnson has spent over 25 years at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London as a pharmacist and health care leader. Neil brings a wealth of experience, including tenure as an oncology and palliative care pharmacist. A recognized leader in advancing integrated systems, Neil has worked with regional partners such as the South West Community Care Access Centre and Thames Valley Family Health Team to develop a range of innovative programs and initiatives to improve patient care. He has served as the vice chair of St Joseph's Hospice of London and Middlesex and a board member of both, Western Pro Resp and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. A pharmacist by training, Neil also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and he is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Meet our Director
Brenda is the Director of the South West Regional Cancer Program. In this role, Brenda is responsible for providing strategic and operational direction for the cancer system in Southwestern Ontario, including relationships with regional partners, neighboring Regional Cancer Programs (RCPs), the South West LHIN (SW LHIN) and Cancer Care Ontario. Brenda has held leadership positions within the municipal government and the publicly funded arts sector and has worked in private industry. A graduate of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and the Certified General Accountants Program of Professional Studies, Brenda has also received certificates from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in the Advancing Health Care Leadership Program, the Lean HealthCare Certification Program from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Key Account Managers
In an effort to enhance working relationships with our partners and make the cancer system work better for our patients, the South West Regional Cancer Program operates under a Key Account Management structure. Key Account Managers manage relationships and are a point of contact for partner hospitals in the South West who provide cancer services.
Regional Clinical Leads
Regional Clinical Leads help to ensure partner hospitals are aligned with Cancer Care Ontario’s goals, promote collaboration within the region, and work toward measurable improvements in the quality and organization of cancer services within their region.