Sarah Padfield




London, Ontario, Canada

Current position:

Director, Operations & Finance, Western University Faculty of Health Sciences

Sarah Padfield brings over 15 years of experience leading health care organizations and public sector services. Sarah brings tremendous strength to WIN, including expertise in health care leadership, health system design, operational and financial management, leadership and change management and supply chain optimization and quality and performance management in health systems. Her work was recognized by the Canadian College of Health Leaders with designation as a Canadian Health Executive (CHE, since 2009). Sarah has held a number of leadership positions in health systems, including: Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Leamington District Memorial Hospital and Senior Director roles at Four Counties Health Services.

Sarah brings supply chain expertise in health systems, as the inaugural Chair of the Board of PROcure, an organization designed to consolidate supply chain operations across five hospitals in Southwestern Ontario and later led the merger of PROcure with CHIS to create Transform Shared Services Organization, an organization that provides supply chain, information management and technology, project management and change management services to the Erie St. Clair region. Sarah is a graduate of Carleton University B.A. (honours) and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Masters of Public Administration program, and a Certified Professional Accountant (since 2011). Sarah was awarded the Canadian College of Health Leader’s Robert Zed National Young Healthcare Leader award in June 2014. The award recognizes a young Canadian healthcare leader who has demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s health system.