Sherry Kennedy, Chief Operating OfficerSherry Kennedy, CA, MBA, HBComm

Chief Operating Officer

Sherry Kennedy has been with the South East LHIN since January, 2006 as one of the inaugural employees. Being in on the ground level of LHINs has provided her with the opportunity to inform and influence the development of the LHIN model in Ontario. Sherry has participated in the design of the accountability agreements for all health service providers at the provincial level and has led the development of health care provider planning submission processes and tools. She has also been a keen contributor to the development and evolution of new funding models and the revision of government policies and procedures to enable LHINs to better deliver on their integrated health system design mandate.

Sherry is a Chartered Accountant with twenty years experience in health care. She has extensive hospital experience in both northern and southern Ontario including community, tertiary care and multi-site hospitals. Sherry has also worked as an independent healthcare consultant. Her projects ranged from analysis of hospital business integration opportunities, development of a tool to support business case analysis of alternatives to hospitalization of alternate level of care patients and negotiation of hospital accountability agreements. Sherry has participated in numerous provincial committees and initiatives with the Joint Policy and Planning Council, the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for Ontario. Prior to beginning her career in health care, Sherry practiced with KPMG Chartered Accountants. In addition to her CA designation, Sherry holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.