Janet Davidson

Janet Davidson

Mrs Janet Davidson was Vice-Chairwoman of the Standing Commission between December 2003 and November 2007. As a member of the Canadian Red Cross since 1973, she has held several positions. During her tenure as national president, she deftly guided the Canadian Red Cross through a period of transformation, refocusing its mandate. Overseeing the operations of the Vancouver General and University of British Columbia hospitals, as well as the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, she is one of Canada’s most senior front-line health care administrators.[1][2] She sat on the Board of Governors since 1997, assuming the Presidency of the Board between 1995 and 1997. Prior to this, she was President of the Alberta division (1990-1992) and the Edmonton Branch (1985-1987) of the Canadian Red Cross. In 1997, she was also elected as the Vice President of the Federation (for the Americas) where she served for six years until 2004. Outside the Movement, she has a background in health having been President and CEO of the Toronto East General Hospital (2000-2001), CEO of Capital Health Edmonton (1996-1999) and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health, amongst others. She has received numerous awards for her professional and personal accomplishments, including the Society’s two highest rewards, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Order of the Red Cross, and on February 9th 2007 Mrs Janet Davidson was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.[3] She holds a BSc in Nursing from the University of Windsor and Master of Health Service Administration from the University of Alberta. Janet Davidson was born on the September 19th, 1947.[4],[5]

[1] Canadian Red Cross

[2] http://archive.gg.ca/media/doc.asp?lang=e&DocID=4958

[3] http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/janet_english_bio.pdf

[4] Standing Commission

[5] http://www1.uwindsor.ca/alumni/janet-davidson-bscn-71