Dr. Marion Briggs
Marion Briggs’ career spans more than 45 years in three Canadian Provinces and two States in the US. She practiced clinically as a physical therapist and was a physical therapist and the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the University Hospital in Edmonton. At the U of A, she was a research associate with the John Dosseter Health Ethics Centre in Edmonton where she was part of a research team examining relational ethics as the foundation for clinical bioethics. She was the CEO of Seeds of Corporate Consciousness, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational dynamics. She held positions as practice leader, operations leader, operations leader for a long-term care centre and an assisted living facility, and practice consultant in Vancouver, BC. She has worked in medical education at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian Campus. She is a Fellow with AMS Health, Toronto. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (U of A), she holds a Master of Arts in Leadership (Health) from Royal Roads University in BC, and a Doctoral degree through the Complexity Management Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire in England. Her doctoral work was related to understanding health care practices through the perspective of complexity theory. Marion is married to Janet McElhaney; they have one daughter (son-in-law) and a grandson. Marion and Janet live in Sudbury, Ontario, where they enjoy living on Long Lake.