President & CEO
Kari Gervais is the President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Sudbury. As the leader of the organization, she provides executive level oversight of the sites owned, operated, and/or managed by St. Joseph’s Health Centre: St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, and Villa St. Gabriel’s Villa. With more than 20 years of experience in strategic and operational leadership in long-term care, continuing care, and rehabilitative care, Kari is dedicated to ensuring our residents and patients are receiving compassionate high-quality care, and to advocating for ongoing improvements to the health system.
In her previous role at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, she served as the Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive since 2009. Kari’s primary responsibilities included advocating for the advancement of nursing and allied health professionals, promoting high quality, evidence-based care and service to our residents and patients, and opening and evolving the geriatric rehabilitation care streams at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre. During her 15-year tenure in that position, Kari was instrumental in the development and opening of the first stand-alone post-acute care hospital in North Eastern Ontario and went on to lead St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre to become a centre for excellence in rehabilitative and continuing care.
Before joining St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Kari spent the first 9 years of her management career in the Long-Term Care setting where she discovered her passion for improving the quality of health care, particularly for older adults.
Kari holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a certification in Gerontology, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Health Executive.