Joy Richards


Dr. Richards is Vice-President Health Professions and Chief Nursing Executive at University Health Network in Toronto. She is a past-president of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses (ACEN) and holds clinical appointments at the University of Toronto, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, York University Faculty of Health, and Humber College. Joy’s particular interests, focus and passion are in the area of clinical leadership, quality of work life environments and the development of client-centred practice settings, with a special focus on excellence in geriatric care. Her previous experience includes progressive senior nursing management positions in the acute care and long-term care sectors; nursing education and nursing informatics and has presented her work, both nationally and internationally. She has also published many articles and book chapters related to her professional work