Simone Harrington


Simone has dedicated her career to driving transformative changes in healthcare. Her unique blend of skills in strategy, project management, and policy change positions her as a driving force behind health system transformation, aiming to create a healthier future for communities and regions.

Simone is a critical member of the team that developed, designed and then implemented the largest voluntary hospital merger in Canada at Trillium Health Partners (THP) – a world-leading, full system of care in Mississauga and West Toronto serving over 1.7 million patients annually. She has progressed through several critical leadership roles including THP’s first Director of Strategy & Project Management, then Associate VP of People, Strategy & Volunteers. Currently, Simone is VP at the Institute for Better Health (IBH), a national leader in health services research and THP Solutions, which will drive innovation and create new revenue streams for THP to drive sustainability in health care and lead THP as an Edge partner within the $30M Federal innovation network CAN Health Network. In her role at the IBH, she has been instrumental in bridging research and innovation ambitions with sound business strategies from HR to Finance to Project Management to build success. This culminated last year with THP’s recognition for the first time as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research hospitals.

In 2022, Simone was honoured as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by The Women’s Executive Network and in 2023, as a Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science at the University. She also serves as a board member at Sheridan College, in the role of Vice-Chair since 2023.

Simone holds a Bachelor of Science & Business from the University of Waterloo’s Coop Program and an MBA from The Schulich School of Business at York University.

Simone Harrington