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SANTIS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Principal joins Santis team

Toronto, ON – September 10, 2018 – Santis Health is pleased to announce that it is adding Joanne McNamara to its growing Toronto practice.  Joanne brings exceptional experience from Queen’s Park, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ontario health care system to the Santis team.

“Santis is excited to have Joanne join our growing firm. Her experience and reputation as a skilled communications and government relations executive will bring further depth to our clients in Ontario and Ottawa,” said Jason Grier, Principal at Santis Health.

Joanne will be joining Santis Health from the Ontario Medical Association, where she currently serves as Chief of Member Relations, Advocacy and Communications. Over two years, Joanne has led the OMA’s communications, government relations, issues, media, member communications, marketing, policy and public affairs strategies and implementation.

Joanne has deep government experience having worked in progressively senior roles in both the Ontario and federal governments for 15 years.  At the provincial level, Joanne oversaw the legislative agenda for the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Federally, Joanne held a number of key roles, culminating in appointments as Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of Staff to other Cabinet Ministers.

Santis Health is a strategic advisory consultancy dedicated to providing first-class counsel and support for clients exclusively in the health and life sciences sectors. Our areas of expertise include management and governance consulting, health system planning, public policy analysis and development, and communications and stakeholder engagement for health care organizations undergoing complex changes that depend on effective stakeholder and government relationships. Our Principals have decades of relevant leadership experience inside the health system, including senior roles in the broader public sector, associations, hospitals, Ministers’ and Premiers’ offices and industry.


For more information, contact Gemma Villanueva, Public Affairs Coordinator at Santis Health. email: phone: (647) 776-8010 ext. 4007

See Joanne McNamara’s bio.