Debbie Sears Barnard currently holds the position of Consultant, Joint Commission International and Principal, Diamond Cut Leadership Network. Her passion for healthcare improvement has led her to collaborate with healthcare leaders, including clinicians and other providers from the bedside to the boardroom. Mrs. Sears Barnard has worked in and supported healthcare organizations internationally including, North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She also spends time coaching and mentoring leaders in her boutique practice.
Her experience includes:
• Over three decades in healthcare in a variety of practice settings including acute care, home health, hospice, and an academic setting; and in organizations of varying degrees of complexity.
• Expertise in lean systems thinking & strategy deployment, executive leadership development, quality and organization improvement, application of human factors in designing for patient safety, patient and family advisory councils, and organizational development & learning.
• Former Ontario Hospital Association faculty for the Effective Governance for Quality & Patient Safety program.
She is a designated Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Canadian EXTRA Fellow and holds a Certificate in Advance Nursing Education (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development.