Gayle joined Southlake in December 2018. Gayle is an awardwinning Certified Health Care Executive with a track record for driving innovation and using evidence-based methods to achieve ambitious results. In her present position as Director, Community Programs and Partnerships at Southlake Regional Health Centre, she brings her skills for building strong, collaborative partnerships, and her passion for challenging the status quo to improve quality of care, the patient and provider experience, and health system performance. With a background in Nursing, over 20 years as a healthcare leader in acute care hospitals, home and community care, and government entities, Gayle has successfully navigated the rapidly changing healthcare landscape by responding with vision. She engages partners and rallies them around common goals to achieve sustainable outcomes across the spectrum of service, quality, and excellence. She is a dynamic leader with a particular strength in developing initiatives between acute care and community care, and in optimizing patient flow.