In   on May 11, 2023

Touchstone Institute Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The Touchstone Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Beben to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Institute, effective June 5, 2023.

Nicole brings 20 years of senior management experience working at a Pan-Canadian level in innovative purpose driven health care organizations.  In her most recent leadership roles, Nicole worked at Saint Elizabeth Health Care, first as an Executive Director and, later, as VP Knowledge Programs.  Nicole then held the position of VP Strategy for the Canadian Partners Against Cancer (CPAC) working to improve cancer control for Canadians.

Nicole has demonstrated strategic, business development and operational leadership excellence as well as having an innate ability to build partnerships with all stakeholders.  She works effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals that advance aligned strategic priorities.  Further, Nicole brings expertise that will ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are embedded in all aspects of organizational decision-making.

Nicole joins Touchstone Institute at a very critical time as Touchstone Institute works with all stakeholders on a growth strategy that will meet the challenges related to the current Health Human Resources crisis.

Please join the Board in welcoming Nicole to her new position as CEO, Touchstone Institute.  We look forward to working with Nicole.

As Sten Ardal retires from Touchstone Institute, the Board wishes to take this opportunity to thank him and acknowledge his 10 years of dedicated leadership as CEO.

The Board also acknowledges and extends our thanks to Andrea Strachan, for stepping in as Touchstone Institute's Interim CEO from April 1, 2023, to June 5, 2023.  Andrea's knowledge of Touchstone Institute's priorities and her commitment to a smooth transition is greatly appreciated by the Board.

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