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CST Announces Roberta Hildebrand as Executive Director

Dr. Penny Jennett, President of the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST-SCT), has announced the appointment of Roberta Hildebrand to the position of Executive Director.

With over 20 years of senior management experience in the healthcare field, Roberta brings extensive skills in working with others, in advocacy, in health planning and promotion, communication, and innovation. She has a record of success and achievement in development of innovative programming.

Roberta holds a Baccalaureate in nursing from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa; she has also completed a number of certificate courses for healthcare executives.

Roberta has held positions with Health Canada including National Director of Nursing Indian and Inuit Health, and Director General Indian and Inuit Health.

She has been in an executive position in a successful health and home care agency in Ottawa, including affiliations and memberships in relative organizations and boards in that sector. Her interest in telehealth comes from connections to early beginnings in the far North (Sioux Lookout and Moose Factory Ontario). She is currently the Chair of the Eastern Advisory Telehealth Committee in Ontario.

CST-SCT is the first Canadian national non-profit association devoted to telehealth. It is proud to be the acknowledged Canadian leader in multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral telehealth, including clinical, education, and policy areas.

The organization promotes all aspects of telehealth, which is the use of information and communications technologies to deliver healthcare over large and small distances.

With the appointment of Ms. Hildebrand, the Society intends to continue its growth in providing a strong forum for advocacy, communication, and sharing of telehealth resources among e-health communities of interest. For more information visit the CST-SCT website at