Schinbein named executive director of
– COACH is pleased to announce the appointment of John Schinbein
(pictured) as the
Executive Director of CTF: Canadian Telehealth Forum. “John brings
extensive health system and association leadership experience to COACH
and our new telehealth forum,” said CEO Don Newsham. “His background in
supporting the Canadian Society of Telehealth’s (CST) Boards of
Directors and as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the British
Columbia Ministry of Health will be most valuable.”
A senior member of the COACH management team, John is responsible for
leading, managing and overseeing CTF and all associated programs,
services and events.
CTF was established as a COACH forum upon the COACH-CST merger April 1.
CTF brings together the many stakeholders involved in furthering the
development and implementation of telehealth practices.
It acts as a major resource for information and knowledge sharing,
contributes to telehealth policy and standards development and, as an
integral part of COACH, is the Canadian voice for telehealth both
nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining COACH, John was the Executive Director of CST for four
years. He has more than 35 years experience in the health sector in
senior clinical, management and leadership roles.
As the BC Ministry of Health CIO, he was responsible for all aspects of
the ministry’s Information Technology Services, as well as providing
leadership and coordination of eHealth-related IT activities across the
BC health sector. John was the founding Chair of the BC Health CIO
Council, Chair of the BC Health Information Standards Council, Co-Chair
of the Canada Health Infoway National CIO Forum and an active member of
numerous provincial, inter-provincial and national committees.
In addition to his professional work, John has been actively involved in
the academic and not-for-profit community for over 25 years, having held
positions on a number of advisory and policy committees including Royal
Roads and Dalhousie Universities, the Justice Institute of British
Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
He has been both a clinical and management educator and international
consultant. He holds as Master’s Degree in Leadership, a Master’s
Certificate in Project Management and a Diploma in Public Sector
John encourages COACH members to contact him through the COACH office or
by email at email@example.com. Visit
www.coachorg.com/CTF to learn
more about CTF.
Posted May 20, 2010