Strong interpersonal and conceptual skills allow for the provision of innovative approaches to decision making and policy development. These approaches are made possible through a rare blend of operational knowledge and health care system appreciation. Twenty plus years of experience within the health care sector includes leadership positions within institutional, community based and government levels as well as in a consulting role within the private sector. His career has focused on leadership mentoring, change management and operational/business planning, and organizational restructuring.
Mr. OKeefe holds a degree in business from Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as memberships in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
Mr. OKeefe has been active in his community having served on several private and non profit boards as well as a speaker and content expert for a number of health care forums.
Mr. Waller has combination of interpersonal skills and a deep knowledge of health programming and health system dynamics that has been developed over forty years within the health sector.
His experience has been developed during senior leadership roles within large acute care settings and with the New Brunswick Department of Health. During his career he has led the building and development of hospital facilities as well as introduced a variety of programming and health system innovations including six new regional hospitals, cardiac and oncology programming and recently the planning and deployment of a Province wide PACS system supported by a broad based deployment of direct and computed radiology applications.
During this time he helped guide the New Brunswick health care system through rationalization, reorganization and restructuring that led to the development of New Brunswick’s seven Regional Health Authorities. This challenging change management dynamic has allowed for a deep appreciation of managers, physicians, government, key stakeholders and organizational publics personal connections with their health care system and providers.
Mr. Waller holds a degree in science from Lasalle together with a certificate in business from the University of New Brunswick and certification in hospital management and registration in both the Canadian and American radiation technology organizations. Mr. Waller is also a founding member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.