Dr. Renate Ilse

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Executive Vice-President (EVP) of Corporate Services

E-mail: Renate.Ilse@KingstonHSC.ca
Alternate Contact: Marianne McKinney
Alternate Phone: 613-544-3400 ext. 2421
Alternate e-mail: Marianne.McKinney@Kingstonhsc.ca

As COO, Renate ensures that KHSC continues on its journey of sustainable & high quality performance, strategic growth and fiscal accountability. Her operational responsibilities include Strategy & Communications, Finance, Planning & Redevelopment, Facilities, Information Management, Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Labs.

A recognized advocate of evidence-based leadership with more than 30 years of senior healthcare leadership experience, Renate has a history of success in transformational roles, including Chief Transition Officer in the St. Michael’s Hospital/Wellesley Central Hospital merger and Vice President of Clinical Programs at the Ottawa Hospital. She has held academic appointments at McMaster University Health Sciences Leadership & Management Program, University of Toronto and Queen’s University. Her clinical background (including acute care, rehab, lab services, consulting & pharmaceutical industry) and leadership experience is complemented by ten years as a management consultant/speaker, helping health care leaders improve communication skills, team engagement and organizational performance. 

Renate is a registered nurse with a doctorate in health-care administration (DHA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Her research interests, as well as her published books and articles, are in the fields of evidence-based leadership & management, behavioral economics and value-based health care.