Ontario Nursing Informatics Group

ONIG 2023 Executive Board

President: Monica Purdy RN, MN

Monica Purdy is the current president of the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group. She has great experience in health care management, health informatics, and nursing education. Monica currently works as an After-Hours Clinical Manager with Unity Health.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Past President: Gillian Strudwick RN, PhD, FAMIA, FCAN

Dr. Gillian Strudwick is a Registered Nurse, holding the positions of Scientist and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto, and holds academic appointments at both Western University (Nursing) and the University of Victoria (Health Information Science). She serves as a board member for AMS Healthcare, and the Village Family Health Team in Toronto, Ontario. 

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Treasurer: Judita Szilagyi RN

Judita Szilagyi, RN is the Senior Manager (previously Care Coordinator) for the Central East Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) and Community Care Division. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Ryerson University. Judita has extensive experience in Clinical and Nursing Informatics and Information Systems.

Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Membership Officer: Ryan Chan RN, MScN, PhD(c)

Ryan Chan is a PhD student at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University. In addition to his graduate studies, Ryan is also currently working as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at London Health Sciences Centre. Ryan is also a Lecturer at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University, teaching both undergraduate and graduating Nursing Informatics courses. Furthermore, Ryan is also passionately involved with other professional and charitable organizations within his local community and beyond.

Location: London, Ontario

Education Officer: Michael Peng RN, MScN, CPHIMS-CA

Michael Peng, has 10 years of healthcare experience in community and public health. Michael has led multiple information system implementations, migrations, workflow development and systems training. Utilizing data analytics, health informatics and change management principles, Michael is passionate about creating innovative digital solutions to improve patient and provider outcomes. Michael is excited to help coordinate and increase awareness of trending and meaningful digital health innovations.

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Student Liaison: Geevitha Somasundram

Geevitha Somasundram is going into her 4th year of the BScN collaborative nursing degree program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is currently a clinical extern in the Labour & Delivery unit with North York General Hospital and in the Endoscopy Clinic with Credit Valley Hospital. Geevitha has a strong interest in health informatics, social determinants of health, health equity and exploring the barriers to quality and inclusive care. Outside of nursing, Geevitha is passionate about supporting efforts to create sustainable income through dignified and fair-wage employment for populations vulnerable to poverty.

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Secretary: Robyn Mauro RN, CPMHN(c)

Robyn Mauro, is a Clinical Informatics Nurse at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and certificate holder of the Michener Institute’s AI for Clinician Champion course. She has a decade of clinical and leadership experience as a certified psychiatric nurse providing care for youth in mental health settings both in Toronto and the Northwest region of Ontario. Robyn has a keen interest in how technology and healthcare are integrated and able to improve both patient care and clinician experience.

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

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