Marilyn Robinson

Marilyn Robinson has over 25 years’ experience as a health care executive.

Highlights of Marilyn’s career include:
• Consulting on health care management issues with community agencies, regional health authorities, rural and urban facilities.
• Sub-contracted to evaluate staffing at personal care homes on First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
• Chief Executive Officer, Fred Douglas Society, an organization with a range of programs, services and housing for seniors. 1997-2004.
• Interim Director, Manitoba Home Care Branch, Manitoba Health, 1993-1994
• Chief Nursing Officer, Seven Oaks General Hospital, 1980-1992
• Teacher in schools of nursing in Manitoba and Ontario
• President of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses, (now the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba) 1994-1996.
• Chaired the MARN Complaints Committee, drafting the committee resource manual defining the roles and responsibilities of the committee.
• Served two terms (8 years) on the Discipline Committee, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
• Past member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Registered Nurses of Manitoba.
• Elected to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Board of Directors 1988-1990 and 1994-1996 as well as serving on CNA committees and representing CNA on national committees and task forces.
• Chaired the special committee to establish the Centennial Legacy Scholarship Fund for Registered Nurses in Manitoba which successfully completed its task in 2016.
• Served on the Winnipeg Hospital Authority Board of Directors from 1997-1999.
• Member, Board of Directors, Manitoba Health Organizations (MHO), appointed Acting Executive Director to oversee the dissolution of the organization, including sale of assets, termination of more than 100 employees, assisting with transition to other employment, sale of provincial healthcare payroll system, transfer of employee benefits program to HEPP.
• Served two terms on the Board of Directors of Canadian Blood Services.
• Past president of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, currently serving as secretary. Served on and chaired the Steering Committee for the provincial health conference 1998 – 2010 as well as serving on several committees planning the 2010 National Healthcare Leadership Conference. Received the Distinguished Leader Award in 2019.
• Past Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Deaf Blind Association, Manitoba Chapter and served on the national Board of Directors as Vice President, Administration for 7 years.
• Past President of St. James –Assiniboia 55+ Centre, member 2010-2023
• Interim Executive Director, St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, August-September 2021 and February-March 2022.
• Public representative on Manitoba Professional Planners Institute Council. Developed Governance Policy annual and currently working on the Complaints-Investigation process and procedures.
• Chair, Planning Committee, annual QNET leadership conference since 2010.
• Member, Manitoba Association of Parliamentarians, President 2018 and 2021.
• Served on numerous collective bargaining teams for nurses as well as support workers.
• Member, International Training in Communication (ITC) from 1971 until its dissolution in July 2017. Held many offices in ITC including three terms on the International Board of Directors. Won a number of speech contests, participating twice in the ITC International speech contest.
• Member, Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, fundraising dinner committee
• Secretary, CARP Manitoba Chapter