Sandra Carlton joins Providence Village Inc. Board of Directors

Sandra Carlton joins the Providence Village Inc. Board of Directors. Photo via Providence Village Inc.

Providence Village Inc. (PVI) has announced the appointment of Sandra Carlton as the newest member of its Board of Directors, effective Thursday, Jun. 20, 2024.

In a media release, dated Thursday, Jun. 27, 2024, PVI said that Sandra Carlton is a highly respected senior executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational development, and change management within the health care sector. As readers may recall, Providence Village, to be located at 1200 Princess Street, will bring together a complement of different health- and well-being-centric facilities and services, including Hospice Kingston (which broke ground earlier this year) and the new Providence Manor site.

In the release, PVI said that Carlton brings to the Providence Village Board an impressive track record, dedication to improving health care delivery, a passion for fostering safe, patient-centred care, and her strategic vision and strong business acumen.

“We are pleased to welcome Sandra Carlton to the Providence Village Board of Directors. Sandra’s extensive experience in the health care sector and her proven leadership in strategic planning and organizational development make her an excellent addition to our team,” said Brian Hogan, Chair, Providence Village Board of Directors.

“Her commitment to compassionate, patient-centred care aligns with our mission, and we are confident that her insights and expertise will greatly benefit Providence Village. We look forward to collaborating with Sandra as we continue to grow the Village and evolve our partnerships.”

Carlton’s 35-year career highlights include significant roles at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, People Services & Chief Human Resources Officer at KHSC, where she played a key role in driving human resource and patient care initiatives, according to the release. Her tenure at KHSC reflects her commitment to fostering a culture of high performance and accountability among nearly 7,000 staff members, PVI noted.

According to the release, Carlton also served in various roles at Providence Care, including as Vice President of Mission, Values and People, where she contributed to the organization’s reputation as southeastern Ontario’s premier provider of specialized mental health, rehabilitation, and long-term care services. Her leadership reportedly helped shape Providence Care’s mission of delivering compassionate, quality care within a faith-based framework, supported by more than 1,700 dedicated employees.

“It is a great honour and privilege to join the Providence Village Inc. Board of Directors. I hold immense respect for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and continue to be amazed by their vision and tenacity,” Carlton shared.

“I look forward to working with the incredible Providence Village Board and team to continue building the legacy of the Sisters, which will serve vulnerable populations in our region. I’m grateful for the opportunity to further serve our community through this shared mission of compassionate care and support for those most in need.”

A recognized expert in organizational wellness, performance management, project management and transition leadership, Carlton is known for her collaborative approach and her ability to engage management and medical staff effectively, PVI stated. She was recently awarded the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada for her passion, education and leadership in Canadian Catholic health.

Learn more about the Providence Village Board of Directors here.

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