Janet Brown

Janet Brown, a co-founder of JDBrownfields works primarily in the health care sector. Janet has an established reputation for working with leaders and their teams to plan and implement strategic and sustainable business and organization change at all levels within an organization.

Janet holds an honours BA in Psychology, an MBA and a Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD). Janet has partially completed a PhD program at Fielding Graduate University focused on Human and Organizational systems. Prior to developing her own consulting company, Janet was a principal with Ernst and Young in their health care practice.

Janet has a depth of experience working with a wide range of organizations including for example, St. Michael’s Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Women’s College Hospital, CritiCall Ontario, Hamilton Health Sciences, Sick Children’s Hospital and Cancer Care Ontario.

In addition to supporting these organizations (and many others) as an external consultant, Janet worked internally as Director of Organization Development at Levi Strauss Canada and as a senior leader of the Business Transformation Office at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Early in her career, Janet held several management roles at the Dellcrest Children’s Centre and subsequently served on their Board of Directors. Janet also served on the Board of Directors of the Toronto General Hospital during the amalgamation process with the Toronto Western Hospital.

Janet has supported several multiyear efforts to launch new Centres or programs most notably the Learning Institute at Sick Children’s Hospital, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre at CCO, and the Centre of Research Expertise in Occupational Disease and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions both at St. Michael’s Hospital. Janet is particularly adept at supporting the establishment of a clear business vision and strategy (held by diverse parties) and developing the operational plan required to make it happen. She is cognizant of the need to spend time on engagement at all levels in an organization and to find ways to encourage and support effective goal directed progress.