Title/Position: Senior Advisor, Health Workplace® Strategies Company: Excellence Canada Karen Jackson is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the health care and not-for-profit sector, as both a healthcare professional and leader. Karen's background includes serving in progressive leadership roles in corporate services management and providing strategic direction to organizational health and wellness. Understanding the impacts that all aspects of an organization have on its ability to be successful is Karen’s expertise. Her passion is creating cultures of excellence through a strategic focus on exemplary healthy workplace practices, including mental health. Karen's specialties include change leadership, employee engagement, performance management, leadership development, organizational development and support services management. Karen is a lead Verifier for organizational assessments and an active member on the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Civic Action Champions Council for Mental Health in the workplace. She has an undergraduate science degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Leadership from the University of Guelph.