Janet Brown

MBA, MSOD, PhD Candidate, HOD, CMC

Janet Brown has a wide range of consulting experience in the health care sector providing organization development support in the areas of strategic planning, facilitation of innovation initiatives such as new programs and research centres, facilitation of cross team work planning, and support for teams as they assess their current capacity and capabilities and plan ahead for improvements.

Janet brings a unique mix of a strong business skills and a deep appreciation for the dynamics of organizations and the needs of the leaders and staff who work day to day to make a difference.

Janet Brown is co-founder of JDBrownfields, a management consulting firm based in Toronto and a member of the Leadership Intelligence Community. The firm delivers organization development, change management, and leadership development support primarily to organizations in the health and public services sector. Janet holds a honours BA Psychology, MBA, and Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD). She is currently a PhD candidate at Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Systems. Prior to developing her own management consulting company, Janet was a Principal with Ernst & Young in their health care practice.

Janet has a depth of experience working with a wide range of organizations including for example, 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, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO).

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 (CREOD) 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.