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Etienne O’Connor

Etienne O’Connor is currently the Director of Operations at Accreditation Canada for Health Systems, Hospitals, Government Relations and other specialty programs. He shares his passion for quality, safety and systems improvement, and along with his team and external stakeholders plays a vital role across Canadian health systems to collaborate on raising the bar to achieving safer care and a healthier world.

He holds over 24 years of leadership experience that span across acute care, community, EMS, global medical devices, and digital health organizations. Etienne holds an executive MBA from the University of Fredericton, a Masters in Nursing /Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Toronto and is a certified PROSCI© change practitioner. He is currently a registered member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Canadian College of Health Leaders where he is working to complete his Certified Health Executive certification.

Etienne has past volunteer non-for-profit board experience in the hospital and municipal community sectors. He joined the Carefor board of directors in June 2023.

When not volunteering or working, you may see Etienne enjoy the outdoors with his wife and two sons. He is passionate about Ironman triathlons, telemark skiing and connecting with nature.