The Robert Wood Johnson award recipient from the Telfer School of Management, Taylor Linseman, has always had a passion for healthcare management. After completing a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University in 2007, Taylor began her healthcare career in Dublin Ireland, where she was the manager of a home care service for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. This line of work later brought Taylor to Melbourne, Australia, where she led a community outreach program supporting adolescents with disabilities, mental health struggles, and contact with the criminal justice system. Since returning to Canada, Taylor has worked in the Aboriginal Health and youth services arenas.

Deciding to pursue postgraduate education in 2012, Taylor chose the Telfer School of Management’s Master of Health Administration program because of its uniquely close link to the MBA degree. She graduated from the Telfer MHA in December 2013 and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma society this past March. With strong business foundations and experience in community-based care, Taylor is very excited to continue her healthcare career with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She currently manages the Youth Net (Réseau Ado) program: a peer-to-peer mental health support service for adolescents in the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec regions. Taylor’s passion for supporting vulnerable populations holds throughout her professional and personal life; she is equally proud to volunteer as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton within her spare time. Taylor plans to continue learning through involvement with the Canadian College of Health leaders and aspires to impact accessibility within our system in her healthcare future.