Doris Grinspun

Doris Grinspun, PhD, MSN, BScN, RN, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), O.ONT is Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) since 1996. She is the founder and visionary of RNAO’s internationally renowned Best Practice Guidelines Program and a leading figure in Canadian and international health and nursing policy. Grinspun is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Nursing, and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University. For over two decades, Grinspun has led many international programs in Latin and Central America, China, Australia, and Europe. Having published and spoken extensively in Canada and abroad, she is a forceful advocate of Canada’s universal health system and the contribution of registered nurses and nurse practitioners to its success. Throughout her career, Grinspun has received numerous professional and scholarly awards and recognition, including the Order of Ontario and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.