In her current role at the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), Lena has led major initiatives including communications and knowledge translation activities for healthcare professionals. Her initiatives include Ontario’s Influenza Immunization Toolkit and Ontario’s first large scale academic detailing feasibility study (GTA and Sudbury). She has overseen the development of clinical tools and evidence summaries to support organizations/programs including Cancer Care Ontario (ColonCancerCheck program, Breast Cancer Screening program), Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario College of Family Physicians and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Opioid Manager). Lena’s role includes planning, executing and maintaining continuous alignment of program scope for educational programs within the CEP. She is a skilled director who works closely with stakeholder organizations and clients to ensure meaningful engagement, and effective intervention or project design and execution. 

Lena joined CEP after seven years at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), where she was the Assistant Executive Director. During her tenure at OCFP, Lena developed and implemented numerous large scale initiatives to promote best practice in primary care including the Collaborative Mental Health Care Network (CMHCN), Canada’s first mental health mentoring program which supports over 600 Family Physicians across Ontario. In addition, Lena led the Benign Uterine Conditions initiative, a successful multi-million-dollar project promoting appropriate care in women’s health throughout the province. Aspects of this project included inter-professional and skills transfer workshops, online education, clinical toolkits, and patient materials that were translated in seven languages.

Lena received her bachelor of arts in political science and law from Laurentian University and her master of international relations from Carleton University.