Dr. Paula Neves is the Lead for the Centre for Living Organ Donation created by UHN Transplant (now the Ajmera Transplant Centre) in 2018 to improve access to living organ donation for people who need a life-saving kidney or liver transplant, those who want to give a transformative gift of life and everyone who wants to be part of their future.
In addition to deep knowledge of healthcare, and experience working with diverse stakeholders, Paula brings expertise in governance, policy and planning, project management and lean process improvement.
Paula has held a variety of senior roles in the corporate, association and community sectors in Ontario and Manitoba. Among other things, she worked with hospital and ministry leaders to develop the first template hospital accountability agreement in Ontario. More recently, she has focused on promoting innovation in elder care.
Paula completed a PhD in health policy, management and evaluation at the University of Toronto. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and undergraduate degrees in arts and social work from the University of Manitoba. She serves on several volunteer boards and committees, including the board of Christie Gardens Foundation.