Ms. Carmichael has over 30 years of diverse executive management and board of director experience spanning from start-up and growth companies to multinationals.
Dianne was Chairman & CEO of a publicly traded investment firm before shifting to healthcare to make a difference in the lives of those touched by profound illness. As President of Best Doctors Inc., she helped create a remote second opinion platform that connected patients with the top 2% of medical experts worldwide and which today, covers over 40 million international patients. Most recently she was President Payer Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A at McKesson, a Fortune 500 healthcare company. Prior to that, Dianne was President, UHN Solutions at UHN, Canada’s leading group of research hospitals, and Managing Director, MaRS Health Ventures and Innovation. Today, Ms. Carmichael continues to make a difference for patients by helping health-tech companies bring high impact innovations to scale globally through her company, Carmichael Worldwide Inc. Dianne formerly served as the Chief Advisor for the HealthTech division of the Council of Canadian Innovators, founded by Jim Balsillie, where they bring the voice of Canadian tech CEOs to government and policy makers.
Dianne has served on numerous healthcare boards, including Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, PatientsCanada, CAPCH, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Mt. Sinai’s Personalized Medicine Institute & W.I.N.
She was awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXN, Canadian Women Transforming Health Care and University of Waterloo Alumni of the Year. She holds a B.A. from the University of Waterloo.