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CAHO Announces New Executive Director

Toronto, October 3, 2017 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Noble as Executive Director of CAHO, effective November 1, 2017.

Michelle has an exceptional skillset and diverse background in brand-building with experience in both the public and private sectors. She comes to CAHO from BILD, the Building Industry and Land Development Association for the Greater Toronto Area where she has been Vice President of Communications and Marketing since 2015. Prior to BILD, Michelle led partnerships and consultations for the Ontario Growth Secretariat and headed communications and marketing for Waterfront Toronto, the tri-government organization mandated with transforming Toronto’s waterfront.

In the private sector, Michelle held senior marketing and communications roles with Eli Lilly, Labatt, Nike and the leading association for the food and consumer productions industry in Canada. Her passion for health care was ignited early in her career, when she began as a health policy reporter, editor and health sciences news service officer.

“Michelle will build off the strength that exists today at CAHO, fostering the delivery of advanced patient care services, the development of the next generation of health care professionals, and the continuation of leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today,” said Kevin Smith, Chair of CAHO. “On behalf of Ontario’s research hospitals, we look forward to Michelle’s leadership in driving a healthier, wealthier and smarter Ontario, and to formally welcoming her to the CAHO team in November.”



About CAHO

The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 23 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. Collectively, we provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health care professionals, and conduct leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today. On the foundation of this work, we generate the expertise and evidence to drive change as system leaders, building a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario. For more information, visit