Healthcare Innovation and Continually Improving Leadership
- Sobey Executive MBA 2000
- Winner of a Sobey EMBA Alumni 25th Anniversary Impact Award
Pam Winsor (EMBA’00) is the Director of Health Policy, Stakeholder Engagement & Chief Marketing Officer for Medtronic Canada, a global corporation that develops transformative medical technologies. A visionary leader in Canadian healthcare, she has what she describes as a “healthy restlessness for change”.
Ms. Winsor began her career as a Critical Care Nurse. Motivated to try something new, she moved to the pharmaceutical industry as a representative, successfully supporting women’s health, neurology and oncology faculties in Atlantic Canada.
After completing her EMBA at Saint Mary’s in 2000, Ms. Winsor grew restless again and looked for the next challenge. She found it in 2004, transitioning from the pharmaceutical industry to join the Medtronic senior leadership team, first as Director of Sales and Marketing in Neurology and next as Director of Health Systems Strategies.
In her current role with Medtronic, Ms. Winsor plays a significant role in positioning new services and models of care delivery. A strong believer in the power of collaboration, she works with multiple stakeholders in healthcare to deliver timely patient access to innovative healthcare solutions and ensure the credibility and transparency of the industry
Known for her brand of lifelong learning, Ms. Winsor completed the Judy Project for Executive Women at Rotman School of Management in 2006, and her designation as a Certified Healthcare Executive through the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) in 2011. In 2014, she became credentialled as a CTI Global Executive Coach within Medtronic and she achieved the challenging ICD.D designation through a program offered by the Sobey School of Business in partnership with Rotman School of Management.
Ms. Winsor has many outlets for her commitment to social responsibility. She serves on the board of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and chairs their Corporate Advisory Council. She also volunteers for the United Way and has served as a board member on the Medical Device Commercialization Council.
As a way of extending her impact as an EMBA ambassador, and thanking the Sobey School of Business for giving her a competitive edge, Ms. Winsor established The Dwyer-Winsor Family Scholarship in 2015. The first named EMBA award at the Sobey School, it is given annually to a student who shares her passion for positive restlessness and new challenges.