Robert (Rob) Devitt

Senior Fellow

Rob Devitt is a father and husband who enjoys a wide range of activities and sports. He is an adventure traveler having spent time trekking in many countries. He particularly enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies where he resides part-time.

Rob served on the inaugural Board of Ontario Health from April 2019 to January 2021. From August 2016 to March 2018, Rob served as the Provincially appointed Supervisor of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance turning around the troubled organizations. In 2015, he retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto East General Hospital (now Michael Garron Hospital). Prior to joining TEGH, Rob was the President and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre leading the merger of 2 separate hospitals. He has also served as the CEO of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa.

Rob has been appointed to assist a number of hospitals and Health related organizations as a Peer Reviewer, Supervisor and Interim Leader. In 2009, Rob was appointed interim CEO of eHealth Ontario to stabilize and begin to turn around the organization following a significant scandal. He also acted as Ministry of Health Supervisor of the Scarborough Hospital.

Rob has served on a number of Boards. He was an original Board member of Plexxus and HDIRS. He previously served on the Boards of the Ontario Hospital Association, the Canadian College of Health Care Leaders (CCHL) and the Post-Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board.

Rob is a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation. He received the University of Ottawa MHA Alumni Association Preceptor Award in 2017 and the CCHL Mentorship Award in 2014. Rob has a Bachelors degree from Queen’s University and a Masters degree from the University of Ottawa.