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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Gail Donner


Brief Biography

Dr. Gail Donner is co-founder of donnerwheeler, a career consulting firm, and Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She is a member and former Chair of the Board of The Change Foundation, a member of the Ontario Hospital Governance Leadership Council and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Healthy Work Environments Champions Expert Advisory Group and was a member of the Metro Toronto District Health Council Hospital Restructuring Committee, Chair of the Air Ambulance Review by Ontario Ministry of Health and Vice-Chair of the Director's Advisory Committee on the Long-Term Future of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Dr. Donner has received the Order of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association’s Centennial Award, the YMCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Award of Merit. She holds a diploma in nursing from Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, a B.ScN from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in psychiatric nursing from New York University and a PhD in adult education from the University of Toronto. She also has an honorary doctorate of science from Ryerson University.

Dr. Donner joined the Board of Trustees in 2002.