Sherbourne Health CEO Named to Order of Ontario
Hazelle Palmer, President and CEO of Sherbourne Health, is among 25 people who have been appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest civilian honour for outstanding achievements. The appointments were announced on January 1 2024 by The Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario.
The Order of Ontario recognizes outstanding people who have made exceptional contributions to help build a stronger province, nation and world. Members of the Order come from all walks of life and represent various sectors of society including public service, business, journalism and health care.
Hazelle Palmer has been President and CEO of Sherbourne Health for ten years, and is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector who has fought to advance minority rights throughout her career. Her vision of a more just society is enabling others to thrive. As the current President and CEO of Sherbourne Health, Hazelle dramatically expanded services for Toronto’s underserved populations. As the former Managing Editor of Healthsharing Magazine in the 1990s, she championed stories tackling difficult issues. As the former Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Toronto and then the AIDS Committee of Toronto, she used her platform to improve social conditions.
Everyone at Sherbourne Health including our Board of Directors sends their congratulations to Hazelle for this honour and well-deserved recognition.