Selected as Canadian Hospital Leader of the Year (Transformational Leadership), Julia Dumanian is an experienced, professional and proven President and Chief Executive Officer. Determined and tireless, she has a unique capability as a visionary and inspirational leader.
Julia is nationally recognized for difficult organizational turn-arounds. She is calm and clear, even under intense pressure. A strong strategic thinker and solutions-developer, Julia Dumanian is also a respected team-builder who recognizes that success is not accomplished individually.
Boards of Directors who work with Julia appreciate her formal governance background. With a clear understanding of the Board and CEO roles, Julia works seamlessly with Boards and Board Chairs on critical governance issues.
For more than 20 years, Julia Dumanian has been a leader and accomplished executive in the field of Healthcare. Serving in the public, non-profit and private sectors, she has held CEO and senior executive roles in many Canadian organizations and is the current President and CEO of the Canadian Hearing Society. Previous roles include President of Canadian Lab Solutions, President/CEO of Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Provincial Supervisor and CEO of CCAC’s in Hamilton and Niagara. Julia has also been a United Way CEO.Known as a transformational and turn-around leader, Julia is highly regarded for the passion and vision she brings to organizations. An innovative and strategic Chief Executive Officer, she has led change and improved performance and outcomes within the hospital and health delivery sectors. A very strong, strategic thinker and solution-builder, Julia has proven she is a results-oriented CEO who is committed to empowering people and building a sustainable organization. A skilled leader, fundraiser and compelling communicator, Julia has a demonstrated record of success and innovation in complex, multi-stakeholder organizations.
Amongst her many accolades, Julia has been recognized as Hospital Turnaround Leader of the Year and a recipient of the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award. She holds a Master of Arts Degree and an Honours Bachelor of Arts, and has professional certificates in Healthcare Leadership, Fundraising and Governance.
In addition to her executive commitments, Julia Dumanian believes strongly in proactive corporate citizenship, and personally volunteers on, and provides mentorship to, national and community-based boards and committees.