Shirlee M. Sharkey

C.H.E. (Certified Health Executive), (Canadian College of Health Leaders)
M.H.Sc. in Health Administration (University of Toronto)
B.Sc.N. (University of Windsor)
B.A. (University of Windsor)

Professional Interests

With more than two decades of experience as the President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth, Shirlee Sharkey is a results-oriented, credible and trusted voice in health care.  A registered nurse and an accomplished CEO, Shirlee demonstrates both business and clinical real world experience.  Shirlee is passionate about her work and accomplishments in the home and community sector, and is dedicated to the role Saint Elizabeth can play in improving healthcare for all Canadians. 


  • 2012- Diamond Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Home Care Association
  • 2010- Innovation Award for Health Care Leadership, Canadian College of Health Service Executives
  • 2008- Graduate Leadership Award, The Society of Graduates in Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • 2007- Most Powerful Women in Canada: Top 100, Women’s Executive Network