Cancer has a significant impact on Canadians living with cancer, their caregivers and the healthcare system. About half of all Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and about one in four are expected to die of cancer. The cost of cancer care in Canada is in the billions and is steadily rising. The Canadian Cancer Society plays an essential role in saving and improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
Lesa O'Brien is the Interim Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Technology for the Canadian Cancer Society. She has been with the Canadian Cancer Society for six years and in the not-for-profit space for 25 years.
“I am responsible for enterprise-wide digital, data and technology strategies, products, and solutions across the organisation,” she explains.
What led O'Brien to this industry was a lifelong passion for healthcare. Here, she tells us more.