Dianne Parker-Taillon, BScPT, MSc (Kinanthropology), is the President of Parker-Taillon Consulting Inc. and has over 30 years experience in the health care industry, including senior management positions in national not-for-profit organizations, as a manager in the hospital sector, and as a member of a number of boards and committees. She is known for her collaborative multi-method approach, excellent group facilitation skills, user-friendly written reports, and completion of deliverables on time and on budget.
A consultant since 2002, Dianne has played a key role on a number of health policy, strategic planning, and standards development projects including: entry-level education requirements/accreditation standards; essential competency profiles; caseload guidelines; healthy workplace initiatives; inter-professional collaboration for patient-centred practice; HHR data sets; and professional/regulatory standards. Her clients include governments/government agencies, health care organizations/hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, health professional associations, regulatory organizations for health professionals, and research funding agencies.
From 2002 to 2004, Dianne was the Executive Director for the National Initiative for Telehealth Guidelines (NIFTE) project which resulted in the development and validation of a bilingual framework of guidelines for Telehealth for use by regulated health professions, Telehealth provider organizations, and Accreditation Canada. Previously Dianne served as Director of Education, Practice, and Research with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) from 1992 to 2002 and was responsible for standards and policies including accreditation programs for both education and practice.