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February 10, 2021

A registered Nurse, Derek McNally is the past Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Niagara Health.  In that role, he provided professional leadership to nurses and regulated health professionals across the organization as well as operational leadership for the Clinical Services Portfolio. Derek retired from this position in May 2021.

Mr. McNally has had a leadership role in health-care research, education, and administration for more than 35 years in both Academic Health Sciences Centers and Large Community Hospitals.  Prior to starting at Niagara Health in February 2014, Mr. McNally was the Executive Vice President Clinical Services at Markham Stouffville Hospital.  He has held progressive leadership positions at Trillium Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, The Credit Valley Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Mr. McNally received his Diploma in Nursing from the Glasgow College of Nursing & Midwifery in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980 and earned his Master of Management in the International Masters in Health Leadership program at McGill University.  He is also a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Derek participated actively in the education of future health-care executives in his role as a preceptor to residents of the McMaster University’s Masters in Health Administration and Business Administration Programs and lead and participated in a number of regional initiatives associated with the planning of clinical services within the Hamilton, Niagara Haldimand Brant region. Derek is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nursing at Brock University.