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Associate Deputy Ministers

Lorelle Taylor | Nancy Naylor | Sharon Lee Smith


Associate Deputy Minister Lorelle Taylor

Lorelle Taylor

Associate Deputy Minister, Health System Information Management and Chief Information Officer

Lorelle Taylor is the Associate Deputy Minister, Health System Information Management and Chief Information Officer. She provides leadership for information management and information-technology solutions, enabling and supporting the business requirements of the ministry and its agents.

Lorelle has worked in the private and public sectors, having spent the majority of her career as a public servant in the IT field. She has extensive experience in programs delivered in the areas of health, health services, social services, and children and youth services.

More recently, as CIO, Lorelle leads the cluster in the development and implementation of a diverse range of initiatives, including those that bring the province public health, public drug, and OHIP programs; access to medical services; and Emergency Medical Services improvements.

As a key contributor to the OPS’ I&IT organization, Lorelle plays an active role in both the Information Technology Executive Leadership Council (ITELC) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s ADM-level Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

She is known as a committed, experienced, delivery-oriented leader, with strong technical, strategic-thinking, collaborative and team-building skills.


Nancy Naylor

Associate Deputy Minister, Delivery and Implementation

Nancy Naylor is the Associate Deputy Minister, Delivery and Implementation at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), leading two large divisions: Health System Accountability, Performance & French Language Services Division (HSAPFLSD) and Health System Quality and Funding. Nancy joined the MOHLTC in 2014 as Assistant Deputy Minister of the HSAP Division.

Before joining the MOHLTC, Nancy was the ADM of the Postsecondary Education Division in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. She has also served as an ADM in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance and has held other senior positions in the Ontario government.


Associate Deputy Minister, Sharon Lee Smith

Sharon Lee Smith

Associate Deputy Minister, Policy and Transformation

Sharon Lee Smith has been Associate Deputy Minister, Policy and Transformation, since February 2015. An executive with more than 20 years of public-service experience, Sharon Lee served most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan. In this role, she was responsible for public health, mental health and addictions, seniors’ and long-term care, laboratory services and primary health care.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan, Sharon Lee was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan Region of Western Economic Diversification Canada. In 2013, as ADM, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award of Excellence for Public Administration.

Her international work experience has included representing Canada in United Nations climate change negotiations in her role as Director General, International Affairs Branch, Environment Canada. She was also responsible for leading multilateral engagement and negotiations with international institutions, including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, Rome and Nairobi; the United Nations Environment Program; and the Commission for Sustainable Development in New York City.

Sharon Lee has held leadership positions at Health Canada — as Regional Director for Northern Health and Executive Director, Aboriginal Health Secretariat – First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. She also worked as an economic advisor in the Privy Council Office.

This is not Sharon Lee’s first foray into the OPS, either. Earlier in her career, she spent six years in policy officer roles with the ministries of Finance, Attorney General and Citizenship, as well as with Cabinet Office.

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