About Shannon Gouchie
Shannon Gouchie is an alumna of McMaster University, where she earned Bachelors of Arts & Sciences and Health Sciences degrees and is currently on track to obtain a Master of Health Management degree this spring. Upon graduation, she worked as an Occupational Therapist at Health Sciences North (HSN), where she has remained with the organization. Presently, she serves as the Clinical Manager of the Regional Outpatient Geriatric Medicine Service at the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC), a testament to her unwavering commitment to the field and her dedication to advancing healthcare services.
Professionally, Shannon’s role as an occupational therapist and clinical lead of the Children’s Treatment Centre has equipped her with valuable expertise in special education, accessibility, and pediatric rehabilitation. Drawing from her experience as the past vice-president of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), Shannon is well-versed in board governance and Ministry directives. Her active participation in strategic planning at COTO and Health Sciences North, coupled with leadership, quality improvement, and finance training through her Master of Health Management coursework, underscores her comprehensive skill set.
Shannon is also a devoted member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, where she has served in various capacities. She is a proud graduate of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and is a current parent with three children that have attended Sudbury Catholic Schools. She served as the Parent Council Chair of St. Charles College and was a representative on the Parent Involvement Committee.