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Executive Leadership Team

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada's team of senior leaders across the country are dedicated to helping people who are blind or partially sighted enhance their independence, safety and mobility.

Pamela Gow-Boyd, Regional Vice President, Atlantic Canada
Pam oversees the organization’s work across Atlantic Canada and serves as executive lead for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. Pam has worked with CNIB for more than three decades in vision loss rehabilitation service delivery and regional management roles.

Josie McGee, Vice President, Healthcare Innovation
Josie is the executive lead for government relations, business development and growth of Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada, and has operational responsibility for Western Canada. She is an occupational therapist with 19 years of previous healthcare and business development experience. Before joining the team in 2019, she held the role of national director, healthcare innovation at CBI Health Group.

Christopher McLean, Vice President, Service Quality and Health Standards
Christopher is responsible for business intelligence, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada's health services. He joined us in 2018 after 15 years with our affiliate organization, the CNIB Foundation, where he held progressive roles in philanthropy, government relations and rehabilitation service management. He is the former board chair of Halton Family Services.

Victoria Pearson, Vice President, Strategy, Privacy & Enterprise Risk
Victoria leads Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada’s work in strategic planning, privacy compliance and enterprise risk management. She also serves in the same role for our affiliate organization, the CNIB Foundation, which she joined in 2008. Prior to that, Victoria held a leadership position at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with a strong background in marketing communications.

John M. Rafferty, President and CEO
John joined Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada in 2019 as the organization’s inaugural president and CEO. John is also the president and CEO of our two affiliate organizations, the CNIB Foundation and CNIB Deafblind Community Services. He is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Health Policy Council and the Board of Directors for Accessible Media Inc., and is chair of Vision 2020 Canada. In 2012, he earned the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Jin Shen, Director, Finance
Jin is responsible for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada's finance strategy and financial operations. He joined us in 2018, after working as the director of finance and corporate services at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified General Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration degree.​ 

Jennifer Urosevic, Vice President, Healthcare Operations
Jennifer is responsible for leading Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada's service delivery operations in Ontario and Quebec. As Vice President of Healthcare Operations, she also provides oversight of organizational accreditation and operational standards for health care services. Jennifer has spent more than 20 years managing various levels of vision loss rehabilitation, and has presented globally on a variety of topics including, early skills in orientation and mobility, accessibility of the built environment, youth programs and pathways to vision rehabilitation.

Simon Weeks, Director, People and Culture
Based out of Vancouver, BC, Simon is the executive lead for people and culture (human resources) for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. He joined the team in 2018 after four years with our affiliate organization, the CNIB Foundation. Prior to that he was the human resources lead for Healthcare Benefit Trust.