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London's board of health announces new permanent CEO for health unit

The Middlesex-London Board of Health has found a new permanent chief executive officer (CEO) for the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). Emily Williams has been appointed to the role, effective Wednesday.

Emily Williams has been the unit's interim CEO since last March

Emily Williams has been appointed as the permanent CEO for the Middlesex-London Health Unit. (Chris Ensing/CBC)

The Middlesex-London board of health has found a new permanent chief executive officer (CEO) for the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

The board of health appointed Emily Williams on Wednesday. (LinkedIn)

Emily Williams has been appointed to the role, effective Wednesday. Williams has been the unit's interim CEO since last March.

Williams joined the MLHU in November 2020 as director of the healthy organization division, where she was overseeing the human resources and finance departments. More recently, she served as the logistics lead for the unit's COVID-19 vaccine program. 

In a news release, board chair Maureen Cassidy described Williams as a tremendous addition to the team with many years of leadership in the health-care sector. 

"The board of health is thrilled that Ms. Williams is officially stepping into her new role as the health unit's permanent CEO, and we look forward to her continued leadership in the years to come," she said.

Williams is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Western University. She's worked at the London Health Sciences Centre for more than 20 years. 

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