Waterloo Wellington LHIN Welcomes Karen Scian

Karen Joan Fisk, Chair of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Scian to the Board of Directors. Ms. Scian, a well-known community leader with more than 10 years of governance experience, is currently the Founder and Principal for The TALENT Business Solutions and Professor for the Small Business Ventures Program, Centre for Entrepreneurship, at Conestoga College, School of Business. 

Prior to her roles at TALENT Business Solutions and Conestoga College, Ms. Scian was a City Councillor for the City of Waterloo for 8 years. While on Waterloo Council, she served as Finance Chair, responsible for the delivery of the city’s budget, and acted as Council Liaise for the Protective Services Department, working with the City of Waterloo’s Fire and Bylaw department to successfully deliver emergency services in Waterloo.        

Ms. Scian holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from Western. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from Royal Roads University and is currently enrolled in the Conflict Management certificate program at Conrad Grebel University in Waterloo.  

Ms. Scian has over a decade of governance experience serving as both a Chair and Committee member with the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Public Library, Rotary Waterloo, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Fire Safe Ontario and the Waterloo Community Arts Centre.  


We welcome the appointment of Karen Scian to our Board of Directors at the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. Karen’s background in business entrepreneurship, post-secondary academia and municipal government, coupled with her passion for community development and governance expertise will be of great benefit to our work in improving the health and well-being of local residents.” 

- Joan Fisk, Chair, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors.

"I am honoured to join the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board of Directors. I bring extensive experience in community-based leadership, effective stakeholder engagement, and sustainable change management to our health care conversation. My skills align with the Waterloo Wellington LHIN’s strategy and I look forward to working with the board and staff to improve the health of our local communities.” 

- Karen Scian, Board Member, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors. 


With an operating budget of just over $1 billion, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN  is a team of local health care and business professionals who help to plan, integrate (connect and improve), and fund health services to improve the health and well-being of approximately 775,000 residents in Waterloo Region, Wellington County, the City of Guelph, and the southern part of Grey County. 

The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is governed by a board of nine directors who are selected by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and appointed through Order in Council. The board is bound by agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is responsible for the management and control of the affairs of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN and is the key point of interaction with the Ministry. 

The Waterloo Wellington LHIN skills-based board  draws upon local individuals who have a variety of experiences and expertise. Board members are required to deal transparently with complex, (sometimes) sensitive issues and to be constantly engaging the community in an ongoing conversation. 

Board meetings are open to the public and take place at 50 Sportsworld Crossing Suite 220 in Kitchener, Ontario. 

LEARN MORE Information about the Waterloo Wellington LHIN and its Board of Directors here.  

Connie MacDonald
Director, Communications & Community Engagement
Waterloo Wellington LHIN 519-650-4472 ext. 235