Our Leader Spotlight | Marina Stegne
Project Manager, Bundled Care, Niagara Health
This series is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the participants of the ACL+ 2021/22 program. Each week, we will focus on one of our leaders, sharing a little bit about them and what motivates them to explore community leadership in Niagara.
Ms. Marina Stegne leads the development and implementation of a sustainable plan for the Bundled Care Program at Niagara Health working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to prioritize work and define resource requirements needed to meet expectations with respect to quality, budget and timelines. Ms. Stegne facilitates and coaches teams in the planning, coordination and evaluation of a new model of care.
Previously, Ms. Stegne served as a Senior Performance Advisor assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of Niagara Health departments. Ms. Stegne also previously served as an epidemiologist in public health.
Marina is an avid amateur gardener and can be found outside with her plants and flowers, hands in the dirt or planning her next garden bed in her spare time.
Why are you personally motivated to explore civic leadership?
My motivation to further explore civic leadership has come from a combination of my education, work experience and genuine gratitude for the opportunities I have been given. My education has been focused on research methods and epidemiology and the entirety of my career has been focused on public health, primary care and the health of our community. The opportunity to address community health issues through civic leadership, innovation and partnerships is something I wholeheartedly would enjoy.
What, in your view, is the most significant issue/opportunity facing our community? Why?
In my view, the most significant issue facing our community is acknowledging and addressing the fact that health is not reflected equally throughout our community.
Some people, whether it is a result of a disability, their race, ethnicity or culture, income, gender identity or expression etc. do not have access to the resources and services they need. Through strong community partnerships, innovation and creative approaches, and working together across sectors, health equity strategies can be applied by reducing poverty and ensuring everyone has the same access to healthcare in the Niagara Region.
What individual attributes do you hope to develop or expand upon?
I hope to develop and expand on my relationships and partnerships across sectors in the Niagara Region.
What Is ACL+?
Accelerate Civic Leadership+ is our answer to adapting our flagship Accelerate Civic Leadership (ACL) program for virtual learning.
Designed as a tool to expand the number of individuals who accept leadership roles in business, government, and social organizations to meet future challenges in the region, ACL+ strengthens the bonds within the region. It serves as a retention and engagement tool for our Niagara businesses and non-profits.