R.N. B.N.Sc., M.Ed. (Admin)
Carol Timmings is currently the Director of Child Health and Development and Chief Nursing Officer with Toronto Public Health. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree and a Master of Education Degree in Policy & Administration, both from Queen’s University.
Carol is a highly developed nursing leader with demonstrated abilities in senior management, healthy public policy, program development and strategic system and service planning. She is a results-oriented executive with extensive experience spanning the areas of chronic disease and injury prevention, child and family health, environmental health, health planning and policy. Her commitment to the social determinants of health and reducing health inequities is consistently evidenced in her approach to public health leadership. As Chief Nursing Officer with Toronto Public Health, Carol is also responsible for nursing human resource planning, quality nursing practice and enhancing nursing contributions to organizational effectiveness related to improved health outcomes at individual, group and population levels.
Over her career, Carol has had extensive executive involvement with professional Associations and Advisory Boards provincially and nationally. She is currently the President of Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and member of the Advisory Board for National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. Previous professional association involvement includes Past-President of Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and Past-President of ANDSOOHA – Public Nursing Management in Ontario.
In 2010, Carol received the Association of Local Public Health Agencies Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contributions to public health in Ontario. OPHA also honoured Carol in 2015 with a Lifetime Membership Award, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contributions to the Association.