Linda Adams

R.N., B.Sc.N., M.N., C.H.E.
Vice President of Quality and Professional Practice/CNE
Adjunct Lecturer Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
Telephone: 705 549 3181 ext. 2047



Linda Adams is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care as Vice-President of Quality and Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive.

Registered nurse roles: Level 111 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labour and Delivery. Progressive leadership positions include: Program Manager and Director roles; Ministry level policy analyst. Linda has successfully lead and achieved operational and strategic level transformations at the local and provincial levels.

Currently, she is an Adjunct Lecturer with Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (April, 2016 – 2020)


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student in Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Canadian Health Executive (CHE) Certification, Canadian College of Health Leaders
Masters Certificate in Municipal Management, Schulich School of Business, York University
Masters of Nursing, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Nursing Science, Laurentian University
Diploma of Nursing, Canadore College

Research Interests

Areas of focus relate to patient engagement and co-design. Also currently involved in a mixed methods research initiative related to mental health patients and staff. Specifically, clinical and quality of life outcomes for patients; staff perspectives regarding quality of care and relational security.


Selected Publications

Adams-Best, Linda (2001). Strides in care management: The development of a framework to facilitate quality of care outcomes. Healthcare Management Forum, 14, 44-50.

Adams-Best, Linda, Compustat Consultants, Lamba, Rina & Vandenberg, Janet (2003). York region infant feeding study, 2002 – 2003. York Region Health Services.