I am excited to introduce Sarah Hutchison to the OPA family as our next Chief Executive Officer. She assumes the CEO role on April 22, 2024.

Below is a short summary of Sarah’s vast experience. She will be joining us at InterACTION and l hope that those who are there will join us in saying  “welcome.” – Oren Cheifetz, OPA President

Sarah Hutchison


Sarah is an accomplished health care executive with over 30 years of leadership experience. She brings to the role of CEO of OPA a very unique combination of health professional regulatory and professional association experience in health care, along with a strong results focused experience in member advocacy, strategy, policy, and program and service delivery.

In addition to her consulting practice which most recently concentrated on innovation and entrepreneurship education in health technology, she is also active in the community as a volunteer Director. Her prior experience as the CEO of OntarioMD, a subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association, focused on supporting and enabling digital transformation working with clinicians, the government, Ontario Health and key stakeholders across the province. She has demonstrated experience and success in results-oriented delivery with strategic partnerships across Canada. She is passionate about people and enabling  organizational excellence and is regarded as a transparent and authentic leader.

Sarah holds an MHSc (University of Toronto), an LL.M in Health Law (Osgoode), along with her ICD.D designation as a corporate Director.

“I am truly excited to continue the excellent work that has been accomplished by the Association and to contribute to the mission of improving health for Ontarians by expanding and streamlining access to physiotherapy services.

I am passionate about accessible, integrated health care and very committed to advancing the practice lives of physiotherapists and the patients they serve.” – Sarah Hutchison