Judith John’s career spans all aspects of communications, marketing and public affairs, across the arts, culture, health and social services sectors.
Her career began in the arts, holding executive roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Harbourfront Centre. For two decades, she was President of Acoustiguide, providing recorded tours to galleries and museums, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and many others. During this time, Judith also became Vice-President of Communications and Marketing at United Way of Greater Toronto.
Judith’s career in the healthcare sector consists of marketing and communications leadership positions at Mount Sinai Hospital and Foundation, SickKids, and Council of Academic Hospitals Ontario. She currently works with several Toronto hospitals concentrating on the patient experience, partnerships and communications. As a communications/marketing consultant, Judith has taught public relations, communications, ethics and marketing courses at educational institutions across Ontario, and works regularly with the University of Toronto and Schulich School of Business.
As a patient advocate, Judith has been a keynote presenter and lecturer for numerous health organizations and institutions. She is a trained Patient Partner and advises the UHN’s Partners in Care program, the Province of Ontario’s Phoenix Project, and Patients Canada. In addition, Judith chairs the Province’s Quality Management Partnership Citizen Advisory Committee, and serves the Partnership’s Healthcare System Reference Group, Ontario Brain Institute International Review Panel and McMaster Health Forum stakeholder dialogue: Addressing Health System Sustainability in Ontario.
Judith has sat on several community boards including ABC Life Literacy Canada and Theatre 20. Judith is currently the Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Royal Ontario Museum Governors, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Ryerson City Building Institute, as well as The V Generation, an organization which promotes meaningful volunteerism.