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Gaye Sydenham

VP, Quality & Privacy

Gaye is responsible for the coordination of accreditation and clinical policy and protocol development for Lifemark Health Group. In her role as VP Quality, she leads quality initiatives including accreditation; corporate compliance; governance; national program evaluation and standardization; research, risk management and workplace health and safety.


Gaye’s clinical background is physiotherapy. While she enjoyed clinical practice in the early part of her career she moved into management roles fairly soon, initially as manager of physiotherapy departments in both long term and acute care facilities in London, Ontario and later in private practice in Alberta. The majority of her career has been in the private sector, as CEO of R.W. Sydenham & Associates Physical Therapy Services until joining Lifemark in 1999.


Gaye is a Past President and Life Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has delivered a number of national and international professional presentations, and has carried out teaching, lecturing, and management responsibilities at the Universities of Western Ontario and Alberta. Gaye is committed to accreditation and has been an Accreditation Surveyor for both the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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