As World Spine Care (WSC) celebrates its 10th year anniversary, we are thrilled to announce the selection of Stefanie Ince as our new Executive Director. Stefanie officially began her new role as Executive Director in January 2019. The selection was made after an extensive international and local search and selection process.
“Over 200 applications were reviewed for the position of Executive Director for WSC. After considering all applications it was the unanimous decision of the search committee that Stefanie Ince was the most qualified candidate to advance the mission of World Spine Care,” said Jean Moss, CEO, World Spine Care.
Stefanie comes to WSC with over 15 years of fundraising experience in the not for profit sector for organizations serving patients and programs in Canada – and internationally.
Her past work experience makes her uniquely qualified to take on her next challenge. “World Spine Care is at a critical and exciting stage in its development. I’m thrilled to take on the role of Executive Director. I very much believe in the mission of the organization: to serve the needs of patients in under-served communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence-based, spine care.”
WSC has continued to make great strides over the past year and is very well positioned for growth in 2019 and beyond building on its core values – of building sustainable spine care clinics and educating local health professionals based on evidence-based research.
“Last year saw the publication of the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI), which included contributions from 68 clinicians and scientists from 24 countries,” says WSC Founder and President, Scott Haldeman. “These papers present a complex consensus-based model of care that can be used to establish and scale spine programs in low and middle-income communities – an important next step in WSC’s vision to create a world in which everyone has access to the highest quality spine care possible. But we need a strong team of volunteers, a dedicated Board of Directors – and strong executive leadership in order to make the strides we need to succeed.”
With seven clinics running in four countries, and over 10,000 patient visits in 2018, WSC aims to continue to offer patient programs while building on the key findings of the GSCI research – and to continue to grow the WSC model into new, much-needed under-served areas.
“I am passionate about evidence-based research to enhance patient care, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience to the dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Together I know we can work to continue to meet the urgent needs of individuals in under-served communities.”Stefanie Ince, Executive Director of World Spine Care
Stefanie is dedicated to patient care and has spent much of her career in healthcare. She is currently on Board of Governors for Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) and was the Chair of Brain Injury Society of Toronto. She is currently an instructor and a course developer for the Fundraising Certificate Program at George Brown College.
Please join us in welcoming Stefanie into this exciting new chapter in WSC’s history. If you believe in our cause, help us celebrate 10 years of World Spine Care by making a donation to support this exciting transition. In order to learn more about WSC or to make a donation please visit our website at www.worldspinecare.org.
As always, we thank you for your support.