Patrice Lindsay is currently the Director of Health Systems Change at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canada. She leads strategic directions for evidence informed systems change across the care continuum for designing and delivering services for individuals with a range of heart conditions, stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment. She leads development of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations clinical guidelines, quality monitoring, and the active and meaningful inclusion of people with lived experience in these activities. Dr. Lindsay is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for her efforts to improve stroke care and outcomes in Canada and internationally. She has a degree in nursing from the University of Western Ontario and completed her PhD in Health Services Research, Evaluation and Outcomes at the University of Toronto, and sits on several national and international advisory committees and research collaborations.