Mark Rovere | PhD candidate MA BA | Analyst

Mark Rovere is the Director of Operational Planning for Paramedic and Seniors Services, in the Community and Health Services Department at the Regional Municipality of York. The Operational Planning Division is responsible for data and quality, contracts and procurement, capital planning and delivery, development of strategic and operational policies, and planning & communications for York Region Paramedic Services and its two Long-Term Care homes. Prior to joining York Region, Mr. Rovere was a Senior Planner at the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) where he led healthcare policy and planning for both the community and acute care sectors. In this role, he worked closely with community providers and hospitals to identify, develop, and support initiatives related to capital planning and development, intensive care, emergency departments, seniors care, community paramedicine and pay-for-performance indicators. In this capacity, Mr. Rovere also led and participated on several intra-provincial tables focused on healthcare quality and performance measurement. Before joining the LHIN, Mr. Rovere was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Health System Strategy and Policy Division at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where he supported a range of portfolios including Health Links, the Ontario Seniors Strategy, and primary & community care. He also worked in the Ministry’s Economic Analysis and Evaluation Unit where he supported performance evaluation projects on several provincial healthcare initiatives.

Mr. Rovere began his career at the Fraser Institute, one of Canada’s leading think-tanks. He started as an intern and progressed in the organization to become the Associate Director of Health Policy Studies. In this capacity, Mr. Rovere authored and co-authored dozens of publications on health and pharmaceutical policies such as international healthcare performance, medical technologies, healthcare wait times, delays in access to new medicines and more. During this time, Mr. Rovere frequently did radio and television interviews on his research and was often invited by the media to comment on a range of health policy issues.

Mr. Rovere has BA and MA from the University of Windsor, and is currently a PhD candidate in Health Policy at the University of Toronto.