Carolyn Gall Casey

Position: Director of Guidelines and Knowledge Translation

Carolyn is the Director of Guidelines and Knowledge Translation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS). Carolyn joined CCS in June 2020 to oversee and direct all aspects of the knowledge-to-action cycle for the Canadian cardiovascular care community. The team she leads applies best/promising practices in developing comprehensive, long-term strategies for the dissemination and implementation of national clinical practice guidelines with the aim of informing practice, improving patient outcomes and influencing policy.
For ten years prior to joining CCS, Carolyn led Guideline Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) at Diabetes Canada (DC) and worked in strong collaboration with staff teams and professional volunteer committees. Successes from the DC Guideline D&I strategies culminated in 12 peer-reviewed publications that document D&I processes and reach, outcomes, and knowledge and confidence changes for healthcare providers in practice.
Carolyn studied clinical nutrition at the University of Guelph. In addition, she has developed complementary expertise through completing studies in equity, diversity and inclusion, research ethics from Health Canada and the University of Miami. She has also developed advanced knowledge and skills in organizational leadership, program implementation and communications. Prior to joining CCS and Diabetes Canada, Carolyn spent several years in the food and clinical nutrition industry where she supported product development and expert sensory evaluation. She also created optimal nutrition and wellness communication and education tools for Canadians.
Carolyn lives in Oshawa with her husband and two teenage daughters.