About Us

Ontario Partners in Health (OPiH) is a privately-held, health services management company founded in 1989 with our first mandate being to manage health services for the University of Ottawa Health. Over the last 30+ years we operated officially as the University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS), until 2019 when a name change was made to better reflect our broader mandate to develop and manage healthcare services for clients and partners in our surrounding community.

OPiH offers a range of management and consulting services to primary care groups and long-term care facilities as well as physiotherapy and massage clinics.  Our services range from turn-key management of all aspects of our clients’ clinical operations to specific mandates related to clinic development, human resources, technology solutions development & implementation, marketing & communications, finance & billing as well as facilities & procurement.

Our Team

In addition to the organization’s wealth of knowledge and experience overall, OPiH is led by a very solid administrative team. Our leaders and managers bring a wide range of skills to their work and are always eager to tackle new challenges, innovate for the benefit of patients and apply their skills in meaningful ways and in support of organizational goals. Our Executive Team, in particular, brings a diverse range of complementary skills to the organization: 

OPiH President and CEO

Christopher Fisher, has occupied several upper management positions with the organization since early 2006 and has spearheaded a more than two-fold expansion of the organization through the conversion to a Family Health Organization and the addition of a Family Health Team. Mr. Fisher’s knowledge and experience in clinic and business management, change management and particularly the implementation of primary care models in a student-focused context have been honed through his work with OPiH over the last 15 years.

OPIH Director of Operations

Nathalie Laforest joined the OPiH team in 2010. Mrs. Laforest has over 10 years of experience in leadership roles in both the public and private sector and has extensive knowledge of administrative support functions. She is an integral part of the management team responsible for planning the day-to-day operations of our administrative support teams. Nathalie is also responsible for developing and implementing several organizational strategies, policies and practices.

OPiH Director of Finance

Nina Reznikova brings with her many years of extensive professional experience in finance management and analysis having worked most recently at the Appletree Medical Group.  Nina obtained her Certified Management Accounting Degree in 2008 as well as her Certified Professional Accountant Degree in 2014.  She graduated from the Business Leader for Finance Executive Program at the University of Toronto in 2015. As a volunteer, Nina is a Board Member for the Public Services Health and Safety Association.