Sandra Ramelli nominated for YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Award

Mar 28, 2024

St. Joseph’s Health System congratulates Sandra Ramelli on her YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Award nomination.

“I’m deeply honoured to be one of the nominees among so many outstanding women in the community,” said Sandra, who is Interim President at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford and Vice President of People and Strategy at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph.

In these roles, Sandra leads multidisciplinary teams and fosters a culture of excellence, influencing leadership and collaboration across healthcare disciplines. She also established St. Joseph’s Centre for Resilience, Learning and Growth, which is designed to allow health professionals to connect, learn, reflect, and pursue learning opportunities to help them thrive in a diversity of careers.

“Creating education, development and growth opportunities for health professionals is an investment in the teams of today and tomorrow. It also furthers our mission and connects us to the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, who were committed to discovery and enquiry,” said Sandra.

Sandra was one of 50 women nominated for their community impact. The YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards honours community leaders in Hamilton and Halton who are creating opportunities, amplifying voices, and co-creating gender inclusive and equitable communities. The YMCA Women of Distinction Awards Dinner was held on March 7, 2024.

Congratulations on your nomination, Sandra, and thank you for your leadership.


About Sandra

Sandra Ramelli’s remarkable career has been defined by her dedication to enhancing leadership and collaboration in health care at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), and as a faculty member of McMaster University. At HHS and SJHS, Sandra has leveraged her extensive education, including an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Executive Coaching Certification, to profoundly impact leadership development and organizational culture. A pioneer in adopting the LEADS Capability Framework, Sandra established St. Joseph’s and HHS’s first-ever leadership institutes, the Centre for Resilience, Learning and Growth and the Centre for People Development. Her leadership was also instrumental in several healthcare transformations in Hamilton including, the Access to Best Care initiative, successfully consolidating adult inpatient care and establishing a dedicated children’s hospital.