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Zain Ismail

Principal Transformation Consultant – Henry Ford Health System

Zain serves as Principal Transformation Consultant at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, where he partners with HFHS’s executive and senior system leadership to execute on corporate strategic initiatives across HFHS’s five hospitals and health plan. Specific areas of focus include specialty service lines growth, digital health, and community health.

Prior to joining HFHS, Zain served as Manager of innovation, partnerships, communication, and development at Erie Shores Healthcare (ESH) in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, where he worked to improve local access to care, particularly in the area of mental health and addictions services, and positioned Erie Shores Healthcare as a leading and innovative rural community hospital in the province of Ontario by creating a “first in the province” community hub for mental health and addiction service, inspired by entrepreneurial coworking spaces.

Zain is a founding member of the Detroit Windsor Med Health Innovation Cluster and a facilitator, and mentor for Hacking Health Windsor Detroit. He also provides independent advisory services to clients in Southeast Michigan, and Southwestern Ontario.

Zain holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor (Canada) and is currently completing an Executive Program in Health Systems Innovation at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

In 2015, Zain was awarded the inaugural Positive Professional of the Year Award by the Leamington Chamber of Commerce for his role leading stakeholder engagement for Erie Shores Healthcare, the Erie Shores Health Foundation and the Hospice of Windsor Essex County’s Erie Shores Campus.