Cliff Harvey, MSc(HQ), EDAC, OAA, FRAIC is the Chief Planning Officer for Niagara Health. Niagara Health is a regional healthcare provider with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based services. Cliff is collaboratively leading Niagara Health through the planning, design and implementation of their capital infrastructure project, allowing Niagara Health to position themselves for the future. Using Project and Design Management methods, he is building holistically upon governance, strategy, project management, planning, design, and procurement to deliver the right project. Design Management goes beyond Project Management to supports a culture of innovation, creativity and transformation, and builds a structure for the organization to deliver successfully on their strategic vision – from discovery to execution to operations – while still supporting strict governance, comprehensive reporting, and effective business decisions.
Cliff’s professional career includes being Senior Architect in the Ontario Government, a Senior Hospital Executive, and a practising Architect. Cliff searches for excellence through continual learning and professional curiosity, always challenging himself to be better and to stay ahead of the curve. Cliff volunteers his time to boards, committees, professional task groups, and advises on educational programs, all focused on health and design. Cliff is an international speaker on healthcare and design. Cliff is a Founding Director for the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) and Director (2017-2020) for the International Union of Architects – Public Health Group (UIA-PHG)