Helen Plass

Helen is a contractor with Convergence, supporting state and regional partners in implementing HQIC in rural and critical access hospitals. She has extensive experience in quality-of-life at end-of-life issues, preventing CLABSI/CAUTI, the CDC’s States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) initiative, the ARHQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAIs/CAUTI, and the AHRQ Safety Program for Acute Care: CAUTI. 


  • Senior Program Manager, American Hospital Association 
  • Research and Administrative Manager, Sunnybrook Cancer Center 
  • University Health Network Ethics Board, Toronto 
  • MS, Bioethics, University of Toronto 
  • MA, Buddhist Studies, Fo Guang University 
  • Post-graduate diploma, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Fanshawe College 
  • BA, Philosophy, Western University, Canada 


  • Masters Degree, Buddhist Studies – Fo Guang University (佛光大學), Taiwan, China 
  • Masters Degree, Bioethics and Religion – University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • Post Graduate Degree, Corporate Communications and Public Relations – Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada  
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy – University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada 


  • Independent Contractor  
  • Senior Program Manager, American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust 
  • Research and Administrative Manager – Sunnybrook Hospital Odette Cancer Center 
  • Ethics Coordinator, Oncology Board – University Health Network, Research Ethics Board