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    Lara Pietrolungo

    RN, BScN, MN

    Executive Director

    As the Executive Director of Boomerang Health, Lara Pietrolungo is committed to ensuring patients and families receive high-quality care, and experience exceptional customer service at the clinic. Over the past 23+ years, Lara has dedicated her career to SickKids and has assumed various roles, including her current role of Director, International Education. In this capacity, Lara focuses on fostering local and international healthcare education partnerships while being committed to enhancing child health globally.

    Before joining SickKids, Lara held numerous healthcare positions in the community. She was instrumental in directing the nursing strategy for the Homeless Outreach Pilot Project in the Region of Peel and enhancing neonatal nursing care through Toronto Public Health. She has also had international experiences at the American University of Beirut.

    Lara, who speaks five languages, has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration, and a Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto. She is also a cross-appointed faculty at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at UofT, as well as preceptor to graduate students from various healthcare and business programs. She has been involved in fundraising for many years, and is the Founder of the Emma-Rose Fund, which provides financial assistance to families of children with MPS Diseases. Lara continues to participate in many groups and association by serving as chair, member, or advisor on healthcare, educational, and governmental boards.

    Lara has been invited to speak at different local and international forums on numerous topics, including international healthcare education, leadership, and public-private partnerships. In her own words, Lara confirms “I am blessed to have a personal and professional life full of global cultural experiences, and I hope to continue on this journey as long as I possibly can”.