Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Balagus as Chief Executive Officer/Chief Administrative Officer (CEO/CAO).
For the last nine years, Mr. Balagus was the Chief of Staff to two Manitoba Premiers responsible for coordinating political staff and acting as senior political advisor to the Premier, Cabinet and Caucus. He is both an experienced manager and political strategist.
Mr. Balagus has also worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the National Democratic Institute, assisting a multitude of political parties’ transition to democracy, providing training opportunities for young people and mentoring local staff on issues related to a functioning democracy.
He joins ONA today.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association is Canada’s largest nurses’ union, representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals as well as 14,000 nursing student affiliates.