Meena Ballantyne

Ms. Ballantyne has had a successful career in the federal Public Service of Canada where she held numerous senior positions such as Deputy Minister, Status of Women Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister. As the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Products and Food Branch at Health Canada she led the regulatory branch dealing with prescription drugs, biologics, medical devices and natural health products. She also served as Assistant Secretary for Social Development at the Privy Council of Canada where she provided advice to the Prime Minister and Clerk of the Privy Council on issues relating to health, immigration and criminal justice reforms. Ms. Ballantyne has served on a number of boards and holds a Director designation in corporate governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors.