Role of MOH, Laboratories and Diagnostics Branch
Neeta Sarta is a strategic leader with 15 years of health care experience focused on successfully diagnosing complex problems and defining value-added solutions that drive high-quality outcomes at the local and provincial levels. Neeta is recognized as an expert in stakeholder management and talent development by leading large cross-functional teams that deliver both engagement and results. She has a unique combination of strategic, policy, financial, and operational experience to deliver complete strategies and implementation plans
In her current role as Director, Laboratories and Diagnostics at the Ministry of Health, Neeta leads the reform of laboratory services and operations by directing the strategic policy development, design, implementation, and evaluation of laboratory services, including genetics policies and programs. She provides regulatory oversight for all clinical laboratories in Ontario by enforcing the Laboratories and Specimen Collection Centres Act to ensure quality service and patient safety. She has financial oversight and provides strategic policy direction on the Ontario Health Insurance Program for community laboratories services and other key laboratory programs.
In 2017, Neeta joined the Ministry of Health as Director, Provincial Programs where she provided strategic leadership for system planning, operations, relationship management, and financial management for an array of provincial programs. She developed and implemented provincial accountability frameworks, systems, and processes to support provincial agencies such Cancer Care Ontario, Trillium Gift of Life, and 100+ transfer payment recipients, representing a $4.5 billion budget.
Prior to her role at the Ministry of Health, Neeta led several provincial initiatives, including the development of a comprehensive Operating Plan for the office of the Chief Information Officer and project managed the provincial department for the capture of record-level data for Alternate Level of Care patients in support of the ministry’s ER/ALC Information Strategy at Cancer Care Ontario. Prior to her time at Cancer Care Ontario, Neeta provided consulting services to health care organizations that spanned the areas of process transformation, strategy, system integration and technology solution implementation.
Neeta earned her Honours in Business Administration (HBA) degree at The Richard Ivey School of Business, her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Schulich School of Business and held a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.