Daniela Crivianu Gaita was appointed Chief Information Officer in 2006. She joined SickKids in 1998 as a systems analyst and led the successful organization-wide implementation of the Picture Archiving and Communication System, used for computerizing, displaying, manipulating, transferring and archiving medical images. She then became a team leader and project manager and, in 2005, Director of Information Services. As CIO she leads the selection and implementation of innovative technologies in support of the SickKids strategic directions. She ensures participation in regional, provincial and national e-health initiatives, and leads the development and implementation of technologies, policies and procedures to support privacy legislation. A native of Romania, Daniela Crivianu Gaita was Head of the Computer Department at the County Hospital of Timisoara from June 1990 to December 1998, and was a system engineer at the Metallic Construction Enterprise in Bocsa, Romania.