Board of Directors
Fariba Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer at AcuteNet providing software solutions for the Healthcare industry. Fariba has held senior positions with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Allstream, Bell, Compuware, Rogers and Imperial Oil. Fariba is recognized by the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario as Privacy Ambassador due to her leadership to embed Privacy by Design within the technology construct.
Fariba is a Director at Seneca College Board of Governors, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dell President Software Advisory Board and Rotman Vision Fund Board. Fariba is also a member of the University of Toronto College of Electoral, YMCA of Greater Toronto Audit Committee, Seneca College Academic Planning and Student Affairs Committee, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Quality Committee and Pension Committee.
Fariba has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs and is a recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award. In 2011, Fariba was shortlisted as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants. In 2013 and 2014, Fariba was respectively nominated for the ITAC CIO of the Year Award and CATA Alliance Wilfred Laurier University Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology.
Fariba holds a MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and a Computer Science Degree from York University. Fariba is also a Certified Management Consultant with CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) designation.
Glen Bandiera, M.D.
Dr. Bandiera has degrees in Engineering (BASc – Waterloo), Medicine (MD – McMaster) and Education (MEd- OISE/UT). He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency with subspecialty training in Trauma Resuscitation at McMaster University, followed by ten years as a staff emergency physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Glen is currently Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto. His academic interests are in faculty development, systems improvement and competency assessment and he has published widely in these areas.
Dr. Bandiera currently serves as chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for over 700 residency programs in 67 specialties across Canada. He also chairs the Royal College Emergency Medicine Specialty Committee, overseeing the evolution and stewardship of the specialty in Canada. Past positions include President of the Canadian Association For Medical Education, founding Director of the Canadian Association for Medical Education Foundation, and inaugural patron of the Renaissance Project at McMaster University. He is a Full Professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
Domenic Belmonte is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP within the Public Sector Advisory Practice and leads the firm’s National Education Advisory Practice. He has over 25 years of experience in the public sector in Canada and globally providing business transformation expertise to federal, provincial and municipal public sector organizations, as well as education, health and not-for-profit institutions.
Prior to joining PwC, Domenic was a Partner with PSTG Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in public sector performance improvement. In addition to his consulting background, Domenic held a series of progressive management positions with the Ontario Provincial Government.
Domenic holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University.
Elizabeth Buller, President/CEO
Liz Buller is a senior leader with extensive health care administration experience in complex organizations. Liz brings more than 25 years of health care experience including a background in emergency and critical care nursing and almost 20 years in progressive health leadership roles.
Liz currently serves as the President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. Liz was formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for the William Osler Health System.
Liz is a value based leader. Liz is committed to ensuring a strong and sustainable health system for the future.
Liz holds a BScN from McMaster University, a Masters in Health Administration from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Training from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. and is member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
Tony is the Director of Board Engagement and Head of Research for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). CCGG is widely regarded as the leading corporate governance organization in Canada. Tony’s primary responsibility is to lead the CCGG’s board engagement efforts and he regularly represents the views of Canada’s largest institutional investors in meetings with the directors of leading public companies. He is also responsible for overseeing CCGG’s research efforts, which include publications on Governance Best Practices, Executive and Director Compensation practices. He has been a guest speaker on governance matters and shareholder engagement for a number of professional organizations including Lexpert, the CICA, the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and The Directors College. Prior to his involvement with CCGG, Tony gained extensive finance and capital markets expertise over a 20 year career in finance and investment banking with TD Securities, a division of TD Bank Financial Group.
Tony holds a Masters in Business Administration (Schulich School) and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Tony currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto as the appointee of the Archbishop of Toronto.
In John Hadfield’s career of 32 years he has held various positions. Currently he does some consulting for owner managed small businesses. In 2009, he retired as an Officer and Director of Finance with Market Regulation Services Inc. which regulated the major equity markets in Canada, being the TSX and TSXV. From 2002 to 2004, he ran his own CharterED Accountancy practice, and also performed consulting and contract work for various organizations. From 1977 to 2001, John held a series of senior executive positions at McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited including, VP of Strategic Planning and Market Research, VP of Supply Chain Management and Information Technology, and prior to that VP of Financial Management.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science. He is a Chartered Accountant, having articled with Coopers & Lybrand now PricewaterhouseCoopers.
John is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. He has also served on the Boards of McDonald’s Restaurants Operations Inc., The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association, past Officer of Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities and a member of its Investment Committee.
John Hinds is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers Canada.
He is a qualified lawyer and prior to joining the newspaper industry worked as a Lawyer, a Public Affairs Consultant and served as a Senior Advisor to a number of federal cabinet ministers including the ministers of health, public works and government services and transport.
John was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Grenoble, France, and University College London, England.
John is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, Swimming Canada, and Solus Trust Company. He is a former Board member of Canada’s National Ballet School, the United Way of Greater Toronto and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as well as, a former Chair of the Board of Casey House Hospice.
Julie Jai is an experienced lawyer and former public service executive. She is currently a member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and an Associate Fellow with the Caledon Institute of Social Policy.
Julie has held senior positions in the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Yukon Government. She spent six years providing legal advice and negotiating comprehensive claims in the Yukon. She worked with several ministries in the Ontario government, including as Legal Director, and was General Counsel to the Department of Justice Canada.
Julie is an effective lawyer, negotiator, mediator, policy advisor, director and mentor who believes in working collaboratively with others to bring about positive change. She is actively engaged in the Ontario Bar Association as well as in her community and is a past President of Trakkers cross-country ski club and of the Canadian Lawyers Association for International Human Rights. Her education includes a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.A. and LL.M. from the University of Toronto.
Don Kennedy has held a number of senior financial executive positions in biotechnology, transportation and hospitality industries including being a co-founder and the CFO of Canada 3000, a $1.5B airline and travel group.
Don holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queens University at Kingston, and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto. Don is a member of the Financial Executives Institute.
Don has previously held a number of directorships at airline industry co-operatives including being a Past-Director of the Airline Transportation Association of Canada. He serves on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto.
Ellen Malcolmson is the Principal of Ellen Malcolmson Executive Coaching Inc. Ellen’s coaching practice is grounded in her extensive senior leadership experience and her passion for partnering with her clients to enable them build confidence in their strengths and capabilities.
Ellen coaches from a truly unique perspective; she brings an understanding of the corporate world from her experience as a senior executive in one of Canada’s largest companies, an appreciation for the challenges of both operating and governing in the public sector from her work as both CEO and Board Chair at a large Ontario hospital and the delicate balance of mulitple stakeholders relationships required as CEO of a national health charity.
In 2010 Ellen shifted her focus to supporting leaders as an excecutive coach and strategic advisor. Today, Ellen partners with clients in a variety of businesses including: financial services, media, health care, telecom and the not-for-profit sector. Ellen has a special interest in working with senior leaders who are at tipping points in their careers; stepping into increased leadership accountabilities, seeking new roles, or searching to enhance the performance of their teams.
Ellen also brings extensive governance experience to her coaching work. She is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto where she previously served as Board Chair for the past three years. Ellen has also served as the board chair of Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke, and as a board member at the Ontario Hospital Association, GO Transit, McMaster University, the Shaw Festival and Junior Achievement.
Ellen’s commitments to her community and her success as a business leader were recognized when she was inducted into McMaster University’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004. Ellen is a member of the International Coach Federation, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the International Women’s Forum. She has been a keynote speaker at the acclaimed Women of Influence speaker series.
Ellen is a Certified Executive Coach and holds the ACC designation of the International Coach Federation. She is also certified in the administration of the Birkman Assessment. Ellen is an alumni of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Fellowship program and the Judy Project. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Political Science from McMaster University, a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and a certification in team Coaching from Georgetown University.
Michael McTeague, Chair
Michael McTeague is a lawyer in Toronto, running his own private practice. He primarily provides business law advice to health care and life science clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine areas.
Mr. McTeague was previously Vice President, Legal at LifeLabs LP, Canada’s largest medical diagnostic laboratory, from 2007 – 2010. From 1999-2007, he was Vice President, Legal at MDS Inc., a global life sciences company. From 1987 – 1999, Mr. McTeague was General Counsel at GlaxoWellcome, now GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company.
Mr. McTeague is a Director and Chair of the Board of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. He was a Director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and was Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario. Mr. McTeague was a Director for Markland Wood Golf Club and Etobicoke Swim Club.
Mr. McTeague has been an instructor in Business Law at the Rotman School of Business and at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. He was also an instructor in the Ontario Management Development Program at Seneca College from 1990 – 2000 in Business and Employment Law courses.
Mr. McTeague received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Windsor in 1983 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1980.
Rosemary Moodie, M.D.
A physician by training Dr. Rosemary Moodie has worked in healthcare in Toronto for twenty five years. She began her career in Paediatric practice in the west end of Toronto, assumed progressive roles within the sector and most recently has returned full time to serve the community of Etobicoke. She is affiliated with the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Moodie’s career has straddled all levels of the acute care hospital system, including Academic, Regional and Community hospitals. She has held appointments in medical program leadership in Maternal Child in the Regional Hospital setting, and at the LHIN level as a LHIN Lead in Maternal Child and Gynaecology for the region. Dr. Moodie has been involved in strategic planning for regional service delivery and governance models for regionalized programs, developed a proposal and facilitated MOHLTC negotiations for a LHIN based Alternate Payment Plan for Paediatricians, facilitated discussions and participated in the clinical services planning Steering Committee for the LHIN. Much of her work has been focused on building partnerships across the sector, specifically in the areas of clinical, education and research collaborations between academic and regional centres.
Since 2011, Dr. Moodie has been President of the YWCA Toronto, a not for profit organization that provides a range of housing options, training and community support programs for women and girls. During the period of her leadership, the YWCA Toronto has completed the construction of and opened the largest affordable housing unit in Canada. The Board has completed a strategic plan to reposition the organization for significant growth and undergone a complete governance review. She will be completing her term as President and Board Member in the spring of 2014. Additionally, she serves in an advisory capacity for the Food for the Poor Canada and as a Director for the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE Canada). Dr. Moodie also serves as a Director on the Board of the Scotia Bank Jamaica Foundation.
Dr. Moodie is passionate about bringing her healthcare experience and socially committed history of volunteerism together to contribute in multiple ways to St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Mario Piccinin is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Toronto. He has over 25 years of experience providing audit and business advisory services to growth oriented public and private companies. His practice is focused on Biotech, Life Science, Health Care, Pharma, medical devices and Technology companies in various stages of their life cycle.
Mario is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto and also serves on the Finance & Audit Committee and Pension Committee. He is also a Board Member of Life Science Ontario.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and his Masters of Business Administration from York University.
Ted Rogovein, M.D.
Ted Rogovein is the Chief of Staff at St Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto and a member of the Board of Directors. Ted was most recently the Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of the Medicine, Ambulatory Care and Seniors’ Health program. He held that role since July 2005.
Ted joined the Health Centre in 1991 and was Chief of the ICU for over 11 years. His clinical practice is in the sub-specialty of Critical care and, occasionally, in General Internal Medicine.
Ted is a McGill graduate and did his formal training in Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Toronto. He is “all but thesis” for his MBA at Athabasca University and has worked in both the medical device and site medical research industries in senior leadership roles.
Ted is a frequent consultant for the CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association) on medical-legal issues in his areas of Critical Care and General Internal Medicine. Ted was chair of the Critical Care section of the OMA (Ontario Medical Association) for over five years and he has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto for over 20 years.
Leeor Sommer, M.D.
Dr. Leeor Sommer has been practising full time Emergency Medicine in the Toronto area for over 13 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre and President of the Medical Staff Association.
Leeor did his graduate, undergraduate and fellowship training at athe University of Toronto. He has given numerous courses and lectures at CME events and provides teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Leeor has a keen interest in bedside emergency ultrasonography and is an instructor for the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society, Emergency Department Echo course. He is the emerency ultrasound lead at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Jenni Glad Timmons
Jenni Glad Timmons has over ten years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare with a clinical backgound in perioperative nursing and surgery. Jenni joined St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2013, where she is a member of the Board of Directors as the Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Interprofessional Practice.
A registered nurse since 1999, Jenni graduated with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership from the University of Minnesota in 2013. Jenni is passionate about patients and families at the center of our care, and about spanning the boundaries to co-create new possibilities for the future of healthcare.
Bruce Winter is retired, having spent 35 years in public accounting. He was an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where his client base was focussed on larger, multinational clients. His experience included work with private and public companies in various industries, within Canada and globally.
Bruce has been a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. Bruce was a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Board (IAASB) from 2012-2014. The IAASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and other related standards, and by facilitating the convergence of international and national auditing and assurance standards. He was a member of the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Board beginning in 2007, serving as Vice-Chair from 2008-2010 and then Chair from 2010-2012.
Bruce has taken an active role in the volunteer community,and is currently a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto. He previously held senior roles with the Shaw Festival Theatre and the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division). He has been a frequent presenter at the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program on current topics for Audit Committees.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, becoming a Chartered Accountant (CPA,CA) in 1979 and was awarded an FCPA, FCA in Ontario in 2003.
Mr. Woods spent his entire career at CIBC and Wood Gundy, the predecessor to CIBC World Markets, primarily in Investment and Corporate Banking, before being named Chief Financial Officer of CIBC in 2000, Chief Risk Officer in 2008 and Vice Chairman in 2013. He retired from CIBC in December 2014.
In addition to serving on the Board of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, he serves on the Board of Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo), Bank of America Corporation, CIBC Children’s Foundation, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, and the Board of Advisors of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.
Mr. Woods is a former Board Chair of Covenant House (Toronto) and former Board member of Covenant House International (New York), as well as several other not-for-profit, public and private business organizations.
Mr. Woods has a B.A.Sc., Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto) and an MBA (Harvard University).
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Chris Compeau
Former ChairRoman Dubczak
Vice-ChairMatt HallJohn Hastings
Dr. Peter Menikefs
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