TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wayne Bossert leads RBC's personal and business sales forces across Canada. He is responsible for ensuring a customer centric delivery model which provides leading client satisfaction, revenue growth and operating efficiency. Prior to his appointment in 1999 as Vice President, Sales Strategy, he held various administrative, human resource management and sales leadership roles in the Prairies, Montreal and Toronto.
Wayne serves as a Director of Symcor Inc., RBC Direct Investing, RBC Global Asset Management Inc., and Royal Trust Corporation. He also chairs the Board of Royal Mutual Funds Inc. and served on the Audit & Resources Committee for Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga.
Board Vice Chair
Alan serves as a Vice Chair and Strategic Advisor for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a leading business law firm and is a member of the Board of Directors of the TD Bank Group. He recently retired from Deloitte LLP as a Partner after 35 years with the firm. Alan served as the Canadian Managing Partner and Chief Executive and a member of the Deloitte Board of Directors from 2004 to 2012. He has also served on the Global Board of Directors and Executive of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and as Global Managing Director, Quality, Strategy and Communications from 2011 to 2013.
Alan has been active in the community and currently serves as past Chair of the Board of the Conference Board of Canada and has recently served on the Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Alan is a FCPA and was recognized as a Fellow by the Ontario Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants in 2006. On a personal level Alan is married and resides in Oakville, Ontario
Chitwant Kohli is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Payments at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) leading a global team of approximately 1800 members. He is responsible for operating and expanding the Shared Services related to Payments and Trade, Cash Processing; Human Resources related services such as payroll, employee benefits, contract workers administration; and, Finance related services such as general ledger reconciliations, accounts payable, and fixed asset accounting. He assumed his current position in August 2013.
Chitwant has more than 25 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and operations. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Vice President of Retail Finance at RBC.
Chitwant began his career with Royal Trust in 1988 in the area of Global Custody, shifted to Accounting and Finance and then assumed executive level positions in Costing and Profitability, Corporate Real Estate, Canadian Banking Finance, Group Optimization and Performance Management.
He is currently a board member of Trillium Health Partners, Ascend Canada and Symcor Inc.
Chitwant is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA - CMA). He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) degrees from a University in India.
Nick is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”), a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay current benefits on behalf of 17 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. Nick has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and prior to joining CPPIB, was Senior Vice-President, Audit and Risk Management for BCE Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of Deutsche Bank Canada, was a partner with KPMG LLP in their Advisory Services Group, and has held a variety of senior financial positions at CIBC Wood Gundy and at Citibank Canada.
Nick holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Nick is active on a number of other boards including Teine Energy Ltd. And Wilton Re Ltd.
Nick joined the Trillium Board in 2008 and has served as: Chair of Resources Committee, Chair of Audit Committee, and Treasurer.
Perry Miele is Chairman and Managing Partner of Beringer Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused on the marketing services and specialty media industry. Perry has over 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry and has earned a reputation as a strategic builder of businesses. Since 2011, Perry has served as the Executive Chairman of Match Marketing. Perry began his career with the Canadian federal government, rising to the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade during the NAFTA negotiations. In 1987, Perry became a partner of the Gingko Group. In 1998, Gingko merged with DraftWorldwide (a subsidiary of Interpublic Group) and in 1999 Perry joined the management team of DraftWorldwide as the President of the International Group.
Perry has served as a member of the Young Presidents Organization for over 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. Perry joined the Board of Trillium Health Partners in 2013. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Andrew Peller Wines and on the McGill MBA Advisory Board.
Stacey Mowbray is President of the Americas for Weight Watchers International. She joined Weight Watchers Canada as President in 2014. Prior to that, she was CEO and President of Second Cup Ltd., a publicly traded company on the TSX, for 6 years. Earlier, Stacey held positions in Molson Canada as Chief Marketing Officer, Cara Operations as President of the Milestone’s chain and as SVP Branding and Marketing, Pepsi Canada as Vice President of Marketing and the Weston group where she started her career in sales and marketing.
Stacey has a Masters Business Degree from York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been a Board member of several industry, non-profit and public organizations over her career. Stacey has been a mentor in the AMA and WXN programs, a speaker at various events, and an advisor to a variety of organizations. She has been recognized by Women’s Post as one of the Top 20 Women in Canada, by Wilfrid Laurier as one of their Top 100 Alumni of Achievement and by the Women’s Executive Network as the Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Stacey joined the Board of Trillium Health Partners in 2013.
Michele Darling has had a renowned career both in Canada and in the United States. She was the first female in banking history to assume a senior role when she was named Executive Vice-President, Human Resources for CIBC. Her passion for employee learning and development has been recognized throughout Canada, and she has served as Chair of the Canadian Banking Institute. In 1996, Ms. Darling assumed the role of EVP, Corporate Governance, for Prudential of America. She was also Chair of Prudential Foundation, implementing innovative programs such as the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs.
In 2000, Ms. Darling was named Human Resources Executive of the Year in the United States. In 2001, she was inducted into the National Human Resources Academy in recognition of her lifelong achievement in the field. A committed volunteer and philanthropist, she and her husband Michael Eagen created The Halo Foundation, supporting early childhood learning and youth leadership upon their return to Canada. Ms. Darling is also the benefactor of The Darling Home for Kids located in Milton.
In 2011, Ms. Darling was appointed as Board Chair of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation where her influential guidance and innovative approach helped lead the foundation.
In 2012, Ms. Darling played an integral role in the amalgamation process between Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and Trillium Health Centre Foundation, leading the Board in extensive discovery, due diligence and strategic decision-making.
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is Ryerson University’s President and Vice-Chancellor. He was formerly the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, and took the lead in all aspects of academic policy, strategic planning, and the university budget. The Provost is the university’s Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Over the years he has led transformative change at Ryerson: as Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Chair, and founding Graduate Program Director, he built up the university’s reputation for discovery and real-world solutions, and for innovation in teaching. Under his leadership, many programs were created to help launch the new Faculty of Science.
Dr. Lachemi also founded the Research and Innovation Office; and he played a key role in establishing the Centre for Urban Energy, where students work with researchers to develop and commercialize solutions to urban energy challenges. He set in motion a partnership between Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto – the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology (iBest) – to enable researchers to work alongside clinicians and bring their ideas to the marketplace. Dr. Lachemi also oversees Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, one of Canada’s largest incubators and multi-disciplinary spaces for entrepreneurs.
Dr. Lachemi received his undergraduate degree in engineering with distinction from the University of Science and Technology of Oran, Algeria. He earned his MASc and PhD in Structural Engineering from Sherbrooke University in Quebec in 1993. After a postdoctoral fellowship with the Network of Centres of Excellence: Concrete Canada, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Ryerson in 1998.
Christine Magee is the President and Co-Founder of Sleep Country Canada, the largest retailer of mattresses in Canada.
Ms. Magee is on the Board of Directors of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. She is also an active member of the Women's President Organization, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In recent years, Ms. Magee has served as a former Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation's Vital Links Campaign from 2001 to 2005, Honorary Chair of the Learning Partnership in 2002, member of the Honorary Council of the Labour of Love Campaign at the Rouge Valley System Foundation from 2006 to 2008, served as a Cabinet Member for the United Way of Greater Toronto in 2001 and 2002 and the Account Executive Retail Division of the 2006 United Way Campaign.
In November 2007, she received an award in the professional category from Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. In 2006, Ms. Magee received an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from Ryerson University, as well as the CIRAS Henry Singer Award for Exceptional Leadership in Retailing and Services from the University Of Alberta School Of Business. In 2005, Ms. Magee received the Laurier Outstanding Business Leader Award from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 1998, Ms. Magee was named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail/Wholesale by Ernst & Young. She was also recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 1997.
Karen Wensley is a private consultant, providing HR related services including executive coaching and facilitation, as well as consulting services to the federal government on R&D policy. She is also a Lecturer on Business Ethics at the University of Waterloo, and a Volunteer mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.
Before her retirement, Karen was a Partner at Ernst & Young with overall responsibility for the HR functions of Ernst & Young Canada, and previously as a tax partner, specializing in the health care, biotechnology and IT industries. Her clients included several major research hospitals, and she also worked with the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of her large public company clients.
Karen has served on the board of several organizations, including the Information Technology Association of Canada, and the Association for Bright Children.
David Allgood is Counsel at Dentons LLP. Based in Toronto, David is a senior legal and business executive who provides strategic advice and extensive expertise to financial services businesses. An innovative thinker, David has transformed the legal business by emphasizing a value-based approach to pricing and applying business tools, project management and Lean principles to legal issues. He also supports risk management and audit committees and was a trusted leader on ethics and reputational issues for RBC.
His contributions to the area of business law have been recognized through the establishment of The David Allgood Professorship in Business Law at Queen’s Law School. David was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He served on the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel from 2006 - 2015 and was the first Canadian Board Chair (October 2013 - October 2014) in the organization’s more than 30-year history.
Prior to joining Dentons, David was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at RBC, a position he held from 2000 until April 2016, where he led the management of the Global Internal Law Group of 190 lawyers located in 15 countries, providing strategic advice and counsel to RBC Executive Management and its Board of Directors on legal and reputational issues. He was also a member of RBC’s Ethics and Compliance and Reputational Risk Oversight Committees.
Anu Dhir is a co-founder and executive of ZinQ Mining, a private base metals and precious metals royalty company that focuses on the Latin America region. Ms. Dhir is also the managing director of Miniqs Limited, a private group primarily interested in developing resource projects. Prior to Miniqs and ZinQ Mining, Ms. Dhir was vice president, corporate development and company secretary at Katanga Mining Limited.
Ms. Dhir is a non-executive director of Golden Star Resources Limited where she chairs the corporate responsibility committee. She is also a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committee.
Ms. Dhir holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States.
Michelle E. DiEmanuele
President & CEO
Michelle E. DiEmanuele is President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners. She has spent her career in the public and private sectors leading large-scale change and cultural transformation. Previously, Michelle was Associate Secretary of Cabinet and Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government. During this time, she led the renewal of public services through "Service Ontario" including the introduction of the first ever "Money Back Guarantee" for government services in North America. She reformed human resources, information technology and business services for the Ontario Government. She has also served as Interim CEO at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Vice President (Branch and Small Business Banking, Retail Markets/Human Resources), CIBC and Vice President (Human Resources and Organizational Development), Brookfield Properties Ltd.
Michelle is in the Hall of Fame of Canada's Top 100 most Powerful Women and was recognized as a Top 40 under 40. She serves on numerous Boards, including the Conference Board of Canada and the Ontario Hospital Association.
She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Waterloo and her MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Michelle has extensive experience in driving higher levels of service, people and financial performance through effective change leadership and has worked in healthcare, justice, social services, financial and real estate sectors. She has expertise in human resources management, information technology, business process reengineering, stakeholder management, strategy development, government relations and operations.
Her breadth of public sector experience has provided an excellent foundation for understanding regulatory environments and how the private sector can work effectively with government to achieve better outcomes.
Dante Morra MD, MBA, FRCP(C)
Chief of Staff, Trillium Health Partners
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management
Dr. Dante Morra is a transformational leader who serves as the Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Partners; one of Canada’s largest academically affiliated hospitals serving Mississauga, West Toronto and the surrounding communities. Dante is a specialist in internal medicine and also holds a Master of Business Administration. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management.
Dr. Morra is an internationally recognized leader in hospital process improvement, healthcare innovation, and effective allocation of resources. His work in system transformation has been recognized with numerous individual and team awards including the 3M National Quality Award and the Goldie Award for Leadership. His research has received national and international attention including recent articles in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and the New York Times. Dr. Morra is an award winning teacher and serves as the Manager Theme Director for the undergraduate curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has a passion for teaching clinical medicine and health system transformation.
Kathryn Hayward-Murray, R.N., B.A. (N), MSc(T), CHE.
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and
Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) Trillium Health Partners
Kathryn is currently the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) for Trillium Health Partners - a three site, 1,200 bed regional health care facility in Mississauga and West Toronto Ontario. Her responsibilities include oversight of 13 patient care programs that deliver high quality, safe patient care to 56,000 inpatients, 54,000 day surgery cases, and 780,000 outpatient visits annually; which includes 260,000 ED visits. Kathryn has achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Community Nursing and a Master of Science in Teaching. Kathryn is a Certified Childbirth Educator with the International Childbirth Educators Association and has recently received her Certified Health Leader (formerly CHE) designation. Kathryn is a Board member with the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
As CNE, Kathryn is a member of the THP Board of Directors and has oversight of the practice of 3,000 nurses and 1,500 allied health professionals. Kathryn has over 35 years of health care experience and 27 years of progressive leadership experience within the health care industry and has provided leadership in the community hospital and community-based health care environments.
Dr. Colin Saldanha
Board Chair, Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Dr. Saldanha is deeply rooted in the community that he serves. As a family physician in Mississauga and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2010, Dr. Saldanha has a long and distinguished history of public service and has been a staunch advocate for the marginalized members of our society, primarily in the areas of social justice and mental health.
As a committed and tireless community leader, he has served as Chair of the Peel Police Services Board, Mississauga Board of Trade, United Way, Canadian Association of Police Boards and the Health Policy Committee of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum and was a member of the fundraising cabinet of the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre of the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus.
Dr. Saldanha has also served as Chair of the Mental Health Task Force for the Mississauga Halton LINH and Co-chair of the System Access Model in the development of a new psychiatric care model. As Chair of the Public Policy Committee of United Way of Peel Region he initiated a non-pharmacological approach to mental health.
In recognition of his longstanding service to the community, Dr. Saldanha has received several commendations. He was honoured with the Sir Charles Tupper Award presented by the Canadian Medical Association for Political Action and Advocacy, the Governor General’s Medal for Volunteerism, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, the Sam McCallion Award for community service by the Mississauga Board of Trade, and the Paul Harris Award by Rotary International. Dr. Saldanha was selected as the Mississauga Citizen of the Year 2010. He has recently received a Papal Knighthood.
In June 2015, Dr. Colin Saldanha was appointed as Board Chair of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. His close ties to the hospital and the community will help advance the Foundation’s mission to inspire our community to invest in a new kind of healthcare. His strong leadership, influential guidance and longstanding community involvement will help the Foundation support Trillium Health Partners, one of the largest academic based hospitals in Ontario.
Dr. Trevor Young, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and
Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
University of Toronto
Professor Trevor Young is Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions.
Prof. Young graduated from the medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1983. He completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry in 1987, and then his PhD at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto in 1995 and was a research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University; Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia; and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He was also Physician-in-Chief, Executive Vice President Programs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
Prof. Young is a clinician-scientist who studies the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and has held more than 35 peer-reviewed grants. Prof. Young and his lab focused on the processes that lead to long-term changes in brain structure and function in patients with bipolar disorder, and how mood-stabilizing drugs can alter those changes. Prof. Young has supervised more than 30 research and clinical trainees.
Prof. Young has received many awards including the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders, and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he has led several large clinical programs including the Mood Disorders Program at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, which received the American Psychiatric Services Gold Achievement Award. In 2009, he was made a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Since January 1, 2015, Prof. Young has been Dean of Canada’s largest Faculty of Medicine, with more than 8,000 faculty members and 6,900 students enrolled in undergraduate medicine, postgraduate medicine, radiation sciences, and professional and doctoral graduate programs. As Vice Provost, he is responsible for the University’s partnership with nine fully affiliated hospitals and 18 community-affiliated hospitals and health facilities. The Faculty of Medicine and the fully affiliated hospitals are also a thriving research enterprise — one of the largest in North America — that includes one-fifth of all health and biomedical Canada Research Chairs and has attracted $974 million in research funding (2012-13). In 2014, the National Taiwan University Ranking placed U of T first in Canada and fourth in the world in an analysis of scientific publications; the Faculty of Medicine was third in the world in the sub-category of clinical medicine.
Dr. Jerome Levesque
President, Professional Staff Association
Dr. Jerome Levesque is an Orthopaedic surgeon at Trillium Health Partners and serves on the Board of Directors in an ex-officio capacity as President of the Professional Staff Association.
Dr. Levesque joined Trillium Health Partners at the beginning of 2000 and currently sits on the Credentials, Fiscal Advisory, Transfusion and Medical Advisory Committees.
Dr. Levesque obtained his graduate education at McMaster and postgraduate education at the University of Toronto having completed Orthopaedic Surgery, a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, and Clinical Fellowships in Lower Limb Reconstruction and Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Melanie Binnington
Vice-President, Professional Staff Association
Dr. Binnington is Physician Lead, Integration, Children’s Health, within Trillium Health Partners’ Women’s and Children’s Health Program. Dr. Melanie Binnington serves on the Board of Directors in an ex-officio capacity as Vice-President of the Professional Staff Association. In addition to her current leadership role, she has held responsibilities as the Chief of Paediatrics and Co-Physician Director, Women’s and Children’s Health System at the legacy Trillium Health Centre. She was also an active participant in the merger of the Queensway and Mississauga Hospitals as well as the more recent merger of Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital. Dr. Binnington has been a key leader in advancing quality and integration within the Division of Children’s Health.