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TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Michele Darling
Board Chair

Michele Darling  

Michele 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, Michele assumed the role of EVP HR, for Prudential of America followed by EVP, Corporate Governance in 1999. She was also Chair of Prudential Foundation, implementing innovative programs such as the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs.

In 2000, Michele 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. Michele is also the benefactor of The Darling Home for Kids located in Milton.

In 2007 Michele became a Director of the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and was appointed as the Foundation Board’s Chair in 2011. In 2012, Michele played an integral role in the amalgamation of the Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre Foundations and became Chair of the amalgamated Foundation in 2013.

Michele joined the THP Board in 2013. Michele has served as the Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and as the Chair of the Priorities and Planning Committee.


Christine Magee
Board Vice Chair

Christine Magee 

Christine Magee is the Co-Founder and Chair of Sleep Country Canada which was started in 1994 and has expanded and grown to become Canada’s leading mattress retailer with a national footprint of 280 stores, 17 distribution centres operating under the three Brands of SCC, Dormez-Vous, and Endy.

Christine believes strongly in giving back to her community and is involved in mentoring programs including the Women’s Executive Network. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, was awarded the Excellence Canada Board of Governors’ Special Recognition of Achievement Award, and has been inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, inducted in the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Retail Council of Canada Hall of Fame.  She has received the Wilfrid Laurier Outstanding Business Leader Award, Possibility Thinker Award and Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award. 

Christine sits on the board of several companies and organizations, including Metro Inc., Woodbine Entertainment Group, TELUS, Trillium Health Partners, Plan International Canada, Talent Fund and the Western University Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.

Board Memberships

  • Sleep Country –Chair
  • Metro – Board / BOD/ Corporate Governance Committee
  • Woodbine Entertainment – Board / Governance Committee/Thoroughbred Committee
  • TELUS – Board/Audit Committee
  • Trillium Partners – Board / Chair of Governance & HR Committee/Priorities & Planning Committee
  • Plan International Canada – Board/HR Committee/Development Committee
  • Talent Fund – Chair Advisory Committee
  • Western University Entrepreneurship -  Advisory Council

Karen Wensley
Treasurer

Karen Wensley 

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.


Alan MacGibbon

Alan N. MacGibbon, FCPA, CMC 

Alan MacGibbon is a member of the Board of Directors of TD Bank Group and CAE Inc. Alan served as Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte LLP (Canada) from 2004 to 2012 and as a member of the Canadian firm's Board of Directors and a member of the Executive and the Board of Directors of Deloitte’s global network, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). In June 2011, Alan also assumed the role of Global Managing Director, Quality, Strategy and Communications. Alan retired from Deloitte January 1, 2014.

Alan has been active in his community and profession and has served as Chair of the Conference Board of Canada, a member of the Board of the Learning Partnership, a member of the Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto. He also actively supports the University of New Brunswick’s Wallace McCain Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Atlantic Canada.

Alan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and a Certified Management Consultant. Alan joined the Board of Trillium Health Partners in 2014.


Chitwant Kohli

Chitwant Kohli 

Chitwant Kohli has more than 30 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and operations.

He recently retired from Royal Bank of Canada where he was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Payments, leading a global team responsible for operating and expanding services related to Payments and Trade, Cash Processing; Human Resources and Finance-related services.

Prior to this he served as Senior Vice President of Retail Finance at RBC and held other executive level positions in Costing and Profitability, Corporate Real Estate, Canadian Banking Finance, Group Optimization and Performance Management.

He has served on the Board of Trillium Health Partners since 2013.

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.


Perry Miele

Perry Miele 

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

Stacey Mowbray 

Stacey Mowbray is the former 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 serves on a number of public and private Boards today, including Sleep Country Canada, Currency Exchange International and Bonne O Holdings. 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.

Stacey has a Masters Business Degree from York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.


Dr. Mohamed Lachemi

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi 

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University. An accomplished academic administrator and internationally recognized researcher, he is a strong believer in providing outstanding experiences for students and encouraging innovation in every aspect of the university’s activities.

Dr. Lachemi was appointed to his role in 2016 and has successfully led key initiatives that include the development of Ryerson’s planned new campus in Brampton, Ontario, featuring a National Centre for Cybersecurity; major steps toward the creation of a Ryerson law school; and, in a ground-breaking decision to provide executive leadership on equity and inclusivity at the university, establishment of the position of vice-president, equity and community inclusion.

Dr. Lachemi joined Ryerson as a professor of civil engineering in 1998 and has served the university in progressively senior roles, including dean of the faculty of engineering and architectural science, and provost and vice-president academic.

Working with the shared vision for Ryerson as a global urban innovation university, he has promoted the outstanding success of innovation clusters such as the Centre for Urban Energy and Ryerson’s innovation zones, widely recognized as a learning model for the 21st century. He has fostered and developed transformational partnerships including the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology (iBest) with St. Michael’s Hospital.

Dr. Lachemi is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of the National Research Council and chair of the Education Division of the United Way of Greater Toronto Campaign Cabinet.


David Allgood

David Allgood 

David Allgood was Counsel at Dentons LLP. Based in Toronto, David was a senior legal and business executive who provided strategic advice and extensive expertise to financial services businesses. An innovative thinker, David 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 supported 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.


Howard Eng

 

Following a distinguished global airport career, Mr. Eng recently retired as President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), a position he held for 8 years.   Mr. Eng started his career in Edmonton with Transport Canada.  Leaving government when the Canadian airports devolved he joined Edmonton International Airport where he held progressively senior management positions, culminating in his appointment as Vice President, Operations in 1993.  In 1995, he joined the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) where he served as Executive Director, Airport Operations.  During his 17-year tenure, HKIA became one of the world’s largest international hubs and won more than 40 Best Airport awards.  Mr. Eng returned to Canada in 2012 to assume the President & CEO position at GTAA. Under his leadership, the GTAA has emerged as a global mega hub, joining the ranks of the top 30 international airports worldwide based on passenger numbers.

Mr. Eng is a past Chair of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and also represented Canada on the Airports Council International (ACI) World and North America governing Boards. In 2020  he was named the Ontario Chamber of Commerce CEO of the year, and the Airports Executive CEO of the year for North American Airports over 40 million passengers. He is also a past member of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and a member of the Edmonton International Airport Board.  Mr. Eng holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta.


Michael Latimer

 

Michael was the President and CEO of OMERS from April, 2014 until June, 2020 and was responsible for the overall leadership, performance of the enterprise including pension administration, investment activities and the execution of its Strategic Plan.  OMERS is a defined benefit pension plan for over 485,000 members with $100 billion of net assets invested in public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.  It has offices in Canada – Toronto, USA – New York, UK – London, Australia – Sydney and Singapore. 

Michael moved to OMERS in January 2010 as its Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to oversee the strategic, operational and financial leadership of the pension plan’s investment activities.

Prior to moving to OMERS, Michael was responsible for Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm wholly owned by OMERS.  Michael led the successful acquisition of Oxford Properties, a publicly listed company, in October 2001 on behalf of OMERS.  Under his leadership, the company proceeded to build and acquire a portfolio of iconic assets globally with offices across Canada, the UK – London and in the USA - New York.   Michael also led the successful IPO listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for Primaris REIT and was its President and CEO.   

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Michael holds a BA from McMaster University.


Manjit Singh

 

Manjit is a global finance executive with over 25 years of experience. Since 2001, Manjit has held a range of increasingly senior positions at TD Bank in Strategy, Finance, Risk, and Treasury. He has worked across all the Bank's major businesses and in executive roles in Canada, US and Europe.

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Finance, he oversees all the Business Finance functions, Enterprise Strategy and Decision Support, Chief Accountant's group, Global Tax, Investor Relations and Enterprise Real Estate.

Manjit has served on the Boards of several organizations including American Red Cross NYC, Lung Cancer of Canada, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council) and Sikh Foundation of Canada.  He is currently President of Ascend Canada which enhances the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders.

Manjit is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Chartered Accounting Studies program and has also completed his MBA at the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Manjit has completed the Executive Risk Management program at Wharton and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.


Ex-Officio Directors

Michelle E. DiEmanuele
President & CEO

Michelle DiEmanuele 

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, Top 40 under 40 and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. She dedicates her personal time to various boards and councils over the past 20 years most recently on the Hospital Working Group of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine and the Toronto Police Service Transformation Task Force.

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 (COS)

Dr. Dante Morra 

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.
Chief Nursing Executive (CNE)

Kathryn Hayward-Murray 

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.


Shihab Zubair, CFA
Ex-Officio Director
Interim Board Chair, Trillium Health Partners Foundation

 

Shihab spent over 20 years in the investment management industry, ascending to executive leadership roles in corporate strategy, business development and relationship management.

Shihab has worked at various investment management organizations, including at one of the world’s largest, an early stage and a private boutique firm. He also has a breadth of experience with institutional, high-net-worth and retail investment markets. In his most recent role, he led one of the fastest growing business in Canada that managed assets for sophisticated institutional investors.

Shihab has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society. Shihab joined the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Board in 2018, became Vice Chair in 2019 and interim Chair of the Board in June 2020.


Dr Salvatore Spadafora
Vice Dean, Strategy and Operations, University of Toronto

Dr Salvatore Spadafora  

Professor Salvatore (Sal) Spadafora is currently the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, in addition to serving since 2015 as the Vice Dean, Post MD Education overseeing Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the University of Toronto. Under his guidance, the Faculty’s Post MD activities has excelled in the areas of academic oversight, program governance, and the financial management including clinical fellowships and training agreements. He is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the University of Toronto and an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He previously served as Vice Dean PGME at the University of Toronto and Associate Dean, PGME at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.

Dr. Spadafora received his MD from the University of Toronto, followed by Royal College FRCPC Anesthesiology Specialty training at Western University. He also completed his Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Spadafora has distinguished himself as a leader in medical education as a past Program Director for the Western Univeristy’s Royal College Anesthesiology and CFPC Family Medicine-Anesthesia residency programs; and, nationally as a member of important leadership committees of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Spadafora has advocated effectively and tirelessly for medical education to benefit Canadian patient populations with respect to fiscal and human resources, education methodology and technology, and the social mission of medical education including developing strategies to integrate education in urban and small community sites. He has developed models of inter-professional education and assessment and integration of international medical graduates provincially.


Dr. Nick Scampoli
President, Professional Staff Association​

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Dr. Scampoli has been on staff at the Credit Valley site Emergency Department since July 2000. He did his medical training at the University of Western Ontario and his Family and Community Medicine residency and Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

As President, Professional Staff Association, he is a member of the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee.


Dr. Catherine Grenier
Vice-President, Professional Staff Association​


Dr. Grenier is a specialist in Emergency Medicine and has been on staff at Trillium Health Partners since 2007. She has been the Educational Lead for the Emergency Department, and was awarded the President’s Award for her contributions to education at THP. She is also the Quality Lead in the ED.  Dr. Grenier completed her medical training at McGill University and her specialist certification in Emergency at McMaster University. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a Lecturer in the department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well an Examiner in Emergency Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Dr Grenier holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and has taken advanced leadership courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and in LEAN methodology. 

As Vice-President of the PSA, she is a member of the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Committee, the Credentials Committee, and the Fiscal Advisory Committee.