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Michelle E. DiEmanueleMichelle 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 Woodbine Entertainment Group.

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.



Dr. Dante MorraDr. Dante Morra
Chief of Staff

Having recently been appointed the Trillium Health Partners new Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. Dante Morra is a specialist in internal medicine and also holds a Masters of Business Administration. He is currently the assistant professor at the School of Medicine at University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Dr. Morra was most recently the co-founder and Medical Director for the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care: University Health Network, an organization focused on pioneering new models of care with the goal of healthcare transformation.

He is an internationally recognized leader in hospital process improvement, healthcare innovation, and effective allocation of resources and 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. Dr. Morra is also an award winning teacher and serves as the manager theme director for the undergraduate curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine.



Patti CochranePatti Cochrane
Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Chief Innovation Officer

Patti Cochrane is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and the Chief Innovation Officer of Trillium Health Partners. Previous to this role she was the Vice President of Patient Services for the newly merged organization of Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital. Before the merger she held the role of Vice President, Patient Services, Quality and Practice and Chief Nursing Officer at the organization’s Trillium sites. She has also held a wide range of clinical roles including Associate Vice President, Performance Excellence and Director of a number of health systems since the creation of Trillium Health Centre in 1998, and other roles with the Mississauga Hospital starting in 1991.

Patti is a passionate and innovative leader who is motivated by making a difference for patients and providers. Over 30 years of nursing and administrative experience have provided a foundation for providing leadership at Trillium Health Partners in her role as Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer.

Patti is a registered nurse with a Masters in Health Science Health Administration and has her Canadian Health Executive program designation. She is also a surveyor with Accreditation Canada.

Her accomplishments over the years have been numerous and have included leading patient-centredness initiatives, the design of the decentralized inpatient tower, advancing innovative models of care and quality improvement engagement and adoption. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Innovation Award from the Society of Graduates at the University of Toronto for her inpatient design work.



Kathryn Hayward-MurrayKathryn Hayward-Murray
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services,
Chief Nursing Executive

Kathryn Hayward-Murray, R.N., B.A. (N), MSc(T), CHE. Kathryn is currently the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) for Trillium Health Partners, a 3 site – 1,200 bed regional healthcare facility in Mississauga, 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 healthcare industry and has provided leadership in the community hospital and community-based healthcare environments.



Dean MartinDean Martin
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Dean Martin is Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at Trillium Health Partners. Dean joined Trillium Health Partners in January 2014.

Prior to this role, Dean was the Vice President of Finance; CFO & CIO at North York General Hospital. He was the executive lead for “E-Care” winning multiple awards for the implementation of an electronic health record including the 3M Healthcare Quality Team Award.

He has served as Vice President, Finance and Support Services/Chief Financial Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). His career in health-care financial leadership has included positions at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Central Vancouver Island Health Authority in British Columbia.

Dean holds a Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University. He is also a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).


Steve HallSteve Hall
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management & Chief Information & Privacy Officer

Steve Hall is responsible for Information Technology and Clinical Informatics at Trillium Health Partners.

Since earning his BSc Hons and MSc degrees from Queen's University, Steve has previously served as Chief Information and Privacy Officer at William Osler Health System, Chief Technology Officer with Cancer Care Ontario, Chief Information Officer at Legal Aid Ontario, and leadership roles within the pharmaceutical industry. His technology credentials include IT Governance, ITIL, Systems Security, Data Warehousing, IT Infrastructure, Software Development, Clinical Informatics and Project Management. Steve was instrumental in development and implementation of the Provincial Wait Times Information System.

Steve's career successes stem from building strong relationships and remaining focused on enabling business change through the strategic application of information and technology supports. His twelve years of senior leadership experience ideally position him to work collaboratively and responsively with the stakeholders of both organizations in support of information systems that ultimately serve the patients and families who depend on Trillium Health Partners.



Karli FarrowKarli Farrow
Senior Vice President, Strategy, People and Corporate Affairs

Karli Farrow is a leader who has been a part of transformation designed to improve public services in Ontario for over a decade. She is the Senior Vice-President, Strategy, People and Corporate Affairs and is accountable for leading critical enabling functions including strategy and project management, human resources, organizational development, public affairs and corporate governance. Karli joined the previous Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre in 2009 and in 2011 provided project leadership to support the merger of the two organizations. Since that time she has led innovative and highly engaged processes with people across the organization and in the community to achieve the strategic mission of delivering a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

Prior to joining Trillium Health Partners, Karli worked for a health care consulting company where she led critical projects focused on reducing wait times and improving chronic disease management. She has also served in senior advisory roles for the government of Ontario, including Director of Policy for the Premier of Ontario and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. In these roles she worked to develop and implement strategies to improve access to care and the long-term sustainability of the health care system in Ontario.

She is a member of the Board of Shared Services West, a health care shared services organization.

Karli is a dedicated mentor to emerging leaders and young professionals and is passionate about helping people realize their potential.



Leslie Starr- HemburrowLeslie Starr- Hemburrow
Vice President, Patient Care Services

Leslie Starr is accountable for the clinical operations at our Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway sites, for the In-Patient Medicine and ICU Program; Out-Patient Medicine and Regional CKD (Renal) Program; Primary Care, Rehab, CCC, Palliative Care & Seniors Program; and Integrated Cancer Program (Oncology).  Leslie also leads the Mississauga Halton Central West (MHCW) Regional Cancer Program in collaboration with community and hospital partners to plan and implement improvements to cancer services in the region.

Prior to her current role, Leslie held a large clinical operations portfolio as Associate Vice President, Patient Care Services and co-lead of the Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) Phase 3 Redevelopment project. Leslie has also held other leadership roles at THP including, Associate Vice President, Ambulatory Care leading our ambulatory care review and both the Regional Director of the MHCW Cancer Program and the Program Director of the Regional CKD Program at CVH where she led both programs to significant performance improvement results.

Previously, Leslie was the Director of Patient Flow and Corporate Projects at Halton Healthcare Services leading the innovation and implementation of "Home First" and held several roles at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton leading numerous regional initiative implementations.

Leslie has worked in acute health care in progressive leadership positions for over 25 years and has been recognized as a strong leader in strategy development, change management and systems improvement. She holds her Master in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor and Master Degrees in Social Work (BSW) (MSW) and is a Certified Health Executive (CHE).



Debra CarsonDebra Carson
Vice President, Patient Care Services

Debra Carson is currently acting as Associate Vice President, Patient Care Services.

Prior to her role as Associate Vice President for Surgery, Cardiac Health, Neuro/MSK, and IPAC and Reprocessing, Debra fulfilled the role of Director, Neuro/MSK since 2009. During this time, she lead two regional programs for THP including Neurosurgery and Stroke and has extensive experience in building strategic partnerships within and external to THP. As well, she has developed her skills in quality improvement for service delivery at a system level.

Previously, Debra worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where she gained experience developing advanced practice roles and an interprofessional team approach. Her 11 years working for COTA Health provided knowledge of CCACs and patient needs while in the community as well as business development and revenue generation in the private sector. These skills continue to support her work within a public hospital setting.

Debra holds a Masters of Health Science, Health Administration (MHSc) Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (BSc, OT). She continues to be a regulated member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. During her years as a frontline clinician, she worked in adult mental health and paediatrics.


Alison QuigleyAlison Quigley
Vice President, Patient Care Services

After graduating with her BScN from Queen’s University, Alison began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children and went on to become Clinical Educator for four years in the Perinatal Program at Toronto General Hospital. She returned to SickKids to work as a clinician on the Neonatal Transport Team and then accepted a position on an organization-wide strategic redesign team, leading change in the Emergency Department and in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health program.

After completing her MHSc (Health Administration) from the University of Toronto, Alison was appointed Director, Acute Care Transport Services at SickKids, a team specializing in the safe transport of sick and critically ill neonates and children.

In 2005, Alison became the Executive Director for the Child Health Network for the Greater Toronto Area. Alison was a member on the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee and many of its working groups. She currently sits on PCMCH Transport Advisory committee, and has recently been appointed co-chair for the PCMCH Maternal Newborn Surge Strategy.

In 2011 Alison joined the Credit Valley Hospital as the Director for the Emergency Department and the Mental Health Program, and in 2012 was appointed Program Director for the Women’s & Children’s Health Program in the newly merged Trillium Health Partners. Since 2012, Alison has also served as the Administrative Lead for the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network’s Regional Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Clinical Integration Program.

In 2013, Alison was promoted to the role of Associate Vice President, Patient Care Services, overseeing a portfolio that includes Women’s & Children’s Health, Mental Health, Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Pharmacy, and Diagnostic Imaging.