TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 286 stores, 17 distribution centres operating under the three Brands of SCC, Dormez-Vous, and Endy.
Christine believes strongly in giving back to her community. 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 other companies and organizations, including Sleep Country Canada, TELUS, Woodbine Entertainment Group, Metro Inc., Talent Fund and Trillium Health Partners Foundation.
Joan is the Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Management at BMO Financial Group, supporting the Group Head to enable the growth agenda across the Wealth & Asset Management businesses.
Joan has held senior leadership roles in multiple areas of the firm including Asset Management, Corporate Risk Management, Operational Risk, Wealth Management and Human Resources. In her most recent roles as the COO, BMO Global Asset Management, Joan played a pivotal role in driving the global strategy through the establishment of a single integrated operating model and guiding the business during a period of significant growth, huge change and heightened regulatory scrutiny.
Joan holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Director at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Adam Burke is a Vice Chair and Partner with Deloitte with over 34 years of experience serving large domestic and international clients in both an audit and advisory capacity. Adam has served in various executive roles at Deloitte and was elected by his partners twice to the Board of Deloitte, which included a three-year period chairing the Finance Committee. Adam has extensive experience working with Boards and Audit Committees and has experience across a number of sectors. Adam also undertook a secondment with Deloitte’s Global firm as Director of Quality, Strategy and Communications.
Adam is a member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Stage and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee since 2017 and is a member of the Major Giving Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Adam is a Chartered Professional Accountant and in 2021 was recognized as a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Adam has an Honours Bachelor of Administration from Brock University.
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.
Mark is currently the President & CEO of Bluushark Consulting Inc. He is a dedicated and passionate business leader with extensive experience in the insurance and financial services industries across a number of major institutions in Canada.
Prior to his current role he was President & CEO of Teachers Life. Before joining Teachers Life in 2017 Mark held a number of executive leadership roles. He was previously at Scotiabank where he was President and CEO of Scotia Life Financial and Scotia Life Insurance Company. In this role, he oversaw all Canadian life insurance operations for the bank, as well as the strategy and growth of the organization's four insurance business lines; Creditor, Life and Health, Home and Auto, and Travel Insurance. During his tenure, he successfully led the division through a period of transformational change and significant growth.
Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2006 Mark held executive leadership roles at RBC and the Canada Life Insurance Company in Wealth Management, Creditor Insurance and Human Resources.
Mark is also very active in the community and is the current Chair of the Board of Linbrook School in Oakville and a Board Member of the National Sanitarium Association. He has previously chaired a number of boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto and the Haliburton Club of Scouts Canada, and was the past Vice-Chair of the West Park Healthcare Foundation Board.
Michèle 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, Michèle 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, Michèle 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. Michèle is also the benefactor of The Darling Home for Kids located in Milton.
In 2007 Michèle became a Director of the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and was appointed as the Foundation Board's Chair in 2011. In 2012, Michèle 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.
Michèle joined the THP Board in 2013. Michèle has served as the Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee, Chair of the Priorities and Planning Committee, and Chair of the THP Board.
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.
Kevin is a seasoned media professional who brought over 25 years of industry experience across agencies and categories when he joined GroupM Canada as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2021. Previous to that role, he was the CEO of MediaCom Canada, where he helped bring new business and raise the agency’s profile. Those who work with Kevin attest to his passion and steadfast dedication to delivering exceptional work through collaborative relationships and innovative thought.
Kevin stands out as a leader in the media industry for his professional success but more than that, for his commitment to actively participating and impacting the industry and world around him. He believes strongly in the importance of affecting meaningful change in the community and encourages his teams and clients to do the same – which has led to significant support for a long list of charitable organizations: The Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Daily Bread Food Bank, Canadian Blood Services, Sick Kids, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure, and Skylark Children, Youth and Families.
Kevin is also a dedicated community mentor in Rexdale, where he grew up, and a strong supporter of Trust 15, a group that provides social and educational tools through mentorship.
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi was appointed president and vice-chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University in 2016 and reappointed to a second term concluding in 2026. An internationally recognized researcher and accomplished academic administrator, he has been a key contributor to the growth of Toronto Metropolitan University over a transformational time in the university's history.
As president, he has contributed to the success of the DMZ – a top university-based incubator in the world. He has overseen the development of Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst – a national centre for cybersecurity, and navigated approvals for a new and innovative law school launching this year. Under his direction, Toronto Metropolitan University was awarded leadership of the Future Skills Centre consortium, with a mandate to ensure Canadians develop the skills they need in the new economy.
He is the Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities, a member of the National Research Council of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Board member of Trillium Health Partners and Chair of the Education Sector of the Campaign Cabinet, United Way of Greater Toronto.
A graduate of L'Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran in Algeria (civil engineering, with distinction) and L'Université de Sherbrooke (MASc and PhD, Structural Engineering), Dr. Lachemi worked with Concrete Canada as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate, followed by a visiting professorship in Applied Science at Artois University in France.
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.
Jennifer Lee is a bold, inspiring leader who creates global impact for her clients, where her expertise centres on strategy, value creation and business model transformation. As Deloitte’s Managing Partner of Emerging Growth Businesses and Partner, Value Creation Services, she addresses significant signature marketplace issues such as Future of Trust, Climate Change / ESG and Digital Identity. Jennifer also led Deloitte's Global Pandemic response. Global Consulting Magazine recognized Jennifer as one of the top Global Future Leaders in Consulting. She was also named Manulife Mentor of the Year by Ascend Canada.
While in industry, Jennifer worked and lived around the world: M&A / Treasury for AT&T in Hong Kong, and European Marketing Group for Hewlett-Packard in Germany. She was formerly a strategic adviser for the Azerbaijani Microfinance Association in Azerbaijan and Asian Credit Fund in Kazakhstan, focusing on elevating impoverished women via micro-loans. While at Bell Internet, Jennifer led one of the largest and fastest wireless internet rollouts in the organization’s history.
Coming from an immigrant family, Jennifer is a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion. She orchestrated Deloitte’s Global NextGen Program, establishing a global pipeline of female success executives to take on global leadership roles in her business unit. Her passion for driving local and global impact is also demonstrated in her past and present volunteerism and board work. Currently, she serves on the board of Windmill Microlending and is part of the GROW, a Canadian women’s giving circle. She is also a board governor for Sterling Hall School.
Jen earned her Executive MBA from the University of Toronto and undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.
Carmine Nigro is President & CEO and Co-Founder of the CRAFT Development Corporation, a leading real estate developer and builder based in Toronto. Carmine has over 35 years of construction and real estate development experience including acquisitions, construction management and urban planning that has helped to build and enhance communities across southern Ontario, Pennsylvania and Florida.
In addition to his work at CRAFT, Carmine has been a volunteer of Make-A-Wish Canada since 2008; on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Orphans Canada organization for over 18 years; Chairman of Board of Directors for the LCBO since 2019; a Board Member for Invest Ontario since March 2021; and was appointed as the Board Chair of Ontario Place Corporation in March 2022. He has been on the Senate of Canadian Military Regiment, The Queens Own Rifles since 2021. He also served as a Board Member for Runnymede Health Centre from 2020-2023.
Gregory Smith is the President & CEO and founder of Instar in 2014 with a vision of investing in distinctive middle-market, North American companies to help them grow, thrive and become even better. With nearly 30 years of experience in the investment, operation, acquisition and financing of public and private companies, including infrastructure, real estate, power and utility businesses, Gregory has deep relationships across the private capital spectrum, an entrepreneurial spirit and a history of investing in essential businesses that deliver value to investors, communities, partners and other stakeholders.
Gregory leads a dynamic, growing team committed to innovation, long-term partnerships and investing with purpose to discover uncommon opportunities. Prior to founding Instar, Gregory was managing partner and head of Brookfield Financial’s global infrastructure advisory group. He was also the president of Macquarie Capital Funds Canada where he was responsible for Macquarie’s unlisted and listed funds business in Canada along with the management of Macquarie’s Canadian assets owned by offshore funds. Prior to Macquarie, Gregory was managing director at RBC Capital Partners and a managing director at Deloitte.
Gregory offers significant governance expertise and has acted as a director or observer/advisor to the boards for several reporting issuers across a range of industry sectors. He has also served in an advisory capacity for private capital firms and associations such as the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Active in the private equity and venture capital sector since 1994, Gregory notably served for a number of years on the board of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, including as chair and president, where he advocated for strategies and programs to enhance the overall private capital ecosystem, accelerate Canadian growth businesses and create economic opportunity.
Gregory is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Melanie is an independent board director and founder and CEO of the Inspirion Group, where she advises complex global organizations on risk, strategy and accelerating ESG transformation. Her general management, advisory and board experience span multiple sectors including Retail, Apparel, Industrial, CPG, Healthcare, Technology and Financial Services, with outsized strength in D2C and the digitization of retail.
In addition to her CEO role, Melanie sits on the board of US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ: USEC), a leading North American provider of environmental and waste services based in Idaho. She is faculty at Digital Directors Network (DDN), an organization dedicated to improving digital and cybersecurity risk oversight in the corporate boardroom, and World 50, a private community for senior executives to collaborate, and share ideas and solutions.
Previously, Ms. Steiner spent nearly a decade as the Global Chief Risk Officer for PVH Corp. based in New York, owner of iconic brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein among others. In this role, Melanie managed various strategic functions including ESG, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management and crisis management during a time of intense global retail disruption and succeeded in shifting the organization into a digital, sustainable and consumer-first model. Earlier in her career, she was a lawyer and Big 4 management consultant, during which time she founded and built out the climate change and sustainability practice at EY Canada. Melanie has a LL.B. (J.D) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a LL.M. in environmental law from the University of London, UK.
Karli Farrow is the President and CEO at Trillium Health Partners (THP). Previously she was the Executive Vice-President of Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer where she was accountable for clinical operations and the delivery of exceptional patient experiences. She also oversaw capital planning and redevelopment to ensure that all future planning at THP is closely linked to the delivery of patient care.
Karli joined THP in 2009 prior to the merger of Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre. She provided leadership to support the merger of the two organizations in 2011. She has since led innovative processes to engage people within the organization and in the community to achieve the hospital’s strategic mission to deliver
a new kind of health care for a healthier community.
Prior to joining THP, Karli worked in health care consulting where she led projects focused on reducing wait times and improving chronic disease management. She has also served in senior advisory roles for the Ontario Government, including Director of Policy for the Premier of Ontario and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, where she helped develop and implement strategies to improve access to care and long-term sustainability of the health care system in Ontario.
Karli is Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee of Shared Services West, a health care shared services organization with expertise in supply chain management and process optimization, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
Dr. Joan Murphy
Chief of Staff (COS)
A Gynecological Oncologist, former Head of the Gynecological Oncology division at University Health Network, and Professor at University of Toronto, Dr. Murphy joined Trillium Health Partners in 2015 as Program Chief and Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Health and the inaugural Dr. Michael King Chair in Oncology Research at Trillium Health Partners’ research institute, the Institute for Better Health. She also served at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) as the Clinical Lead for the Ontario Cervical Screening program from 2011 until March 2022.
During her tenure, she has played an important leadership role, advancing the Women’s and Children’s platforms to improve quality and delivery of services. Dr. Murphy has also been successful in implementing innovative service changes including programmatic model of care redesign, supporting the development and implementation of the corporate guidelines for ED consultations and admissions, and ensuring a harmonized leadership structure across the program.
Following completion of her term as Women’s & Children’s Chief, Dr. Murphy served as THP’s Chief Emerita, where she has provided tremendous knowledge and experience in supporting the office of the CEO and Medical Affairs on key areas including: academic relations and strategic and organizational branding; leadership development engaging and championing organizational diversity; inclusiveness initiatives; and participation in the master plan project.
Most recently, Dr. Murphy has assumed the interim roles of Vice President, Patient Care Services, Regional Vice President, MHCW Regional Cancer Program, and Chief and Medical Director for Oncology.
Chief Nursing Executive
Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services
Terri Irwin is Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Trillium Health Partners (THP). Terri has served as VP, Patient Care Services since July 2021 where she has provided executive level leadership to our Surgery & Peri-Operative, Cardiac Health, Medical Device Reprocessing, Neuro/MSK and Patient Support Services departments. She joined THP in 2019 as Director of Surgery and Perioperative Services, where she provided strategic leadership as co-chair of the Peri-Operative Committee in the planning and implementation of surgery changes throughout the pandemic, including the implementation of pre-operative testing, development of a principled approach to recovery planning, and supports for redeployed staff. In addition, Terri has advanced the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program at THP.
Prior to joining THP, Terri was the Director of the Quality Standards program at Health Quality Ontario where she worked to drive inter-professional quality improvement through the development, implementation, measurement, and reporting of clinical quality standards at the provincial level. Terri holds a Master of Nursing, Administration Stream from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Nursing from Queen’s University, and has over 20 years of experience in professional practice, clinical operations, and quality improvement.
Board Chair, Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Paul co-founded Polar Asset Management Partners in 1991. As Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, he sets investment strategy and oversees Polar’s investment management team.
Paul started his career at Burns Fry Ltd. in 1982, gaining experience in research and equity trading. In 1987, Paul became a Director at Burns Fry, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Paul is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ivey Business School; Chair of the Board of the Morrisette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Western University; a board member of the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, CanStage Theatre, and the Canadian and Indigenous Acquisitions Committee at the AGO. Paul is currently Co-Chair of THPF’s Capital Campaign and actively supports the annual fund raising campaign of the United Way Greater Toronto.
Paul holds a BA from University of Toronto in 1975, from an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (now Ivey) in 1980.
Paul joined the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Board in 2016, became Vice Chair in 2022 and Chair in June 2023.
Dr. Patricia Houston, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Vice Dean, Medical Education, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff Anesthetist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Houston is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She was appointed Vice Dean, Medical Education in July 2020, building upon her previous position as Vice Dean of the MD Program. As Vice Dean, Medical Education, Dr. Houston is responsible for oversight of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine MD Program, Integrated Physician Scientist Training Program, Postgraduate Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development and Office of Learner Affairs.
Dr. Houston is a graduate of the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine and also holds a Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Dr. Houston has distinguished herself as a collaborative leader in health professional education. She has served in a number of leadership roles at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. At St. Michael’s, she has served as Medical Director, Perioperative Service Program, Anesthetist-in-Chief, and Vice President, Education. At the University of Toronto, she has served as Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Anesthesia, Vice Dean, MD Program, and Acting Dean.
Throughout her career Dr. Houston has been recognized with numerous teaching and leadership awards. She is committed to ensuring excellence and alignment across the educational programs she oversees and a learning environment where “we all belong.”
Dr. Indraneel Ghosh
President, Professional Staff Association
Dr. Indraneel (Indy) Ghosh is an Emergency and Chronic Pain Physician. His special interests are in healthcare leadership (Harvard certification, executive lean belt), medical cannabis and medicolegal consulting. He graduated medical school from Queen's University, and then completed his residency at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship at McMaster University.
He served as the Program Director for the CCFP Emergency Medicine Fellowship training program, before being recruited as Director of Medical Education and Research at Mackenzie Health Hospital. He was then appointed Chief & Medical Director of Mackenzie's Emergency Department. After completing his term, he was appointed Chief & Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Chatham Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), and subsequently promoted to Senior Medical Director of Strategy, Access and Flow for CKHA.
He currently practices at Trillium Health Partners, and has also been a board member of a non-profit organization, TheHealthLine.ca for the last 4 years.
As President of the Professional Staff Association, he is a member of the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee.
Dr. Sujata Sikka
Vice-President, Professional Staff Association
Dr. Sujata Sikka has been an Anaesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners since 2004. She has a passion for and is the MAM Faculty Lead for EDI and member of the THP Perioperative Environmental Sustainability Committee. Dr. Sikka is a Lecturer at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia and recipient of the THP Award for Outstanding Commitment for the Advancement of Medical Education.
She has served as Secretary of the Professional Staff Association (PSA), including overseeing the duties of the Treasurer. As Vice-President of the PSA, she is a member of the THP Board of Directors, including the Medical Advisory Committee, Credentials Committee, and Fiscal Advisory Committee.