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Senior Leadership Team

Karli FarrowKarli Farrow
President & CEO

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 O​ntario 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 serves on the Board of Trustees of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and the Board of Directors of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

Dr. Joan Murphy
Interim Chief of Staff

Dr. Joan Murphy is currently the Interim Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Partners (THP). She brings extensive experience as a clinician, academic, system and medical leader. Her experience spans across many organizations including the University Health Network, Cancer Care Ontario, and for the last seven years she has served in medical and executive roles at THP, including within the Women’s and Children’s Program and the Oncology and Regional Cancer Program.

A Gynecological Oncologist and a seasoned THP leader, Dr. Murphy joined THP in 2014 and became the hospital’s first Program Chief and Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s (W&C) Health in 2015 as well as the first Dr. Michael King Chair in Oncology for Trillium Health Partners’ Research Institute. During her tenure as Program Chief and Medical Director of W&C Health Program, she has played an important leadership role, advancing the Women’s and Children’s platform to improve quality and delivery of services. She successfully implemented innovative service changes including programmatic model of care redesign, supported the development and implementation of the corporate guidelines for Emergency Department consultations and admissions and ensuring a harmonized leadership structure across the program. Dr. Murphy then transitioned to become Chief Emerita, where she provided tremendous knowledge and experience in supporting the office of the CEO and Medical Affairs on key areas such as academic relations and strategic and organizational branding; leadership development engaging and championing organizational diversity and inclusiveness initiatives; and participating in the Master Plan Project.

In March 2022, Dr. Murphy was appointed to the role of Interim Program Chief and Medical Director, Oncology where she was instrumental in supporting the oncology program in key areas. This included advancing radiation treatment capacity, including infrastructure, equipment, and specialized health human resources; furthering oncology pandemic recovery with the implementation of oncology services at the Queensway Health Centre and supporting development of a master plan for cancer services at THP by incorporating strategic priorities of the Regional Cancer Program and Ontario Health Cancer Care Ontario. She also played an integral role in implementing innovative service changes to further support our pandemic recovery efforts while also ensuring to maintain our commitment to high quality, life sustaining cancer care for our patients.

Scott Jarrett B.Sc., MBA, MLT
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President

Scott Jarrett is the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer at Trillium Health Partners (THP). He is an outcome focused leader with a commitment to clinical excellence and a successful track record of leading change and innovation.

Prior to joining THP, Scott was EVP and Chief of Clinical Programs at Humber River Hospital (HRH) where he spent 13 years leading and influencing several change management initiatives. Most recently, he was involved in redeveloping Reactivation Care Centres where multiple hospitals can provide specialized restorative care to patients in the same building. He also helped to develop plans for a new nursing home, research centre, and future hospital. Scott was also accountable for the Northwestern Toronto Ontario Health Team, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and the achievement of HRH’s Post-Construction Operating Plan targets that resulted in funding and volume optimization.

Before joining HRH Scott spent over 14 years using his strong analytical, financial planning and evaluation skills to help empower staff decision-making and team cooperation at a number of health care organizations in Ontario.

Terri Irwin Terri Irwin
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.

Dr. Amir Ginzburg
Executive Vice President, Quality, Risk and Practice

Dr. Ginzburg is the Executive Vice President of Quality, Risk and Practice at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and leads key enabling functions and improvement initiatives, including Foundations of Clinical Excellence. He previously served in a number of senior leadership roles at THP including Senior Vice President, Quality and Patient Experience, Practice and Medical Affairs, Chief of Quality, Medical Director of Medical Affairs, and Program Chief and Medical Director of the Medicine Program.

Dr. Ginzburg is a nationally-recognized medical leader in advancing quality and patient safety. He has worked across sectors as a Clinical Quality Lead at Ontario Health to support the development of a province-wide quality standard for transitions of care between hospital and home. He has also leveraged his experience at THP to help several Ontario hospitals to implement best practices for hospital physician management.  His work has been recognized with a 3M National Quality Team Award from the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders and two Innovations in Patient Safety Education Awards from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

Dr. Ginzburg is an accomplished educator with academic affiliations at the University of Toronto, including the Department of Medicine; the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME); and the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety as well as the Institute for Better Health at THP.

Dr. Dante Morra Dr. Dante Morra MD, MBA, FRCP(C)
President, THP Solutions

Dr. Dante Morra is a transformational leader who serves as the THP Solutions President and Chief Clinical Innovation officer and Founder and Chair of CAN Health Network. He had previously served as the inaugural Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Partners, one of Canada’s largest academically affiliated hospitals serving the West Toronto community. Dr. Morra is a specialist in internal medicine, Professor at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Business Administration. He is a highly sought-after prize-winning teacher whose course on leadership systems change and quality has revolutionized how doctors are trained.

In his hospital role, Dr. Morra oversaw 1,400 physicians and professional staff and has created one of the most innovative hospital networks in the province. In addition, he has launched a series of bold ventures to transform health care which include the Institute for Better Health, founded in 2014 to lead practical research to solve the major challenges in the health care system, and the CAN (Coordinated Accessible National) Health Network, founded in 2019, that allows Canadian medtech companies to scale to their full potential to advance prosperity through a new health care economy.

Dr. Dante Morra has made it his life’s work to advance Canadian health care by creating a new, more inclusive and prosperous health care economy. From the start of his career as a physician, researcher and teacher at the University of Toronto, he has stood out as an original thinker who could see all too clearly how the Canadian health system is slow to embrace innovation and commercial partnerships. Dr. Morra is now recognized as one of the most successful innovators of health care in Canada, spearheading the much-needed movement to harness Canadian research and development talent to unlock economic prosperity. For his efforts he was recently recognized in The Globe and Mail’s April Report on Business Magazine in the Top 50 Executives 2022 as a key academic leader who translates ideas into real world change.

Stephanie Joyce
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Health System Integration

Stephanie is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Health System Integration at Trillium Health Partners (THP) where she is responsible for Seniors Services, Palliative Care, Rehabilitation, Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacy and Diagnostic Imaging and is actively leading several integrated care initiatives. She also serves as THP’s clinical lead for health service partnership and development, which has helped to secure new long-term care beds, a seniors’ care centre, and dedicated space at the Reactivation Care Centre in partnership with Humber River Hospital.

As an experienced operational and strategic leader, Stephanie has made contributions to health care systems in Ontario and British Columbia. Prior to joining THP in 2015, she spent nearly 10 years working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority in Victoria, BC where she was Director of Victoria General Hospital. She has also practiced as an Occupational Therapist in Ontario, Alberta and BC.

Stephanie holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Science and Occupational Therapy from McMaster University and a Master in Health Policy and Management from the University of Alberta.

David Longley
Senior Vice President, Capital Planning and Redevelopment

David Longley is the Senior Vice President of Capital Planning and Redevelopment at Trillium Health Partners (THP) where he is responsible for all infrastructure planning and development across the organization.

Since joining THP in 2011, David has served the Redevelopment and Facilities portfolios in various leadership roles where he has initiated and advanced the hospital’s Master Plan project, implemented multiple renovation projects to improve capacity and service delivery, and strengthened the Capital Planning and Redevelopment team to support the needs of THP’s growing community.

Prior to joining THP, David spent five years in private consulting practice where he supported the planning and implementation of various heath capital infrastructure projects across Ontario, including leadership for the development of a joint Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)–Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) capital planning framework for Ontario. Previously, David held progressively senior positions at Mount Sinai Hospital and the MOHLTC, where he developed his understanding of health system operations and provincial health capital planning processes.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto.

Melissa Morey Hollis
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services

Melissa Morey Hollis is the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Trillium Health Partners (THP) responsible for Medicine, Emergency & Urgent Care, Operations & Patient Flow, and Patient Support Services programs. Melissa came to THP from Unity Health Toronto where she held the Vice President role, providing leadership over a broad portfolio encompassing rehabilitation, Ambulatory Care, Long-Term Care, Senior’s Care, Palliative Care and Pharmacy. Prior to this, Melissa held a range of progressive leadership roles including Clinical Director for the Medicine, Emergency and Seniors Care Program at St. Joseph's Health Centre.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters of Health Leadership from the University of Athabasca. Melissa recently completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

Farah Khan
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services

Farah Khan is a Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Trillium Health Partners (THP). Farah joined THP in 2017 as the Regional Program Director for the Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program. She has since assumed the role of Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety, in which she has been recognized as an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader. She has been effective at supporting and influencing the development and use of evidence based best practices with foundations in quality and patient safety to advance the hospital’s quality agenda and to enhance patient outcomes with a positive patient experience. Prior to joining THP, Farah was the Senior Director, Surgery and Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Farah has a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Toronto, and has received numerous recognitions of her leadership and accomplishments in advancing excellence including the RNAO President’s Award in Clinical Nursing Practice and a City of Mississauga COVID HERO Civic Award of Recognition. Farah is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, where she also is a Member of their Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Reconciliation Committee. Additionally, she is a Board Member with the Canadian Nurses Association and the Salvation Army’s Meighen Health Centre.

Dr. Robert Reid MD, PhD
Hazel McCallion Research Chair in Learning Health Systems
Chief Scientist, Institute for Better Health Senior Vice President, Science

Dr. Robert Reid is the Hazel McCallion Research Chair in Learning Health Systems and Chief Scientist at the Institute for Better Health (IBH) and Senior Vice President, Science at Trillium Health Partners (THP.) He is a global expert and thought leader in population health, learning health systems and primary care.

He is best known for his work in developing and evaluating a patient-centred medical home at Group Health Cooperative, now Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Reid is currently providing expertise in the re-design of Ontario’s health care system through the Ontario Health Teams initiative.

With IBH, Dr. Reid focuses on generating new ways to engage, design, deliver and finance health care and creating partnerships with patients, caregivers and the community to improve population health.

At the University of Toronto, Dr. Reid holds an academic appointment as Professor (status) with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is also a Professor with McMaster University’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; and an Affiliate Associate Professor with the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Dr. Reid received his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completed a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University.

Carol Vinette-Hancharyk
Senior Vice President, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer

Carol is the Senior Vice President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer at Trillium Health Partners (THP). She has provided financial leadership and implementation support to a range of projects and innovative initiatives at THP, such as the award-winning Putting Patients at the Heart (PPATH) Bundled Care Program, led the financing strategy for the implementation of our integrated health information system and supported the financial planning for the new long-term care beds accelerated build project.

Carol has over 25 years of senior finance leadership experience in various health care organizations. Before joining THP, Carol was the Director of Planning and Reporting at St. Michael’s Hospital. She has also held senior leadership roles in the children’s community health care sector and complex community care health services organizations.

She is the Board Secretary of the Trillium Health Partners Pro Resp Joint Venture and serves on the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Finance and Audit Committee of the Board.​

Carol holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from Laurentian University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

Shalu Bains
Chief Information and Analytics Officer

Shalu Bains is the Chief Information and Analytics Officer at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and is accountable for advancing the development of an enterprise digital and analytics roadmap and THP’s plan for digital and technology transformation to support patient care delivery, partnerships and to shape the future of care of the community. Shalu is responsible for the Information Services and Performance and Business Intelligence Divisions. These Divisions design, govern and deploy high quality data, analytics, digital solutions and devices, enterprise plans, technology and security infrastructure and information services.

Shalu joined THP in 2010 prior to the merger of Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre, and has held a variety of progressive leadership roles across the organization including in Quality and Risk, Decision Support, Business Intelligence and Operational Effectiveness and most recently Information Services. She has a wealth of experience both in hospital and provincial health system performance and advanced analytics. Shalu has a track record of leading technical teams to provide strategic insights focused on improving access, quality and sustainability of health care services for patients, population health and for the diverse community she serves and lives in.

Shalu holds a Master Certificate in Analytics for Leaders, a Master in Health Administration and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Dr. Alison Freeland
Vice President, Education and Academic Affairs
Associate Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Mississauga

Dr. Alison Freeland is the Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Associate Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Mississauga Campus at the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Freeland has worked across hospital, community and academic settings and her commitment to education and leadership has been a consistent theme throughout her accomplished career. Prior to joining THP she served as Associate Chief of Psychiatry of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. She was previously Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa; is a past Chair of the Canadian Organization of Undergraduate Psychiatric Educators; and is currently co-chair of the Council of Ontario’s Faculties of Medicine Distributed Medical Education Committee.

She has considerable experience as an advocate regarding policy and practice around mental health care systems and is the current Chair of the Canadian Psychiatric Association Standing Committee on Professional Standards and Practice. She is a past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.

Her clinical work is focused on providing care to people with serious mental illness and addictions. She has a passion to shape the future generation of health care providers to ensure the continued health and wellness of the Mississauga community and beyond.

Simone Harrington
Vice President, Institute for Better Heath

Simone is the Vice President of the Institute of Better Health (IBH) at Trillium Health Partners (THP) where she is responsible for driving research, innovation, and generating transformative health care solutions to provide accessible, high-quality care at THP now and in the future. In this role, Simone works with the IBH administrative teams to support the Institute’s scientific endeavours and is responsible for advancing THP's innovation strategy and partnership projects.

Simone has held several progressive leadership roles at THP in Strategy Development and Corporate Planning, Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness, and Project Management. Through her leadership and expertise in utilizing new and innovative processes and technologies, Simone is passionate about shaping a healthier tomorrow for the community, region and beyond.

Over the past 15 years, Simone has focused on connecting her skills in strategy, project management, and policy change to drive health system transformation. Prior to joining THP, Simone worked in health care consulting leading projects focused on health system redesign to reduce wait times and the deployment of provincial health information systems in Canada, the US and Europe. Simone has consistently demonstrated that her work is highly results-oriented and deeply grounded in a knowledge of governance, project and program management best practices.

Simone holds a Bachelor of Science and Business from the University of Waterloo’s Co-op Program and a MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is also a collaborator at the IBH, supporting research and innovation in her areas of subject matter expertise and have been published in several international journals on the topic of public private partnerships in health care.

Dr. Chris Hayes
Chief Health Information Officer

Dr. Chris Hayes is the Chief Health Information Officer and a critical care physician at Trillium Health Partners (THP). Dr. Hayes joined THP in 2018, where he co-led the implementation of the hospital’s new health information system. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining THP, Dr. Hayes was the Chief Medical Information Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He also served as the Medical Director of Quality and Performance at St. Michael’s Hospital. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Hayes served as the Medical Officer for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. In 2013-2014 he was selected as the Canadian Commonwealth Fund/Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice and an Institute of Healthcare Improvement Fellow, where he spent a year in the United States studying high performing health systems.

Shawn Kerr
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications

Shawn Kerr is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Communications at Trillium Health Partners (THP) where he is responsible for communications and stakeholder relations, corporate strategy, and Health Hubs THP’s off-site integrated health service developments.

Prior to joining THP, Shawn was the Director of Stakeholder Relations and Special Projects at Baycrest Health Sciences where he successfully developed and executed the strategy behind the $123.5M Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. He was also the Project Director for the North West Toronto Health Link.

Previously, Shawn was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier of Ontario where he provided strategic advice on major initiatives including the Seniors Strategy, health system transformation, Health Links, health capital portfolio, and negotiation of a new agreement between the province’s doctors and the government. Before joining the Premier’s Office, Shawn held successive senior roles in the office of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and spent several years in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal and Municipal Affairs and Housing focused on land-use and infrastructure planning.

Shannon Maier
Vice President, Quality and Practice

Shannon Maier is the Vice President of Quality and Practice at Trillium Health Partners (THP) where she provides leadership to the Quality, Risk and Patient Safety, Professional Practice and the Clinical Resource Team, Infection Prevention and Control, and the Regional Ethics Program. She provided director-level leadership in multiple areas at THP during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, including Inpatient Medicine, Flow and Operations, ICU and Critical Care Redevelopment. In these roles, she excelled in crisis leadership, applied risk tools and frameworks to advance operational plans, and opened THP’s pandemic response unit. Shannon championed quality improvement in clinical operations and inspired teams to find innovative solutions to complex problem.

Shannon is an accomplished leader who is known for her passion for quality improvement and excellence in clinical operations, with an ability to create high functioning teams. Having served as Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive at the Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance prior to joining THP in 2020, Shannon has demonstrated skill and excellence in professional practice and championing interprofessional collaboration.

She has a Masters of Science, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (MSc QIPS) from the University of Toronto and has completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management. Shannon holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Toronto in the MSc QIPS program.

Danielle Sanagan
Vice President, Clinical Systems and Informatics & Patient Experience and Interim Vice President, People Services & Chief Human Resources Officer

Danielle is the Vice President of Clinical Systems and Informatics & Patient Experience at Trillium Health Partners (THP.) She is responsible for our Clinical Informatics Team and support of our Epic Hospital Information System and related training for THP staff and clinicians. Danielle joined THP in October 2018 as the Executive Lead of our OneTHP project and oversaw the implementation of a single patient health record across our THP sites in October 2020.

Before joining THP, Danielle worked with other Ontario health care organizations including St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Women’s College Hospital, and the University Health Network, where she supported large-scale change initiatives to improve patient care through the use of technology.

Danielle also spent time at a private consulting practice where she supported public agencies, hospitals, health care organizations and governments through procurement processes and providing fairness advisory services.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and has received her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.​

Nicole Vaz, LL.B.
Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Nicole Vaz is General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at Trillium Health Partners (THP). In this role she is accountable for overseeing legal services, corporate governance, internal audit, insurance, regulatory compliance, corporate risk and conflict of interest management, and whistleblowing.

Nicole has been General Counsel at THP since 2013 and brings nearly two decades of legal and strategic expertise and leadership in the area of health law and health care to her role. Prior to joining THP, Nicole was a partner in a downtown Toronto law firm where her defence litigation practice focused on health law, specifically providing legal support to physician members of the Canadian Medical Protective Association and insurance defence. Nicole has also practiced as a corporate commercial defence litigator.

Nicole has extensive civil medical defence and professional regulatory experience. She has managed a wide variety of civil litigation matters in courts across the province as well as matters brought before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She has also brought cases to the provincial Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and has appeared before independent provincial tribunals including the Consent and Capacity Board.

Nicole is a board member with the Credit Valley Family Health Team, a group of family physicians, residents and health professionals who provide primary care services to the Mississauga area.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from Western University and her Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University. After being called to the Ontario Bar she began her legal career as a Law Clerk for one of the Honourable Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa.