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 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 as the Ontario Hospital Association’s Pension Observer on the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Board of Trustees.
Dr. Dante Morra
MD, MBA, FRCP(C)
Chief of Staff
President, THP Solutions
Dr. Dante Morra is the Chief of Staff and President, THP Solutions at Trillium Health Partners. He is 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 also the Chair of the
CAN Health Network, a national platform focused on scaling Canadian health technology companies.
Dr. Morra is an internationally recognized leader in hospital process improvement, health care innovation, and effective resource allocation. 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. He is an award winning teacher and has a passion for teaching clinical medicine and health system transformation.
Dr. Morra specializes in internal medicine and holds a Master of Business Administration.
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.
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
Interim Senior Vice President, Quality and Patient Experience, Practice and Medical Affairs
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.
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.
Vice President, Capital Planning and Redevelopment
David Longley is the 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.
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Master Plan Clinical Lead
Alison Quigley is the Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Master Plan Clinical Lead at Trillium Health Partners (THP).
Alison began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the SickKids before becoming a Clinical Educator in the Perinatal Program at Toronto General Hospital. She returned to SickKids to join the Neonatal Transport Team before assuming the role of Director of Acute Care Transport Services.
In 2005, Alison became the Executive Director of the Child Health Network for the Greater Toronto Area and was a founding member of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee. She currently sits on the PCMCH Transport Advisory Committee.
Alison joined at the legacy Credit Valley Hospital in 2011 as the Director of the Emergency Department and Mental Health Programs and became the inaugural program Director of the Women’s & Children’s Program at THP in 2012.
Since then, Alison has held a number of senior leadership roles at THP and most recently was the clinical lead for the Emergency Operations Centre during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Queen’s University and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto.
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.
Dr. Joan Murphy
Interim Chief/Medical Director, Oncology Program,
Interim Vice President, Patient Care Services,
Interim Regional Vice President, MHCW Regional Cancer Program
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.
Vice President, Performance and Business Intelligence
Interim Vice President, Information Services & Chief Information and Privacy Officer
Shalu is the Vice President of Performance and Business Intelligence at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and is accountable for advancing the development of an enterprise health data strategy and roadmap. The Performance and Business Intelligence portfolio designs, governs, analyzes and deploys health data infrastructure, analytics and performance insights to achieve clinical and operational excellence, support population health research, and drive innovation.
Shalu joined THP in 2010 prior to the merger of Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre, and has held a variety of leadership roles. She has led the coordination, prioritization, and execution of cross-business initiatives and integrated business analytics to inform operational and capacity planning, decision making, and performance monitoring.
She has a wealth of experience in health system performance and leading analytical and project teams in solving complex business problems and priorities. Prior to joining THP, Shalu was the Manager of Access to Care Informatics at Cancer Care Ontario where she was responsible for the development and execution of the provincial Wait Times Reporting and Analysis Plan.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President, People Services and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kerry joined Trillium Health Partners in 2018 as Vice President of People Services and Chief Human Resources Officer. He leads the hospital’s “People Team” to deliver programs and services that support employees and volunteers. Under his leadership, the team strives to enable and inspire those who work, learn and volunteer at THP to deliver exceptional experiences for patients and families.
Before joining THP, Kerry was Executive Director of Human Resources with the City of Toronto. Prior to joining the City in 2016, he spent his career with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) in a number of progressively responsible ministry and enterprise roles. His executive roles included Assistant Deputy Minister of the Centre for Leadership and Learning, where he directly supported the Secretary of the Cabinet with senior leadership human resource matters. Kerry was also Assistant Deputy Minister for an Accessible Public Service, and he was the first Chief Learning Officer in the OPS.
Kerry is also a proud past Commissioner on the Board of the Niagara Parks Commission, having served six years as a provincial appointee.
Vice President, Clinical Systems and Informatics
Danielle is the Vice President of Clinical Systems and Informatics 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.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Nicole Vaz is General Counsel and Chief Compliance 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.
Vice President, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer
Carol is the 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 Treasurer and Secretary of Shared Services West and serves on the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Finance and Audit Committee.
Carol holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from Laurentian University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.