Board of Directors
Elizabeth Martin, Board Chair
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Elizabeth is a bilingual, financial executive with over 25 years of international business experience.
As a CPA, CMA, she previously occupied executive financial positions in the corporate sector. Her healthcare background, in addition to her current role as Vice-Chair of the Board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, includes serving for seven years on the Board of Directors of St. John’s Rehab Hospital, three of which were spent as Chair. She has chaired and served on numerous board committees, as well search and review committees, and has done substantial public speaking in the healthcare sector.
Elizabeth is an accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has also sat on the boards of several publicly traded corporations.
Richard Wilson, Vice-Chair
Pembroke Regional Hospital
Richard is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and has a Certificate in Health Care Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.
He has over 35 years’ experience as a Senior Leader in the area of Financial Services, Business Development, Information Systems and Support Services in the hospital sector; and has worked in Alberta and Ontario hospitals, and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Women’s College Health Research
Douglas (HBSc, FICB, MBA) presently holds the position of Corporate Services Officer and Associate Registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is the Past President and Director of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) and President of the Medical Identification Number of Canada (MINC). Previously, Douglas was a public member on the College’s Council and chaired the Patient Relations and Finance Committees.
He currently holds a number of Directorships in health-related organizations: Chair of Women’s College Health Research, Harold and Grace Baker Centre, Kensington Foundation and Vice Chair, Director of New Leaf. He is a member of the Appeals Panel, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Douglas has served in various capacities in other organizations including The Change Foundation, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, Ontario Leadership and Education Centre, Ontario Blue Cross, Ontario Hospital Association, Northwestern General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital and its Foundation, and the Northwestern Foundation. He is also a past member of the Discipline Panel, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Robert (Bob) Andrews
Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority
St. John’s, NL
Bob carries on a practice in Corporate & Commercial Law, Commercial Real Estate Development and Financing and Management-side Labour Relations with McInnes Cooper from its office in St. John's. He is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, has been appointed a Master and Taxing Officer of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, and has served his profession in many other capacities over his forty years of practice.
Bob has been very active in healthcare and charitable activities in the community including Chair of the Waterford Hospital, National President of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Finance Chair of the Healthcare Corporation of St. John's and currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Regional Health Authority based in St. John's. His other community work arises from his involvement in the Rotary Club of St. John's, the Naval Association of Canada and various sports and youth activities. His work in these and other activities has been recognized by the award of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International and a Bronze Medallion of the Naval Association of Canada.
Bob and his wife, Diana, have four children and, as of the recent count, five grand-children.
Rouge Valley Health System
David is a retired Senior Vice President of CIBC. He joined the Board of Directors of Rouge Valley Health System in June 2008 and has served the Board in various capacities, including as Chair of both the Governance & Nominating and Quality & Risk Committees.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, as well as professional accreditations from the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and the Insurance Institute of Canada (CRM).
David's career with CIBC spanned 40 years during which he held senior line management positions, including as Manager, Main Branch, Winnipeg; Vice-President and Regional General Manager, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, and; Senior Vice-President, Metropolitan Toronto West. During the 1990s and up to his retirement, David served as a head office executive, with responsibilities in administration and in leadership of major global initiatives in the areas of corporate and operational risk management, governance and control, corporate responsibility and corporate security.
Elizabeth (Beth) Beader
Chief Executive Officer
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Beth has been at the North Hamilton CHC since 1990, where she was initially hired as the Assistant Executive Director and, in 1994, appointed as the CEO.
During the 1980s, Beth served as the Executive Director of L’Arche Hamilton, responsible for the daily operation of three group homes providing residential services for mentally handicapped adults.
She has served on many Boards, including the Association of Ontario Health Centres, Community Organizational Health Inc., Welcome Inn Community Centre Board, and the Self-Help Gifts and Thrift Shop.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Heartland Regional Health Authority
From 2006 to 2009, Gregory was Assistant Deputy Minister for field operations and Deputy Minister for the Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services. He was the Chief Executive Officer for the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (2003-2006) and the Tlicho Community Services Agency (2000-2003).
Greg is a professional Social Worker with many years of experience in the delivery and administration of health and social services programs, in Northern Canada, British Columbia's Lower Mainland, and Saskatchewan.
Throughout the 1990s, Greg worked as a Director with Vancouver's University Hospital and as a senior manager with the Fraser Valley and Richmond Health Authorities. He maintained his clinical expertise by working with the UBC Head Injury Program and operating a private practice offering assessment and treatment services to families impacted by traumatic injuries.
Greg has served as a Board Member on the Canadian Healthcare Association, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and HealthCareCan. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Keith is a graduate of Dalhousie University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters in Business Administration, and holds the professional designation of Chartered Accountant.
He was appointed in January 2010 as the first CEO of Health PEI, Prince Edward Island’s newly created integrated provincial health system. Keith’s career has included significant senior experience in health, education, and the private sector. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was Prince Edward Island’s Deputy Minister of Health beginning in February 2008, and before that he oversaw the delivery of all health services for one of Canada’s largest and most integrated health authorities as Senior Vice President, Health Services for the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. He was also appointed the first CEO of the Provincial Health Services Authority in Charlottetown, PE, and served on the senior team at Holland College working in finance, knowledge development and international business development. Keith entered the health field in 1991 when he joined the senior management teams of initially Prince County Hospital and then East Prince Health, both headquartered in Summerside, PE. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, he held various positions with one of Canada’s largest accounting firms, KPMG, in Halifax, NS and St. John’s, NL.
Senior Partner, Registered Midwife
Midwifery Care of Peel & Halton Hills
Remi Ejiwunmi is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. Since graduation in 1996 she has practiced as a member of Midwifery Care of Peel and Halton Hills, in Mississauga, where she became a Senior Partner in 1999. She has taught as a sessional instructor within the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson Polytechnic University. She is a member of Professional Staff with admitting privileges at Trillium Health Partners where she acts as head midwife.
She sat on the Board of Directors of the professional association (the Association of Ontario Midwives [AOM]) for more than 10 years including two terms as President which provided her the opportunity to interface with the OMA, RNAO, OHA and MOHLTC.
She currently sits as a member of the AOM's Quality, Insurance and Risk Management Program steering committee and as Trillium Health Partner's representative to the Greater Toronto Area Obstetrical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Network.
Robert (Bob) Howard
President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Michael’s Hospital
Bob is a well-respected cardiologist and known in the healthcare world for his leadership in quality improvement. He has made it the cornerstone of the St. Michael’s Hospital’s strategic plan, and his work in this area is setting the benchmark among the Toronto Central LHIN and across Ontario.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Bob was the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice-President of Programs and Education at St. Michael’s. Under his leadership, the hospital saw unprecedented growth in the education and academic partnerships portfolio.
He has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, a medical degree from McMaster University and an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Wendy (R.N., B.N., M.Sc.(A), CHE, FACHE, FISQua, ICD.D.) obtained her academic degrees at McGill University and has experience as a critical care nurse and in progressive leadership positions.
In December 2015, Wendy stepped down from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Accreditation Canada after over 11 years at the helm.
She has participated in many provincial and national initiatives, such as the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. As a founding Board member on the CPSI Board for eight years, she contributed to its establishment and success. Her governance experience includes the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Algonquin College, the Canadian Nurses’ Foundation and a recent appointment to the Board of the Champlain LHIN. Wendy is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Within the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), and after six years on the ISQua Board, Wendy is President-elect (Vice-Chair). She is Past-Chair of the ISQua Accreditation Council for the International Accreditation Program, member of the Innovation and Systems Change Working Group, member of the Board Accreditation Committee, an Expert, a Fellow and an ISQua surveyor.
James (Jim) Slater
Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba
Jim began his career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, completed advanced certification in Transfusion Medicine, and went on to complete his BSc and MBA (California Coast University); before going to the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region where he was Executive Director of the Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Infection Control & Infectious Diseases departments from 2003 to 2008. He became CEO of Diagnostic Services Manitoba in 2011.
Vice-President, Legal Services and General Counsel
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Kristin joined the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in 2009 after having been a member of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Health Law Group for nine years.
In her role at CAMH, Kristin is responsible for the oversight and provision of all legal services including litigation matters, corporate matters, privacy issues, risk mitigation, quality initiatives and advocacy work.
Kristin is a member of CAMH’s Executive Leadership Team and also supports CAMH’s Board of Trustees in all aspects of corporate governance.
Kristin has been a teacher, writer and presenter in all areas of health law throughout her legal career.
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Bruce worked in the Employee Benefits field for over 35 years in Manitoba. The last 21 years as the Sales Manager with Manitoba Blue Cross.
He was a member of the River Heights/Fort Garry Community Health Advisory Council and a member of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute.
Bruce has many interests – President of the Assiniboine Park Hockey Association, Member of the Zig Zag Yacht Club and enjoys golf, sailing, fishing and tennis.