Board of Directors

Board of Directors, 2017


Elizabeth Martin, Board Chair

Elizabeth Martin, Board Chair

Trustee
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON

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

Richard Wilson, Vice-Chair

Trustee
Pembroke Regional Hospital
Pembroke, ON

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.
Robert (Bob) Andrews

Robert (Bob) Andrews

Trustee
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.
Kim L. Baker

Kim L. Baker

Chief Executive Officer
Central Local Health Integration Network
Markham, ON

Kim Baker, CHE, M.HSc., B.A., C.Dir, has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. She is CEO for the Central LHIN (Local Health Integration Network), the most populous LHIN in Ontario with 1.9 million residents, responsible for planning with 96 local healthcare organizations and leading the LHIN’s expanded mandate in alignment with the Patients First Act, 2016.

As well, she is an Advisor to the Human Services Planning Board of York Region and co-chairs and contributes to numerous provincial and local tables focused on healthcare quality, patient engagement and workplace policies and practices.

Prior to joining the LHIN in 2007, Kim directed various departments, projects and programs in government, hospital and home and community care settings. She is also a former Central CCAC board member.

Her areas of interest include collaborating for continuous quality improvement and strengthening patient-centered health care system planning and services delivery.
Elizabeth Beader

Elizabeth Beader

Chief Executive Officer
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Hamilton, ON

Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth 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.

Elizabeth 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.
Stacey Bosch

Stacey Bosch

Vice President, Corporate Services
Heartland Health Region
Rosetown, SK

Stacey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She also has a university certificate in Accounting and holds the professional designation of Chartered Professional Accountant.

Stacey is currently the Vice President of Corporate Services for the Heartland Health Region. In her role she oversees budget and financial reporting, accounting, materials management, information technology, health information management and transportation for the region. Stacey also is a member of the Saskatchewan Shared Services Oversight Committee which provides oversight and guidance to the Shared Service Lead Agency and partners for both implementation and the ongoing success of shared services in the province.

Prior to her healthcare career, Stacey was a manager at the Toronto Dominion Bank, where she received her Personal Financial Planning Diploma and completed the Canadian Securities course.

Keith Dewar

Keith Dewar

President and Chief Executive Officer
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Regina, SK

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.
Karen Dunlop

Karen Dunlop

Chair, Board of Directors
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Winnipeg, MB

Karen has been an RN for more than 30 years. In her career, Karen has practiced nursing in a variety of roles including critical care nurse, Registrar of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses, Consultant, Regional Director of the WRHA Emergency Program, President of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, board member of the Canadian Nurses Association and President of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society.

Karen is a founding member of the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and is the former Interim Executive Director. Karen also has a legal education and practiced law for a short time in labour, health, and environmental law and civil litigation. In these many roles, Karen has consistently been an advocate for patient care, the profession of nursing and the health of people living in Manitoba.
Remi Ejiwunmi

Remi Ejiwunmi

Senior Partner, Registered Midwife
Midwifery Care of Peel & Halton Hills
Mississauga, ON

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.
Jo-anne Marr

Jo-anne Marr

President and Chief Executive Officer
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham, ON

Jo-anne Marr is the President and CEO of Markham Stouffville Hospital, a large community hospital in the GTA. Prior to this role, Jo-anne was the CEO of the Central Community Care Access Centre. Previously, she held a number of leadership roles at Mackenzie Health including interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Throughout her career, she has led a number of high-profile and transformational initiatives focused on patient care redesign and patient experience.

Jo-anne has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector in a number of administrative and nursing leadership positions, as well as healthcare consulting roles. Her experience spans public and private sectors, academic hospitals and community. Jo-anne holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Health Executive.
Alex Munter

Alex Munter

President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON

Alex Munter is President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Since joining CHEO in 2011, he has helped CHEO earn recognition as one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures and a leader in research, health technology and patient-centred care.

Previously, Alex was CEO of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) – the crown agency responsible for planning, integrating and funding health services in the region. Before joining the LHIN, he led Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau, one of Ontario’s leading child and youth mental health agencies. Alex also taught in French and English at the University of Ottawa as a Visiting Professor in its Faculty of Social Sciences. From 1991 to 2003, he was an elected Councillor in Ottawa, where he also had lead responsibility for public health, long-term care, housing and social services.

Alex has won several awards from a wide range of organizations for his contributions to the community.
Wendy Nicklin

Wendy Nicklin

Trustee
Champlain LHIN
Ottawa, ON

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

James (Jim) Slater

Chief Executive Officer
Diagnostic Services Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

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.
Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor

Vice-President, Legal Services and General Counsel
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario

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.