Executive Leadership Team - Hamilton Health Sciences (2022)

Executive Leadership Team - Hamilton Health Sciences (1)

Rob MacIsaac

President and CEO

Rob MacIsaac became the President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences on February 1, 2014. Since joining HHS, he has led the development of a new strategic plan and approach for HHS, focused on enhancing HHS’ role and relationships with the communities it serves. Rob has also placed a significant focus on engaging physicians and front line staff at HHS in the organization’s vision and mission. Rob has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in community building including the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, and a Paul Harris Fellowship. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a Law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987.

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Dave McCaig

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

Dave has over 25 years of leadership experience in financial, business development and operational roles in both private and public sectors. He was VP & CFO at William Osler Health System with cross-appointments at both Headwaters Health Care Centre and the Central West CCAC. Prior, Dave held senior financial positions at Bell Mobility/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) and Yahoo! Inc. Provincially, Dave participates in Ministry of Health (MOHLTC) and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) initiatives regarding sector funding, supporting innovation and high quality of care in Ontario. He received his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

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Sharon Pierson

Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Operating Officer

Sharon drives important advancements in the transformative work now underway at HHS. Known for her effective guidance of complex clinical programs and initiatives, and her engaged leadership style, Sharon is highly-regarded throughout our organization. Her deep knowledge of community care has given momentum to HHS’ strategic direction in population health, and she is known as a collaborative partner both internally and externally among community health partners.

In her past role as VP of Quality and Performance, Sharon was accountable for Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Patient Experience, Pharmacy and Operational Planning. Most recently, as VP of Community and Medicine and Population Health, Sharon provided executive leadership to the St. Peters, West Lincoln and Juravinski Hospitals and supported the advancement of community based services. She has a Diploma in Nursing from Mohawk College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University; a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University; and is a graduate of the Rotmans Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto. She is also a board member for the Hamilton Council on Aging and the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.

Rob MacIsaac became the President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences on February 1, 2014. Since joining HHS, he has led the development of a new strategic plan and approach for HHS, focused on enhancing HHS’ role and relationships with the communities it serves. Rob has also placed a significant focus on engaging physicians and front line staff at HHS in the organization’s vision and mission. Rob has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in community building including the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, and a Paul Harris Fellowship. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a Law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987.

Dave has over 25 years of leadership experience in financial, business development and operational roles in both private and public sectors. He was VP & CFO at William Osler Health System with cross-appointments at both Headwaters Health Care Centre and the Central West CCAC. Prior, Dave held senior financial positions at Bell Mobility/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) and Yahoo! Inc. Provincially, Dave participates in Ministry of Health (MOHLTC) and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) initiatives regarding sector funding, supporting innovation and high quality of care in Ontario. He received his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Sharon drives important advancements in the transformative work now underway at HHS. Known for her effective guidance of complex clinical programs and initiatives, and her engaged leadership style, Sharon is highly-regarded throughout our organization. Her deep knowledge of community care has given momentum to HHS’ strategic direction in population health, and she is known as a collaborative partner both internally and externally among community health partners.

In her past role as VP of Quality and Performance, Sharon was accountable for Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Patient Experience, Pharmacy and Operational Planning. Most recently, as VP of Community and Medicine and Population Health, Sharon provided executive leadership to the St. Peters, West Lincoln and Juravinski Hospitals and supported the advancement of community based services. She has a Diploma in Nursing from Mohawk College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University; a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University; and is a graduate of the Rotmans Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto. She is also a board member for the Hamilton Council on Aging and the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.

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Dr. Michael Stacey

Executive Vice President, Academic and Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Stacey is a vascular surgeon, researcher, and Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He was formerly HHS’ Surgeon in Chief; a senior vascular surgeon at Fremantle Hospital in Perth, Australia; Professor at the University of Western Australia’s School of Surgery; and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Vascular Laboratory there. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Australia, achieved his Fellowship certification by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1986, and spent two years at St Thomas' Hospital, London in Britain, conducting research for his Doctor of Surgery degree (PhD equivalent). He joined the Fremantle Hospital as an academic surgeon in 1988.

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Dr. Khalid Azzam

Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Khalid Azzam is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. He holds an MBBS in medicine and surgery from the University of Rajasthan, India, and an MSc in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management (International Track) from the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.

He is a Certified Physician Executive by the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Azzam completed his Internal Medicine training from the University at Buffalo in 2002 and he is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine and General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Azzam joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 2008. He is involved in the continuum of medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing health professions education. He previously served as the Assistant Dean for Continuing Health Sciences Education and most recently as the inaugural Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development.

His clinical practice is focused on inpatient General Internal Medicine with time spent in the outpatient setting. He served as the Site Chief of Medicine at the Hamilton General Hospital for five years prior to assuming the responsibilities of the Physician-in-Chief.

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Deb Bedini

Vice President, Adult Regional Care

Deb is committed to supporting and promoting an environment conducive to continuous learning, research, innovation and clinical excellence. She has had a long and distinguished career at HHS in various clinical and leadership roles including ICU and ED staff nurse, education and development clinician in the Cardiac Program, Clinical Manager for General Internal Medicine (8 South) and then the Heart Investigation Unit, Director of the Cardiac and Vascular Program, and Site Administrator for the Hamilton General Hospital. Deb is also an Assistant Part-Time Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She has served on multiple provincial committees at CorHealth Ontario including Vascular Surgery and the Clinical Advisory Committee. Deb received her BScN from the University of Toronto and Masters of Health Studies (MHS) from Athabasca University.

Dr. Stacey is a vascular surgeon, researcher, and Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He was formerly HHS’ Surgeon in Chief; a senior vascular surgeon at Fremantle Hospital in Perth, Australia; Professor at the University of Western Australia’s School of Surgery; and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Vascular Laboratory there. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Australia, achieved his Fellowship certification by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1986, and spent two years at St Thomas' Hospital, London in Britain, conducting research for his Doctor of Surgery degree (PhD equivalent). He joined the Fremantle Hospital as an academic surgeon in 1988.

Dr. Khalid Azzam is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. He holds an MBBS in medicine and surgery from the University of Rajasthan, India, and an MSc in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management (International Track) from the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.

He is a Certified Physician Executive by the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Azzam completed his Internal Medicine training from the University at Buffalo in 2002 and he is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine and General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Azzam joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 2008. He is involved in the continuum of medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing health professions education. He previously served as the Assistant Dean for Continuing Health Sciences Education and most recently as the inaugural Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development.

His clinical practice is focused on inpatient General Internal Medicine with time spent in the outpatient setting. He served as the Site Chief of Medicine at the Hamilton General Hospital for five years prior to assuming the responsibilities of the Physician-in-Chief.

Deb is committed to supporting and promoting an environment conducive to continuous learning, research, innovation and clinical excellence. She has had a long and distinguished career at HHS in various clinical and leadership roles including ICU and ED staff nurse, education and development clinician in the Cardiac Program, Clinical Manager for General Internal Medicine (8 South) and then the Heart Investigation Unit, Director of the Cardiac and Vascular Program, and Site Administrator for the Hamilton General Hospital. Deb is also an Assistant Part-Time Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She has served on multiple provincial committees at CorHealth Ontario including Vascular Surgery and the Clinical Advisory Committee. Deb received her BScN from the University of Toronto and Masters of Health Studies (MHS) from Athabasca University.

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Kelly Campbell

Vice President, Corporate Services and Capital Development

With a team of over 1200 staff, Kelly and her Directors manage all facility infrastructure, capital development and many support services across 5 hospital campuses. Kelly has led significant capital redevelopment over the years, most recently with the Our Healthy Future Master Plan as well as significant infrastructure renewal across all of Hamilton Health Sciences' sites. In previous roles, Kelly was the AVP of Clinical Planning providing oversight for transition planning and operational readiness prior to the implementation of Access to the Best Care, the largest clinical realignment in the organization’s history. Kelly currently serves on the board of the Mohawk Medbuy Corporation, the Healthcare Supply Chain Network and the HHS Volunteer Association.

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Michael Campbell

Vice President, Legal Services, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mike is an accomplished executive and legal advisor, responsible for HHS’ legal affairs, board governance, risk management, and privacy functions. Throughout his career of over two decades, Mike has served as a general counsel, supporting organizations by translating complex legal matters into practical solutions. Mike was previously a Partner at a leading national law firm and has served as General Counsel of Canada’s largest private dedicated fleet transportation and logistics provider. He has also advised early-stage companies across various sectors including healthcare and technology. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a Law Degree from Queen’s University, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.

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Leslie Gauthier

Vice President, Clinical Support Services and Surgery

Leslie is responsible for Clinical Support Services and Surgery. She has had a long and distinguished career at HHS in both clinical and leadership roles. A graduate of McMaster University, Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science in Teaching. Part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University School of Nursing, she has been a clinical lecturer and is, at present, an Assistant Clinical Professor. Leslie is a Board Member of Mark Preece Family House, and has been involved in mentoring activities through the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She also holds a Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Nursing Association.

With a team of over 1200 staff, Kelly and her Directors manage all facility infrastructure, capital development and many support services across 5 hospital campuses. Kelly has led significant capital redevelopment over the years, most recently with the Our Healthy Future Master Plan as well as significant infrastructure renewal across all of Hamilton Health Sciences' sites. In previous roles, Kelly was the AVP of Clinical Planning providing oversight for transition planning and operational readiness prior to the implementation of Access to the Best Care, the largest clinical realignment in the organization’s history. Kelly currently serves on the board of the Mohawk Medbuy Corporation, the Healthcare Supply Chain Network and the HHS Volunteer Association.

Mike is an accomplished executive and legal advisor, responsible for HHS’ legal affairs, board governance, risk management, and privacy functions. Throughout his career of over two decades, Mike has served as a general counsel, supporting organizations by translating complex legal matters into practical solutions. Mike was previously a Partner at a leading national law firm and has served as General Counsel of Canada’s largest private dedicated fleet transportation and logistics provider. He has also advised early-stage companies across various sectors including healthcare and technology. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a Law Degree from Queen’s University, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.

Leslie is responsible for Clinical Support Services and Surgery. She has had a long and distinguished career at HHS in both clinical and leadership roles. A graduate of McMaster University, Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science in Teaching. Part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University School of Nursing, she has been a clinical lecturer and is, at present, an Assistant Clinical Professor. Leslie is a Board Member of Mark Preece Family House, and has been involved in mentoring activities through the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She also holds a Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Nursing Association.

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Leslie Gillies

Vice President, Community Medicine & Population Health

As Vice President for Community Medicine & Population Health, Leslie oversees key clinical program areas including Urgent & Ambulatory Care, Community and Population Health Services, and the Complex Care, Seniors, Palliative and Musculoskeletal Program. She is also responsible for HHS facilities as site VP supporting West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital and the Satellite Health Facility.

Leslie has various experiences at HHS as a nurse, clinical educator, chief of nursing practice, chief of inter-professional practice, manager, program director and site administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from McMaster University and a Master’s of Education (Administration) from Brock University. She serves as a clinical faculty member at McMaster University’s School of Nursing as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

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Dr. Marc Jeschke

Vice President, Research and Medical Director, Burns

Dr. Jeschke has world-renowned expertise in the field of translational research. He is a research leader with a proven ability to attract funding and grants from various national programs and agencies to advance innovative medical care in burns. Under his direction since 2010, the Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre became a leading surgical and burn care institution in North America. Prior to being the Director of the RTBC, Dr. Jeschke held faculty positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children. There, in addition to his work as a surgeon, he coordinated research activities with a focus on increasing productivity and obtaining grants. Dr. Jeschke became an MD in Germany, moved to the United States and obtained a Master of Medical Science degree at the University of Texas, then returned to Germany to complete his PhD (Habilitation) in Experimental Surgery at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria.

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Neil Johnson

Vice President, Oncology & Regional VP Ontario Health (CCO) for HNHBB Regional Cancer Program

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Neil Johnson, RPh, MBA, CHE, FCSHP

Neil is a registered pharmacist receiving his pharmacy education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. He completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the Kingston General Hospital before embarking on a clinical career in oncology pharmacy and a pharmacy leadership career that saw him head the pharmacy department at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), lead provincial and national organizations as well as serves as board chair of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

After completing a Master’s in Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, Neil embarked on a health executive career leading numerous clinical and service portfolios at LHSC and at St Joseph’s Health Care, in London. He served as Regional Vice President of the South West Regional Cancer Program for eight years, and contributed to many committees and initiatives within Cancer Care Ontario. Neil has held positions as Chief Quality Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Neil has a range of governance experience in community based and professional organizations such as St Joseph’s Hospice of London, Thames Valley Family Health Team, Western ProResp and the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. A Certified Health Executive and Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Neil has served a variety of hospitals and private sector corporations by providing consultation services.

In his current role, Neil serves both as Vice President, Oncology, Site Executive Lead of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Regional Vice President of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program of Ontario Health – Cancer Care Ontario.

As Vice President for Community Medicine & Population Health, Leslie oversees key clinical program areas including Urgent & Ambulatory Care, Community and Population Health Services, and the Complex Care, Seniors, Palliative and Musculoskeletal Program. She is also responsible for HHS facilities as site VP supporting West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital and the Satellite Health Facility.

Leslie has various experiences at HHS as a nurse, clinical educator, chief of nursing practice, chief of inter-professional practice, manager, program director and site administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from McMaster University and a Master’s of Education (Administration) from Brock University. She serves as a clinical faculty member at McMaster University’s School of Nursing as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

Dr. Jeschke has world-renowned expertise in the field of translational research. He is a research leader with a proven ability to attract funding and grants from various national programs and agencies to advance innovative medical care in burns. Under his direction since 2010, the Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre became a leading surgical and burn care institution in North America. Prior to being the Director of the RTBC, Dr. Jeschke held faculty positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children. There, in addition to his work as a surgeon, he coordinated research activities with a focus on increasing productivity and obtaining grants. Dr. Jeschke became an MD in Germany, moved to the United States and obtained a Master of Medical Science degree at the University of Texas, then returned to Germany to complete his PhD (Habilitation) in Experimental Surgery at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria.

Neil Johnson, RPh, MBA, CHE, FCSHP

Neil is a registered pharmacist receiving his pharmacy education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. He completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the Kingston General Hospital before embarking on a clinical career in oncology pharmacy and a pharmacy leadership career that saw him head the pharmacy department at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), lead provincial and national organizations as well as serves as board chair of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

After completing a Master’s in Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, Neil embarked on a health executive career leading numerous clinical and service portfolios at LHSC and at St Joseph’s Health Care, in London. He served as Regional Vice President of the South West Regional Cancer Program for eight years, and contributed to many committees and initiatives within Cancer Care Ontario. Neil has held positions as Chief Quality Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Neil has a range of governance experience in community based and professional organizations such as St Joseph’s Hospice of London, Thames Valley Family Health Team, Western ProResp and the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. A Certified Health Executive and Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Neil has served a variety of hospitals and private sector corporations by providing consultation services.

In his current role, Neil serves both as Vice President, Oncology, Site Executive Lead of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Regional Vice President of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program of Ontario Health – Cancer Care Ontario.

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Dr. Stephen Kelly

Surgeon in Chief

Dr. Kelly studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. After finishing General Surgery training in the U.K. (including a Masters degree in Surgery at Southampton University), he completed a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto and joined the Faculty of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University where he is now the Associate Chair of Education. He is also Chair of the Departmental Educational Coordinators Committee and sits on the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education committee. Dr. Kelly is Chief of Surgery at Juravinski Hospital and Head of Surgical Oncology for HHS. For the last five years, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgery.

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Michelle Leafloor

Vice President, Health Information and Technology Services & Chief Information Officer

Michelle is an experienced director of clinical services with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. She has created and led high-performing teams through large digital transformation initiatives throughout her 20 years of IT experience. Michelle has led organizational transformation through the strategic adoption and management of IT solutions, and has navigated and resolved enterprise-level governance issues. Prior to joining HHS, Michelle spent most of her career at The Ottawa Hospital where she led the implementation of a new hospital information system.

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Aaron Levo

Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Interim VP Human Resources

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Aaron has led public affairs teams for several national health organizations, including the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Canadian Dental Association. He has helped build and execute large-scale public campaigns focused on influencing the public and all levels of government, including the launch of Canada’s Mental Health Strategy, plus nationwide campaigns for cancer drug access, housing first interventions and tobacco control.

Dr. Kelly studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. After finishing General Surgery training in the U.K. (including a Masters degree in Surgery at Southampton University), he completed a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto and joined the Faculty of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University where he is now the Associate Chair of Education. He is also Chair of the Departmental Educational Coordinators Committee and sits on the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education committee. Dr. Kelly is Chief of Surgery at Juravinski Hospital and Head of Surgical Oncology for HHS. For the last five years, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgery.

Michelle is an experienced director of clinical services with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. She has created and led high-performing teams through large digital transformation initiatives throughout her 20 years of IT experience. Michelle has led organizational transformation through the strategic adoption and management of IT solutions, and has navigated and resolved enterprise-level governance issues. Prior to joining HHS, Michelle spent most of her career at The Ottawa Hospital where she led the implementation of a new hospital information system.

Aaron has led public affairs teams for several national health organizations, including the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Canadian Dental Association. He has helped build and execute large-scale public campaigns focused on influencing the public and all levels of government, including the launch of Canada’s Mental Health Strategy, plus nationwide campaigns for cancer drug access, housing first interventions and tobacco control.

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Dr. Ted Scott

Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Scott brings resources, partnerships and thought leadership to healthcare innovation. He is Chair of the Synapse Life Sciences Consortium in Hamilton, and was previously Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College, where he studied Radiography and Sonography. Ted is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as innovation policy. He returned to HHS where he started his career as a sonographer after working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Ted is a lifelong learner who earned his Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and his PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia.

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Bruce Squires

President, McMaster Children's Hospital and Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Health

Bruce is an accomplished leader in Ontario’s healthcare sector and an advocate for patient safety and quality improvement. Prior to joining HHS he was VP, People, Strategy & Performance at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where he led several successful patient safety initiatives, including implementation of the hospital’s continuous quality improvement management system. Formerly, Bruce was VP, Corporate Affairs at the Canadian Medical Association and CEO at the Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association. Currently he is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Children’s Healthcare Canada and board member with the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Bruce holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and is a doctoral candidate at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business.

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Pearl F. Veenema

CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

Pearl is CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF). She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Miracle Network and is a member of the Mohawk College Foundation Board and MacKay CEO forum. Pearl served as President and Chief Development Officer for the Orthopedic and Arthritic Foundation. She was Managing Director of Campaigns and VP Advancement for University Health Network’s Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Pearl is a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE International. She is a recipient of AHP’s Harold J. Seymour Award and contributing author for the first Canadian Fundraising Textbook, Excellence in Fundraising.

Dr. Scott brings resources, partnerships and thought leadership to healthcare innovation. He is Chair of the Synapse Life Sciences Consortium in Hamilton, and was previously Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College, where he studied Radiography and Sonography. Ted is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as innovation policy. He returned to HHS where he started his career as a sonographer after working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Ted is a lifelong learner who earned his Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and his PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia.

Bruce is an accomplished leader in Ontario’s healthcare sector and an advocate for patient safety and quality improvement. Prior to joining HHS he was VP, People, Strategy & Performance at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where he led several successful patient safety initiatives, including implementation of the hospital’s continuous quality improvement management system. Formerly, Bruce was VP, Corporate Affairs at the Canadian Medical Association and CEO at the Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association. Currently he is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Children’s Healthcare Canada and board member with the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Bruce holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and is a doctoral candidate at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business.

Pearl is CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF). She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Miracle Network and is a member of the Mohawk College Foundation Board and MacKay CEO forum. Pearl served as President and Chief Development Officer for the Orthopedic and Arthritic Foundation. She was Managing Director of Campaigns and VP Advancement for University Health Network’s Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Pearl is a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE International. She is a recipient of AHP’s Harold J. Seymour Award and contributing author for the first Canadian Fundraising Textbook, Excellence in Fundraising.

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