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TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Michele Darling
Board Chair

Michele Darling  

Michele has had a renowned career both in Canada and in the United States. She was the first female in banking history to assume a senior role when she was named Executive Vice-President, Human Resources for CIBC. Her passion for employee learning and development has been recognized throughout Canada, and she has served as Chair of the Canadian Banking Institute. In 1996, Michele assumed the role of EVP HR, for Prudential of America followed by EVP, Corporate Governance in 1999. She was also Chair of Prudential Foundation, implementing innovative programs such as the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs.

In 2000, Michele was named Human Resources Executive of the Year in the United States. In 2001, she was inducted into the National Human Resources Academy in recognition of her lifelong achievement in the field. A committed volunteer and philanthropist, she and her husband Michael Eagen created The Halo Foundation, supporting early childhood learning and youth leadership upon their return to Canada. Michele is also the benefactor of The Darling Home for Kids located in Milton.

In 2007 Michele became a Director of the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and was appointed as the Foundation Board’s Chair in 2011. In 2012, Michele played an integral role in the amalgamation of the Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre Foundations and became Chair of the amalgamated Foundation in 2013.

Michele joined the THP Board in 2013. Michele has served as the Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and as the Chair of the Priorities and Planning Committee.


Christine Magee
Board Vice Chair

Christine Magee 

Christine Magee is the Co-Founder and Chair of Sleep Country Canada which was started in 1994 and has expanded and grown to become Canada’s leading mattress retailer with a national footprint of 280 stores, 17 distribution centres operating under the three Brands of SCC, Dormez-Vous, and Endy.

Christine believes strongly in giving back to her community and is involved in mentoring programs including the Women’s Executive Network. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, was awarded the Excellence Canada Board of Governors’ Special Recognition of Achievement Award, and has been inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, inducted in the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Retail Council of Canada Hall of Fame. She has received the Wilfrid Laurier Outstanding Business Leader Award, Possibility Thinker Award and Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award.

Christine sits on the board of several companies and organizations, including Metro Inc., Woodbine Entertainment Group, TELUS, Trillium Health Partners, Plan International Canada, Talent Fund and the Western University Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.

Board Memberships

  • Sleep Country –Chair
  • Metro – Board / BOD/ Corporate Governance Committee
  • Woodbine Entertainment – Board / Governance Committee/Thoroughbred Committee
  • TELUS – Board/Audit Committee
  • Trillium Partners – Board / Chair of Governance & HR Committee/Priorities & Planning Committee
  • Plan International Canada – Board/HR Committee/Development Committee
  • Talent Fund – Chair Advisory Committee
  • Western University Entrepreneurship - Advisory Council

Manjit Singh
Treasurer

 

Manjit is a global finance executive with over 25 years of experience. Since 2001, Manjit has held a range of increasingly senior positions at TD Bank in Strategy, Finance, Risk, and Treasury. He has worked across all the Bank's major businesses and in executive roles in Canada, US and Europe.

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Finance, he oversees all the Business Finance functions, Enterprise Strategy and Decision Support, Chief Accountant's group, Global Tax, Investor Relations and Enterprise Real Estate.

Manjit has served on the Boards of several organizations including American Red Cross NYC, Lung Cancer of Canada, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council) and Sikh Foundation of Canada. He is currently President of Ascend Canada which enhances the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders.

Manjit is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Chartered Accounting Studies program and has also completed his MBA at the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Manjit has completed the Executive Risk Management program at Wharton and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.


David Allgood

David Allgood 

David Allgood was Counsel at Dentons LLP. Based in Toronto, David was a senior legal and business executive who provided strategic advice and extensive expertise to financial services businesses. An innovative thinker, David transformed the legal business by emphasizing a value-based approach to pricing and applying business tools, project management and Lean principles to legal issues. He also supported risk management and audit committees and was a trusted leader on ethics and reputational issues for RBC.

His contributions to the area of business law have been recognized through the establishment of The David Allgood Professorship in Business Law at Queen’s Law School. David was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He served on the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel from 2006 - 2015 and was the first Canadian Board Chair (October 2013 - October 2014) in the organization’s more than 30-year history.

Prior to joining Dentons, David was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at RBC, a position he held from 2000 until April 2016, where he led the management of the Global Internal Law Group of 190 lawyers located in 15 countries, providing strategic advice and counsel to RBC Executive Management and its Board of Directors on legal and reputational issues. He was also a member of RBC’s Ethics and Compliance and Reputational Risk Oversight Committees.


Mark Cummings

 

Mark is currently the President & CEO of Bluushark Consulting Inc. He is a dedicated and passionate business leader with extensive experience in the insurance and financial services industries across a number of major institutions in Canada.

Prior to his current role he was President & CEO of Teachers Life. Before joining Teachers Life in 2017 Mark held a number of executive leadership roles. He was previously at Scotiabank where he was President and CEO of Scotia Life Financial and Scotia Life Insurance Company. In this role, he oversaw all Canadian life insurance operations for the bank, as well as the strategy and growth of the organization’s four insurance business lines; Creditor, Life and Health, Home and Auto, and Travel Insurance. During his tenure, he successfully led the division through a period of transformational change and significant growth.

Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2006 Mark held executive leadership roles at RBC and the Canada Life Insurance Company in Wealth Management, Creditor Insurance and Human Resources.

Mark is also very active in the community and is the current Chair of the Board of Linbrook School in Oakville and a Board Member of the National Sanitarium Association. He has previously chaired a number of boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto and the Haliburton Club of Scouts Canada, and was the past Vice-Chair of the West Park Healthcare Foundation Board.


Howard Eng

 

Following a distinguished global airport career, Mr. Eng recently retired as President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), a position he held for 8 years. Mr. Eng started his career in Edmonton with Transport Canada. Leaving government when the Canadian airports devolved he joined Edmonton International Airport where he held progressively senior management positions, culminating in his appointment as Vice President, Operations in 1993. In 1995, he joined the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) where he served as Executive Director, Airport Operations. During his 17-year tenure, HKIA became one of the world’s largest international hubs and won more than 40 Best Airport awards. Mr. Eng returned to Canada in 2012 to assume the President & CEO position at GTAA. Under his leadership, the GTAA has emerged as a global mega hub, joining the ranks of the top 30 international airports worldwide based on passenger numbers.

Mr. Eng is a past Chair of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and also represented Canada on the Airports Council International (ACI) World and North America governing Boards. In 2020 he was named the Ontario Chamber of Commerce CEO of the year, and the Airports Executive CEO of the year for North American Airports over 40 million passengers. He is also a past member of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and a member of the Edmonton International Airport Board. Mr. Eng holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta.


Chitwant Kohli

Chitwant Kohli 

Chitwant Kohli has more than 30 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and operations.

He recently retired from Royal Bank of Canada where he was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Payments, leading a global team responsible for operating and expanding services related to Payments and Trade, Cash Processing; Human Resources and Finance-related services.

Prior to this he served as Senior Vice President of Retail Finance at RBC and held other executive level positions in Costing and Profitability, Corporate Real Estate, Canadian Banking Finance, Group Optimization and Performance Management.

He has served on the Board of Trillium Health Partners since 2013.

Chitwant is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA - CMA). He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) degrees from a University in India.


Dr. Mohamed Lachemi

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi 

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi was appointed president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University in 2016 and reappointed to a second term concluding in 2026. An internationally recognized researcher and accomplished academic administrator, he has been a key contributor to the growth of Ryerson over a transformational time in the university’s history.

As president, he has contributed to the success of the DMZ – a top university-based incubator in the world. He has overseen the development of Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst – a national centre for cybersecurity, and navigated approvals for a new and innovative law school launching this year. Under his direction, Ryerson was awarded leadership of the Future Skills Centre consortium, with a mandate to ensure Canadians develop the skills they need in the new economy.

He is the Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities, a member of the National Research Council of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Board member of Trillium Health Partners and Chair of the Education Sector of the Campaign Cabinet, United Way of Greater Toronto.

A graduate of L’Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran in Algeria (civil engineering, with distinction) and L'Université de Sherbrooke (MASc and PhD, Structural Engineering), Dr. Lachemi worked with Concrete Canada as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate, followed by a visiting professorship in Applied Science at Artois University in France.


Michael Latimer

 

Michael was the President and CEO of OMERS from April, 2014 until June, 2020 and was responsible for the overall leadership, performance of the enterprise including pension administration, investment activities and the execution of its Strategic Plan. OMERS is a defined benefit pension plan for over 485,000 members with $100 billion of net assets invested in public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. It has offices in Canada – Toronto, USA – New York, UK – London, Australia – Sydney and Singapore.

Michael moved to OMERS in January 2010 as its Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to oversee the strategic, operational and financial leadership of the pension plan’s investment activities.

Prior to moving to OMERS, Michael was responsible for Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm wholly owned by OMERS. Michael led the successful acquisition of Oxford Properties, a publicly listed company, in October 2001 on behalf of OMERS. Under his leadership, the company proceeded to build and acquire a portfolio of iconic assets globally with offices across Canada, the UK – London and in the USA - New York. Michael also led the successful IPO listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for Primaris REIT and was its President and CEO.

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Michael holds a BA from McMaster University.


Perry Miele

Perry Miele 

Perry Miele is Chairman and Managing Partner of Beringer Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused on the marketing services and specialty media industry. Perry has over 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry and has earned a reputation as a strategic builder of businesses. Since 2011, Perry has served as the Executive Chairman of Match Marketing. Perry began his career with the Canadian federal government, rising to the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade during the NAFTA negotiations. In 1987, Perry became a partner of the Gingko Group. In 1998, Gingko merged with DraftWorldwide (a subsidiary of Interpublic Group) and in 1999 Perry joined the management team of DraftWorldwide as the President of the International Group.

Perry has served as a member of the Young Presidents Organization for over 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. Perry joined the Board of Trillium Health Partners in 2013. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Andrew Peller Wines and on the McGill MBA Advisory Board.


Joan Mohammed

 

Joan is the Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Management supporting the Group Head to enable the growth agenda across the Wealth & Asset Management businesses.

Joan has held senior leadership roles in multiple areas of the firm including Asset Management, Corporate Risk Management, Operational Risk, Wealth Management and Human Resources. In her most recent roles as the COO, BMO Global Asset Management, Joan played a pivotal role in driving the global strategy through the establishment of a single integrated operating model and guiding the business during a period of significant growth, huge change and heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Joan holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Director at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.


Melanie Steiner

 

Melanie is an independent board director and founder and CEO of the Inspirion Group, where she advises complex global organizations on risk, strategy and accelerating ESG transformation. Her general management, advisory and board experience span multiple sectors including Retail, Apparel, Industrial, CPG, Healthcare, Technology and Financial Services, with outsized strength in D2C and the digitization of retail.

In addition to her CEO role, Melanie sits on the board of US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ: USEC), a leading North American provider of environmental and waste services based in Idaho.  She is faculty at Digital Directors Network (DDN), an organization dedicated to improving digital and cybersecurity risk oversight in the corporate boardroom, and World 50, a private community for senior executives to collaborate, and share ideas and solutions.

Previously, Ms. Steiner spent nearly a decade as the Global Chief Risk Officer for PVH Corp. based in New York, owner of iconic brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein among others. In this role, Melanie managed various strategic functions including ESG, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management and crisis management during a time of intense global retail disruption and succeeded in shifting the organization into a digital, sustainable and consumer-first model. Earlier in her career, she was a lawyer and Big 4 management consultant, during which time she founded and built out the climate change and sustainability practice at EY Canada. Melanie has a LL.B. (J.D) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a LL.M. in environmental law from the University of London, UK.


Ex-Officio Directors

Karli 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 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 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.


Dante Morra MD, MBA, FRCP(C)
Chief of Staff (COS)

Dr. Dante Morra 

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.


Kathryn Hayward-Murray, R.N., B.A. (N), MSc(T), CHE.
Chief Nursing Executive (CNE)

Kathryn Hayward-Murray 

Kathryn is currently the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) for Trillium Health Partners - a three site, 1,200 bed regional health care facility in Mississauga and West Toronto Ontario. Her responsibilities include oversight of 13 patient care programs that deliver high quality, safe patient care to 56,000 inpatients, 54,000 day surgery cases, and 780,000 outpatient visits annually; which includes 260,000 ED visits. Kathryn has achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Community Nursing and a Master of Science in Teaching. Kathryn is a Certified Childbirth Educator with the International Childbirth Educators Association and has recently received her Certified Health Leader (formerly CHE) designation. Kathryn is a Board member with the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

As CNE, Kathryn is a member of the THP Board of Directors and has oversight of the practice of 3,000 nurses and 1,500 allied health professionals. Kathryn has over 35 years of health care experience and 27 years of progressive leadership experience within the health care industry and has provided leadership in the community hospital and community-based health care environments.


Shihab Zubair, CFA
Ex-Officio Director
Board Chair, Trillium Health Partners Foundation

 

Shihab spent over 20 years in the investment management industry, ascending to executive leadership roles in corporate strategy, business development and relationship management.

Shihab has worked at various investment management organizations, including at one of the world’s largest, an early stage and a private boutique firm. He also has a breadth of experience with institutional, high-net-worth and retail investment markets. In his most recent role, he led one of the fastest growing business in Canada that managed assets for sophisticated institutional investors.

Shihab has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society. Shihab joined the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Board in 2018, became Vice Chair in 2019 and Chair of the Board in 2020.


Trevor Young, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
University of Toronto

Trevor Young 

Dean Young graduated from the University of Manitoba’s medical school in 1983. He completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry in 1987, his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science in 1995 and was a research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University; Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia; and, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He was also Physician-in-Chief and Executive Vice President Programs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Dean Young is a clinician-scientist who studies the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, held more than 35 peer-reviewed grants and supervised more than 30 research and clinical trainees. Dean Young and his lab focused on the processes that lead to long-term changes in brain structure and function in patients with bipolar disorder, and how mood-stabilizing drugs can alter those changes. He has received many awards including the 2015 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders, and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.


Dr. Catherine Grenier
President, Professional Staff Association​


Dr. Grenier is a specialist in Emergency Medicine and has been on staff at Trillium Health Partners since 2007. She has been the Educational Lead for the Emergency Department, and was awarded the President’s Award for her contributions to education at THP. She is also the Quality Lead in the ED. Dr. Grenier completed her medical training at McGill University and her specialist certification in Emergency at McMaster University. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a Lecturer in the department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well an Examiner in Emergency Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr Grenier holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and has taken advanced leadership courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and in LEAN methodology.

As President, Professional Staff Association, she is a member of the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee.


Dr. Milan Barboza
Vice-President, Professional Staff Association​


Dr. Barboza earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Calgary and his Medical Degree at University of Toronto. He completed his General Internal Medicine residency at McGill University and University of Toronto. He has been on staff as a General Internist at the Credit Valley Hospital site since January 2012. He is a Lecturer at University of Toronto and part of the THP education leadership and a Simulation Curriculum lead.

As Vice-President of the PSA, he is a member of the Board of Directors, the Medical Advisory Committee, the Credentials Committee, and the Fiscal Advisory Committee.