Matthew Anderson | President and CEO
Matthew Anderson is an experienced health care leader, team-builder and advocate for positive change. He is widely respected across Ontario’s health care system for his intense focus on the needs and experiences of patients and caregivers. Before joining Ontario Health, Matthew was President and CEO of Lakeridge Health, one of the largest community hospital systems in the province. He spent over three years overseeing the operation of five hospitals with four emergency departments and more than 5,000 physicians and staff, working with community partners to build a regional system of care for families in the Durham Region.
Matthew has been working in health care since 1992, and he has risen quickly through the ranks. He became Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998, and a Vice President at UHN in 2000. In 2008, he was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and in 2010, became CEO of William Osler Health System.
Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia | Population Health and Values Based Health Systems Executive
Dr. Sacha Bhatia brings a unique mix of clinical, operational, health system and population health leadership experience to Ontario Health. He is charged with helping advance the agency’s commitment to overall population health with a special focus on the equitable distribution of health care across the system. Sacha’s portfolio also aims to improve outcomes—as well as the experience of patients and care providers alike.
Sacha helps lead Ontario Health’s work to support the implementation of Ontario Health Teams, enabling a better-integrated health system backed by evidence-based tools and digital technology. He is also responsible for the development of new models of care, the expansion of virtual care, and Ontario Health’s collaboration with primary care partners, focused on the social determinants of health.
Before joining Ontario Health, Sacha was Chief Medical Innovation Officer and Interim Executive Lead of Academics at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), as well as the F. M. Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions and the Division Head of Cardiology. He is also a staff cardiologist at University Health Network, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In 2013, Sacha co-founded the WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, where he served as Director until 2019. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the British Medical Journal.
Anne Corbett | General Counsel and Executive Lead, Legal, Privacy and Risk
Anne Corbett has a strong passion for and commitment to Ontario’s health system and is inspired by Ontario Health’s exciting mandate. She has an extensive background in advising health care organizations on a variety of issues including amalgamations, integrations, restructurings, governance, contracts, partnership agreements, risk management and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Ontario Health, Anne was a partner at a leading Canadian law firm where her areas of practice included health law and corporate law with a special emphasis on governance and integrations. She was a team lead in many health sector integration transactions, including with newly formed Ontario Health Teams. Anne received her LLB at the University of Toronto.
Susan deRyk | Chief Regional Officer, Central and West Region
Susan is a well-known and highly respected health care leader with extensive experience in the acute, community and home care sectors, as well as expertise in government relations and communications. She brings to Ontario Health a demonstrated capacity to identify emerging issues, opportunities and delivery models and to work with partners to enable innovative approaches to system-oriented integration and change initiatives.
Previously Susan has held progressively senior leadership positions at Lakeridge Health, as Interim President & CEO as well as Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer. During her tenure, she established strong partnerships, collaborated with government partners, and developed and executed transformative strategies to build towards a fully integrated system of care in Durham Region.
She has also served in vice presidential roles at William Osler Health System, William Osler Health System Foundation, Headwaters Health Care Centre and Central West CCAC, where she provided leadership to a regional, integrated team of multi-disciplinary professionals responsible for strategy development, service quality, community relations, patient experience, marketing and communications.
As Chief Regional Officer, Susan works with leaders, team members and system partners across the Central and West regions to advance Ontario Health’s vision, mission and mandate.
April Gamache | Chief Human Resources Officer
April Gamache is a skilled leader with a track record of successful strategy, execution and results as well as vast experience in transformation, integration, leveraging technology and developing resilient organizations.
She has spent the last 20 years working in health care and the health sciences. Prior to joining Ontario Health, April was the Chief Administrative Officer at Trillium Health Partners and was the Chief Executive Officer of Motion Specialties – Canada’s largest provider of mobility and accessibility solutions. She has also held national and global executive roles in multiple industries in the public and private sector, including Exova (now Element Materials Technology Group), LifeLabs, MDS and a global manufacturer of fragrances and cosmetics.
April brings in-depth expertise working with health care professionals in long-term care, retirement homes, hospitals, community care, pharmaceutical and diagnostics. She is inspired by Ontario Health’s tremendous opportunity to improve health and health care delivery for Ontarians.
Anna Greenberg | Chief Regional Officer, Toronto and East
Anna has been a highly valued member of Ontario Health’s senior leadership team since the organization’s beginning. She served as Chief of Strategy and Planning, leading the development of many strategic and corporate initiatives and was instrumental in support of Ontario’s Health’s system response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Her commitment to actively listening, engaging and educating has helped Ontario Health better recognize and address barriers to equity. She spearheaded the development of our comprehensive Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism framework and continues to provide provincial executive leadership for this important work.
A former president of Health Quality Ontario, Anna championed improved performance monitoring, public reporting and clinical standards. She was formerly Director, Strategic Policy, at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Before that, she spent over a decade in leadership roles in the cancer system, shaping system performance measurement, planning and policy, as well as knowledge management, at Cancer Care Ontario, Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network, and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
As Chief Regional Officer, Anna is directly responsible for the region’s operational and system planning, supporting the health care system in implementing a pandemic response, advancing health system transformation, improving access to mental health and addictions services, and improving health equity across the region.
Adil Khalfan | Health System Performance and Support Executive
Adil Khalfan has an extensive background in nursing, public health, international development and health system strategy in Canada and internationally. As our Health System Performance and Support Executive, he oversees Ontario Health’s work to advance provincial strategies, funding, accountability agreements, standards and initiatives through information, evidence and other supports to assess, inform and improve overall health system performance and effectiveness.
Adil’s career has crossed many sectors with diverse populations, including community care, public health, acute care, home care, regional care, and specialty health. He was worked extensively in Ontario and the Middle East, and understands the relationship between accountability and strategy, planning, quality, performance measurement, best-practice implementation and change management.
Prior to joining Ontario Health, Adil was the founding CEO of Royale Home Health (of Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait). Before that, he served as Middle East Executive Regional Director and Operational Lead for University Health Network (UHN) where he led an international cancer centre transformation in the region. Prior to his international leadership roles, Adil led the acute care funding and accountability agreement portfolio for the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and contributed to provincial funding and accountability agreement initiatives. Adil has extensive knowledge and experience in performance and strategy management, implementing balance scorecard and strategy management systems in acute care (UHN and Kuwait Cancer Control Centre) and community health (Central West CCAC).
Adil is a Registered Nurse and holds a BSc Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Donna Kline | Chief Communications and Engagement Officer
Donna Kline is a seasoned health care executive with over twenty-five years of hospital and health system experience. She is a strategic communications expert who has advised and worked for some of Ontario’s largest and most complex health care organizations. With a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy, Donna brings a unique skill set that blends health system expertise, strategy, public affairs, issues management, media and stakeholder relations. She has earned a solid reputation in the industry for a collaborative and partnership-oriented approach to strategic communications.
Over her years in the health care sector, she has held senior communication positions at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health System, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North York General Hospital, Cancer Care Ontario and worked as the communications lead for the Ministry of Health on the Wait Times Strategy. Most recently, Donna served as the Executive Lead of the Provincial Digital QBP Order Sets Program, a Ministry of Health funded initiative.
Brian Ktytor | Chief Regional Officer, North East & North West
Brian has been a senior healthcare leader in Ontario’s North for many years and is highly regarded for his compassionate, inclusive, and strategic leadership approach. As the Regional Lead (Interim) for Ontario Health North Region and CEO of the North West and North East LHINs, he successfully led his teams through the dual challenges of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and transitioning the LHINs to a new governance, leadership and operating model, all while ensuring a primary focus on patient care services.
Beginning in 2009, Brian held a wide range of progressively senior roles with the North West LHIN across multiple functions, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer, healthcare system funding and performance management, risk management, communications and engagement, quality, finance and corporate services. Previously, he served in a number of senior academic and administrative positions at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, as well as financial and administrative leadership roles in the private sector.
Born, raised and educated in Northern Ontario, Brian is passionately committed to the health and well-being of the North, including Indigenous and Francophone communities.
Judy Linton | Chief Nursing Executive and Clinical Institutes and Quality Programs Executive
Judy Linton is a seasoned nursing executive who works in partnership with Dr. Chris Simpson, Ontario Health’s Executive Vice-President, Medical to advance evidence-based clinical excellence, help set standards that drive consistency, and enable the delivery of quality care and positive health outcomes.
Judy began her career as a registered nurse in critical care. She has since held key clinical care leadership positions in academic centres and community hospitals. Most recently, Judy was the Senior Vice-President, Patient Experience, and Chief Nursing Executive at Halton Healthcare. She is also former Vice-President, Clinical Services, and Chief Nursing Executive at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. Judy has held leadership positions with provincial agencies, including Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Renal Network, as well as clinical operational and consulting roles at The Hospital for Sick Children, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto.
Judy brings vast expertise to Ontario Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence, as well as clinical programs that include palliative care and more. Her focus is on the provision of high-quality care and the best possible patient and family experience. Judy values collaborative relationships with clinicians to plan and deliver evidence-based care, and has extensive experience engaging others, particularly physicians, to work together to achieve the best care as close to home as possible for patients.
Stephanie Lockert | Chief, Planning & Strategy
Stephanie has an established track record with Ontario Health’s corporate planning and strategy team, having joined the organization as Lead in June 2019. Among her many accomplishments, she led the overarching transition strategy for Ontario Health’s inaugural integration, established a multi-phase strategic and business planning approach for our organization, supported regional teams to implement COVID-19 assessment centres, and developed Ontario Health’s first and second Annual Business Plans.
Prior to joining Ontario Health, she was the Vice President of Health System Strategy, Planning, and Integration at the Toronto Central LHIN and previously held Senior Advisor and Team Leader positions with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Stephanie has a unique dedication to understanding how best to advance health system transformation, with a particular focus on shared accountability and governance structures. She is currently a PhD candidate studying health system accountability, integration and organizational theory at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her scholarly research is fuelled by her passion for advancing health system integration that can drive a focus on population-based health.
As Chief of Planning & Strategy, Stephanie oversees the development and implementation of Ontario Health’s strategy and related corporate initiatives and also supports the implementation of our Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism strategy.
Elham Roushani | Chief Financial Officer
Elham Roushani is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience in health care and the private sector. He is strategic, an effective communicator and a team builder.
Beginning in 1997, Elham managed the financial affairs at Cancer Care Ontario as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing an annual budget of over $2.4-billion. In February 2019, he joined Ontario Health as Interim Financial Lead where he continued to demonstrate exceptional ability in fiscal management while overseeing the financial affairs of the overall Ontario Health network.
Elham is an Iranian-Canadian whose personal experiences in his country of birth inspired his humanitarian quests to work for equality and justice. He moved to Canada in 1983 after leaving Iran in 1979. Graduating with a BSc degree from the University of Guelph in 1986, Elham successfully obtained his Chartered Accountancy Professional designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1990.
Dr. Chris Simpson | Executive Vice-President, Medical
A distinguished cardiologist, researcher and educator, Dr. Chris Simpson has been actively involved in health care policy throughout his career. He provides medical leadership and expertise to Ontario Health’s Clinical Institutes and Quality Programs Portfolio and across the organization.
Chris has held key leadership roles in many provincial and national academic and health organizations and has been instrumental in several high-impact initiatives. A former president of the Canadian Medical Association, he advocated for a National Seniors Strategy. As the former Chair of the Wait Time Alliance, a federation of 18 national medical specialty societies, the Canadian College of Family Physicians and the Canadian Medical Association, he supported the development of wait time benchmarks for over 1000 surgeries, procedures, tests and consultations. Chris is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts—and has won multiple teaching and health system awards.
Prior to joining Ontario Health, Chris was Vice-Dean (Clinical) at the Queen’s School of Medicine, while serving as an Affiliate Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES-Queen’s) and as a member of the Queen’s School of Policy Studies Health Policy Council. He maintains a clinical practice at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and remains on the faculty at Queen’s.
Angela Tibando | Digital Excellence in Health Executive
Angela Tibando is a digital health leader with more than 25 years’ experience in health care information management. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Ontario Health’s digital strategy, ensuring it aligns with the province’s Digital First for Health strategy. Angela is also responsible for delivering high-impact digital innovations to improve the patient and provider experience, as well as outcomes.
With over 25 years of experience in health care information management, Angela has dedicated her career to digitally enable the health system across many sectors. She has held leadership roles in an acute care teaching hospital and in regional health care organizations and has led provincial-level initiatives including the inception of the ColonCancerCheck program, the Medication Management system and Ontario’s first paperless electronic prescribing pilot program.
Angela holds an MBA from Athabasca University, has earned the Certified Professional in Healthcare and Information Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) designation, and completed the executive leadership program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Mark Walton |Senior Vice President, COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Mark is a trusted health systems leader with over 30 years’ experience in the Canadian health system. He has an established record of developing and executing organizational and health system strategies that result in positive, lasting outcomes.
He joined Ontario Health as Interim Regional Lead for the West region during the first wave of the pandemic, and he worked closely with hospital, non-hospital and public health partners to oversee all elements of pandemic response in the region. He also took on the role of a Provincially Appointed Supervisor at Brentwood Recovery Home and provided strategic leadership and direction to Ontario Health West in support of the transition of Home and Community Care Support Services.
Prior to joining Ontario Health, Mark provided strategic health care leadership for several public and private organizations, including as an Executive Lead, COVID Command Centre at Trillium Health Partners, Vice President, Strategy, Partnerships & Performance with Halton Healthcare and as Partner, Ontario Healthcare Lead, with KPMG.
In leading our COVID-19 response, he will collaborate with and across our Ontario Health regions and serve as our key senior liaison with all levels of government.