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Our Board Members

Mel Cappe Chair

Mel Cappe

Toronto, Ontario

  • Chair
  • Professor, University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Chair, Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada
  • Commissioner, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission
  • Former Vice Chair, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Former board member, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
  • Former board member, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium
  • Former president and CEO, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Former High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
  • Former clerk of the Privy Council, secretary to Cabinet, and head of the Public Service
  • Former deputy secretary, Treasury Board
  • Former deputy minister: of the Environment; of Labour; and of Human Resources Development 
  • Former chairman, Employment Insurance Commission
  • Recipient of the Order of Canada

Kelly Butt

London, Ontario

  • Corporate Director
  • Member, Empire Life Investments Inc., Independent Review Committee
  • Volunteer Trustee, Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation
  • Former Chair of the Board, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Former Chair of the Board, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Former Chair of the Board, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Former Board Member, The CUMIS Group, Renasant Financial
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Information Services, London Life Insurance Company

R. Wayne Gladstone

Whitby, Ontario

  • Corporate Director
  • Board Member and Chair, Audit and Finance Committee, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Former Board Member and Chair, Finance Committee, Lakeridge Health Services
  • Past Chair and Volunteer, Canadian Executive Service Organization
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Finance and Administration, OMERS, and former Board Member of a number of its subsidiaries

    Dr. Kevin W. Glasgow

    Toronto, Ontario

    • Corporate Director
    • Former CEO, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
    • Former Member, Governing Council, Health Charities of Canada
    • Former CEO, Cardiac Care Network of Ontario
    • Former Member, Advisory Committee, Ontario Joint Replacement Registry
    • Former Member, Institute Advisory Board for Infection and Immunity, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
    • Former Physician Executive, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors
    • Former Senior Medical Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    • Former CEO and Medical Officer of Health, Brant County Board of Health
    • Former Member and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Association of Local Public Health Agencies
    • Former Member, Advisory Board, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

      Craig Knight 

      Victoria, British Columbia

      • Corporate Director
      • Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, for legislation, professional regulation, intergovernmental relations and corporate policy
      • Health policy and strategic initiatives consultant
      • Former Member, Board of Directors, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
      David Lehberg

        David Lehberg

        Toronto, Ontario

        • Corporate director
        • Founder and CEO, Knightstone Capital Management Inc.
        • Chair, McGill University Faculty of Arts, Advisory Council
        • Former Member, Board of Directors of the Writers Trust of Canada
        • 2007-2008 Co-Chair of the National Advisory Committee for Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Awareness at Canadian Blood Services, One Match
        • 2012-2014 National Co Chair of For All Canadians public Cord Blood Bank Campaign at Canadian Blood Services
        Anne McFarlane

        Anne McFarlane

        Saanichton, British Columbia

        • Corporate Director
        • Board Member, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
        • Former Member, Providence Healthcare Board
        • Former Member, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Services Research
        • Deputy Chair, Medical Services Commission of British Columbia
        • Member, Canadian Heart Health Strategy
        • Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health British Columbia
        • Former Vice-President (Western Canada), Canadian Institute for Health Information

        Dunbar Russel

        Toronto, Ontario

        • Corporate director
        • Board member, Fiduciary Trust, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
        • Former member, Board of Directors; AccertaClaim Servicorp Inc. (Chair), North York General Hospital (Chair), North York General Hospital Foundation, WyCliffe College (U of T), Toronto Dominion Life Insurance Company (Chair), TD Reinsurance (Barbados), Ontario Blue Cross, Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada
        • Former COO, The Royal Conservatory of Music
        • Former General Manager, Core Banking, Insurance and Investments, President’s Choice Bank
        • Former Executive Chair and President, TD Life Group & Senior Vice President, TD Bank
        • Former President and CEO, Ontario Blue Cross
        • Former senior executive, MONY Life Insurance Company of Canada

        Suromitra Sanatani

        Edmonton, Alberta

        • Corporate Director
        • Director, Edmonton International Airport
        • Director, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
        • Member, Royal Bank Independent Review Committee GAM
        • Former Chair, Royal BC Museum
        • Former Director, Victoria Port Authority
        • Former Director, Federal Panel on Conduct for Responsible Research
        • Former Director, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
        • Former Strategic Counsel, Heenan Blaikie LLP
        • Former Vice-President, Partnerships BC
        • Former Vice-President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business

        Dr. Jeff Scott

        Halifax, Nova Scotia

        • Corporate Director
        • Paediatrician, IWK Health Centre
        • Investigator, Health Policy and Translation, Canadian Center for Vaccinology
        • Former Chair, Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health
        • Former Chief of Medical Officer of Health, Nova Scotia
        • Former Member, Expert Advisory Committee on Blood Regulation, Health Canada
        • Former Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health
        • Former Chair, Nova Scotia Blood Liaison Committee
        • Former Board Member, Cancer Care Nova Scotia

        Mike Shaw

        Hamilton, Ontario

        • Corporate Director
        • Former Councillor, Health Council of Canada
        • Former Associate Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
        • Former Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Transportation
        • Former Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Resource Management
        • Former Chair, Saskatchewan Public Service Commission
        • Former Senior Vice-President, Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan

        Judy Steele

        Halifax, Nova Scotia

        • Corporate director
        • President and chief operating officer, Emera Energy Inc.
        • Governor of St. Francis Xavier University
        • Former director, The Halifax Port Authority; chair of its audit committee
        • Former director, Film Nova Scotia; chair of its audit committee
        • Former national chair, board of directors of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
        • Former director, 2011 Canada Winter Games
        • Former director, Pier 21 Society, Canada’s Immigration Museum
        • Recipient, CA of the Year Award, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, for outstanding community leadership
        Glenda Yeates

        Glenda Yeates

        Ottawa, Ontario

        • Corporate Director
        • Former Deputy Minister of Health Canada
        • Former President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information
        • Former Deputy Minister of Health for Saskatchewan
        • Current Board member, Alberta Health Services
        • Current Board member, Public Policy Forum
        • Recipient of the Order of Canada