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Board of Directors

The Health Ecosphere project is led by a Board of Directors, representing key healthcare, academic and private sector partners who have a long-term interest in the sustainability of the collaboration.

From left to right: Harvey Skinner, Gary Ryan, Joe Cafazzo, Janet Beed, Rob Haché, Ian Gallagher, Suzanne Rochford & Dave Wattling. 

Harvey Skinner

Professor & Founding Dean
Faculty of Health, York University
Board Co-Chair

Pat Clifford

Director
Research and Innovation
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Board Co-Chair

Joe Cafazzo

Executive Director
eHealth Innovation
University Health Network

Janet Beed

Founding Director
ventureLAB

Rob Haché

VP Research and Innovation
York University

Ian Gallagher

Director
National Public Sector Architecture
Cisco Canada

Suzanne Rochford

Director
User Experience
TELUS

Gary Ryan

Special Advisor

Dave Wattling

Special Advisor

Advisory Board

Joe Cafazzo

Executive Director
eHealth Innovation
University Health Network
Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Ed Brown

CEO
Ontario Telemedicine Network

Victor Castellino

Policy Lead, Health System Planning
Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Rheta Fanizza

Executive VP
Residential and Community Programs
Baycrest Health Sciences

Sunny Kumar

Director, Innovation Ecosystem Group
Canada Health Infoway

Peter Tsasis

Associate Professor of Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Christine Sham

Manager, Strategy Planning and Alignment
eHealth Liaison
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Robert Watson

CEO & President
Information Technology Association of Canada

Operations Team

Niusha Barmala

Executive Director, Health Ecosphere
York University

Antoinette Wells

Executive Lead
Southlake Regional Health Centre

Akib Uddin

Manager
University Health Network


Chloe Langlois, Project Manager
Deborrah Lim, Finance Manager
Margaret Macharia, Senior Budget Analyst
Janae Diaz, Budget & Administrative Assistant
Susan Clarke, Communications Officer
Colin Deschamps, Financial Liaison