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Serving on the Board since 1999, Ms. Vonna Bitove is Executive Director of the Bitove Foundation and has been associated with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation for several years. She served as a board member from 1999 to 2004 and returned as a member in 2006. A nurse by profession and a graduate of the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing, Vonna has volunteered in a leadership capacity for a number of major fundraising events in support of the hospital, including The Wine Classic and the Dr. Michael Baker Tribute Dinner.

Through her family foundation, Vonna has been a long-time supporter of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, having supported a number of areas, including the creation of the Bitove Foundation Professorship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

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Appointed to the Board in 2013, Mrs. Tina Buchan graduated from York University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences after which she accepted a position with the Government of Canada and became involved with a job creation project called the Local Initiatives Program (LIP), which assisted underprivileged individuals in urban neighbourhoods. LIP exposed Tina to a variety of not-for-profit community organizations and sparked her interest in helping those in need and who have been socially marginalized. In 1975 Tina became a licensed stockbroker, beginning her career at A.E. Ames and Company. She then moved to Maclean Hunter, a communications company, where she worked at Investors Digest magazine. Tina later took a position alongside well-known financial journalist Frank Kaplan.

Tina then decided to shift her focus to family life and left Bay Street to assume the role of mother to daughter Jennifer and son Fraser, and wife to husband Bob. She simultaneously continued to seek out volunteer projects and was active in the St. Clement's School Parents Association, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. One of Tina’s greatest achievements came to fruition in 2008 when she was involved with a campaign to raise $7 million in order to completely rebuild a summer camp 0perated by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The campaign was an unprecedented success and took six years of hard work and event planning to accomplish. She was also on the board of the same summer camp in 2007 and 2008.

Tina’s current focus is the Buchan Family Foundation. Reflected in its mission statement is her desire to enable social change on a grassroots level and achieve tangible results that are both scalable and sustainable. In particular, Tina is passionate about her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the Foundation is helping to build community health centers in highly impoverished and underserviced areas of the country. She is also deeply committed to Toronto Western Hospital, having had a long and gratifying history with the orthopaedic department there. Tina now looks forward to drawing on her passion and experience in order to help the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation board achieve its current and future goals.

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Serving on the Board since 2010, Dr. Edward Cole was appointed Physician-in-Chief, University Health Network and received the Dr. Charles H. Hollenberg Chair in Medicine at UHN in May 2010.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Toronto in 1972 and 1973, respectively, and his M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1975. Following four years of post-graduate training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Toronto, he received a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship for work in the laboratory of Dr. Curtis Wilson at the Research Institute of the Scripps Clinic that focused on glomerular immunopathology. He has been a member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto since 1981, having worked at the Wellesley Hospital until 1984, St. Michael’s Hospital until 1992, and is presently a staff nephrologist at the Toronto General Hospital.

In 2001 Dr. Cole was appointed as Director, Division of Nephrology, University Health Network & Mount Sinai Hospital and in 2007 became the Amgen Professor of Nephrology. He is currently Professor of Medicine and, from 1996-2006, he was the Director of the Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto. He is founder and past Chair of The Canadian Transplantation Society Kidney Working Group and Chair of the Steering Committee for National Kidney Registries. In 2012, he won the Canadian Transplant Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His major research interests are in immunosuppressive drugs and clinical trials in renal transplantation with over 130 publications. Dr Cole was appointed as Physician in Chief and Dr Charles H Hollenberg Chair in Medicine at University Health Network in 2010.


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Serving on the Board since 2011, Mr. George R. Eaton has had a varied and extensive business career in Canada. He is Vice Chairman, Weatons Holdings Limited, a private holding company.

Mr. Eaton was the former President of Eaton’s serving in this role from 1991 until 1997. He served as Vice President and Deputy Chairman of Eaton’s of Canada from 1975 to 1991.

Mr. Eaton is a trustee of the John David & Signy Eaton Charitable Foundation. He has held directorships with Baton Broadcasting, First Canada Securities International, The Eaton Foundation, Desjardins Laurentian, Metaris Inc., and JC Clark. He has been involved in a wide range of philanthropic endeavours for the past 30 years at both the board and executive levels.
Married to Terrie for over 36 years, they have three sons, James, Michael, and David.


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Serving on the Board since 2003, Mr. George Enns is an Organizational Advisor specializing in Human Resources. Mr. Enns retired from Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions in 2009. He was the Founder and chairman of Enns Partners Inc., a leading partner-owned executive search-consulting firm acquired by Knightsbridge in late 2006. Previously, Mr. Enns led three organizations in the consumer products and services sectors.

Mr. Enns is Chair of the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Enns is on the Board of Advisors, Altum Health, a UHN entity. He was a previous member of the Board of Trustees, University Health Network.

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Serving on the Board since 2007, Mr. Paul Farrell is currently Managing Director and Head, Client Coverage, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2012, Paul was Managing Director and Vice-Chair, Investment Banking and prior to that served as Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of Merchant Banking at CIBC.

Mr. Farrell is an officer and serves as Secretary for the Foundation. He is a member of the Finance and Compensation Committees.

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Serving on the Board since 2010, Mr. Ivan Fecan is Executive Chair of Thunderbird Films and Chair of Sea to Sky Studios. Prior to that Mr. Fecan was President and CEO of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s #1 media company and CEO of Canada’s #1 television group, CTV.

Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Fecan has a BA (Fine Arts) from York University and Honorary Doctor of Laws from Ryerson University and York University (with his wife, Sandra Faire). He is active in the community in terms of volunteering and philanthropy. Currently, Mr. Fecan sits on the board of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Mr. Fecan is Board Champion for the Transplant Campaign at Toronto General Hospital

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Serving on the Board since 2011, Mrs. Angela Feldman is Executive Vice-President of Camrost-Felcorp a respected GTA real estate firm that has developed and built over 9000 residential units and over 1 million square feet of office/retail space.

Mrs. Feldman is the Treasurer for Partners in Art, a volunteer-based, not-for-profit corporation of Toronto art supporters with an interest in promoting contemporary visual arts within Canada and internationally.

Mrs. Feldman is the Board Champion for the Arthritis Campaign at Toronto Western Hospital. She has been on the advisory board of the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival which benefits research at University Health Network. She is a member of the Peter Munk Cardiac Care Innovation Committee whose mandate is to identify and integrate innovative investigation and therapy into clinical practice.

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Standing for election for the first time, Mrs. Dawn Fell, has been a member of the TG&WHF Compensation Committee since 2008. Mrs. Fell is the former Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Operations with CTVglobemedia. Prior to that role she served as Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, CTVglobemedia, and Vice President, Human Resources, CTV Inc.

The Fell family members are long-standing volunteers and donors to TG&WHF. Mrs. Fell is the daughter-in-law of Mr. Fraser Fell.

Mrs. Fell achieved her M.Sc in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Ms. Susan Freeman has operated several successful businesses ranging from fashion retailing to sales promotion consulting in both Vancouver and Toronto. She has supported the development of a number of charities, including the formation of Kids Help Phone in 1986.

Ms. Freeman’s not-for-profit board experience includes: The Canadian Children’s Foundation; Kids Help Phone; ProAction (formed to develop healthy relationships between youth at risk and Metro Police Officers); and the Centre for Studies of Children at Risk at McMaster University.

Ms. Freeman is currently Board Champion of the Diabetes Program and is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 1998, Mr. Leo Goldhar is President of Whitehorn Investments Limited. A retired businessman and venture capital investor, he has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations including the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the United Jewish Appeal Federation. In 2013, Mr. Goldhar was awarded the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit for his philanthropic work in the Jewish community.

Mr. Goldhar served as a Vice Chair of the UHN Campaign. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the UHN Real Estate and Capital Strategy Committee. He is a supporter of the Neural and Sensory Science Fund for Excellence. He is Board Champion of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign, the Brain Campaign and the Arthritis Campaign.

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Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Tomorrow Campaign, a group of leaders committed to the rejuvenation of Toronto’s Jewish downtown core, the midtown campus, and the new Vaughan campus. Among his volunteer activities, Mr. Goldstein has served as Chairman of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and has been Chairman of the UJA Annual Federation Campaign. He was also President of UIA Canada. Mr. Goldstein is also a former Chair of the Baycrest Centre Foundation.

Mr. Goldstein is Chair of the Fundraising Priorities and Development Committee. He is Board Champion for the Respirology Program and the Thoracic Surgery Program, and is a member of the Finance Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2003, Dr. J. Bernard Gosevitz is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Rogers Communications. He holds the Medical Directorship for CTVglobemedia and Barrick Gold Corp. He is Medical Advisor to Sun Media, National Post, Burnac Corporation, TI Benefits, Hull Insurance and KPMG.

Dr. Gosevitz is Chair of the Canadian Wildlife Federation Foundation and is on the honorary Board of Sheena’s Place.

Dr. Gosevitz is Board Champion for the Arthritis Campaign, the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign, the Brain Campaign, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Campaign and the Transplant Campaign.

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Appointed to the Board in 2013, Mr. Daniel J. Greenglass is Chief Financial Officer and Co-Managing Partner of Brennan Custom Homes Inc., Toronto’s premier luxury custom home design/builder. Brennan Custom Homes Inc. also operates in Palm Beach, Florida and Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas. Mr. Greenglass has been educated at Crescent School, University of Toronto and is also a graduate of Harvard University, Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate.

In 1994 Mr. Greenglass founded and is Chairman of Best Buddies Canada, one of Canada’s largest non-profit organizations which pairs up high school and university students to those people with an intellectual disability in a one to one friendship program. In 2007 Mr. Greenglass was awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for his philanthropic work and specifically his work with Best Buddies Canada.

Other charitable endeavors include raising over $1,000,000 for Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival in support of UHN; working with the 519 Community Centre Building Campaign; Member of the Board of Directors for Honest Reporting Canada; Patron for the 2012 CANFAR Gala raising $1,000,000 benefiting the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research. He is currently a volunteer champion for the Toronto Western Hospital’s Brain Campaign new Centre for Image Guided Neurosurgery operating rooms.

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Serving on the Board since 2001, Dr. Gerald Halbert has been a strong supporter of Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, and he has volunteered significant time to a number of fundraising initiatives including the Spark of Life and Neurosurgery Chair Campaigns.

Most recently, he was instrumental in TG&WHF’s campaign of securing significant gifts for neuroscience. Dr. Halbert is a member of the Naming Opportunities Committee for the University Health Network Campaign. He is also Board Champion for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign and the Brain Campaign. Dr. Halbert is a member of the Research Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Mr. Todd A. Halpern is President of Halpern Enterprises. He is Board Champion of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign, the Brain Campaign, the Arthritis Campaign and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Campaign.

Mr. Halpern is also the Chair of the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, which benefits research at University Health Network. Mr. Halpern is a member of the Research Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2000, Mrs. Tennys Hanson is President & Chief Executive Officer, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and Vice President & Chief Development Officer, University Health Network. The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation team has a broad mandate to raise funds in support of research, education, equipment and the enhancement of patient care at University Health Network, focusing on the Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. Mrs. Hanson completed a $550 million fundraising campaign for UHN — one of the largest fundraising initiatives undertaken by any Canadian health care institution.

Mrs. Hanson is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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As Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the University Health Network, Justine Jackson is responsible for managing the organization's $1.9 billion annual operating budget and is accountable for the Corporate Planning, Decision Support, Finance, Infrastructure, Joint Department of Medical Imaging and Strategic Developments portfolios. On June 1, 2014, Justine was appointed UHN’s Interim President & CEO. She will continue to serve as such until January 1, 2015 at which time the newly appointed CEO will take charge.

Justine is a Certified Professional Accountant and holds an MBA. She is a member on various funding reform advisory committees at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. She is a member of the Booth Centennial Board of Directors. Justine also serves on several Board committees for UHN, the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and Plexxus. Justine is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto’s engineering faculty, and UHN's Rotman Program at the University of Toronto.

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Serving on the Board since 1999, Mr. Donald K. Johnson is a Member of the Advisory Board, BMO Capital Markets and a former Vice-Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Mr. Johnson continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the firm following his 2004 retirement. He also serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. He played a key role in convincing the federal government to eliminate the capital gains tax on gifts of listed securities.

Mr. Johnson is Chair of the Vision Science Campaign. He is currently a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. He is Board Champion of the Vision Program, the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign and the Brain Campaign.

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Serving on the Board since 2010, Dr. Shaf Keshavjee was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of University Health Network in July 2010. He has been an integral part of UHN’s Thoracic Surgery Division for almost two decades. He has taken on leadership roles in all facets of this specialized area of care: as a skilled surgeon and Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program; and as a researcher and Director of the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories. He is also a Senior Scientist in the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Keshavjee’s specific research interest is in lung injury related to transplantation. He has attracted worldwide attention for his pioneering research to recondition and repair injured human donor lungs using a combination of gene therapy and the Toronto Ex vivo Lung Perfusion System, making them suitable for transplantation into patients.

Dr. Keshavjee served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Heart & Lung transplantation and on the Governing Council of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He has received numerous awards including: the George Armstrong Peters Young Investigator Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, the Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Continuing Medical Education and the highest award for research achievement in the Department of Surgery – the Lister prize in Surgery. He is also the recipient of two Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals and the Order of Ontario.

Dr. Keshavjee is a member of the Research Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Mr. Raj Kothari is Managing Partner Greater Toronto Area and National Asset Management Practice Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada. His business experience spans India, U.K. and Canada. He was Co-chair of the National Campaign Team of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, India and helped raise over $400,000. Raj has also Chaired and Co-chaired Stratford Express, and helped raise over $1.5 million over three years. He also served in a voluntary capacity as a Director and Treasurer of Bayview Community Services Inc., an organization for mentally challenged people, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Pearson College of the Pacific Artscape Inc. Stratford Festival of Canada, as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Endowment Foundation and as President of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kothari currently serves on the International Advisory Council of the Dean of Schulich Business School and on the Board of the Toronto Regional Board of Trade.

Mr. Kothari is an officer and serves as Treasurer of the Foundation. He is Chair of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Investment, Audit and Research Committees. He is a Board Champion of the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health. He Co-chaired the ‘Diwali - A Night to Shine’ event in 2012 and 2013 which over two years netted approximately $1 million in support of diabetes research at UHN and HoPingKong Centre for Excellence in Education and Practice. Raj will also be co-chairing “Diwali – A Night to Shine” in 2014.

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Serving on the Board since 2008, Mr. Robert Mark Krembil is the President of the Krembil Foundation, a family foundation that supports medical research.

Prior to 1996, Mr. Krembil held senior positions in banking and system’s information. In 1996, he became a partner in a Canadian retailer and eventually transitioned to the Krembil Foundation. Mr. Krembil has a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Krembil serves as Chair for the Research Committee. He also serves on the board of Brain Canada Foundation, University Health Network Research Committee and the University of Toronto Governing Council.

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Serving on the Board since 2012, Mr. Edward C. Kress is Chairman and President, Brookfield Investments Corporation. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Kress was with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Kress also serves as a Director of Halmont Properties, Willmington Capital Management, Partners Value Fund and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust.

Mr. Kress and his wife, Paddy, actively support several philanthropic organizations and in 2011 they established the Kress Family Chair in Esophageal Cancer at University Health Network (UHN) and the Kress Family Esophageal Cancer Research Fund at UHN in 2008.
Mr. Kress was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in 2013. He also serves on the Finance and Research Committees.

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Serving on the Board since 1996, Mr. Jim Leech is the Chancellor of Queen's University. He recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single profession pension plan representing 303,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. During his business career, he has led large public companies operating and investing in the financial services, real estate and energy industries, as well as start-up technology businesses.

Mr. Leech is a founding Board member of Right to Play International, serves on the Board of the MasterCard Foundation and is the Honorary Colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and ICD Governance College.

In 2012, Mr. Leech was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his work with the True Patriot Love Foundation and in 2014 was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings on the subject of retirement funding, and for his community involvement.

Mr. Leech was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors on September 26, 2013. He has served as the Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and is a long-serving member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The Chair is a member of all committees of the Board of Directors.

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Serving on the Board since 2009, Mr. Marc J. Lipton is a partner at Torquest Partners, a Canadian manager of private equity funds. Prior to joining Torquest, Marc was a private equity investor in, and an operator of, businesses in a wide range of industries. Marc serves as a director of Torquest portfolio companies including: Array Marketing Group and Global Traffic Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and holds a chartered accountant designation.

Marc was appointed as Chair of the Investment Committee in 2013. He has been serving as a member of the Investment Committee since October 2008. He is a member of the Research Committee and he is Board Champion for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign and the Brain Campaign.

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Serving on the Board since 2010, Mrs. Christine Magee is the president and co-founder of Sleep Country Canada. Prior to co-founding Sleep Country, Christine spent twelve years in commercial and corporate banking. Ms. Magee holds an Honours Business and Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario. She resides in the Greater Toronto Area with her husband and two children.

Board appointments include SiriusXM Canada, The Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation and the Diabetes Campaign Committee, Cott Corporation from2004-2008 and MacDonald’s Canada 1999-2004.

Ms. Magee is an active member of the Women’s President Organization, the Advisory Council for the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She mentors students through her involvement with Ivey School of Business, 20 Under 20 and the Women’s Executive Network.

Ms. Magee was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Top 100™ Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame on December 4, 2013, Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Top 100™ Most Powerful Women, 2007, 2010, 2011. Possibility Thinker Award, 2012, Communication and Leadership Award from Toastmasters International, 2010, the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance 2009 Retailer of the Year, Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from Ryerson University, 2006, the CIRAS Henry Singer Award for Exceptional Leadership in Retailing and Services from the University of Alberta School of Business, 2006, the Wilfrid Laurier University Outstanding Business Leader Award, 2005, Marketing Hall of Legends, 2005, and the Retail Council of Canada Hall of Fame, 2005. Ms. Magee was named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail/Wholesale by Ernst & Young in 1998 and recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 1997.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Mrs. Cheryl McEwen, along with her husband Rob, co-founded the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. She has been extremely active with such initiatives as branding, marketing, advertising, media, securing major gifts, organizing special events, providing tours, and developing communications materials. Mrs. McEwen has also been involved with developing the strategic direction for the McEwen Centre, and is a member of its Advisory Board. She is also the Board Champion of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Mrs. McEwen is an officer of the Foundation and serves as Vice Chair.

Mrs. McEwen is the President of Make My Day Foods Inc. Previously, Mrs. McEwen worked in the fashion/retail industry, and co-founded Andrew's for Women in Hazelton Lanes. A lifelong learner, she takes courses to broaden her knowledge and test her abilities. Her interests include medical sciences, art and wine appreciation.

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Serving on the Board since 2008, Mr. Marc Muzzo is a real estate developer and a principal at Marel Contractors, Canada’s largest drywall contractor and the Pemberton Group, one of Canada’s leading condominium and real estate developers. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Consolidated HCI Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded real estate company based in Ontario.

Mr. Muzzo is Chair of the Muzzo Family Charitable Foundation which was primarily established to assist, promote and develop medical and scientific research in cooperation with hospitals, universities and charities. The Muzzo family’s philanthropic contributions include the establishment of the Muzzo Family Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology Program Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Muzzo Family and Patient Library at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Hospital. As well, Mr. Muzzo serves as Vice Chair of the G.U./Prostate cancer team at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Muzzo is the Board Champion for the Surgical Innovation Campaign.

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Serving on the Board since 1998, Dr. Christopher Paige is Vice President, Research of UHN. He earned a PhD in Immunology at the Sloan-Kettering Division of Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1979. He became a member of the Basel Institute for Immunology in Switzerland where he worked from 1980-1987 before joining the Ontario Cancer Institute as a Senior Scientist in 1987. In 1990, Dr. Paige became the founding Director of the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre as well as Director of Research at The Wellesley Hospital.

In 1997, Dr. Paige returned to the Ontario Cancer Institute to assume the role of Vice-President, Research and subsequently, he assumed his current position at UHN. Dr. Paige serves on the Research Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2007, Mrs. Marvi Ricker is Vice President, Philanthropic Services for BMO Harris Private Banking. She works with clients to help them define and realize their philanthropic goals, largely through creation of private foundations and innovative granting programs.

Previous to joining BMO in 2002, Mrs. Ricker was Executive Director of The Richard Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Since 1947, the Foundation has made grants of more than $80 million in support of projects in health, education, social development, environment, and arts and culture.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, she began her career as a chemistry instructor at U of T’s Scarborough Campus. After teaching full time for four years, she held a number of administrative positions, culminating with director of the University of Toronto’s Department of Public and Community Relations. She has served on a number of boards, among them, the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, Telehealth Ontario, Living Legacy Trust and the National Museum of Science and Technology.

Mrs. Ricker was appointed as Chair of the Foundation’s Planned Giving and Donor Advised Funds Committee in 2013.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Mrs. Loretta Anne Rogers is a Director of Rogers Communications Inc., Rogers Cantel Mobile Communications Inc., and Rogers Media Inc. She sits on several corporate boards and undertakes many philanthropic activities, previously serving on the board of Sheena’s Place, a centre that offers services focused on hope and support to people with eating disorders and their families. Mrs. Rogers is the Board Champion of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Campaign and the Board Champion for Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Campaign.

Mrs. Rogers and her late husband Ted Rogers served as Honorary Co-Chairs of the UHN Fundraising Campaign. In 2000, the Rogers established the Loretta A. Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders held at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. In 2009, the Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function was established.

The Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function was established in 2012 by the Rogers Family to create one of the world’s leading research and educational programs in heart failure, with a focus on Fellowship training and research in outcomes and mechanisms of disease.

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Serving on the Board since 2010, Mr. Jeff Rubenstein is CEO of Export Packers Company Limited which was founded in 1937 by his father, Max Rubenstein. Export Packers is a diversified international food company that began as a domestic food wholesaler and has since evolved to include Worldwide Commodity Trading and Domestic Seafood divisions. Export Packers is a Financial Post 500 company and has become one of the largest privately owned food companies in Canada.

Mr. Rubenstein joined the business in 1968 and established a reputation throughout the food industry as an expert on market trends in food commodities. His contribution in sales and marketing has helped make Export Packers one of the most highly respected commodity trading houses in North America.

Jeff is married to Honey Rubenstein and has two children, Richard and Kelly. The Rubensteins and Export Packers are supporters of numerous charities, including the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the Krembil Discovery Centre, SPARK (Special Programme in Applied Research and Therapy) and the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival.

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Standing for election for the first time, Mr. Francis Shen is the former Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and founding shareholder of Aastra Technologies Ltd. He was appointed to the Mitel Networks Corp. board of directors upon the Mitel merger with Aastra Technologies Ltd. in January 2014.

Mr. Shen founded Aastra in 1983 and initially focused the company on Research & Development projects in the aerospace and defense industries. In the early 1990s, he redirected Aastra to focus on developing products for the telecommunications market. In 1996, Aastra became a public company and by 1999, the company grew to become the largest provider of Caller ID units in North America. Building on this momentum, for the first decade of 2000, he led a number of acquisitions of telecom businesses including units from Nortel, Lucent, Ascom, EADS and Ericsson. By 2010, Aastra is one of the top global player in the enterprise communications market.

Mr. Shen was named Ontario’s 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology & Communication category by Ernst & Young Canada.

Mr. Shen has a Master of Applied Science (Aerospace Engineering) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering Science) both from the University of Toronto. He is a founding board member of The Next 36.

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Serving on the Board since 2008, Mr. Richard Wachsberg is co-founder and Chairman of Apollo Health and Beauty Care, the leading Private Label and Control Label Personal Care Manufacturer in Canada with distribution throughout North and South America, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Apollo Health and Beauty Care has been awarded the distinction of being one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies from 2003 to 2012 and has earned 50 Best Managed Platinum status in 2010 to 2012.

Apollo Health and Beauty Care has been a sponsor of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s Toronto Fashion Show and is a long time sponsor of UHN’s Business Leadership Campaign, Reena Foundation’s many efforts benefitting the developmentally disabled and myriad other community improvement and charitable causes benefiting health and wellness.

Richard lives in Toronto with his family and has been a strong supporter of local and of international health services organizations. He is the Board Champion for Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Program. He is a member of Partners for Discovery in benefit of University Health Network.

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Serving on the Board since 1991, Mr. John Warren is a retired Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was Chair of the Firm’s National Council, Head of the Firm’s National Business Department and Managing Partner of the Firm’s Toronto office.

Mr. Warren was appointed Chair of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors in September 2009 and appointed Chair Emeritus in 2013. He is a member of the Finance, Investment, Nominating and Governance and Research Committees.

Mr. Warren is Board Champion of the Respirology Program, the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign and the Brain Campaign.

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Appointed to the Board in 2013, Mr. Henry Wolfond is Chairman and CEO of Bayshore Capital Inc. As an executive and entrepreneur, Henry has a record of selecting high-potential markets, starting and acquiring businesses, building strong management teams and driving companies to sector leadership. Under Henry’s leadership since 1995, Bayshore has delivered exceptional returns to its investors. Henry has extensive experience in the creation, growth and profitable divestiture of businesses. Formerly, Henry practiced law at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, one of Canada's premier corporate law firms, where he specialized in complex structured finance transactions.

Henry also serves as director for several other not for profit organizations. He was the 2009 Campaign Co-Chair for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, is the Immediate Past Chair of Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC). Henry currently serves on the boards of CJPAC, the UJA Federation Community Advisory Council, the Faculty of Law University of Alberta Advisory Committee and has served on the boards of Hillel of Greater Toronto, Baycrest Foundation, United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto, United Israel Appeal of Canada and is a Co-Founder of the Autism Acceptance Project.


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