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Serving on the Board since 1999, Ms. Vonna Bitove is Executive Director of the Bitove Foundation. A nurse by profession and a graduate of the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing, Vonna proudly serves as TGWHF’s Board Champion for Nursing. In addition to UHN Nursing, Vonna is a trident supporter of many TGWHF events and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. Vonna now focuses her support and fundraising efforts on the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy, created and funded by her and her family in 2013.

Through Ms. Bitove and her family’s generosity, UHN now leads in efforts to revolutionize the care and support of individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Founded on the notion of an academy as a centre of learning, the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy provides opportunities for personal growth and discovery through creative activities, education and learning, artistic expression, discussion, intergenerational inquiry, exercise and enjoyment. The Bitove Academy is a centre for excellence in research and care affiliated with York University and is committed to helping change the way society views and treats dementia and to create a more compassionate, person-centred approach to dementia care.

Ms. Bitove is deeply committed to her family, her community and the Bitove Academy. She is the recipient of the Global UMD Macedonian Heritage Public Service Award (2014).

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Serving on the Board since 2013, Mrs. Tina Buchan is the Chair of the Buchan Initiative Fund which supports various projects with a special interest in the building of community health centers in highly impoverished and underserviced areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Previously, Ms. Buchan served on the Canadian National Institute for the Blind camp's Board and was part of a successful renovation of the camp in Muskoka. She was also active with the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Mrs. Buchan is Board Champion of both Arthritis and Mental Health. The Buchan family was the lead donor for the arthritis campaign and therefore instrumental in making the Buchan Arthritis Research centre, a reality. Her support of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation research aided in making this therapy available to Altum Health. Mrs. Buchan is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

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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 a member of the Compensation Committee and 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 & Head, Canadian Investment Banking at CIBC. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2014, 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 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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Serving on the Board since 2014, 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 and completed her B.A.(Hons.) at Queen’s University.

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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 a number of charities, including chairman of the development Committee and Chair of the Board of directors for kids help phone.

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 chaired the Micheal Baker Tribute dinner committee in 2008. She 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 and was the Co-Chair of the UHN/VILLA charities event. 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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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 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. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada.

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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 Nominating and Governance 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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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 in the 2006 Budget and in the April 2015 budget, to eliminate the capital gains tax on gifts of private company shares and real estate.

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. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada.

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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, the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Dr. Keshavjee is a member of the Research Committee.

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Serving on the Board since 2005, Raj Kothari is the Managing Partner for the Greater Toronto Area and National Asset Management Practice Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada. His business experience spans India, the U.K. and Canada. Raj has served in a voluntary capacity on a variety of boards including as a director and treasurer of Bayview Community Services Inc., an organization for the mentally and emotionally challenged, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Pearson College of the Pacific and Stratford Festival of Canada. Raj was one of the founding members and directors of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) now known as INVICTUS, he served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Festival Endowment Fund, and as president of the Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Raj chaired and co-chaired the Stratford Express, the single largest fund-raising event for the Stratford Festival over three years and raised in excess of $1.5 million. Raj also co-chaired the fundraising campaign of the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s exhibit, “India The Living Arts” and helped raise over $400,000.

Mr. Kothari currently serves on the International Advisory Council of the Dean of Schulich Business School, the boards of the Toronto Regional Board of Trade and Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Mr. Kothari is an officer and 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, 2013 and 2014 which over three years netted approximately $1.5 million in support of diabetes research at UHN and HoPingKong Centre for Excellence in Education and Practice. At these events gifts of $5 million from Sunlife and $3 million from Raymond Chang were also announced for Diabetes and the HoPingKong Centre.

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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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Standing for election for the first time, Mr. Harold (Hank) Latner is the VP of Real Estate Operations for Shiplake Properties. The group manages the family’s Apartment and Retirement Residences. Prior to this role, he spent 10 years working on several projects in the Latner Family business, including gaming, special investments and real estate. He is also a Director of the Board for Falls Management Company.

Hank holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a BA (Hons) in Architecture from University of Toronto.

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Serving on the Board since 1996, Mr. Jim Leech is the Chancellor of Queen's University and Senior Advisor with McKinsey and Company. 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 the Chair of the MasterCard Foundation, a founding Board member of Right to Play International, and 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 President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Brain Sciences Inc., a leading technology company focussed on the assessment of brain function and brain health. Prior to that, Marc was a partner at Torquest Partners, a prominent Canadian private equity fund. As a private equity investor and an operator of businesses in a wide range of industries, Marc has helped companies leverage their core strengths and motivate teams to achieve higher levels of performance‎. 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 professional accountant designation.

Mr. Lipton 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 2005, Mrs. Cheryl McEwen, along with her husband Rob McEwen, 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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Standing for election for the first time, Mr. Alan Menkes is President of the High-Rise Residential Division of Menkes Developments – a leading builder of luxury and mixed-use condominiums projects in the Greater Toronto Area. Since beginning his career with the company in 1976, he has been one of the key pioneers and innovators of the condominium lifestyle in the Toronto marketplace.

Under his leadership, Menkes has completed over 25,000 condominium units and is highly regarded today as one of the most trusted home builders in Toronto, with a strong reputation for quality and customer service excellence. He has spearheaded a number of high profile projects, including the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences development in Yorkville that was completed in Fall 2012, and the landmark Empress Walk retail-entertainment-residential complex in North York City Centre.

Currently, he is overseeing the development of nearly 5,000 condominium units in projects across Toronto. Menkes’ latest project is a 2 million square foot mega development in the emerging South Core Financial District of Toronto, which features two 65 and 69-storey condominium towers known as Harbour Plaza and a 35-storey AAA commercial office building called One York, all set atop a four-storey retail podium that will be directly connected to the PATH system.

As a multi-disciplinary real estate developer of commercial office / industrial properties, single-family home communities and condominium residences, Menkes is uniquely positioned in the marketplace. The Company’s depth of experience in different areas allows it to understand the full breadth of the real estate sector, to respond quickly to changing market conditions, and to take an innovative, comprehensive approach to mixed-use projects.

Mr. Menkes was named one of the 2003 Entrepreneurs of the Year in Ontario by Ernst &Young and is a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO).

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Serving on the Board since 2008, Mr. Marc Muzzo is President and C.E.O. of Pemberton Group, one of Canada’s leading condominium and real estate developers and is one of the principals of Marel Contractors, Canada’s largest drywall contractors. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Consolidated HCI Holdings Corporation and Delavaco Properties, which are publicly traded real estate companies based in Ontario.

Mr. Muzzo is Chair of the Muzzo Family Charitable Foundation which was established to assist, promote and develop medical and scientific research in cooperation with hospitals, universities and charities

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 2015, Dr. Peter Pisters is President and CEO of University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Hospitals and Toronto Rehab Institute). Dr. Pisters is an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery and hospital leader. In his previous role at The University of Texas MD Anderson Center, Dr. Pisters held a number of clinical, administrative and leadership positions from 1994 to 2014 with his most recent executive responsibilities as a Vice-President with leadership over MD Anderson’s regional expansion strategy.

Prior to this role, Dr. Pisters was Medical Director of MD Anderson’s regional cancer centers, Clinical Consultant for the Center for Global Oncology (now known as MD Anderson Cancer Network), and section Chief for Sarcoma Surgery with a specialty focus in the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal cancer patients. Dr. Pisters was with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1992- 1994, serving as Chief Administrative Fellow in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Pisters completed internship and residency at New York University School of Medicine Center – Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Pisters is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He holds an M.SC. in Health Care Management from Harvard University and is a 2015 Executive Fellow in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology agency.

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Serving on the Board since 2007, Mrs. Marvi Ricker is Vice President, Philanthropic Services for BMO 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. 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.

Mr. Rubenstein 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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Serving on the Board since 2014, Mr. Francis Shen is President of Shen Capital Corporation, a private holding company that includes investments in start-ups. Mr. Shen is the former Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and founding shareholder of Aastra Technologies Ltd. Aastra was sold to Mitel 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 in 2015 and has earned 50 Best Managed Platinum status in 2015.

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.

Mr. Wachsberg 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 the 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.

Mr. Wolfond 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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