Board of Directors

  • JoAnne Doyle
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    JoAnne Doyle, Chair

    JoAnne Doyle assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer at the United Way of Toronto & York Region in January 2017. In this new role, she oversees United Way’s business operations, organizational planning and governance functions. This includes building effective operational models that address global trends and the challenges that shape United Way’s work. JoAnne also steers the integration of our work with United Ways across Canada and internationally.

    JoAnne first joined United Way in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Community Impact. IN this position she led and shaped a streamlined, community-facing department and provided leadership on United Way’s strategic initiatives, community investment and partnership building, research, evaluation and public policy. Prior to her current position, JoAnne maintained the role of Chief Operations & Strategy Officer, where she oversaw core cross-divisional teams including Finance, Administration and Facilities; Information Technology and Operations; Strategy, Research and Evaluation; Communications, Public Affairs and Public Policy; and Planning and Governance.

    JoAnne has deep roots in the community and social services sectors with expertise in community health. Through her independent consulting practice, she helped numerous organizations in areas such as governance, strategic planning, capacity building, and operations. A dedicated volunteer, she has held Board and Committee positions for the Welcome Inn Centre in Hamilton. Her previous roles include Executive Director at the Guelph Community Health Centre and the North Hamilton Community Health Centre.

    JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.

  • Susan Monteith
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    Susan Monteith, Co-Vice Chair

    Susan Monteith is an experienced financial markets executive with corporate and not-for-profit board experience. She has been a trusted advisor to Boards and CEO’s of public and private companies on capital market equity financing opportunities and a senior executive responsible for client strategy and people development. She held the position of Executive Vice President, Client Strategy & People Development with National Bank Financial where she was responsible for developing strategic client initiatives and implementing tools and systems to support client coverage teams. Previously Susan was Head of Equity Capital Markets at National Bank Financial where she managed teams in Toronto and Montreal that were responsible for all aspects of equity offerings by the firm’s clients. She regularly advised CEOs and Boards on capital market opportunities including M&A financings and initial public offerings. Prior to joining National Bank Financial Susan held senior positions with CIBC World Markets and Genuity Capital Markets.

    Susan is a member of the Board of Directors of Economical Insurance Group which is a mutual insurance company with approximately $2.5 billion in annualized gross written premiums and $5.7 billion in assets. She is a member of the Risk Review Committee, the Investment Committee and the Special Committee for Demutualization.

    Throughout her career, Susan has been an advocate for women in the workplace and in the community. At National Bank Financial she was responsible for several programs designed to increase the number and seniority of women. She was a founding Board Member of Women in Capital Markets and a member of the Advisory Council. In 2016 she was named a Women in Capital Markets Champion of Change for her commitment to supporting women in the industry. In 2015 & 2016 Susan was a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet and co-chaired the Women’s Giving initiative raising money to support education and training programs that empower women to build strong independent futures for themselves and their families.

    Susan holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and an MSc (Business) from the London Business School and is a graduate of the Rotman/ICD Director Education Program.

  • Donna Walwyn
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    Donna Walwyn, Co-Vice Chair

    Donna Walwyn, a lawyer by training, is a multidisciplinary professional with a focus on governance, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment.

    Donna is currently an independent director of a private equity firm.

    As a former partner in the Toronto office of a global law firm, Donna advised pension plans, boards of trustees, pension and benefit committees and other organizations on legal issues related to registered pension and retirement savings plans, employee health and welfare plans, and other compensation related plans, including: plan and fund governance, regulatory compliance, plan design and administration, pension fund investment and fiduciary obligations.

    Donna is consistently recognized by clients and colleagues for her technical excellence, for conducting all interactions with integrity and the utmost civility, and for her pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving.

    Donna has a strong commitment to giving back to the community, and to increasing innovation, and maximizing talent and productivity through the recruitment and retention of diverse leadership teams.

    Donna is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, a Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club.

    Among other awards and recognition, Donna is the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award for her Diversity & Inclusion Work as well as a Faculty of Law Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

  • Paula Allen
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    Paula Allen

    Paula Allen is currently the Vice President of Research, Analytics and Innovation for Morneau Shepell. Her work spans the continuum of integrated analytics, predictive modelling as well as evidence based and data-centric solutions.  Paula’s focus is on the current, emerging and most complex issues that have the greatest impact on health, cost and productivity outcomes. 

    Paula is well-recognized for her work promoting mental health initiatives in the community and workplaces. She is co-chair of Civic Action’s Champions Council on workplace mental health, was part of the Income Security Working Group providing advice to the Ontario Government on issues relating to disability and income support, and sits on several research and strategy advisory boards that address issues ranging from e-mental health solutions to substance abuse. She is also a well-recognized expert in the full scope of disability management, and in medication utilization.

    Paula brings more than 20 years of experience relating to workplace research, operational management and strategic innovation. She frequently speaks at major conferences, and is often sought out by the national media for her knowledge and expertise related to current issues and the future direction of mental health, health strategy and related risk management.

  • Tuhina Biswas
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    Tuhina Biswas

    Tuhina Biswas is a family physician at Women’s College Hospital since 2007 and received her MD from Western University.  She completed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and has a keen interest in women’s health.  She currently practices comprehensive family medicine including low risk Obstetrics and is affiliated with one of our partners with the antenatal program.   Tuhina is actively involved in teaching and supervising medical students and residents and was awarded DFCM award of excellence in 2015.  Her interests are mentorship, physician health and wellness and the role of storytelling in healthcare.  Tuhina is the Deputy Program Director of Women’s Health enhance skills program as well as Vice President of the Medical Staff Association.

  • Bonnie Bloomberg
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    Bonnie Bloomberg

    Bonnie Bloomberg has been a founding partner at Triumph Asset Management since its inception in 2004 and is the Chief Compliance Officer. Previous responsibilities include business development and client service.

    Bonnie began her investment career in 1994 at TD Asset Management where she managed the TD Greenline Value Fund. She was also a member of the bank's Investment Committee and a Research Analyst on the bank's pension fund. Ms. Bloomberg held the position of Vice President of U.S. Institutional Equity Sales specializing in hedge funds at National Bank Financial from 2000 to 2003 and a similar role at Westwind Partners Inc. from 2003 to 2004.

    Ms. Bloomberg holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Western Ontario.

    Ms. Bloomberg has sat on the Executive Committee of the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Board where she was involved in chairing several fundraising events.

    More recently, Ms. Bloomberg has been involved in steering committees for Hillel and the Baycrest Brain Project.

  • Tammy Brown
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    Tammy Brown

    Tammy Brown is a Partner in KPMG's Audit practice in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). She has over 25 years of audit experience, primarily with public and large multinational companies in the industrial markets space. In addition to her technical and client service abilities, Tammy is known for her significant interest and contributions within HR from coaching and mentoring throughout her career to taking leadership roles in the development of others and in diversity and inclusion within KPMG. She is a band member of the Shawanaga First Nation. As a member of the Diversity and Inclusion executive committee, Tammy has represented the aboriginal community and continues to develop connections and seek opportunities to support and include these communities in our activities. She has also had significant involvement with health charities through her roles as a director and past chair of the Board of Directors at Ovarian Cancer Canada, and currently as a Director of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

    Her clients have consistently commented that they are very appreciative of her style and reasonable approach to working with them through difficult issues. She has a proven track record for proactively addressing KPMG clients' accounting, audit, securities and business issues.

    Tammy has served in leadership positions at KPMG in the areas of recruiting, training and human resources throughout her career. She is currently the National Industry Leader for Industrial Markets including manufacturing, automotive and chemicals sectors.

  • Lindsay Campbell

    Linday Campbell

    Lindsay Campbell is a retired consultant and former senior manager in health care.  Throughout her career she gained experience both in the operational delivery of health services and in the design and implementation of standards and information systems to capture patient information and manage service delivery.   Lindsay’s governance experience includes serving multiple terms on a variety of volunteer boards.  Since her retirement, she has travelled extensively and been a volunteer at Women’s College Hospital.   She currently serves as the President of the Association of Volunteers.  Originally trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, Lindsay also holds a BA in History and an MHSc (Health Administration) from the University of Toronto.

  • John Capobianco
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    John Capobianco

    As National Public Affairs Lead, John provides government relations and strategic communications counsel to clients across an array of sectors. As a political enthusiast with over 25 years of experience offering a seasoned and highly influential voice in public affairs, John has built an extensive political network which, along with his experience in government, he leverages to the benefit of clients that are looking to engage and build strong and invaluable relationships with senior government officials. John is actively involved in the agency’s Global Public Affairs Practice and has been instrumental in capitalizing on key growth opportunities. John is also a regular political commentator in Canada’s national media and is often invited to speak on panels and at post secondary institutions on issues related to both public relations and public affairs.

  • David Court
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    David Court

    David Court is a Senior Partner Emeritus with McKinsey & Company. He most recently served as McKinsey's global Director of Technology, Digitization and Communications and led the 'Digitize the Firm' program to reimagine major client and people processes from a digital-first mindset. David also founded and led McKinsey's Big Data/Analytics practice. He was a member of both the Firm's global Operating Committee and its Board of Directors.

    David currently serves on the board of Canadian Tire, Mother Parkers and Plan International Canada. He is on the advisory board to the National Geographic Society, chairs the advisory board of Georgian Partners and serves as an advisor to Integrate.ai.

    Born in Toronto, David's 30-year career with Mckinsey included time in London, Sydney, Seoul, New York and Dallas. He has a Bachelors of Commerce from Queen's University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

  • Wendy Cukier
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    Wendy Cukier

    Dr. Wendy Cukier has served on the Board of Women’s College Hospital for five years, as Chair of the Equity Committee, Chair of Quality and Academic Committee and, most recently as Vice Chair of the Board. She has more than 30 years of experience working on technology and innovation including early work on telehealth and telemedicine. She was the founding Executive Director of the North Eastern Ontario Telehealth Network and helped to establish Contact North. During her five-year term as Ryerson University's Vice-President of Research and Innovation, she proactively supported the growth of research, innovation and commercialization. Under her leadership, research and partnerships expanded, driving an increase in external funding by more than 60% over five years. She also led the University’s Social Innovation Strategy and helped make Ryerson Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker Campus. Previously, she served as the Associate Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada’s largest business school. Currently a Professor of Information Technology Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management and founder of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University, she has written more than 200 papers on technology, innovation and management and is coauthor of the bestseller "Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park."

    She serves on many boards and has helped establish and grow technology and social enterprises. An active volunteer, she has assisted a wide range of equality seeking community organizations and her work has been widely recognized for its impact on community safety and social justice. Her many honours include the YWCA Woman of Distinction, one of the Top 25 Women of Influence, one of 100 Alumni who shaped the Century (at the University of Toronto), one of 25 Transformational Canadians (Globe and Mail, CTV, LaPresse), the Black Business Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Award for Diversity, the Canada Pakistan Business Council’s professional excellence award, the Canadian Public Health Association’s Award of Merit and the Governor General's Meritorious Cross, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

    Dr. Cukier holds an MA and MBA from the University of Toronto, a PhD from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She has also received an honorary doctorate from Laval University in medicine, dentistry and nursing and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Concordia University.

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  • Michael Foulkes
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    MIchael Foulkes

    Michael Foulkes is a former Executive Vice President of the TD Bank Group. During 30 years with TD, he held various senior positions including Chief Information Officer, EVP Group Operations and Technology, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking and prior to his retirement, President & Chief Executive Officer, TD Waterhouse UK. During his career with TD he was involved in some of the Bank's largest transactions and technology initiatives, including the acquisition of Central Guaranty Trust and Canada Trust, the Bank's Y2K project and the TD's entry into online financial services. He retired from TD in late 2006.

    Michael is a director of First Nations Bank of Canada, a unique, Schedule A Chartered Bank majority owned by indigenous shareholders. He has previously served as a Director of DH Corporation, The Canadian Depository for Securities and eHealth Ontario. He is a dedicated volunteer and is a member of the LIFT Philanthropy Partners National Leadership Council. He has previously served as a Director and Chair of the Board of Junior Achievement of Canada and more recently as a director and Chair of the Board of The Royal Conservatory of Music. He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for volunteer services and was made an Honourary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory of Music in 2016.

    Michael is a graduate of Victoria College in The University of Toronto, the Canadian Securities Institute and the Rotman/ICD Director Education Program. He resides in Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.

  • Ani Hotoyan-Joly
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    Ani Hotoyan-Joly

    Ani Hotoyan-Joly is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow Chartered Accountant with 36 years of business experience. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, the ICD.D designation from The Institute of Corporate Directors and University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, and the GCB.D designation from ESG Global Competent Boards.

    Ani is a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting where she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board and chairs the Audit Committee.  Ani also serves her community by being a member of the Executive Board of Armenian Relief Society of Canada.  Most recently, she served as a board member of Ontario Power Generation for 4 year and was a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Compensation, Leadership and Governance Committee.  During the last 2 years, she was the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

    In June 2020, she became a member of the Community Services Sector Audit Committee for the Province of Ontario and is now the Committee’s Vice Chair. Most recently, Ani was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coventree Inc. Prior to that; she was the VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada (P&C). From 1989 to 2002, she worked for Zurich Canada and held various senior positions.
    In November 2016, Ani was selected to be one of Canadian Board Diversity Council's Diversity 50 Board Candidates.
    Ani likes to spend time with her family and friends and has two sons, Christopher and Stephen. She loves to travel, read and volunteer.

  • Michelle Khalili
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    Michelle Khalili

    Michelle Khalili is a Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets at Scotiabank. Prior to that, Michelle was a member of the Private Capital Investment Banking team at CIBC, focused on pension funds, private equity and sovereign wealth funds. Before rejoining CIBC, Michelle spent four years at Goldman Sachs as Head of Equity Capital Markets – Canada and was a member of Goldman Sachs Canada's Board of Directors. Michelle also spent 12 years in the Equity Capital Markets group at CIBC, working on the origination and execution of equity financings in Canada.

    Michelle is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Women's College Hospital, and is a member of their Quality & Academic Committee. Michelle is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Brain Institute and is on the Audit and Finance Committee. Michelle is past Chair of the 100 Women in Finance's Committee in Canada, a global organization of more than 15,000 professionals. Michelle also served as Vice Chair and Board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and as a member of its Human Resources and Pension Committee.

    Michelle has been involved in a number of community initiatives, including the Canadian Women's Foundation Girls Growth Fund, the Royal Ontario Museum – Fact or Fiction Committee and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. She was recognized with an Industry Award for Leadership by Women in Capital Markets, and has received the WCM Executive Coaching Award and the Champions of Change Award.

    Michelle earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and qualified for Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

  • Heather McPherson
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    Heather McPherson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Women's College Hospital

    Heather McPherson is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Women’s College Hospital (WCH). Heather is a highly recognized healthcare executive with extensive experience in clinical, academic and health system leadership. Prior to her role as President & CEO, she served as the hospital’s Executive Vice President of Patient Care and Ambulatory Innovation; where she was at the forefront of shaping and executing hospital strategy and operations.

    Heather is an innovative leader who has been instrumental in establishing clinical programs and services that close the health gaps for patients – not only at Women’s College hospital but throughout the province. With her unparalleled ability to partner across the healthcare system, build high-performance teams and foster a culture of excellence, she has created transformative solutions including the operationalization of WCH’s new building, the implementation of an electronic health record and the evolution of the hospital’s ambulatory model of care.  Throughout her career Heather has focused on the evaluation and improvement of the systems of clinical care delivery and redefining what it means to be a patient: engaged, empowered, and understood.

    Heather is a passionate advocate for a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to health. She is a registered Occupational Therapist and holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Toronto. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

    Heather started her career as an Occupational Therapist at Queensway General Hospital (now Trillium Health Partners) and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She joined Women’s College as Supervisor of Occupational Therapy and Manager of the Multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Program then took on the role of Chief of Health Disciplines at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre. She has gone on to fulfil numerous innovative roles for the organization, including, Director of Interprofessional Education and the Administrative Director of Women & Chronic Diseases.

    Outside of her work at WCH, Heather lends her expertise volunteering with several community organizations and has been a key member of several academic committees at the University of Toronto, working towards greater collaboration between disciplines. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Toronto.

  • Jennifer Price
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    Jennifer Price

    Jennifer Price is the Chief Nursing Executive and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Price holds a PhD and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Toronto and she is a Certified Cardiovascular Nurse with the Canadian Nurses Association. Dr. Price is an Adjunct Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto where she is involved in graduate faculty education.

    Dr. Price's clinical practice is in the area of women and heart disease in Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative, Canada's first and only cardiac rehabilitation program designed and delivered specifically for woman.

    Dr. Price's research interests explore cardiac rehabilitation, women and heart disease. She is interested in interventions which assist women to make healthy lifestyle choices. From a health services perspective her interest is in developing methods of care delivery that improve referral and access for women to cardiac rehabilitation programs and which help women stay engaged in rehabilitation. She recently completed a pilot trial "Exploring the Feasibility, Acceptability and Effectiveness of a Mosque-Based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in South Asian Muslim Women" funded by the Women's Xchange $15K Challenge.

    She is presently co-investigator on the ADAPT – Avoiding Diabetes after Pregnancy Trial – which is funded by the Lawson Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association and CIHR and Development and Usability Testing of HEARTPA♀N: An Integrated Smartphone and Web-Based Intervention for Women with Cardiac Pain also funded by CIHR.

  • Lisa Robinson
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    Lisa Robinson

    Dr. Lisa Robinson is Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations, and Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Medical Science, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  She is a Staff Physician and former Head, Division of Nephrology, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Dr. Robinson is Senior Scientist in the Program in Cell Biology at the SickKids Research Institute and holder of a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 in Vascular Inflammation and Kidney Injury.

    Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Toronto, trained in Internal Medicine at Toronto General Hospital, and completed her residency in Paediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. She received her Paediatric Nephrology training at Duke University and during this time she pursued basic research training in the Departments of Immunology and Medicine, focused on exploring the mechanisms by which the immune system contributes to progressive kidney disease and to cardiovascular disease.  Her research program integrates molecular biology, cell biology, advanced microscopic, and biochemical approaches with experimental models of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and kidney injury.

    Dr. Robinson is the founder and director of Kids Science, a SickKids Research Institute program which provides opportunities for middle- and high-school students to improve their understanding of science and technology, and to make positive educational and career choices. Kids Science targets youth who do not have equal exposure to science and technology awareness experiences, including patients with chronic illnesses at SickKids, students from Northeastern Ontario, and students from Toronto’s underserved communities. In 2014, she launched the Student Advancement Research (StAR) Program, a SickKids summer research program for high school students from underserved communities.

    Dr. Robinson has served on many scientific, career advancement, and advocacy committees committed to child health and kidney health. These include the Society for Pediatric Research Council, the Research and Career Development Committees of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), and Scientific Program Committees of ASPN and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association. As a member of the American Society of Nephrology, she served on the Innovation and Discovery Taskforce, the Career Advancement Committee, and most recently the Health Equity and Justice Committee.

    As Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations, Dr. Robinson leads the Faculty’s academic strategic planning, oversees academic affairs, and serves as the decanal lead for the Faculty’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

  • Maya Roy
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    Maya Roy

    Maya Roy is the CEO of YWCA Canada. Maya is a diversity specialist with 20 years of experience in a variety of sectors in public policy development, public health, adult education and social work. She has extensive experience working in marginalized and disadvantaged communities and has worked internationally with NGOs to support human rights and violence prevention. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Newcomer Women's Services Toronto, where she held the position for 7 years. Ms. Roy is the winner of the 2013 CASSA Gender Advocate Award and the Toronto Community Foundation's Vital People award in 2014.  

  • Debbie Simpson
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    Debbie Simpson

    Debbie Simpson is an accomplished senior executive with experience in large public company and emerging fast-paced growth environments in the consumer-packaged products and manufacturing space. She is a trusted partner to CEO’s, executive leadership & Boards, in addition to being a champion of growing and developing talent. Debbie has extensive executive experience with core competencies in transformation and strategic leadership and proven depth in financial management, acquisition deal management and integration, fund raising, transformational projects and corporate governance, she also has corporate and not-for-profit Board experience.

    Previously, Debbie was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., she was responsible for leading the finance organization of approximately 350 people across Canada and the US. During her twelve years at MLF Debbie held progressively senior positions and worked on a number of transformational and strategic initiative. These included the completion of a manufacturing footprint transformation, disposition of the Company’s bakery business and the associated resizing of the company’s cost base, redefining corporate strategy and direction to unlock and improve shareholder value and building growth through a strategic shift in the core business to a higher value sustainable business proposition. She also led a number of strategic acquisitions aligned to new growth platforms for the Company.

    Debbie has been consistently acknowledged by her colleagues for her approach and style in working with them on complex and difficult issues and her pragmatic approach to problem solving. Throughout her career Debbie has been a passionate advocate for advancing women in the workplace and in her community with a focus on health and education. She is widely recognized as a relationship builder.

    Before joining Maple Leaf, Ms. Simpson was Vice President and Treasurer for Vincor International Inc. During her tenure at Vincor, Debbie worked on several business acquisitions, equity and debt transactions, and the ultimate sale of the company to Constellation Brands.

    Prior to moving to Canada in 2000, Debbie lived and worked in Scotland. She began her career with Ernst & Young and obtained her professional designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accountancy as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

    Debbie currently lives in Toronto with her husband; Colin and two children; Oliver (17) and Abbie (14). She volunteers her time as the Board Chair of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and of Havergal College. She is also a Board member and the Audit Committee Chair for an OTPP portfolio company.

  • Leslie Woo
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    Leslie Woo

    Leslie Woo is a respected leader with over 25 years of experience building sustainable communities and shaping urban growth in Canada’s fastest-growing urban region, greater Toronto. Leslie assumed the role of CEO at CivicAction in September 2020. A premier civic engagement organization that convenes established and rising leaders from all sectors, backgrounds and experiences, CivicAction catalyzes actions and impactful solutions to address pressing challenges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and beyond.

    Before joining CivicAction, Leslie was at Metrolinx for over a decade including her time as Metrolinx’s Chief Planning Officer. Leslie is a tri-sector athlete with experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors as well as her experience as a planner, architect and community activator. An accomplished leader, Leslie was named One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017 by WXN, Spacing Toronto’s Transit Changemaker in 2016 and Canada’s Women’s Infrastructure Network’s 2015 Outstanding Leader. Founder of shebuildscities.org, Leslie uses her voice and platform to amplify and celebrate other women city builders.

  • Talia Zenlea
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    Talia Zenlea

    Dr. Zenlea received her medical degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her residency in internal Medicine at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident, followed by 3 years of subspecialty training in gastroenterology at Harvard University/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she had a clinical focus in inflammatory bowel diseases. Thereafter, she joined the faculty at Brown University as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Alpert Medical School, and acted as the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative.

    Dr. Zenlea joined the Division of Gastroenterology at Women's College Hospital in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She was appointed the Associate Program Director for the GI Training Program in 2018, and serves as the Regional Lead for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Endoscopy at Cancer Care Ontario. She has been an Executive of the Medical Staff Association since 2017, and the Vice President since 2021.  She is otherwise a full-time clinician, with a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease, particularly in pregnancy. 

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