Board of Directors

Terry Leon is the CEO of Leon’s Furniture Limited, which is a retailer of furniture, appliances and electronics. The divisions housed under the parent corporation are:Leon’s Furniture; The Brick; United Furniture Warehouse; The Brick Mattress Store; Appliance Canada and Midnorthern Appliance.

Terry has held various positions within Leon’s Furniture Limited. He was appointed Corporate Counsel in 1984; Vice President, CFO and Secretary in 1989; became President on May 13, 2002 and CEO on May 12, 2005. When Leon’s Furniture Limited completed its acquisition of The Brick on March 28, 2013, Terry became the CEO for both divisions and continued with responsibilities as President of the Leon’s division. On June 17, 2015, Terry passed on his reign as President but retained his role as CEO of the parent corporation.

Terry graduated from law school at the University Of Western Ontario in 1976, was called to the Bar and has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1978.

Terry is a member of the board of directors of the Humber River Hospital and he also serves on the Board Quality Assurance Committee.

 

Frank Fazzariis the managing Partner of Fazzari + Partners LLP, Chartered Accountants, responsible for strategic planning and setting goals and objectives. He is also responsible for providing assurance, tax, and special services to private enterprise clients globally.

Frank is a member of the Board and serves as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. He is the past Chair of the Humber River Hospital Foundation.

Frank has published articles in trade journals and other forms of news media including the Globe and Mail. With over 30 years of experience in business and community affairs, he is actively involved in promoting and maintaining standards within the CPA community.

Frank graduated from York University with BBA in 1998 and articled with a national accounting firm.

 

Jack Kay is Vice-Chair and Past-President & CEO of Apotex Inc., the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company. With more than 50 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Kay is highly regarded for his leadership and business acumen. Mr. Kay has served as a Board Member for a variety of charitable organizations, and is Past-Chair of the Board of the International Schizophrenia Foundation. Mr. Kay was also a board member of the TSE & NYSE listed companies.

The 2017 AGM marked a return to the Board of Humber River Hospital for Mr. Kay: his past service includes being the Chair of the Board in 2005 when the Government of Ontario approved the redevelopment plans for our new hospital.

Mr. Kay and wife Pat have a relationship with our hospital that goes back more than 35 years. Long-time friends of Humber River Hospital, the Emergency Psychiatric Unit in the Humber Emergency Department is named in honour of their financial support for our hospital, and in recognition of their background in nursing. Pat being a registered nurse, and Jack a registered psychiatric nurse.

Mr. Kay also served as Co-Chair of the Humber River Hospital Foundation’s Capital Campaign Cabinet in support of the new hospital project. In that role he was the driving force behind Apotex Inc.’s $10 million donation to the Campaign.

 

Bruce Levitt is the President of Levitt-Safety Limited in Oakville. With over 350 employees, Levitt-Safety offers a vast array of fire and safety services, products and expertise to its industrial sector clients looking to address their fire, safety and environmental challenges. It Has been honoured as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies since 2012.

Bruce’s previous experience includes time as a Board Member of HSE Integrated, Canada’s largest publicly traded provider of health and safety services to the oil and gas industry. He has also served as Marketing Manager for Orr Safety Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, earning the highest academic grades in class for both years, while also serving as Class President. Bruce has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario in London.

Mr. Levitt has been very active in the Ontario and International Chapters of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) – a global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders. It has over 24,000 members in more than 130 countries. He is a former Board Member of, and a former President of, the Toronto French School Alumni Association.

 

A senior finance executive with 25 years of global experience in the private and public sectors, Carole Malo is a Principal of Stratford Ventures. Stratford Ventures is an independent project development and financing consultancy specialized in providing strategic advice and support to public and private sector sponsors in the infrastructure, energy and public-private partnerships.

Carole’s professional career has focused on the development and financing large and complex projects across a wide range of sectors . She has held senior executive positions with Infrastructure Ontario, Aecon Group, Hydro-Quebec and SNC Lavalin Capital.

Carole has served on a number of public, private and not-for-profit sector boards and strategic and finance committees including the Hamilton Utilities Corporation, the United Way (Women Gaining Ground), the Massey Centre for Women, the Thornhill Golf and Country Club and the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto.

Carole currently serves on the National Energy Board, the Advisory Board of TOK Transit Limited Board and the Humber River Hospital Board.

Among her many qualifications, Carole holds a B.A.A. Finance (Hons) from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montréal, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a Canadian Board Diversity Council 2016 Fellow in Board Governance. She speaks English and French fluently, as well as Spanish at an intermediate level.

 

Barb holds the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for all global human resources, communications and marketing across Scotiabank.

Barb brings a Bank-wide perspective to a new role. Prior to this appointment in November 2013, Barb held the positions of Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, Canada; and Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service.

She joined the Bank in 1982 and has held progressively senior positions in retail banking, credit cards, marketing, sales and service, and wealth management.

Barb graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, and was recognized as the 2012 Alumni of the Year. She is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program. She sits on the board of Bayview Glen School, the board of the Humber River Hospital as well as a variety of the Bank’s internal subsidiary boards.

 

Eva is a visionary and an entrepreneur. She has owned and managed two multimillion-dollar manufacturing companies; one in auto parts industry and more recently Screenco Manufacturing Ltd, a roll forming and screen assembly company.

Eva transformed Screenco from a local small business to a state-of –the-art leader by modernizing operations, bringing in professional team, keeping abreast of trends and innovating products. A risk taking entrepreneur she expanded Screenco to US and to international markets.

A leader by example Eva is a passionate believer in lifelong learning and continuous improvement. She mentored employees and university students, inspiring them to think outside the box and to excel in all they do.

As a savvy entrepreneur, Eva has an ability to identify and seize opportunities, turning opportunities into successful businesses. She believes that excellence comes from unrelenting perseverance and hard work.

In 2013 she was nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award.

Eva was the first woman President of Canadian Window and Door Manufacturing Association (Fenestration Canada). She also served as Treasurer.

Eva served on the Board of Directors of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Community Foundation of Greater Toronto and Cambridge Foundation. She raised funds for UJA and was on a Board of Governors of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Eva volunteered at University of Toronto’s Integrated Management Course where she guided students in developing solid management skills. In the community, she supported a variety of charitable organizations.

She was a member of Young Presidents Organization and is currently a member World Presidents Organization.

Eva is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

 

Joan Smart is a Legal and Compliance executive with an extensive regulatory and litigation background. Her expertise includes designing and implementing effective compliance and ethics programs for a large publicly traded financial institution with 85,000 employees and operations in over 50 countries. She is an experienced manager of large global teams and change management, and is a regulatory advisor to executive management and boards.

Joan is a former Senior Vice-President, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer (CCO), for Scotiabank. In the newly created global CCO position, she was responsible for establishing, and directing the execution of, a strategy for effectively managing compliance risk across the Scotiabank group of companies that was aligned with the corporate goals. In 2009 also became the Chief Regulatory Officer for Scotiabank, responsible for managing the relationship with the Bank’s primary regulators.

From 1991 to 1996 Joan served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. Her responsibilities included chairing hearings and writing decisions on complex enforcement, regulatory and policy matters, including with respect to market conduct, take-over bids and corporate governance. She managed legal actions involving the OSC and acted as a legal advisor for staff; and actively participating in Commission policy making Joan is a published author of administrative law, securities and litigation texts, and is a past-director of the Proudfoot House for women in transition from incarceration.

 

Mrs. Stenzler currently serves as a Director on the Board of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. and YPO Ontario Gold and has extensive experience as a senior operating executive in healthcare, retailing and consumer packaged goods. Prior to establishing Rochelle Stenzler Consulting in 2004, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchlogic Corporation. Previously, as President, International Operations for TLC Laser Eye Centers Inc., Rochelle served as co-COO of a $300 million laser vision correction business. In 1997, Rochelle was named President of Revlon Canada Inc. where she played a key role in the company’s restructuring. Between 1976 and 1988 Mrs. Stenzler held increasingly more responsible and senior positions in the pharmacy sector rising to Senior Vice President Operations at Pharma Plus Drugmarts Ltd. In 1992 she was named President and General Manager of Pharma Plus, a position she held until 1997.

Rochelle is also an active volunteer on the World President’s Organization Board, where she currently serves as Treasurer.

Rochelle is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a BSc.Phm and the Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors, with an ICD.D.

Rochelle is Chair of HRH’s Nominating/Governance Committee and a member of the Finance and Innovation and Transformation Committees.

 

Bruce is a Partner with Deloitte, and a leader in its Monitor Deloitte strategy consulting practice. He brings over 20 years of experience working with executive management teams to shape and execute their strategic and growth agendas, including extensive M&A and post-merger integration work. Bruce has worked across a broad range of industries, most particularly financial services and wealth management, as well as pharmaceuticals, fast moving consumer goods and telecommunications. Based in Canada, Bruce has also worked extensively in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.

Bruce is proud to have served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the Hicks-Dellcrest Centre.

Bruce earned a BCom from Queen’s and an MBA from Harvard.

 

After a distinguished 28-year career with Hewlett-Packard, a leading global technology solutions provider, in June, 2012, Paul decided to take an early retirement from operational leadership, enabling him to expand his work as a seasoned board director.

Tsaparis was appointed Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Vice-President of Technology Support, Americas in March 2010. He led the Americas organization to maximize support services on all HP products, create differentiated support offerings and help the company deliver a superior client experience. Paul also developed and implemented end-to-end, best-in-class programs through HP’s channel partner network, optimizing market penetration and high-value service delivery.

Before taking on the Americas leadership role, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. from September 1998 to April 2010, assuming leadership for all aspects of the company’s operations in Canada, adding distinctive value to the customers, partners and communities it served, Tsaparis joined HP in 1984 and has held progressively senior appointments including Telecommunications General Manager, General Manager for HP Consulting and, prior to his CEO appointment, Vice-President, Computer Organization. He also worked and studied internationally, attending the Co-operative Japanese and Business Society Program in Tokyo with the Council of International Educational Exchange.

Paul’s board service work and community leadership has been wide-ranging. He is Past Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Past Chair of the ITAC Board of Governors, Paul is currently a board member of Humber River Hospital, Greenwood College School, Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, a past member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, past Chair of Third Brigade, a security software company and past director of AcuityAds(TSXV). He is a member of the WPO/YPO and Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he was honoured in 2004 with an alumni award for his contributions to the School, and is also a member of the York University Board of Governors. In January, 2013, Paul was appointed, ‘Executive-in-Residence’ at the Schulich School of Business.

He holds an MBA from York University in Toronto and an undergraduate degree in science and economics from the University of Toronto. In addition, Paul was honoured in the University of Toronto’s 175th Anniversary ‘Great Minds for a Great Future’ Campaign as one of 100 people recognized with this special distinction. He is a past recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award – a national program that honours Canadians under the age of 40 who have achieved a significant level of success and a 2013 recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honouring significant achievements and contributions of Canadians.

 

Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a distinguished leader and expert in securities and capital markets regulation. With over 30 years of experience as a senior regulator and executive, Susan now serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards and advisory committees. She is also Senior Advisor to Aird & Berlis in the firm’s corporate finance, capital markets and corporate governance practice.

Most recently, Susan led the merger of two industry self regulatory bodies and served as the founding President & CEO of the then newly created Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) from 2007 – 2014. Previously, she worked in progressively senior roles at the Ontario Securities Commission from 1983 – 2007 including as Acting Chair, Vice-Chair, General Counsel and Head of International Affairs, representing the OSC on various international committees and at conferences.

Susan is currently a Governor of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Chair of the board of the Aequitas NEO Exchange and is a board member of the Laurentian Bank of Canada and of Aecon Group Inc. She also serves on several not-for-profit boards and advisory committees including the Humber River Hospital, the Global Risk Institute, the C.D. Howe National Advisory Council and Ryerson University’s Dean’s Advisory Council, TRSM.

Susan obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 and her ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors in 2004.

She was awarded the Osgoode Hall Alumni Award for Achievement in 2011.

 

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of Ben Machine Products Company Incorporated, a large manufacturer of cutting edge aerospace and defense components in the Greater Toronto Area. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Ontario Aerospace Council. Michael has been a lawyer for over 20 years, practicing in the area of corporate law and commercial litigation. He is the author of three published books and has taught at various Ontario institutions. Most importantly, he is committed to the community. He is founder of the York Region Cycling Coalition, a group committed to improving cycling safety in the community, and a committee member on the hospital foundation’s Team Revolution.

 

Dr. Andrew Meikle is extremely passionate about contributing to increasing social, physical, emotional and mental/intellectual health and well being.

Dr. Meikle is a healthcare executive who has dedicated his professional life to supporting healthcare doctors and their teams to perform at the highest level so that they can deliver exceptional patient care. He is currently CEO of Canada Heathcare partners.

As a practicing entrepreneurial dentist for twenty years, he realized early on that the business function in healthcare practices can impede or enhance clinical objectives, treatment outcomes and the patient experience. To that end he co-founded Dental Corporation of Canada, now the largest network of leading dental practitioners and clinics in Canada with over 300 locations across the country and one Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies since 2014. He also co-founded DC Institute an e-learning platform committed to furthering excellence in dentistry.

Andrew’s education includes an MBA (The Rotman School of Management, UofT), a DDS (Howard University) and a BSc. (Western University). He also has graduated from the Directors Education Program (UofT) and holds an ICD.D designation.

Dr. Meikle became a Director of the Humber River Hospital Board in June 2018 and serves on the Quality Assurance Committee. He previously served as a Board Director at Dental Corp and Novadent (a Birchill Private Equity company) and on the Advisory Board of DC Institute.

 

Gary is a Partner at Capco, a global business and technology management consulting firm. His experience extends across wealth and investment management, banking, brokerage, and financial planning. Gary has held executive roles including COO, Head of National Sales, Chief Compliance Officer, Product Management, Head of Wealth Operations, Head of Americas Region. Gary holds a Masters degree in mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

 

  • Barbara Collins (President & CEO)
  • Dr. Michael Gardam (Chief of Staff)
  • Dr. Jamie Spiegelman (President, Medical Staff Association)
  • Vanessa Burkoski (Chief Nursing Executive)

 

Board Policies & Procedures are available upon request from the Board Secretary at 416.242.1000 x82109.