Altaf Stationwala was appointed President and CEO of Mackenzie Health in 2010. Under his leadership, Mackenzie Health received Accreditation Canada’s Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, as well as numerous awards for its commitment to safety and quality patient care, and approval to build the organization’s second hospital – Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Altaf is proud to be guiding the transformation of care at Mackenzie Health through the creation of an Innovation Unit. This first-in-Canada project features a unique integration of advanced technology into the delivery of care through a living laboratory, where innovations are developed, evaluated and adopted at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, as well as the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and at the health system level. Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, Altaf held the positions of Senior Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, Site Executive - Brampton Civic Hospital and Vice-President, Patient Services at the William Osler Health Centre. In 2007, Altaf was presented with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives Canada's Outstanding Young Health Executive of the Year Award for his demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of the country's health system. He has a diverse educational background with undergraduate degrees in Economics, Geography and Business Administration, as well as a Masters in Health Administration. Altaf is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and a member of several national and provincial not-for-profit Boards of Directors.
Richard Tam is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mackenzie Health. Richard is responsible for numerous portfolios at Mackenzie Health including Clinical Support Services, Support Services, Clinical Utilization and Quality Based Procedures, Finance & Information Management, Information Communication, Automation and Technology (ICAT), Transformation and Innovation. Previously, he was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services, responsible for Capital Projects, Financial Services, Information Technology, Information Management Decision Support, Business Development, Payroll, Parking, Case Costing, Support Services and Procurement. With more than 20 years of healthcare related experience, Richard has held various senior leadership roles in different hospitals. He plays a pivotal role in implementing financial best practices, developing strategies, new business models and actively participates in various committees in the health sector and local community. In 2016 , Richard was the recipient of the Innovation in Healthcare Leadership award from the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders. Richard holds an MBA from York University, a BSc from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Ray ArcherBoard Chair
Ray Archer has been involved in the information systems security business for over 25 years. He is the Past Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank. Ray led a global team of information security professionals in safeguarding the organization's information assets in over 55 countries. Prior to joining Scotiabank as Forensics Investigator with Corporate Security in 1998, Ray spent 23 years with the RCMP, where he was involved in complex technical investigations involving commercial/technological crimes. Ray has a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) designations. He is also Chair of the Mackenzie Innovative Institute (Mi2).
Dr. Aviv Gladman, BASc, MASc, MD, P.Eng, FRCPCDirector
Dr. Gladman is a licensed electrical and medical engineer who was mystified by the disconnect between clinicians and technology, and went on to train in critical care medicine. He has a leadership role in applied innovation as Chief Medical Information Officer at Mackenzie Health, and expertise in intelligent workflow automation, the Real Time Health System and the Internet of Healthcare Things, and disruptive change.
Margaret Stuart is Vice President, Global Sales Programs at BlackBerry. She was previously the Managing Director for BlackBerry Canada. Margaret joined BlackBerry in 2014 from SAP where she served as Vice President, North American Business Development. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in sales, product management and development with technology companies including SAP, Longview Solutions and Siemens Healthcare (now Cerner). As Vice President Global Programs, Margaret is responsible for BlackBerry’s Business Development initiatives, sales training, and sales recruitment. As Managing Director, BlackBerry Canada, Margaret led the transformation of the organization in 2014 and grew software revenues by 395%. At SAP Canada Inc. as Vice President of Sales, Margaret led the growth of the Analytics and Technology Division. By 2012, the division accounted for over 60 per cent of SAP Canada’s license revenues. Prior to joining SAP, Margaret was the North American Vice President of Sales at Longview Solutions, where she grew the firm’s revenues by over 600%. Margaret holds a BA in Computer Science from Trinity College in Dublin. She is also a graduate of The Judy Project, a leadership forum in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Rob Devitt is a father and husband who enjoys a wide range of activities and sports. He is an adventure traveler having spent time trekking in many countries. He also plays recreational hockey, runs, cycles, scuba dives, skis and is an amateur photographer. He recently retired after serving eleven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto East General Hospital. He has been appointed to assist a number of other hospitals in Ontario including serving as a Supervisor and Peer Reviewer. In 2009, Rob was appointed to serve as interim CEO of eHealth Ontario to turn around the struggling organization. Prior to joining TEGH, Rob was the President and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he led the integration and merger of 2 separate hospitals and was also successful in securing Government approval for the development of a new replacement hospital in Peterborough. Rob is a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation. He is Certified Health Executive and in 2014 was the recipient of the CCHL Mentorship Award. Rob was recently elected to serve on the Board of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and currently sits on the Ontario Post-Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board. He has a Bachelors degree from Queen’s University and a Masters degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Health Executive.
Robert Fox is the Director of Healthcare at Cisco Canada and responsible for the transformation of how healthcare is delivered across Canada and improving patient experiences through technology. Cisco in Canada is a leading operation for Cisco worldwide and also a proving ground for the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. Prior to joining Cisco in 2014, he was with St. Michael’s Hospital for 20 years holding leadership positions in the areas of Laboratory Medicine, Corporate Performance & Strategy and finally as the Vice President of Planning and Operations. Robert played a crucial role during that time spearheading key projects such as the first fully automated hospital laboratory in Canada, the integration of Wellesley Hospital into St. Michael’s and leading the designated acute care centre during SARs. He also oversaw the planning, approval, design and construction of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the planning and approval of the new patient care tower and redevelopment currently under construction at St. Michael’s. He has advised the Ontario Ministry of Health on topics of Capital Infrastructure Planning and funding formula for Hospitals. Robert has also published a number of book chapters, articles and is a prominently featured speaker on topics of quality, operations and strategy in healthcare. Robert believes that Cisco is one of very few companies capable of catalyzing the optimization of Canada’s healthcare system.
Michael Weber is the Head of Business Development for Philips Canada. Michael’s previous roles within Philips include Director of Imaging and the Director of Strategic Business. Michael’s current role requires him to fully integrate new Philips healthcare businesses into the Canadian market. Either by acquisition or by internal product development, Michael draws upon his knowledge or 25 years of healthcare market experience to develop the strategy, implementation and the successful integration of these businesses into the Philips Canada portfolio. Michael also leads the research and development program for Philips within the Canadian market. He has developed and has oversight to over 16 separate Master Research Agreement relationships with academic sites across Canada with product and program developmental focus varying from imaging and interventional device guidance through to population health and the management of big data. These Master Research Agreements have led to a number of new product introductions. Michael is a strong advocate for promoting innovation in the Canadian health care system.