Board of Directors


These dedicated volunteers from the business and professional communities advise the Foundation and demonstrate exceptional leadership in philanthropy.


Frank Techar, Foundation Chair
Chief Operating Officer, BMO Financial Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

Frank was appointed COO of BMO Financial Group on November 1, 2013, with overall accountability for BMO’s Personal and Commercial and Wealth businesses as well as the bank’s retail distribution channels, serving more than nine million customers. Frank is also accountable for overseeing aspects of marketing, technology and operations.

Frank began his career with BMO Financial Group in the Corporate Banking Division in 1984, holding a variety of senior management positions in Canada, the US and the United Kingdom. He led the bank’s US Personal and Commercial business from 2002 to 2006, as President and CEO of BMO’s Chicago-based Harris Bankcorp, Inc., now BMO Harris Bank. In 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of the Personal and Commercial banking businesses in Canada. He is a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s Board of Trustees and served on the Campaign Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. He has also chaired the annual giving campaign for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; is a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago; and is a member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association. A native of Minnesota, Frank earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Princeton University in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Denver in 1983.

Frank joined the Hospital Board in 2010. He chaired the Planning and Construction Committee, was a member of the Research and Education Committee and is currently a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. He became Chair of the Foundation Board in February 2015 and is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

John Barford, Foundation Vice Chair
President, Valleydene Corp. Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 2007

John is President of Valleydene Corp., a private investment holding company based in Toronto. He is the former Chairman of GSW Inc., a manufacturer of domestic and commercial water heaters. John is the Chairman of the Toronto Foundation and sits on the Advisory Boards of InvestEco Funds and KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund. He has served on numerous public and private company boards, and is currently a Trustee of Trinity College School and the Bickle Foundation. He is a member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO).

John is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet and has led fundraising efforts for the Chair in Homelessness, Housing and Health, and the Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

John M. Cassaday, C.M., Foundation Vice Chair

Joined Foundation Board: 2004

Co-Chair, Inspire 2018 Capital Campaign

John was the founding President and CEO of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus is a Canadian leader in radio and specialty television and owns Nelvana, a world leading producer of animated programming and related products. Prior to Corus, John was President of CTV and of the Campbell Soup Company in Canada and the UK. John sits on the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial, Sysco Corp., Irving Oil, Spin Master, Inc. and Sleep Country. He was a past director of J. M. Schneider Corp. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. He was the Chair of the 1995 United Way Campaign for Metro Toronto. John was honoured in 1998 by the Rotman School of Management as one of their most distinguished alumni.

John was Chair of the Board of St. Michael’s Hospital from 2004-2006. He has been involved in every Foundation capital campaign, from chairing the first campaign cabinet to co-chairing Inspire 2018. John is currently leading fundraising efforts for St. Michael’s Centre for Urban Health Solutions.

Allan Donald, Foundation Treasurer
Partner, Deloitte

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

Al has held a number of leadership positions at Deloitte, including 10 years on the firm’s National Executive team where he held a number of key marketplace roles. He was also a member of the firm’s Global Brand team that led the development and roll out of a global brand strategy. He currently leads Deloitte’s relationships with some of the firm’s largest international clients in the manufacturing and consumer business industries and is a frequently quoted thought leader and speaker on corporate reporting. For the past five years, Al has led the development and execution of a rock band competition in support of the United Way. Al has a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a BComm degree from the University of Windsor and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.

A former member of the President’s Council, Allan has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2010 and is now Treasurer for the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Robert J. Howard, Foundation Vice Chair
President & CEO, St. Michael’s

Joined Foundation Board: 1998

Robert (Bob) Howard, President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital, is a cardiologist with a passion for excellence in health care management. His vision for quality improvement and innovation is a cornerstone of the hospital’s strategic plan and his work in this area is setting the benchmark across Ontario.

Under Bob’s leadership, St. Michael’s officially opened the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Keenan Research Centre. The hospital has also begun construction on a major transformation, which includes the 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower and extensive renovations such as the expanded state-of-the-art Slaight Family Emergency Department. This revitalization of the hospital’s facilities will position St. Michael’s to be the premier critical care hospital in Canada.

Bob is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. Bob is also active in the broader health care community. Notable examples include his roles as Chair of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) and executive member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). He is also a board member for the Michener Institute of Technology, the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and the Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO-MRA).

Bob has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, a medical degree from McMaster University and an executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Jane Humphreys, Foundation Vice Chair

Joined Foundation Board: 2008

Jane’s extensive volunteer experience involved leading initiatives for the Canadian Women’s Club of London; the Toronto International Art Fair; Upper Canada College; Mayfair; and the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. She serves as a director on the boards of the Canadian Art Foundation and the Foundation Fighting Blindness where she has chaired a number of fundraising events.

Jane has been Chair of the Donor Recognition Committee since 2011 and is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. She co-chaired the Women’s Team, raising over $3 million for a Chair in Women’s Health and continues to work with the Women’s Team to raise funds for the Emergency Department. Her professional career, which has focused on labour relations and human resources, includes management positions with the Oshawa Group, Domtar Chemicals Group and Consumers Gas. Jane holds a Master’s of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.

L. Alayne Metrick
President, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 1995

Alayne has headed the Foundation for over two decades now. In fiscal year 2014/15, St. Michael’s Foundation completed the most successful fundraising year in its history, raising $53.2 million in total revenue for St. Michael’s Hospital – a remarkable increase over the $3.5 million per year when Alayne joined. All of the capital campaigns for the hospital she has led have exceeded target. The most recent and most ambitious, Inspire 2018, had a goal of $210 million and raised $235 million.

The Foundation has experienced a fundraising first in North America, with 100% physician participation in all capital campaigns to date.

In 2002, Alayne received her Fellow’s designation (FAHP) from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and she is one of only 20 people in Canada who hold this designation. She has received many awards over the years acknowledging her expertise and dedication, including the prestigious Community of Service Award from St. Michael’s Hospital and, in 2005, the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraiser of the Year Award. Previously, Alayne was president of Centenary Hospital Foundation for nine years.


Tony Arrell
Chairman, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

Co-Chair, Inspire 2018 Capital Campaign

Tony was involved in the founding of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. in 1991 and became the CEO and controlling shareholder in late 1992. Prior to joining Burgundy, Tony had a 22-year career in which he served as: analyst at Gardiner Watson; Director of Research at Wood Gundy; and CEO of Wood Gundy’s activities in the United States. Most recently, he was Chairman and CEO of Midland Walwyn. He assisted in the formation of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and was on its original Board of Directors. He is a past director of both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Investment Dealers Association and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Toronto CFA Society.

Tony has a long association with the Canadian Opera Company and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has won a number of awards for his outstanding service to the community. Tony earned a BSc from the University of Guelph and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Tony is past Chair of the Board of the St. Michael’s Foundation. He served on the Hospital Board from 2001 to 2012 as a member and Chair of the Pension Sub-Committee and as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Lloyd Barbara
Senior Vice President & Director, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 1999

Lloyd joined Burgundy in 1994 and has over 45 years of experience in the pension and investment management field. In his early career, Lloyd worked for William M. Mercer Ltd. and Confederation Life where he led the national marketing operation on behalf of Confed Investment Counselling Ltd. Over the years, Lloyd has been active in numerous non-profit organizations. He is a past director and current member of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and a past director of Dignitas International and the CNIB.

Lloyd has been a member of all our campaign cabinets and a supporter of the Urban Angel Golf Classic. Lloyd was influential in helping St. Michael’s obtain vital support from the Rotary Club of Toronto for innovative projects including: the Rotary Club of Toronto Transition Centre for the Homeless in St. Michael’s Emergency Department; and the Rotary Infirmary at Seaton House. He is also a member of the St. Michael’s Foundation Audit and Finance Committee, and a member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Investment Committee.

Gregory S. Belton, C.M.
Executive Chairman, Hub International HKMB|Ontario

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

At age 29, Greg and a partner purchased Muntz & Beatty Inc. By 2007 the firm, then known as HKMB, had grown to become the largest privately owned commercial insurance brokerage in Canada. In January 2008 Greg and his partners sold the firm to HUB International and are now part of the senior management team of HUB. Greg is Chairman of HKMB HUB International. From 2004 to 2006, Greg was also the Chairman of US-based Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefits group. Greg is an active leader in his community. He has been involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award since 1992. In 1994, as National President, he launched the Charter for Business which, to date, has generated corporate donations exceeding $12 million for “at risk” youth programs across Canada. In November of 2007, Greg was appointed Chairman of the International Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Association based in London, a position previously held by the founder, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Greg is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet and a supporter of the John David Eaton Chair for Multiple Sclerosis.

David Cooper, CFA
Internal Wholesaler, Manulife Investments

Joined Foundation Board: 2016

Co-Chair, St. Michael’s Young Leaders

David is an internal wholesaler at Manulife Investments, working with investment advisors and financial planners, and recommending investment instruments for clients. David worked at Manulife Asset Management as an Institutional Sales Associate on the Canadian Sales and Relationship Management Team. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University and is a CFA Charter holder.

David’s affiliation with St. Michael’s began in 2012 when he joined the St. Michael’s Young Leaders, taking on a variety of leadership roles that currently includes Co-Chair.

Julie Di Lorenzo
President, Diamante Urban Corp.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Julie is a leading Toronto builder and a prominent voice for the real estate development industry. She has served as President and Executive of the Board of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association; and on the Board of Tarion, which administers the Ontario New Home Warranty Program. Julie serves on the York School Board, and recently enjoys serving as Board Member and mentor for The Next 36, which helps launch the careers of Canada's most promising undergraduates.

Some of the outstanding Toronto condominium buildings she has been responsible for developing were winners of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Project of the Year for three consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment by a single builder. Julie led Toronto's development boom following the recession of the early '90s with One Balmoral, followed by landmark projects that include Two Roxborough St. East, 801 Bay St. Domus in Yorkville, Phoebe on Queen, as well as One City Hall, one of the largest residential projects built in Toronto in its time. Recent accomplishments include the Florian project, which broke ground in summer 2009 and is one of the standout residential projects to obtain construction financing in the difficult climate of 2009. It completed occupancy in 2012 and is reputed to be "one of Toronto's most beautiful buildings." The Diamond project in North York launched in 2015.

Julie was a member of the Hospital Board from 2006 to 2015, serving on the Planning and Construction, Research and Education, and Quality and Academic Affairs Committees.

William Downe
CEO, BMO Financial Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

Co-Chair, Inspire 2018 Capital Campaign

Bill was appointed CEO of BMO Financial Group in March 2007. Since joining the Bank in 1983, he has held a variety of senior management positions in Canada and the US. Bill is a director of ManpowerGroup Inc. and is on the Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees. He is a director of Catalyst Inc. and serves as Chair of Catalyst’s Canadian Advisory Board. He is a member of the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders; a member of the Economic Club of Chicago; and Past President of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council. Bill is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Mayor of Beijing (IBLAC) and a member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Bill holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. In 2003, he received the Rotman Distinguished Business Alumni Award from Rotman.

Bill is a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Executive Committee, and a Co-chair of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital.

The Honourable Nicole C. Eaton
Senator (Ontario)

Joined Foundation Board: 2002

Appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2009, Nicky has a long history of volunteerism and patronage of the charitable sector. Presently, she is Director and Vice-Chair of the National Ballet of Canada and Chair of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. In addition to her significant philanthropic work, Nicky is also a member and supporter of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party, where she has been a chair of several leadership conventions. Previously, Nicky has served in varying capacities on a number of other organizations, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the George R. Gardiner Museum, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Stratford Festival of Canada. Nicky is the co-author of two books, In a Canadian Garden and At Home in Canada.

Nicky is the former Vice-Chair of St. Michael’s Foundation, a member of the Foundation’s Donor Recognition Committee and a supporter of the campaign to renovate our Ophthalmology Clinic, part of Inspire 2018.

Timothy K. Griffin
Chairman, Connor, Clark and Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 1992

Tim is Chairman of Connor, Clark and Lunn Private Capital Ltd. His career includes 15 years at Royal Trust/Royal Bank culminating in his role as President and CEO of the institutional fund management operation. Tim spent 10 years in the consulting and book publishing businesses. He is actively involved in several community organizations, including Ridley College Foundation in St. Catharines, where he is a trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors of the Bishop’s University Foundation.

Tim served as Chair of the Foundation for five years; co-chaired the Urban Angel Campaign from 1996-1998; and was a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the “It all starts with caring.” campaign. He was Co-Chair, Leadership Gifts for the “Advancing care. Every day.” campaign and is currently chairing the campaign to renovate our Ophthalmology Clinic, part of Inspire 2018.

Gwen Harvey
Founder and President, Bridgewater Family Wealth Services

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

For over 30 years, Gwen has worked with families facing the complexities inherent in multi-generational wealth. A BComm graduate, Gwen is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP); a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU); and a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). In conjunction with her family foundation, Gwen attended the Rockefeller Foundation’s Philanthropy Workshop. She serves as a director of the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation; a Heritage Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum; a director of St. Michael’s Hospital Research Institute; and is a past director of Dignitas International and The Bishop Strachan School.

Ken Hugessen
Partner, Hugessen Consulting, Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Ken is a well-known advisor to boards on executive compensation and related performance, governance and shareholder matters. Based in Toronto, he has over 30 years of experience consulting in Canada, the US and the UK to both public and private corporations, and to large pension/sovereign wealth funds. Ken and his partners founded Hugessen Consulting in 2006 to meet the growing needs of boards and compensation committees for independent advice. He works with clients to align executive pay outcomes with corporate and individual performance, and to strengthen board governance and support director-led engagement with the shareholder community. He writes and speaks extensively on the role of the Board, including the Compensation Committee and its Chair in executive compensation, and is a faculty member in the Institute of Corporate Directors' Directors Education Program.

Ken is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

John S. Hunkin
Former CEO, CIBC

Joined Foundation Board: 1998

John retired from the position of CEO of CIBC in 2005, after a 36-year career with the bank. He is Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business and a member of the Board of Governors at York University (since 2011). He serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. He was on the York University Board from 1994 to 2004.

John is a former Chair of the CAMH Foundation Board and continues as a member of that Board as a Co-Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is a member of the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation. He is also a former member of the Enablis Foundation, the Canadian Psychiatric Foundation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. John received an LLD (Hon.) from York University and was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award in 2002. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GTA Chapter.

John is a former Chair of the Foundation, a former member of the Executive Committee and a member of the current Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

Pat Lace
Vice President, Draxson Holdings Limited

Joined Foundation Board: 2008

Pat is Vice President of Draxson Holdings Limited, a private investment holding company based in Toronto. Previously she held positions at the Royal Bank of Canada, Nova Corp, and the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. She has been actively serving the Toronto community through her work with Project Hope, Archdiocese of Toronto, St. Anselm’s Catholic Church, the Junior League of Toronto, Upper Canada College and St. Michael’s Hospital. Pat earned a BSc. from the University of Calgary, and an MBA in Managerial Economics and Finance from the University of Ottawa.

Pat was a member of the Angel Ball Cabinet Committee in 2008 and 2011, on the committee for the Women’s Health Centre and co-chaired the campaign for the Chair in Women’s Health. She is currently Chair of the Foundation’s Annual Program Committee, is Co-Chair of the Women’s Team, serves on the Campaign Cabinet for the Inspire 2018 Campaign, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

John MacIntyre
Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

John co-founded Birch Hill in 2005 after co-founding the Canadian mid-market Private Equity Group within TD Capital, Birch Hill’s predecessor organization. John is Chairman of HomeQ and serves on the Board of Directors of RHB Group and Secunda Canada. He has served on the Boards of ACE Bakery, Bluewave Energy, COM DEV International, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Nealanders International and Vector Intermediaries. John has also played a key role in Birch Hill’s investments in Celestica International and St. Mary’s Paper.

In addition to his role on several key Birch Hill investments, and as a senior advisor to the Birch Hill group, John’s other duties from 1995 to 2004 included: President of TD Capital and Head of TD Global Private Equity business from 1995-2000; Vice Chair and Global Head, Investment Banking, TD Securities from 2000 to 2002; and Advisory Committee member on all the alternative investments funds with TD Capital: Fund of Funds, Mezzanine and Venture Capital. He is a director of Community Foundations of Canada, past Chair of Toronto Foundation and past Chair of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.

John Manning
Managing Director, BMO Equity Capital Markets

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

John is a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets and one of the firm’s most experienced professionals responsible for originating and executing equity and equity-linked financing transactions. John has been with BMO Capital Markets for 19 years, joining in 1996 and spending several years in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. John has been in the Equity Capital Markets group since 2000 and was Head of Equity Syndication for nine years before assuming senior origination and execution responsibilities in the Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Financial Services industries. John holds an HBA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

For 10 years John has co-chaired the annual Urban Angel Golf Classic, which marked its 10th year of netting over $1 million in 2016.

Brett Marchand
CEO, Vision7 International & Cossette

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Brett Marchand is President and CEO of Cossette Communication Inc. and Vision7 International (V7i), its parent company. Cossette is Canada’s leading independent marketing communications agency with offices in all regions across Canada. V7i owns three other international agencies including Citizen Relations, V7 Media and Camps Collective. Brett joined Cossette 10 years ago after successful stints as both an ad agency executive and a client marketer. He has been involved in highly acclaimed advertising campaigns that have built brands and driven business results.

Brett began his career at Procter and Gamble, worked on brand marketing at the Campbell Soup Company in the US and Molson Breweries. While at Molson, Brett led the marketing team that developed the signature “I Am Canadian” campaign including the iconic “Rant” ad. Since his arrival at Cossette, Brett successfully led a restructuring of V7i and has helped re-establish Cossette’s reputation as a leader in integrated marketing communications.

Brett currently sits on the Board of Vision7 International and is a Board member of EDC UK, a UK-based group of communications agencies. Brett is a member of the Capital Committee of Pathways to Education and the Business Advisory Board of the University of Alberta’s School of Business.

Brett’s past Board experience includes a number of organizations in the communications industry including: the TELUS Fund, which finances the creation of exceptional health and wellness content; the Board of Advertising Standards Canada for eight years; and he chaired the Canadian advertising industry’s trade association, the Institute of Communication Agencies, for three years and guided it through a major restructuring.

Melissa Martin

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

Melissa is an active and committed member of the Toronto community. She and her husband Joe Natale were Co-Chairs of the 2008 and 2011 Angel Ball Galas, along with Tony and Lina Gagliano, which together raised $5.9 million for hospital priorities. In 2014, Melissa and Joe, along with Tony and Lina Gagliano in their third consecutive outing as Angel Ball Co-Chairs, and Alison and Anatol von Hahn, made St. Michael’s Gala history when they raised $3.5 million in net revenue. In 2012, Melissa also co-chaired the inaugural Angel Bowl, which raised over $260,000.

She and Joe have volunteered on behalf of many charitable initiatives including Juvenile Diabetes, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Soulpepper Theatre, the Ontario Science Centre and Luminato. Melissa’s community work goes back 20 years when she started her volunteer career with Junior Achievement. For five years, Melissa guided high school students through successful strategies for operating a small business including the development, manufacturing and marketing cycles. Melissa is a former marketing executive with experience leading national campaigns for both consumer and business-to-business enterprises. She has worked in the telecom and consumer packaged goods sectors for both the agency and client sides across all media including TV, print and direct mail. Her areas of expertise include brand building and management, database modeling and segmentation as well as retention and loyalty programs.

Shawn McReynolds
Managing Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

Shawn is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets practices at Davies. He is a Managing Partner of Davies and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Shawn has represented both issuers and underwriters in numerous domestic and international public and private financings and regularly advises public companies and institution investors on corporate governance issues.

Shawn is a former Chairman of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. Shawn has been widely recognized through: inclusion in: the Expert Guides’ The Best of the Best for his work in Capital Markets; by Which lawyer? as a highly recommended practitioner in the areas of Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Corporate/MA and Investment Funds; and by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets. Shawn graduated from McGill University, with an LLB in 1982 and completed Bar Admissions, Ontario in 1984. He is a former Lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University and a former Adjunct Professor of Securities Regulation at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Patrick B. Meneley
Vice Chair and Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, TD Securities
Executive Vice President, TD Bank Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Patrick is a Vice Chair of TD Securities and Head of Global Investment Banking, with responsibility for all of TD’s investment and corporate banking activities with corporate and government clients. This includes mergers and acquisitions advisory services, corporate lending, and debt and equity underwriting.

Prior to assuming the role in 2001, Patrick headed TD Securities’ Communications and Media group as it established a leading position in this sector. Prior to joining TD Securities in June 1997, Patrick was with a US-based investment bank in New York and Toronto providing international financing and advisory services to Canadian companies.

Patrick is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Upper Canada Chapter and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ in 2002. He is active in various philanthropic organizations including the Hospital for Sick Children, Havergal College, Upper Canada College and the United Way. Patrick holds an MBA (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business and a BComm (with honours) from the University of British Columbia.

Michael Norris
Former Deputy Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2005

Michael (Mike) has recently retired after 25 years with RBC, most recently as Deputy Chairman of RBC Capital Markets. During his career at RBC, Mike held various executive roles including: Head of Global Investment Banking; Head of RBC's Energy Business; and member of both the Operating and Executive Committees of RBC Capital Markets. Prior to RBC, Mike was an executive with both Mobil Oil and Gulf Canada. Mike's volunteer work includes chairing the Campaign for Queen's Engineering. Mike is also Chairman of Syrp Inc. and is a Board member of Addax and Oryx Group (Malta) and Cara Operations Inc.

Mike is a former Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet, and helped lead fundraising efforts for the hospital’s first Chair in Women’s Health and first Chair in Trauma Research.

Tom O'Neill, Chair, St. Michael's Board of Directors
Chair of the Board, BCE and Bell Canada

Joined Foundation Board: 2013

Tom was CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (provider of management consulting and technology services) from January to May 2002 and then Chair of the Board from May to October 2002. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and a past member of the Advisory Council of Queen’s University School of Business. Tom graduated from Queen’s University with a BComm and is a chartered accountant. He received an Honorary LLD from Queen’s University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Tom is also a director of Adecco S.A., Bell Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Loblaw Companies Ltd.

A member of the Hospital’s Board of Directors since 2003, Tom served as Vice-Chair and then became Chair in 2013. He chaired the Governance and Nominating, Research and Education, Business Services and Audit Committees. For the Foundation, he has been a member of the 2014 Angel Ball cabinet and two campaign cabinets, including the current Inspire 2018 campaign.

Courtney Paterson
Consultant, Capco

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Co-Chair, St. Michael’s Young Leaders

Courtney is a Consultant at Capco, an international consulting firm that specializes in strategy, organizational and infrastructure design, digital innovation and transformational IT architecture development within the financial services sector. Courtney specializes in the banking and wealth management domains, developing and implementing long-term strategic visions designed to increase efficiency and productivity. Previously, Courtney worked at BMO in wealth management functions including private banking, retail equity research, institutional sales and asset management. Courtney holds a BComm and a BA in Psychology from Queen’s University.

Courtney joined St. Michael’s Young Leaders in 2012 and currently serves as Co-Chair of the group.

The Honourable David R. Peterson, P.C., Q.C., O. Ont., C. St. J., L. d’H., D.U., L.L.D.
Senior Partner & Chairman, Cassells Brock and Blackwell, LLP

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

Hon. David Peterson is Chairman of the Toronto law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. In 1975, he was elected as a Member of the Ontario Legislature and became the leader of the Ontario Liberal party in 1982. He served as Premier of the Province between 1985 and 1990.

He was Chairman of the successful 2009 Toronto bid for 2015 Pan Am Games. In September 2013, he accepted the nomination to become Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Organizing Committee. David is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is a director of a number of public and private companies in Canada including Rogers Communications Inc. and Franco-Nevada Corp. and was the Founding Chairman of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Inc.

David has been awarded the Order of Ontario and the Ordre de la Pléiade. The Government of France appointed him a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France and he was summoned by Her Majesty to the Privy Council in 1992. David has received honorary doctorates from a number of universities.

David served on St. Michael’s Hospital Board of Directors from 2004 to 2013 before joining the Foundation Board of Directors in 2014.

Timothy R. Price
Chairman, Funds Management, Brookfield Asset Management

Joined Foundation Board: 1992

Tim is the Chairman, Brookfield Funds, of Brookfield Asset Management and served previously as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of The Edper Group Ltd. and Hees International Bancorp Inc. Tim has over 30 years of management experience with the Brookfield Group of companies. He is active on several corporate boards including Astral Media Inc., Brookfield Homes Corp., Canadian Tire Corp., HSBC Bank Canada, Morguard REIT and Q9 Networks Inc.

In the community, he serves on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation Board; the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business at York University; and the York University Board of Governors. Tim was honoured with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria in 2001.

Tim is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet, served as a campaign member for two previous campaigns and co-chaired the Trauma-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit Campaign. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation.

Dr. Douglas Sinclair
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, St. Michael's

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

Dr. Doug Sinclair joined St. Michael’s as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in January 2010. He is responsible for four clinical programs, medical affairs and leading the corporate agenda for quality.

Doug graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1980 and completed residency programs in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He spent 22 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in a number of progressive leadership and academic roles, including the founding Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University, Vice President of Medical Services at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and most recently, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the IWK Health Sciences Centre.

Helen Sinclair
Special Advisor, Deloitte

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

Helen serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of BankWorks Trading Inc. She served as President of the Canadian Bankers Association from 1989 to 1996 and previously with the Bank of Nova Scotia. She has been an Independent Director of the Toronto-Dominion Bank since June 1996 and an Independent Director of Toronto-Dominion Bank Holding Company of TD Mortgage Investment Corp. since June 1996.

Helen has been a Trustee of Davis Henderson Income Fund (also known as Davis + Henderson Corp.) since July 23, 2004 and Davis + Henderson G.P. Inc., the general partner of Davis Henderson Income Fund, since May 31, 2002. She has been a Director of EPCOR Utilities Inc. since May 9, 2008 and serves as a Director of CPP Investment Board, McCain Capital Corp., Superbuild and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Helen served as a Director of Transat AT Inc. since March 2003 and Director of US Steel Canada Inc. since 1995. Helen holds an undergraduate degree from York University and an MA from the University of Toronto, both in Economics. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Helen is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

Daniel F. Sullivan

Joined Foundation Board: 1993

Dan was Consul General for Canada in New York City from 2006 to 2011 after serving with Scotiabank for over 30 years. Dan is Vice Chair of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. He is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Investment Dealers’ Association of Canada. He is a director of a number of public companies and has served on a number of organizational advisory boards including the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corp., CanStage, the St. Lawrence Centre and Branksome Hall and is a director of a number of public companies. He has authored six papers for the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Dan was Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital from 1994 to 2000. Dan has served as a cabinet member of all four of the Foundation’s fundraising campaigns.

Michael J. Thompson
President, Ontario Acoustic Supply

Joined Foundation Board: 2005

Michael co-founded Ontario Acoustic Supply in 1981. Since then, the company has grown to become the largest single source location of commercial ceiling systems in North America. It is a representative of Canadian Gypsum Corp., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Gypsum, the world’s largest manufacturer of drywall, acoustic ceilings and ceiling systems. Michael has been actively involved with the Markham Islander Hockey Organization for 15 years and has worked extensively raising funds for the Good Shepherd Centre, the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness and the North York Women’s Shelter.

Michael was a member of the “It all starts with caring.” capital campaign at St. Michael’s. For 10 years John has co-chaired the annual Urban Angel Golf Classic, which marked its 10th year of netting over $1 million in 2016.

Jaime Watt
Executive Chairman, Navigator Limited

Joined Foundation Board: 2009

Jaime is Executive Chair of Navigator, a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in the measurement, evaluation and movement of public opinion, corporate and communications strategy, and public policy development. Jaime is a past Chair of Casey House, Canada's pioneer AIDS hospice, and is deeply involved in efforts to promote equality and human rights issues. He serves on the Boards of numerous organizations including the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars in Washington. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee medal for service to the community and in 2009, Egale Canada presented him with their award for lifetime achievement for his equality rights work.

Dr. David Young
Managing Director, Actium Capital Advisors

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

David was the founder of ARIUS Research Inc., a biotechnology company which was publicly traded on the TSX. David was CEO of ARIUS from its inception in 1999 until the successful sale of the company to F. Hoffman-La Roche (“Roche”). At ARIUS, he was responsible for the scientific operations and general management of the company. He completed his surgical and science training at the University of Toronto, where he received over 15 scholarships or awards. He is the inventor or author of over 200 patents or scientific papers. David received the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs and was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. David is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Biosciences Industry Organization, a non-profit biotech industry group; and of MabNet, a NSERC Strategic Network.