Toronto Central LHIN Announces New Appointments to the Board

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ -

NEWS

The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Kathleen Gallagher-Ross, Mr. John Fraser, and Ms. Carol Perry to the Board of the Toronto Central LHIN.

Dr. Gallagher-Ross was formerly the Director of Public Policy at United Way Toronto and has extensive knowledge of urban health and community needs and challenges. Dr. Gallagher-Ross also served on the Toronto Public Library Board as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board. Dr. Gallagher-Ross's appointment is effective April 18, 2011.

Mr. Fraser has extensive experience in strategic planning and advancing operational efficiencies in a variety of industries from both Board and management perspectives.  His role as Partner and Vice Chairman at KMPG included numerous assignments in the health sector at the provincial and federal levels. He has been a member of various Boards including The Learning Partnership and The Hincks Dellcrest Centre. Mr. Fraser's appointment is effective June 27, 2011.

Ms. Perry is a former Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission. She brings a strong background in finance and management and a broad perspective on governance. As an investment banker she held senior positions with various firms including RBC Capital Markets, Richardson Greenshields and CIBC World Markets, and her own boutique financial advisory firm, MaxxCap Corporate Finance. She has served on various Boards, including St. Joseph's Health Centre, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, the Ontario Securities Commission, DALSA Corporation, and the Independent Electricity Market Operator. Ms. Perry's appointment is effective June 2, 2011.

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"These three accomplished individuals have diverse depth of experience in health and community services, Boards, and business which will be a tremendous asset to the LHIN and health care system."

Angela Ferrante, Toronto Central LHIN Board Chair.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Toronto Central LHIN is one of 14 LHINs established by the government to work with health service providers and communities to improve the coordination, integration, and performance of health care services at the local level.

  • The Toronto Central LHIN funds and is accountable for the performance of 177 health service providers, including hospitals, the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, community support services, Community Health Centres, mental health and addictions agencies, and long-term care.

  • The Toronto Central LHIN organizations provide health care to the 1.14 million people who live in central Toronto and people from across Ontario who require specialized services.

  • LHIN Board members are appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

  • Board members serve a term of one to three years, subject to a maximum of six years.

SOURCE Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

For further information:

Media Contact: 
Susana Hsu, Toronto Central LHIN
416-969-3327
susana.hsu@lhins.on.ca

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