Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Chris was a Vice President with the financial advisory practice of one of Canada’s largest professional services firms.
Chris spent nine years with the Ontario government in increasingly more responsible positions. He was the Director of the Accommodation and Property Management Policy Branch with the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal where he managed a budget of $150M, exercised oversight over the Ontario Realty Corporation, and developed strategic policy to leverage the government’s accommodation portfolio to support government priorities. Prior to that, Chris was the Manager of Affordable Housing Policy with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where he led the development of policy to implement the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Agreement.
Chris has his BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Catherine brings a proven record of leadership spanning 25 years in Ontario’s public sector. Prior to her appointment to the OACCAC, she was a longstanding Ontario public servant, having served as an Assistant Deputy Minister at both the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Government Services, where she led complex policy agendas and reform mandates. Catherine also held senior leadership positions at the Ministry of the Environment and Cabinet Office. She initially joined the Ontario Public Service in policy roles at the Ontario Women’s Directorate.
Catherine has been an active volunteer who spent considerable time on community-based boards with a focus on mental health.
Barb Collins was appointed the President and CEO of Humber River Hospital in July 2016.
In her previous role as COO, she served as the Senior Executive Lead for our redevelopment project, and oversaw the design, construction and activation of the Wilson site, North America’s first fully digital hospital, in October 2015. This ground breaking approach to integrating technology across all hospital systems and workflows was shortly followed by the development and implementation of Humber River Hospital’s Command Centre in November 2017, a first in Canada and second in the world.
Barb is a Registered Nurse with an MBA from Queens University, and has over 40 years of progressive leadership experience in all major clinical and support areas of acute care. She is passionate about high reliability and compassionate patient care.
Currently the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee and serving on the Nominating, Governance & HR Committee at Humber River Hospital, Bruce has previously spent time as Board Member at HSE Integrated, and the Toronto French School Alumni Association. Holding a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Levitt is the president of one of Canada’s largest safety companies, Levitt-Safety Limited.
Pennie is an experienced professional, with strong leadership skills and business competencies, built over a career focused on blending product design expertise with front-line client leadership, and a strong technology background.
In her current role as Sr. Director, Finance IT Delivery, Pennie leads an international team of program directors, finance specialists and intake specialists, leveraging both agile and traditional methodologies to deliver on critical Finance Technology enhancements and systems upgrades.
In over 10 years working with the Royal Bank of Canada, Pennie has worked with a breadth of amazing teams, spanning roles as diverse as working front line, client facing, as a retail Regional Vice President in the Toronto market, to strategic product development in our early digital payments strategy, to the development of a Client Experience Practice in our Technology Infrastructure area.
Pennie joined RBC in 2008, from the Global Automotive Industry, where she where she spent eight years on a variety of global design projects as a mechanical engineer, designing in engines and alternative fuels vehicles. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. She also holds both a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and a second Bachelor degree in Computer Programming.
Ms. Santiago also serves as a Governance Director on the Black Business and Professional Association.