Board of Directors

The HealthPRO board of directors is a competency-based Board whose role is to provide strategic guidance to support the operations and continued growth of the organization.

 

George A. Butt, Health<i>PRO</i> Board Chair

George A. Butt, HealthPRO Board Chair

Independent Board Member

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Over the last twenty five years, Mr. Butt has held a number of senior executive positions in the health system including eleven years as Vice President at Eastern Health. He has also held positions within the Newfoundland and Labrador civil service and has served for ten years on the Board of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada, including two years as Chair.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University, is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Certified Health Executive.

Scott McIntaggart, Health<i>PRO</i> Board Vice-Chair

Scott McIntaggart, HealthPRO Board Vice-Chair

Senior Vice President, University Health Network (UHN) Executive Lead

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Scott is a seasoned healthcare professional who values and fosters collaboration, innovation and excellence in the teams he leads. He has been instrumental in helping to create new programs, spearheading new initiatives and developing and implementing progressive new models of care. He has been at the forefront of leading teams which have excelled in enhancing patient learning, achieving positive patient outcomes and working together to consistently create and encourage a learning environment. Scott has also been a strong champion of developing and strengthening hospital-wide systems to enhance patient engagement as Partners in Care, organ and tissue donation, decrease wait times, create a safety culture, develop an energy conservation workplace, environmental emergency response and preparedness and patient flow.


A Registered Nurse by profession, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Health Administration (Management), and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Deb Rhodes, Health<i>PRO</i> Secretary Treasurer

Deb Rhodes, HealthPRO Secretary Treasurer

Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Edmonton, Alberta

Ms. Rhodes began her healthcare career as an Accounting Manager at St. Paul’s Hospital and then went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for 10 years with the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR). In 2014 Ms. Rhodes was appointed the Vice President Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer for AHS.


Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors of Commerce. She also earned her CA (Chartered Accountant designation) with Deloitte in Saskatoon.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

3sHealth

Regina, Saskatchewan

Mark Anderson has a collaborative leadership style and specializes in health system transformation initiatives. As CEO of 3sHealth, Mark relies heavily on his passion for building strong teams and his coaching approach to develop partnerships within the health system. It is through strong relationships, collaboration, and a commitment to patients, Mark believes, that we can function most effectively as a health system.

In 2017, Mark led the corporate services work stream as part of the Saskatchewan healthcare transition team. Under his leadership, the team developed visions and three-to-five-year plans for the corporate service lines in each of the former 12 regional health authorities, preparing them to transition to the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Before his time with the transition team, Mark was Vice-President of Business Development at 3sHealth, where he provided executive leadership to the provincial contracting, linen services, clinical services, and business development departments.

Mark holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina (2011), and he is a certified Lean Leader (2014). He is also a proud father who loves to coach his kids’ sports teams and an avid outdoorsman.

Allan Horsburgh, CPA, CA, CHE

Allan Horsburgh, CPA, CA, CHE

Vice President, Stewardship and Accountability & Chief Financial Officer

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Halifax, Nova Scotia

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nova Scotia’s new provincial Health Authority, Mr. Horsburgh leads the $2 billion financial, facility, IT and procurement operations of Nova Scotia’s primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary set of services, serving all NS as well as select specialty services for the Maritimes.

Mr. Horsburgh has also held previous positions as Chief Financial Officer at the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IWK Health Centre. He believes in supporting our health system and has had a strong focus on system sustainability strategies.

Mr. Horsburgh taught as part of Dalhousie University’s Master of Health Administration program and continues work in research and simulation initiatives. He is also an author of “Dollars and $ense in Healthcare,” a book aimed at supporting clinical leaders with the basics of financial management within a healthcare setting.

Helena Hutton

Helena Hutton

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Newmarket, Ontario

Ms. Hutton began her career in healthcare more than 30 years ago. Ms. Hutton's experiences in healthcare are vast and she is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Ms. Hutton has been recognized nationally and internationally for her commitment to and delivery of quality initiatives.

Ms. Hutton has a bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Education from Brock University, and she has completed the Advanced Healthcare Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Scott Jarrett

Scott Jarrett

Executive Vice President and Chief of Clinical Programs

Humber River Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Scott Jarrett holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief of Clinical Programs at Humber River Hospital. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all clinical programs and services. Over the past 11 years, he lead and played a key role in the move and relocation of 3 legacy sites to North America’s first digital hospital and implemented the first Canadian hospital Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract as part of the hospital redevelopment. He continues to work to enhance the patient’s experience.

Prior to that, he spent the last fifteen years working in a number of health care organizations in Ontario. A professional and dynamic individual with strong analytical, financial planning and evaluation skills, Scott has accomplished many change initiatives within these organizations acting as a role model in empowering staff decision-making and team cooperation.

Kim Kerrone

Kim Kerrone

Vice-President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Island Health

Victoria, British Columbia

As Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Kim is responsible for strategic and operational management of her portfolio leading the areas of Finance, Legal Services, Capital Management and Staff Scheduling.

Kim manages Island Health’s $2 billion operating budget and has primary responsibility for creating a culture of accountability in the organization.  In supporting the strategic priorities of the Ministry of Health Kim is advancing Island Health’s relationships with external providers with new approaches for innovative partnerships and business models with private sector organizations.

Kim has over 20 years’ experience as healthcare leader, as well as experience in strategic consulting. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with Honours) from the University of British Columbia, and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Eileen Tobey

Eileen Tobey

Independent Board Member

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, beSPEAK Communications Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

As founder and CEO of beSPEAK Communications Inc., Eileen Tobey is a creative expert in healthcare communications, leadership and public relations. A senior executive with nearly 30 years of owner-management entrepreneurial expertise, Eileen works with CEOs and senior people to handle areas of communication where the ‘voice’ of an organization needs to be heard.
 

Eileen is a graduate of Queen’s University, holds certification in the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and the Canadian Board Diversity Council governance education program.  She is an accredited Fellow of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and a SheEO Activator.

Marc Toppings

Marc Toppings

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance and Chief Legal Officer, Sinai Health System

Toronto, Ontario

As Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance and Chief Legal Officer for Sinai Health System, an academic health sciences centre comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, and Circle of Care, Marc has accountability for the strategic leadership, oversight and performance of the legal, corporate secretarial and strategic sourcing functions of Sinai Health.

Marc is strongly committed to the healthcare sector.  Prior to joining Sinai Health in 2015, Marc served as the General Counsel to Baycrest Health Sciences and, prior to that, he served as the inaugural Corporate Counsel to St. Michael’s Hospital.  Marc began his legal career as a litigator with the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto, Canada.

Marc has a B.Sc. (Hons) from Queen’s University, a M.Sc. in Human Genetics from McGill University, and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. 

Cathy Ulrich

Cathy Ulrich

President and Chief Executive Officer

Northern Health Authority

Prince George, British Columbia

Prior to the formation of Northern Health, Ms. Ulrich worked in a variety of nursing and management positions in northern British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta.

Most of Ms. Ulrich’s career has been in rural and northern communities where she has gained a solid understanding of the unique health needs of rural communities. She has a nursing degree from the University of Alberta and a master’s degree in community health sciences from the University of Northern BC (UNBC).

Ms. Ulrich has received the College of Registered Nurses Award of Excellence in Nursing Administration and is also a Fellow in the Wharton Nurse Executive Program.

Arlene Wilgosh

Arlene Wilgosh

Independent Board Member

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prior to her retirement in 2015, Ms. Wilgosh was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Before joining the WRHA she held the position of Deputy Minister of Health for the Province of Manitoba.

A long-time nurse and healthcare administrator, Ms. Wilgosh has held various nursing and nurse leadership positions in acute care and long-term care sectors in both urban and rural settings.

Cynthia Valaitis

Cynthia Valaitis

President and Chief Executive Officer

HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.

Mississauga, Ontario

Cynthia is President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthPRO, Canada's healthcare procurement services organization, which represents the purchasing interests of more than 800 hospitals across the country.  Leveraging 25 years of experience in healthcare procurement, she guides the strategic direction of the business and the management of close to $2 billion in contract value.

Cynthia joined HealthPRO upon its inception in 1996 and, during her tenure, has held several executive roles including Vice President of Business Development.

Cynthia is a member of the GS1 Canada Carenet Healthcare Sector Board and holds a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation with the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada.