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OTN Board of Directors

OTN is governed by a Board of Directors that is representative of all regions of the Province as well as the continuing care and education sectors.

Image of David MurrayDavid Murray (Chair)
CEO, Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre

David has worked for a broad range of health organizations across Ontario over the past 20 years. He was the CEO of two CCACs - Kenora - Rainy River in the 1990s and upon amalgamation of the provincial CCACs he led the Waterloo Wellington CCAC. He served as CEO of the well known Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie and was the inaugural CEO of the North East LHIN.


Image of Marcia VisserMarcia Visser (Vice-Chair)

Marcia has more than 20 years' experience in the health care sector both in Canada and the US. She is member of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Chair of the Board’s Quality Committee), Regent Park Community Health Centre (member of the Quality Committee and Chaired the Strategic Planning Committee), The Change Foundation (Sounding Board member) and the Ontario Hospital Association Board of Directors (Board Chair).


Image of Anne BraceAnne Brace (Treasurer)

Anne works as a director and currently sits on the board of Strongco Corporation, listed as SQP on the TSX, and on the boards of two not-for-profit organizations. Prior to retiring, she was the Chief Financial Officer at Softchoice Corporation, a public company providing technological products and solutions to corporate North America. During her eleven-year tenure there she spearheaded several acquisitions, took the company public, and managed an evolving capital structure.


Image of Richard BoothRichard Booth RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

Richard is an assistant professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing (Western University) and adjunct professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (University of Toronto). He is a clinician researcher with an active research program exploring health informatics, social media technology, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he continues to practice clinically as a psychiatric-mental health nurse in the Treatment and Rehabilitation program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.


Image of Nancy CroitoruNancy Croitoru
President & CEO, Food & Consumer Product of Canada (FCPC)

Nancy is President & CEO of Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), Canada’s largest association of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies. She is on FCPC's Board of Directors and also acts as an industry spokesperson. Prior to joining FCPC, Nancy was President of GCI Group Canada, a full-service public relations and public affairs agency. Before GCI Group Canada she was the founder of CNC Communications, a public relations agency which she sold to GCI Group.


Image of Donna CrippsDonna Cripps
CEO, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN

As the CEO of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, Donna leads the organization that plans, funds and integrates the local health care system, with the goal of providing access to coordinated and high quality care for the more than 1.4 million people across Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, Burlington and Norfolk. Prior to joining the HNHB LHIN in October 2010, Donna held two key positions at Hamilton Health Sciences as President of St. Peter’s Hospital and Executive Lead, Rehabilitation and Seniors’ Health.


Image of Mark GuttmanDr. Mark Guttman
Movement Disorder Neurologist

Mark is a movement disorders neurologist practicing in Toronto. His clinical and research focus is on Parkinson's disease and related disorders as well as Huntington's disease. He has been performing telemedicine consultations since 2000 and about 30% of his follow up visits currently use OTN. He is the lead physician on a project providing telemedicine services to Africa sponsored by the International Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Society.


Image of Murray J. PerelmanMurray J. Perelman, B.C.L., LL.B., ICD.D
Partner, Bennett Jones

Murray is a corporate commercial lawyer whose 40 years of practice has spanned all areas of business law including advising on M&A transactions, business financings, and partnership and shareholder arrangements. He also advises on corporate governance matters including board and committee structures, processes and strategic planning. He serves on several boards and committees including the North York General Hospital Board of Governors (Vice-Chair) and Quality and Governance Committees, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Directors and Governance (Chair) and Strategic Planning Committees.


Image of Andrée RobichaudAndrée Robichaud
President & Chief Executive Officer, Rouge Valley Health System

Andrée is the new president and CEO of Rouge Valley Health System, joining the hospital in May 2015. Previously, Andrée was the president and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre since 2010, and acting CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute since November 2014. Prior to that, she was the president and CEO of the Vitalité Santé Region Health Authority, one of two health corporations in New Brunswick. She chaired the Conference of Federal Provincial Deputy Ministers Advisory Committee on Health Delivery and Health Human Resources.


Image of Stephen SorockyStephen Sorocky
President, Exigent Innovations Inc.

Stephen founded Exigent Innovations Inc., a technology company development consultancy providing services to private equity and venture capital firms and technology companies undergoing change. He is a senior technology executive with broad experience in venture-capital backed and public company environments. Stephen is Chair of SkyTrac Systems Ltd.,  Director of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, and Director of Leddartech Inc.



Edward M. Brown, MD

Contact the Board of Directors

To get in touch with a member of the Board, including Dr. Edward M. Brown, OTN CEO, please contact Sharon Graves, P.Adm, Corporate Affairs Administrator, Office of the CEO and Board of Directors at 416-446-4113 or sgraves@otn.ca.

Image of Sharon GravesSharon Graves, P.Adm
Corporate Affairs Administrator, Office of the CEO and Board of Directors

Sharon provides senior level administrative support to the CEO, COO and Board of Directors. A Certified Professional Administrator through the Institute of Corporate Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry ranging from hospital to community-based organizations. Sharon acts as the CEO’s first point of contact with Senior Ministry officials and other healthcare executives including LHINs and Hospitals. Former Corporate Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities and Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Regional Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Sharon brings a wealth of experience to OTN.

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