John Beardwood is a senior partner at Fasken and the Past Chair of the firm's Technology practice group. He was the Co-Founder of both the Outsourcing practice group and the Privacy and Access to Information practice group. His practice is focused on technology, outsourcing and procurement, and privacy law matters.
John works closely with clients in advising on and negotiating various technology-related transactions, including outsourcing/procurement, licensing, development, implementation, distribution, technology transfer, strategic alliance and e-commerce-related transactions. John has worked with a variety of industries, including health care, financial/insurance institutions and the public sector. John often advises clients on privacy law and access to information matters, and has been developing and implementing privacy compliance programs for more than 20 years.
John holds an Honours BA in History and Political Science from McMaster University, an MA in Political Science from McMaster and completed his Law Degree at the University of Toronto.
Anne has 43 years of progressive leadership in healthcare with experience in patient care, education, project management and corporate planning. She has led transformational projects related to care delivery, professional practice, and culture shifts on person-centered care.
Anne was the Vice President of Partnerships and Chief Nurse Executive at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance with responsibility for Patient Care Services and Nursing Practice.
Anne has a passion for inspiring and motivating health professionals to design a preferred future where the voice of the patient, family and staff engage in continuous improvement to co-create the way we deliver care.
Anne holds an RN Diploma from Conestoga College, a BScN from Ryerson University and an MSN from Athabasca University.
Eugene is the Founder and Principal of Cawthray & Associates Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in contract negotiations and leadership coaching. He is also the Chairman of the Board for GPC Financial Corporation where he ensures governance compliance with federal regulations and supports business growth in Canadian markets.
Specializing in technology growth, Eugene brings more than 50 years of experience in strategic development and expansion in emerging technology landscapes. A strong advocate for health care, Eugene has volunteered his time to sit on the board of directors for Central Community Care Access Centre, the Central Local Health Integration Network and chaired the Ontario Board for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
In addition to completing several postgraduate programs, Eugene holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Mike is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IGM Financial Inc. where he has overall accountability for Technology, Client Services, Operations, Cybersecurity, Fund Services, Real Estate and Procurement. He is currently leading an enterprise-wide digital transformation to modernize client and advisor experiences, automate back-office functions, outsource services and update technology to yield significant ongoing savings and drive future growth.
Mike has over 20 years’ experience leading global technology and operations teams within the financial services industry. He has held progressively senior leadership positions in the finance and technology sectors, including Senior Vice President of Technology Operations and Wealth Management Technology at CIBC prior to joining IGM.
With a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mike has volunteered as an Executive Sponsor for the Employee Diversity Committee at CIBC, and chaired an employee advocacy group dedicated to promoting green environment initiatives at IGM Financial. His other board appointments include the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto and completed the Directors Education program at Rotman School of Business.
Kate Fyfe is the President & CEO of Timmins and District Hospital. With over 25 years of senior executive experience, Kate brings a wealth of experience in acute care, mental health and health system settings.
Throughout her career, Kate has worked collaboratively with system partners to improve accountability, performance, access to care and quality outcomes. While focusing on improving access to quality care, Kate has also led a variety of transformational projects related to care delivery and the implementation of broad structural changes to our health system.
An active member in her community, Kate has provided leadership and guidance on the COVID-19 Municipal Emergency Response Team, and currently sits on the Board of Timmins Academic Family Health Team. A true Northerner, Kate continues to focus her energy on building stronger, equitable and healthier local communities and improving population health outcomes across our health system.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa, is a Certified Professional Accountant / Chartered Accountant and has completed the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program.
Shanti Gidwani is a health care business leader with a diverse international clinical background and more than 25 years' experience. She is passionate about breaking down the complexities of health care environments and supporting the necessary but complicated cultural shifts.
In 2021, Shanti joined Gartner Consulting as an Associate Partner where she is responsible for health care consulting opportunities and business development. Prior to Gartner, she was the National Director of Healthcare at Cisco Canada, responsible for the transformation of how health care is delivered across Canada and improving patient outcomes and experiences through technology.
Prior to Cisco, she was a health care consultant for the World Health Organization (European Region and International) before beginning her own health care consulting practice in Canada. Throughout her career, Shanti has worked with a variety of organizations, including First Nations communities, post-secondary institutions, regional health authorities and the provincial government of British Columbia in Canada.
Shanti holds an honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Zoology (French minor) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thompson Rivers University and Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of British Columbia. She also has Certified Health Executive status with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and previously held a nursing license with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.
Stephan recently retired as a Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Chief of Staff for the Canadian Forces Health Services. He led a variety of military healthcare organizations, both in care delivery as well as education and training, in Canada and abroad. In his previous role as CEO of Health Services Group East, Stephan was recognized as a leader in the provision of health care to all Canadian Armed Forces Personnel in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, where he managed an integrated health system of military hospitals and clinics. Prior to retiring, Stephan contributed to the military support to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Quebec during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Active in the health care community, and fluently bilingual, Stephan is a longtime surveyor for Accreditation Canada. He has also volunteered as a mentor for the International Hospital Federation and served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Annapolis Valley Community Health Board.
Stephan holds a Masters of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto where he was the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Award, selected by the faculty “to the student most likely to make a noteworthy contribution in the field of health services administration.”
Glenna was the inaugural president and CEO of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). Her dedication to quality and safety resulted in Ontario Shores being the recipient of various provincial and national awards for innovation, quality and team leadership.
As a Certified Health Executive (CHE), Glenna’s extensive career includes executive roles in the acute care, mental health and academic setting. She also held leadership roles in clinical services, human resources, professional practice, patient safety and quality and risk management. Glenna has also contributed significantly to work at the Mental Health Commission of Canada on initiatives related to Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Practice.
Dedicated to her community, Glenna has served as director on a number of boards, including Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Scarborough and Rouge Valley Health Care System, United Way Ajax Pickering and the Central East Regional Specialized Geriatric Services entity.
Glenna holds a BScN from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.