Ontario 211 Services Board of Directors

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Theresa Redburn
President and Chair, Toronto

Theresa is an experienced executive with over 35 years in the energy sector, including as a named executive officer and one of four members of the C-suite of a large cap publicly traded company. Her most recent position was as Senior Vice President Commercial and Corporate Development, Imperial, with a team of over 150.

She has worked in Canada, the US and globally in various leadership positions including operations, corporate, commercial and M&A. She has expertise in board governance, strategy development, risk management, ESG, indigenous, government and community relations, and public affairs.

Theresa has over 20 years’ board experience in private enterprise, not for profit operations, and community agencies. Her not-for-profit board experience includes Telus Spark Science Centre board director and Human Resources Committee chair, Chair of the board of Mental Health Americas of Greater Houston, the Canadian Mental Health Association, elected member of Queen’s University Council and various other local volunteer activities. She has spoken on energy and ESG in numerous forums. Recognition includes Queen’s University Outstanding Alumni Leader Award, top 275 Females Influencers in energy industry, Canada’s 25 Outstanding Female Engineers and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association Inspiring Women in Manufacturing.

Graduate of Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, registered professional engineer in Ontario, completed the ICD directors’ program.

Alasdair Smith
Vice Chair, Huntsville

Alasdair is the VP, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. He is an experienced Health Care Executive with over 20 years experience. He has the professional accounting designation CPA, CMA and Certified Health Leader.

Graham Woodward
Vice Chair, Thornbury

Graham Woodward has focused his career on improving health care policy, planning, and delivery through better use of evidence, data, and collaboration. With the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence (MHA CoE), Graham’s focus is on creating a high-performing mental health and addictions system that delivers demonstrable improvements in outcomes and experience for Ontarians. This will be achieved by building on what has been learned and achieved in other parts of Ontario’s health care system such as cancer, cardiac, and renal, through MHA sector collaboration, and by utilizing the many valuable resources and experiences present at Ontario Health. Prior to joining the MHA CoE, Graham has held leadership roles in several of Ontario’s higher performing systems. He co-led the merger of the Cardiac Care Network and Ontario Stroke Network to create CorHealth Ontario, where he also led the Health System Policy, Planning, and Performance portfolio. Prior to CorHealth Ontario, Graham helped found the Ontario Renal Network (ORN), leading its clinical, planning, performance, and funding portfolios, and held leadership roles with Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health, as well as research positions with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the University of Toronto.

Alex Browning
Treasurer, Stratford

Alex is retired after almost 38 years at the LCBO, where he was the Senior Vice Present of Finance and Administration and CFO for 20 years. He is a fellow of both the Certified Professional Accountants (FCPA) and Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and a Life Member of CPA Ontario. He has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Education from Brock. He currently serves on the boards a Wine & Spirits Distribution company, a Not-for-Profit Professional Association and a not for profit charity.

Barbara Kieley
Past Chair, Manotick

Barbara is a respected C-Suite level business advisor with deep experience in digital innovation, strategic planning and business transformation. She recently retired from Ernst & Young, after a 35+ year career with global consultancies. Barbara has also held VP-level positions in government organizations where she led complex service transformation initiatives. Barbara is passionate about business excellence and brings substantive corporate governance experience.

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Elizabeth Brims
Board Director, Thornbury

Elizabeth has held a variety of senior management roles in human services over her career with a focus on poverty reduction, food insecurity and homelessness.  She has over 25 years of experience in change management, project management and community development.  At York Region and at Grey County, she led the transformation of the existing Ontario Works system through the implementation of a person-centred service delivery model.  The model was built upon process improvements, structural-reorganization and partnerships through consultation and collaboration with clients, staff and senior levels of government. Elizabeth holds an HBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University and is a Horticulturalist from Guelph University and a member of the Master Gardeners of Ontario.

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Dr Edward M. Brown
Board Director, Toronto

Dr. Brown is currently a consultant supporting public and private sector strategy in health care. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), which grew to become one of the largest and most active integrated virtual care networks in the world under his leadership. At OTN, he conceived and led many landmark health care delivery transformations, and helped numerous providers and governments develop their virtual care programs. He is a passionate advocate for improving our health care systems, and an internationally recognized leader in digital health care.

Dr. Brown began his medical career as an emergency physician. He served as President and Board Chair of the American Telemedicine Association in 2013-14, and was elected to its College of Fellows in 2015. He has won numerous awards for his work including, most recently, a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to health care in Canada. In 2011, he was chosen as one of 25 Living Transformational Canadians by a national panel sponsored by the Globe and Mail, CTV and La Presse.

Brett Cranston
Board Director, Milton

Brett is an Associate Partner in the Financial Services Consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP, the Canadian Technology Risk (TR) People Leader and the Canadian Blockchain Technology Risk Practice Leader. He has over 12 years of experience in consulting leading business, technology, digital strategy and transformational programs. He has a breadth of experience which includes internal and external audits, enterprise risk assessment, cloud, cyber and information security, blockchain, information management, as well as ERP and application risk and controls. Brett also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Double Major in Accounting and Finance) at Saint Mary’s University as well as the CPA, CMA, CIA, and CISA designations.

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Sharon Goodwin
Board Director, North Bay

Sharon is a senior health care executive with broad-based health and community experience in the hospital, community, telehealth and primary health care, in both the private and public sectors. Most recently she was the Senior Vice President Home & Community Care for VON Canada for 10 years, overseeing operations in two provinces. Currently Sharon is contributing to change working with some Ontario Health teams and surveying for Accreditation Canada nationally and internationally. She is a champion for quality, excellence and the use of data to inform decision-making. Sharon is a registered nurse with a doctorate in health administration, and she was awarded the prestigious national award for Nursing Leadership in 2020, from the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She is an articulate spokesperson and change leader who has numerous successes to her credit at the provincial level and national level. Sharon has contributed to good governance and health system change related to patient safety and health system transformation on several boards over the last twenty years, such Ontario Community Support Association and Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Sharon has also served on several Ministry of Health committees. Sharon is a strong advocate for an integrated health and social system, and leveraging people and technology to provide better access to services for client/ family needs.

Jack Leung
Board Director, Unionville

Jack is a management consultant at AlixPartners. He works with investors and management teams to deliver rapid step-change improvement in EBITDA and cash performance, often in M&A and time-constrained contexts. His industry expertise is rooted in industrial and consumer services, healthcare, and financial services. Jack holds a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia.

Eric Sutherland
Board Director, Oakville

Eric is a data strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insight through implementation of leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy to practical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He has been Chair of the Oakville Public Library and a member of the Board of Directors of CorHealth. In six years in the health sector, he had had roles advancing the better collection, sharing, and use of health data at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. In all of these roles, Eric strives to collaborate with partners to find the genius of ‘and’ in solving wicked problems. Eric continues to recover from 20 years at a major Financial Institution, with a variety of roles lead data, business, and technology groups across Finance and Risk. He is currently with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as Senior Health Economist.