Meet our Board

Thank you to Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors. This group of incredible volunteers is a passionate team of business and community leaders who are committed to helping us revolutionize health care by advancing women’s health and broadening access to care for all Canadians.

For additional information about our Foundation Board of Directors, please contact Darren Zagoruy, Manager, Board of Directors & Office of the President, at 416-813-4708 or

A Message from our Board Chair – Debbie Simpson

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff team at Women’s College Hospital Foundation, thank you to each member of our community – each donor, supporter, champion and advocate. Thank you for supporting us in what we do, believing in our mission, vision and values.

Women’s College Hospital is a leader in advancing women’s health and broadening health care access for all Canadians. This is possible through the longstanding generosity of our incredible donor community. With your support, the Foundation fuels the Hospital’s excellence in research and health care, supporting the Hospital and its extended mandate for exemplary patient care, research, education and innovation, underscored by its unique and necessary focus on equity.

Your generosity is revolutionizing healthcare, and our gratitude knows no bounds.

Meet your board of directors for 2021/2022:

Debbie Simpson
Board Chair

Executive and Corporate Director

Linda L. Bertoldi
Chair, Governance Committee

Managing Director,
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Valerie Chort

Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship, RBC Executive Director, RBC Foundation

Carol Cowan-Levine (ex officio)
Chair, Advisory Council

Child and Family Therapist
Private Practice

Wendy Daniels
Chair, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Taskforce

Retired Financial Services Executive
TD Bank

V. Ann Davis

Retired Partner,
KPMG Canada

Elizabeth L.W. Fanjoy

Vice-President & Associate General Counsel, Personal Banking
CIBC Legal Department

Ozench F. Ibrahim
Chair, Audit & Finance Committee

Partner, Financial Services

Ron McEachern
Chair, Development Committee

CEO & Chairman,
Niagara Ventures Inc.

Anne McGuire (ex officio)

Board Representative
WCH Association of Volunteers

Heather McPherson (ex officio)

President & CEO
Women’s College Hospital

Paul Melville-Gray

Boss Print & Creative Services

Silvia Montefiore, FCPA, FCA

Canadian Managing Partner, Business Enablement & Operations

Jennifer Ocampo-King
Co-Chair, Women for Women’s Committee

Director, Prime Brokerage
TD Securities Inc.

Eden M. Oliver
Past Board Chair

Corporate Counsel & Director
Eden M. Oliver PC

Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO,
Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Maria Theofilaktidis

Executive Vice-President, Chief Compliance Officer & Head Enterprise Risk

Katherine Tweedie

Managing Director, Canada
Ninety One (formerly Investec Asset Management)

David Urbach (ex-officio)

Interim Vice President & Medical Executive

Women’s College Hospital

Kara Wood

Founder & President,
Succinct Social Media

Robert Yeung
Co-Chair, Women for Women’s Committee

Managing Director & Head,
Global Equities and Financing Solutions, Global Markets
BMO Capital Markets

Samra Zafar

Author and Speaker