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 2022/2023:

Debbie Simpson
Board Chair

Chief Financial Officer, Li-Cycle Holdings Corporation

Linda L. Bertoldi
Chair, Governance Committee

Retired Senior Counsel,
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Gail Cecil
Chair, Investment Committee

Managing Director,
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Michael Cherny

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan

Valerie Chort

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

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

Retired Financial Services Executive
TD Bank

JoAnne Doyle (ex-officio)
Chair, Women’s College Hospital Board of Directors

Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Toronto & York Region

Elizabeth L.W. Fanjoy

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

Ozench F. Ibrahim
Chair, Audit & Finance Committee

Partner, Financial Services

Barb Keenan

Chief People Officer, Human Resources

Dr. Cynthia Maxwell (ex-officio)

Vice President, Medical Affairs & System Transformation, Lead Medical Executive

Women’s College Hospital

Ron McEachern
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
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

Director, Prime Brokerage
TD Securities Inc.

Eden M. Oliver
Past Board Chair, Board of Directors

Corporate Counsel & Director
Eden M. Oliver PC

Aman S. Patel

Barrister and Solicitor
Private Practice

Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO,
Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Maria Theofilaktidis

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

Katherine Tweedie

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

Robert Yeung

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

Samra Zafar

Author, Public Speaker, Founder & Executive Director,
Brave Beginnings