Board of Directors

LHINs operate as not-for-profit Crown agencies governed by an appointed Board of Directors and are bound by a Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Board members are appointed by an Order-in-Council for a term of one to three years, subject to a maximum of two terms (up to six years).

The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, provide advice on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN. The Board of Directors is accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its performance results in the local health system.

Central LHIN Board of Directors Biographies

Warren Jestin

Warren Jestin, Chair

Location: Markham

Warren Jestin is an advisor and public speaker on Canadian and international economic issues, meeting with clients and experts from around the globe on economic, political and financial market developments. He is the Economist in Residence at the University of Guelph's College of Management & Economics, and has taught at several Canadian universities. He is formerly the Chief Economist for Scotiabank, where he worked for 37 years, and before that, at the Bank of Canada. He serves on several advisory boards related to economic, health and academic advancement. He is Chair for the Central LHIN Board of Directors and a board member for St. Mary's University's Sobey School of Business, Seneca College, and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. He has served on the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education Board and the Markham Stouffville Hospital Board, was a member of the C. D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council, and worked on Policy Committees of the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. Jestin earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

   

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Albert Liang, Vice Chair

Location: Markham

Albert Liang – a lawyer by trade – is the sole proprietor of the Law Office of Albert H.P Liang. His community involvement spans a period of more than 30 years, and his notable past positions and contributions include: Board of Governors, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute; President and Director, Carefirst; United Way of Greater Toronto and Panel Chair, Allocations Committee. In 2005, he was presented with the Provincial Award for Outstanding Achievements in Volunteerism (Ontario). Mr. Liang has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ottawa.

   

Dr. Uzo Anucha

Dr. Uzo Anucha

Location: Richmond Hill

Dr. Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, York University. She holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from York University.  Dr. Anucha’s scholarship, teaching and professional activities focus on promoting equity and access for diverse communities within local, national and international contexts. Prior to beginning her full-time academic career in 2003, she was a Community Support Specialist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Anucha has served on a variety of community-based Boards and was most recently a community member on the Strategic Directions Committee of Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central Hospital). 

   
 

Tanya Goldberg

Location: Toronto

Tanya Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Civil Law, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree from McGill University. Her community involvement includes serving as a peer language tutor at New Circles Community Services and previously as Director of Armour Heights Community Centre Adult Programs. She was formerly a Partner in the Health Law Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, specializing in the areas of class actions, quality of care and medical malpractice. She is also a former Associate of the Commercial Litigation Group at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. 

   
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David Lai

Location: Richmond Hill

David Lai currently serves as Director of Technology Infrastructure & Operations at McCarthy Tétrault. Mr. Lai has held various IT management and consulting positions in his career, in both private and public sectors. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Lai earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He has served on the Board of York Central Hospital (now known as Mackenzie Health) as a Trustee. He has also served on the Board of the Central Community Care Access Centre as Director.

   
Board Member Mike MacEachern

Michael MacEachern

Location: Alliston

Michael MacEachern, a resident of Alliston (Central LHIN’s South Simcoe sub-region), has experience in community development, health care, human resources, and regulatory environments. For over 20 years, Mike has been the Executive Director of FOCUS Community Development Corporation, an organization that helps both employers and job searchers, which has been distinguished as a leader in the area of collaboration. He served on Municipal Government for the Town of New Tecumseth from 1997 to 2014 with 11 consecutive years as Mayor. During this time frame, he was a Simcoe County Councillor participating in a leadership role on a number of County Committees including Performance Management, Governance and Audit. In the past, Mike has been actively involved with Stevenson Memorial Hospital as a Board member, an advisory member on the Governance and Nominating Committee and with Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Finance and Property Committee. He has actively participated on numerous community committees, including My Sister’s Place – People In Transition, South Simcoe Homeless Committee, and the Banting Homestead Committee.  

 
   
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Stephen E. Quinlan

Location: Sharon

Stephen E. Quinlan was the President of Seneca College of Applied Arts of Technology for 10 years. Prior to that, he was appointed to several senior positions at Seneca including Senior Vice President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President Academic, Dean of Business and also taught in the business faculty. Mr. Quinlan served on the Southlake Regional Health Centre Board of Directors for a full nine-year term, and was the Board Chair in 2008/09. He has worked extensively in the international community and has served on a number of corporate and institutional Boards in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Quinlan has a Bachelor of Commerce honours degree from the University of Windsor.

   

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Brenda Urbanski

Location: Barrie

Brenda Urbanski was the Administrator at Dufferin Oaks – a long-term care facility – for approximately 10 years. She served on the Board of Directors for Stevenson Memorial Hospital from 1991 to 1994, was a member of the Rotary Club of Beeton and served as the Regional Chair for the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors. Ms. Urbanski has a degree in Applied Science from the University of Guelph, and is a certified Clinical Dietician.

   
Aldous (Sally) Young

Mrs. Aldous (Sally) Young

Location: Gormley

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Young had a lengthy career in public administration with both the federal and provincial governments. With over 20 years of experience, Mrs.Young held positions in financial management, administration, the management of crown corporations and human resources. Subsequent to her roles in government , Mrs. Young moved to the education sector as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology and then at Trent University.

Mrs. Young has also served on multiple boards and planning committees, including the Hospital Board of Governors at Scarborough General Hospital.

Mrs. Young is a Certified Management Accountant. 

   
Audrey Wubbenhorst

Ms. Audrey Wubbenhorst

Location: Toronto

Ms. Wubbenhorst has been with BMO Financial Group for 12 years, working in a variety of areas including human resources, communications and procurement before becoming Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy and Workforce Effectiveness.  She has an MBA and MA and is also a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Bankers and holds a certificate in corporate social responsibility from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.

Ms. Wubbenhorst also serves as a Director on the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. She is the former Chair of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter where she served a five-year term and has completed the Board Financial Essentials course and Governance of Crown Corporations course through the Institute of Corporate Directors.