Leadership Team

Tess Romain

Tess Romain 

Chief Executive Officer

    Tess Romain is the Transitional Regional Lead (and the CEO for the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network [LHIN]), supporting Ontario Health with transition planning. Tess brings over 10 years of public sector experience and was Director of Policy to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. In this role, Tess guided legislation and oversaw the development of health policy as well as communication and engagement strategies. Previously, as Director of Strategy Management & Governance at Joseph Brant Hospital, Tess led the development and supported the implementation of the hospital’s five-year Strategic Plan.  
Raj Krishnapillai

Raj Krishnapillai,

Vice President, Finance and IT, Chief Financial Officer

  Raj Krishnapillai has over 20 years of experience in Finance, Corporate and Shared Services in the health care, not-for-profit and private sectors. Raj provided oversight for all aspects of the LHIN’s financial operations for the since 2006 years and has a proven track record for building highly effective teams. Raj’s previous experiences in healthcare include financial management of Westpark Health Care Centre that gave him insights into patient experience and care.

 Joel Borgida

Joel Borgida,

Interim Vice President, Human Resources and Communications 

    Joel Borgida has 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development within Ontario’s health care system and the not-for-profit sector. Joel has led HR, OD and Communications teams in Hospital, Long-term Care, and Community sectors, with a focus on leadership development, change management, employee engagement, strategy and culture development. Joel is also a certified executive coach and holds certifications in facilitation and alternative dispute resolution. In his current role, Joel is leading the people practices of the LHIN and is dedicated to supporting an engaged and healthy workforce.

Wilfred Cheung 

Wilfred Cheung,

Interim Vice President, Health System Strategy, Integration and Planning 

    Wilfred Cheung has over 10 years of public sector, non-profit, community and hospital experience. Most recently, he was Director of Planning and Integration where he was responsible for health system planning, integration, and coordination across health service providers for two of the sub-regions within the Toronto Central LHIN. Prior to joining the LHIN, Wilfred was the Director of Strategy at United Way Greater Toronto, where he was responsible for developing strategies to achieve greater impact in the community. Wilfred has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He also has a LEAN Health Care Green Belt, has completed the Prosci Change Management program and is a certified Project Management Professional. Under Wilfred’s current portfolio, he has leadership and oversight for all strategy development, integration, community engagement, planning, and system partnerships.

Lindsay Wingham-Smith

Lindsay Wingham-Smith,

Vice President, Home and Community Care 

    Lindsay Wingham-Smith is a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical and leadership experience across the hospital, community, and forensic systems. Since joining the Toronto Central LHIN in 2013 (then the Toronto Central CCAC), Lindsay has led numerous home and community care transformation initiatives, including the geographic alignment of care coordination resources during her most recent role as Director for Mid-West and North Toronto. In her current role, Lindsay is committed to building strong partnerships and advancing an innovative, patient-centred vision for the future of home and community care.