The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Vivek Goel has been appointed Chair, and Pamela Griffith-Jones has been appointed Director of the Board through an Order in Council from the Lieutenant Governor, as of November 16, 2016.
Dr. Goel will serve a three-year term, leading the Board and the LHIN in its continuing mission of advancing an integrated sustainable health care system that ensures better health, better care and better value.
Dr. Vivek Goel
Dr. Goel obtained an M.Sc. in Community Health from U of T and an M.Sc. in Biostatistics from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. His research has focussed on health services evaluation. He was a founding scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), where he continues as an Adjunct Senior Scientist. Professor Goel joined the University of Toronto in 1991 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics. He was chair of the Department of Health Administration in the Faculty of Medicine from 1999 until 2001, then served as Vice-Provost, Faculty and subsequently was the University’s Vice President and Provost from 2004 until 2008. Dr. Vivek Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration. He obtained his medical degree from McGill University and completed post-graduate medical training in Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
He was founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario from 2008 until 2014, where he was highly successful in building an academic public health services agency that provided scientific and technical advice to front-line practitioners. Prior to rejoining U of T he served as Chief Academic Strategist with Coursera, a global platform that connects universities and learners with online courses. He was appointed Vice President, Research and Innovation of the University of Toronto in December, 2014.
Ms. Griffith-Jones will bring exceptional leadership, experience and individual expertise to the board. Her participation will be instrumental to the LHIN’s strategic decision-making on local health care issues.
Pamela Griffith-Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure investors which owns and operates the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport passenger terminal. Prior to joining Nieuport Aviation, Pamela worked at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority where she was the Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer and then subsequently Vice President, Guest and Terminal Services, accountable for all commercial and operational aspects of Toronto Pearson’s terminals.
Pamela’s other work experiences include 14 years at Canadian Tire in a series of senior strategy and P&L roles including Vice President of the Leisure Division. Pamela was a member of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Board of Directors from 2006-2015. Her involvement included serving as Chair of the Governance Committee as well as participating on numerous board committees such as Business and Human Resources, Quality of Care, Education and Research. Pamela holds both HBA and MBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
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