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Our Team

The dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of our people – from our front office staff to the healthcare workers, and from the management team to our advisory board – is truly one of the greatest strengths of Closing the Gap Healthcare.

We choose to treat our clients, our customers and each other with dignity and respect and strive to work together at every level as a team with the singular purpose of providing the best possible healthcare to the communities and people we serve.

Senior Leadership Team
Connie Clerici, Executive Chair of the Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Connie Clerici
Executive Chair of the Board
Leighton McDonald, Closing the Gap Healthcare President and CEO.
Leighton McDonald
President & CEO
Karen Wright, Vice President of Finance, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Karen Wright
Vice President of Finance
Dan Black, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dan Black
Vice President Legal
Lina Rinaldi
Vice President of Client Services
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Angelika Gollnow
Senior Director, Strategy & Care Integration
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Sarath Pillai
Senior Director, eHealth and
Information Technology
Jennifer Rodgers, Director of Corporate Clinical Support, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Jennifer Rodgers
Director of Corporate Clinical Support
Yianni Soumalias, Director of Business Development at Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Yiannis Soumalias
Director of Business Solutions
Elizabeth Whitbread, Director of Finance, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Elizabeth Whitbread
Director of Finance
David Heaton, Director of Client Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
David Heaton
Director of Client Services
Jo-Anne Desroches
Director of Client Services
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Michael Rotstein
Director of Client Services
Advisory Board
Samir Sinha, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals, Toronto
Dan Carbin, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dan Carbin
Principal, Santis Health
Tom Closson, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Tom Closson
Principal of Tom Closson Consulting
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Will Falk, B.Sc., MPPM
Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at the CD Howe Institute
Lynne Golding, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Lynne Golding
Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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Gail Donner
Partner at Donnerwheeler Consultants
Dr. Jonathan C. Abrams, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Jonathan C. Abrams
Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care,
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Jeff Mainland, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Jeff Mainland
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Quality, Performance and Communications, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital)
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Julie Drury
Strategic Lead – Patient Partnership for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Kevin Smith, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Kevin Smith
President & CEO, University Health Network (UHN)
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Rheta Fanizza
Executive Vice President, Residential and
Community Programs at Baycrest
John N. Lavis, PHD
Professor at McMaster University with the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact
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