Bud Purves is a member of several prominent community service Boards in Toronto and is a highly successful executive in the real estate and infrastructure industries.
Bud has a deep-seated commitment to community service. In addition to being the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Addition and Mental Health, where he has served as a board member since 2005, he is Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board. He has served as a member of a number of committees of the board providing oversight to building programs within their organizations. These include University Health Network, Project MaRS, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. He is concerned with preserving Ontario's natural environment and has served as a Board member of the Muskoka Heritage Foundation.
Over his career, Bud has developed many successful projects across North America including specialized urban community projects in Denver, Colorado and Syracuse, New York and many areas in Toronto. He has a proven track record of achievements since becoming the CEO and a member of the board of York University Development Corporation, the real estate development advisor to York University. He served as President of the CN Tower and as a Senior Executive of TrizecHahn Corporation.
Bud is an active distance runner and has as a life-long interest in aviation. He has a deep interest in matters of corporate governance and received his ICD.D certification in 2012.
Gordon Bell is Head of the Global Mining and Metals Group for RBC Capital Markets. The Global Mining & Metals Group is based in Toronto, with operations in Vancouver, New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. In addition to this role, Gordon manages the relationships for many of the firm’s North American and international mining and metals clients. He has extensive experience providing advisory services with respect to debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy. He also sits on the firm’s new client committee and is active in recruiting.
In 1995, Gordon took leave from RBC Capital Markets for a position as Chief Financial Officer of a Denver based precious metals company, rejoining RBC Capital Markets in 1999. In this role at Golden Star, he was responsible for the firm’s commercial and investment banking activities, mergers and acquisitions, strategic and financial planning, accounting and financial reporting and treasury management.
Before joining RBC Capital Markets in 1989, Gordon worked as an engineer for a St. Louis based consulting firm and also worked in mine development for a Toronto based contracting company. He has been active in the community with various health and educational institutions and served on CAMH's Transforming Lives committee including 2 years as Chair.
John Bowcott’s direct experience with the addictions and mental health system has driven him to become an advocate for change within and outside of the consumer\survivor movement.
John has been employed as the Executive Director of People For Equal Partnership In Mental Health (PEP) for nineteen years, a consumer\survivor, family initiative and an Employment Centre in North Bay.
Currently John’s community experiences include Board Trustee for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Board Member for the North East Ontario Consumer\Survivor Network (NEON), Board Member for the Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services, and Committee Member for the Nipissing Addictions and Mental Health System Group.
Helen Burstyn has enjoyed a 30-year career in government, business and community service. She currently serves as the Ontario Government’s Special Advisor, Social Enterprise and Chair of The Partnership Forum, the Government's advisory body on the not-for-profit sector. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Helen is a Principal at Counsel Public Relations (on a leave of absence while working on special assignment in government) and was formerly a Senior Partner, Advance Planning/MS&L, a global communications and investor relations firm. She is an author and soon to be the co-host of Toronto Boomers, a lifestyle program that will launch on RogersTV in the Fall of 2013.
An active volunteer, Helen sits on the boards of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Luminato, The Walrus Foundation, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Learning Partnership, Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors and the Toronto Public Library Foundation. With the Boston Consulting Group, she recently co-founded the Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, a organization that supports enterprising not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs.
Helen is a recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Community Leadership and the Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
Mary Anne Chambers
Mary Anne Chambers retired as a Senior Vice-President at Scotiabank in 2002, following a 26-year career there. Her involvement in the not-for-profit sector has included roles such as Chair of the Board of the United Way of Canada, Member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Toronto, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Vice-Chair of the Board of Rouge Valley Health System, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada and President of the Canadian Club of Toronto. She currently serves on the Board of the University of Guelph.
Mary Anne was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament in 2003, and served as Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities from October 2003 to June 2005 and Minister of Children and Youth Services from June 2005 to October 2007.
Mary Anne holds the designation of Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Mary Anne has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Toronto and York University and is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals of Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister of Jamaica's Medal of Appreciation. She has also been named a YWCA Woman of Distinction.
Jim Griffiths has a Masters in Business Administration, is a chartered accountant, and has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development/financing industries. He was the Vice President Finance of Genstar Property Corporation and the President of First City Development Corp. He was also President and director of RealFund, Canada's first public Real Estate Investment Trust and Krystal Bond Inc. During his career, he has had responsibility for real estate asset acquisitions and sales of over $2 billion. In addition he is very experienced in financing real estate and has negotiated and placed real estate loans in an amount exceeding $2.5 billion.
Jim was a past director of Pinetree Capital Inc., the Canadian Institute of Public Real Estate Companies and was the Founding Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate. He currently is a director of Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Enssolutions Group Inc., and Champion Partners and is President of KLC Capital Investment Corporation, which provides financial advisory services.
Christine Hart is President of Accord/hart & associates inc., one of Canada's leaders in conflict management. For thirty years, as a lawyer, mediator, facilitator and arbitrator, she has practiced, taught and written in the fields of dispute resolution, commercial, regulatory and environmental law.
Elected an M.P.P. in 1987, she served an apprenticeship in the Ministries of Health, Environment and Treasury, and was appointed to the Ontario Cabinet in 1989. After public life, Christine went on to successfully create and implement for Ontario's Superior Court, the first court-connected mediation program in Canada. She founded Accord/hart & associates inc., where her work has focused on preventing and resolving business and governance disputes.
For many years, Christine has been involved in mental health issues through her service on the Ontario Consent & Capacity Board, the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, and her participation in health policy issues while in government.
Throughout her career, Christine has been an active participant in her community. She is a Director of Goodwill Toronto, and is a past Director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Sheridan College, Kingsway College School, Roots of Empathy, the Canadian Stage Company and a variety of other not-for-profit organizations, as well as a member of the Board of the Ontario Bar Association and past Chair of its ADR Section.
Bill Hogarth was the Director of Education at York Regional District School Board for 16 years. He is a collaborative senior leader who, in periods of both expansion and consolidation over the past 40 years in two school boards, has had a broad range of experiences: expertise in developing and implementing strategic plans, Board policy, Ministry regulations, as well as curriculum and professional development programs. He is presently Chair at Seneca College and recently received a Honourary Doctorate York University.
John Honderich is Chair of the Board of Torstar Corporation. He was Chairman of Canadian Press, Canadian Director for the World Association of Newspapers, and a director on the boards of the Canadian Newspaper Association, the Audit Bureau of Circulations and workpolis.com. He began his career at Toronto Star as a reporter and eventually became the Publisher of the Star.
Pam Jolliffe is the President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, representing 100 local Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada supporting the healthy development of at-risk children and youth.
With a long history in the not-for-profit sector, Pam is known for building and strengthening organizations to increase their positive impact on the lives of the children, youth and adults being served. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Fred Victor Centre, an organization providing services such as shelter, housing, food, employment and day programs for men and women struggling to have dignity in the face of their poverty, poor mental and physical health and addictions. Prior to that she was with St. Christopher House, whose services and community is well known to CAMH. Pam has great respect for the courage, strength and unexpected resilience evident in the way that people of all walks of life deal with the challenges of their health and their circumstances.
Pam has a M. Ed. from the University of Toronto and has served on several not-for-profit boards, including the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, St. Michaels Hospital, the Sherbourne Health Centre and A-Way Express Couriers.
Robert Mark Krembil is the President of the Krembil Foundation, a family foundation that supports medical research. Prior to 1996, Mark held senior positions in banking and system’s information. In 1996, he became a partner in a Canadian retailer and eventually transitioned to the Krembil Foundation.
He has a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, and currently serves on the board of Brain Canada Foundation, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation and the University of Toronto Governing Council.
Betsy Little has been an active leader in the London, Ontario non-profit community for over 25 years. She began making an impact on young people, working as a teacher both in the classroom setting and in curriculum development for gifted children in Middlesex County.
Moving from volunteer roles to the front lines, Betsy became the founding Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) in 1995. From its inception, she played an integral role in bringing the CMHF to life as a permanent tribute to excellence in medical discovery, treatment and research. She worked with civic officials to establish the permanent site in London and pioneered the student education ‘Discovery Day Program’ across Canadian universities.
Betsy joined the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM) in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, the organization launched several innovative social recreation programs and support services for those living with dementia including a dementia support program for the First Nations Community at Oneida of the Thames.
Betsy has served on many Boards in the London and SW Ontario communities such as Merrymount Children’s Centre, Foundation Western, The Canadian Mental Health Association and the London Community Foundation Grants Committee. Betsy currently serves as a board member on the Ontario Review Board and the Advisory Board for the Canadian Centre of Activity and Aging.
A graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Betsy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education Degree. Betsy was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her commitment to community service.
Tom MacMillan's communications career spans 38 years and includes extensive experience in media, politics and the corporate world. He joined Advance Planning and Communications as Senior Vice-President and Partner in 1995 and as a result of the sale of the firm became "Of Counsel" to its successor firm Manning Selvage & Lee in 2004. He is also President of TMAC Communications Inc., which has its own diverse client base.
Tom spent 17 years in the newspaper business with Sun Media, including 5 years as Vice-President with the Financial Post. For three years prior to that, he was special assistant to the Treasurer of Ontario and Minister of Economics and Inter-Governmental Affairs. Corporate communications experience included: Participaction, Uniroyal and Abitibi.
He has provided a full range of communications counsel and services to a wide variety of clients including: Porter Airlines, Pengrowth Management, Trump International, Rogers Cable, Jetsgo, CanWest, Cassels Brock, CAI Private Equity Investors, The Caldwell Partners, Sun Media Corp, The National Post, Maclean's Magazine, Roy Thomson Hall, Ryerson University, Canadian Pacific and The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto.
Tom's record of community service includes the Board of Directors of Ontario Place, the United Way, the Outwards Bound Wilderness School as well as membership on two committees of the Royal Ontario Museum. He also served on the board of the Wilson Head Institute, which was founded in 1995 by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. Tom is past president of the Albany Club of Toronto and has served for 4 years on the Foundation Board of the Scarborough Grace Hospital.
Kelly Meighen received her BA from the University of Western Ontario (1971) and has received Honorary Doctorates from Mount Allison University in 2000 and the University of New Brunswick in 2003. She is a Member of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Board and is the Immediate Past Chair of the CAMH Foundation Board.
Kelly is the President of the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation where she has been a Member of the Board since 1980. She is Chair of McGill University’s Academic Advising and Mentoring Advisory Board. She is also a Member of the Board of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation.
She currently serves as Chair of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Endowment Foundation, and remains a Member of both the Governance and Nominating Committees. She was Chair of the Festival from 2005 to 2007.
Kelly has been honoured with the Assoication of Fundraising Professionals 'Philanthropist of the Year Award’, the University of Western Ontario’s ‘Dr. Ivan Smith Award’, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. Along with her husband, The Honourable Michael Meighen, Kelly was the recipient of the Yorktown Family Services 2013 Humanitarian Award for Community Service.
Anne Ramsay is a lawyer at Stikeman Elliott LLP, with a focus on corporate and commercial law, securities and corporate finance and is actively involved in pro bono legal services, including the Osgoode Business Clinic. She has previously held the position of Vice President and Chief Auditor at AGF Management Limited where her focus was on operational and regulatory risk management. She has spent over 20 years working in the investment management and financial services sectors in various roles and organizations including the Ontario Securities Commission and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She has been on a numerous industry committees and advisory boards, focusing on accounting, regulatory and operational issues.
Anne is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and has a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Robert (Bob) Walsh is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC). He was formerly the CEO, Alcohol and Drug Concerns.
He has a BA in Computer Science from York University, a MBA from The University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, and a MPH from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Waterloo in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.
Victor Willis has worked for the past 25 years in a number of community agencies. Since 1999, he has served as the Executive Director of Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC). PARC is a valuable community resource whose purpose is reflected in its mission: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” During his tenure as the Executive Director of PARC, he has lead significant growth at this organization including the development of an innovative new supportive housing facility.
In addition to being the Executive Director at PARC, Victor is a community leader who has held numerous senior volunteer positions. Currently, he is a Board member of the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Parkdale Business Improvement Association and acts a Co-Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Mental Health and Addictions Populations Panel and Chair of the Centre’s Strategic Population panel.
David Wilson spent most of his career in the financial services industry. From 1968 until 2005, he was involved in various banking activities while employed by the Toronto-Dominion Bank, Dominion Securities Corporation and the Bank of Nova Scotia. When he left Scotiabank in 2005, he was Vice Chair with responsibility for overseeing and leading the global wholesale activities of the bank. In 2005, he was appointed by the Government of Ontario as Chair and CEO of its crown agency, the Ontario Securities Commission, for a five year term.
During the past 30 years, he has been involved in a number of corporate boards and community organizations. He was a director of Rogers Communications Inc. for 26 years. He has been a director/trustee of the following not-for-profit entities: The United Way of Greater Toronto, the National Ballet of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto for nine years during which period he chaired the U of T’s Presidential Search Committee and the U of T’s Business Board.
He is currently a member of the boards of directors of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, The Economical Insurance Group, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is a member of the City of Toronto’s Independent Investment Advisory Committee.
Dr. Catherine Zahn
President and CEO, CAMH
Dr. Zahn joined CAMH as President and Chief Executive Officer in December, 2009. Dr. Zahn stepped into this position at a critical time for the organization. CAMH’s bold transformation agenda includes its ambitious redevelopment project, integration and enhancement of clinical programs, expansion of research and innovation capacity, and continuing public education and social advocacy to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and addictions.
Prior to this appointment, Catherine was Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs and Practice, at the University Health Network (UHN). She has held senior leadership roles in that organization for 12 years. Previous UHN positions have included Vice President and COO of TWH, Program Medical Director for Neuroscience and Division Head for Neurology. She was the inaugural chair holder for the Krembil Family Chair in Neurology. Catherine’s reputation for hospital integration and her leadership of the renaissance of the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) make her well equipped to lead CAMH during this pivotal time.
An honors graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T), she completed her residency training in neurology at U of T. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and is internationally recognized for her contributions to neurologic education and to standards of practice in neurology. She earned a Masters in Health Science Degree in Health Administration at U of T and has made numerous contributions to health care in Ontario through leadership in technology assessment, chronic disease management and stroke care coordination.
Recent honors include the U of T Faculty of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation prize for Innovation. Catherine was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women in the professional category. She continues to practice in her area of clinical and academic interest -- epilepsy and women with epilepsy.
Dr. Vincenzo De Luca
President, Medical Staff Association
Dr. Vincenzo De Luca is President of The Medical Staff Association at CAMH and he is Clinician-Scientist in the Schizophrenia Program. He is Associate Professor at University of Toronto and is currently CIHR New Investigator.
Vincenzo’s clinical practice is mainly with patients with chronic psychosis and resistant schizophrenia. His research interests are in genetics of schizophrenia and suicidal behaviour. As a researcher, Vincenzo has published more than 120 publications, where he is most of the time first or last authors, with publication on Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology. Most of the Awards he received during his career were granted by external peer review agencies such as AFSP, CIHR, CINP, ACNP, APA-AZ Award, AAS Gralnick Award and ICOSR award.
Chair, CAMH Foundation Board of Directors
Ana Lopes is a Toronto-based social innovator and entrepreneur who has led not-for-profit transformations. She has worked for 25 years in senior positions in both the private and public sector and is Director of the Tapscott Group – a privately held business strategy consulting firm.
Ana is the Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMHF) – Canada’s largest mental health and addiction hospital. She is the former Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and a former Director of many organizations including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Trent University, Business for the Arts and a leader and mentor in the Portuguese-Canadian community. Ana is a member of the Partnership Forum, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario and a Member of the Economic Advisory Committee to Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa.
Ana holds a BA from the University of Toronto and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Toronto, Fundraising Volunteer of the Year in 2009. In 2012 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her ongoing community service. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011.
Dr. Benoit Mulsant
Dr. Mulsant is the Physician in Chief of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is a Vice-Chair and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.
Benoit received his MD from Laval University. He completed his internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Neurological Institute and his residency at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and 50 book chapters and invited publications. He serves as principal investigator for several grants funded by the Canada Institutes for Health Research and the US National Institute of Health. He also serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and is a triage editor for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a practicing geriatric psychiatrist and has been listed in Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Canada.
Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice
Rani Srivastava is the Chief of Nursing & Professional Practice at CAMH. In this role, she oversees the Professional Practice Department, which includes Professional Practice, Quality & Safety, Ethics, and Client Relations. She joined CAMH in 2003 as the Deputy Chief, Nursing Practice, bringing with her extensive experience in nursing practice, education, consultation, policy, administration, and research. She has developed practice guidelines for nurses and is frequently asked to be a workshop facilitator or speaker.
Rani also holds academic appointments: Assistant Professor, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Associate member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto as well as Adjunct Professor, York University School of Nursing. Her formal education includes Bachelor of Nursing (with honours) from Dalhousie University (1981) and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto (1986) and a PhD (medical sciences) from the University of Toronto (2008).
Dr. Trevor Young
University of Toronto Representative on the Board, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
As an active clinician scientist, Dr. Young’s principal research interest includes understanding the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment, and how to apply these findings to the clinical setting. He is widely published and well funded by peer-reviewed granting agencies in these areas. His research is particularly focused on understanding the processes that lead to long-term changes in brain structure and function in patients with bipolar disorder and how these changes can be targeted by mood stabilizing drugs.
Trevor has led several large clinical programs for patients with mood disorders including the Mood Disorders Program at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, which received the American Psychiatric Services Gold Achievement Award. In 2003, he was awarded the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders. In 2006, he was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and received the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award for outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology in Canada. In 2009, he was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours for members of the health sciences community in Canada. His most recent honour is receiving the 2013 Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Medal established to honour individuals for a meritorious career in, and outstanding contribution to neuropsychopharmacology in Canada, as evidenced by their activities in education, administration and/or patient care.