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SJHH / About/ Our Leadership/ Our Board/ Members


St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors Membership

Mr. Sonny Monzavi * (Chair, JBG)

Mr. Sonny Monzavi is the Chief Financial Officer of Pointe Claire Steel Inc. and the current Chair of the JBG. Mr. Monzavi has served on a number of local Boards including Past Chair, Junior Achievement of Hamilton Wentworth, Past Board member, Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities Inc. (HECFI), Past Board Member and Treasurer, Wesley Community Homes, Past Chair, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member, Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain. Mr. Monzavi is a Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Adriaan Korstanje * (Vice Chair, JBG)

Mr. Adriaan Korstanje is the current Vice Chair of the JBG and is General Manager, Human Resources at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC).  Adriaan Korstanje joined TMMC in 1990, after gaining Corporate Communications and Government Relations experience with a range of companies and institutions including Stelco, Canada Trust, Canada Post and DuPont.  He is also a member of the Mechanical Engineering Systems Program Advisory Committee at Conestoga College.

Ms. Lynn McNeil * (Treasurer, JBG)

A senior operations and engineering leader with over 25 years of experience in the high tech and medical device sectors. Lynn has held executive positions in Operations, Quality, Information Technology, Strategic Supply Chain and Technology Development. She has led technology development programs from concept to full production, major facility/capital design and build projects and several full cycle transformational ERP implementations. Lynn is currently Chief Operating Officer at ChipCare Corp and sessional lecturer at McMaster University. She holds a B.Eng in Engineering Physics from McMaster and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Mr. Peter Tice * ( Past Chair, JBG)

Mr. Peter Tice is the past Chair of the JBG and past Vice-Chair of the Board. Mr. Tice is a lawyer in Hamilton and he has been a Board member (and in some instances the Chair) of many other community organizations, including The St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation, The Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, The United Way of Hamilton & Burlington, the Research Ethics Board for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East. He is also a member of the Senate of McMaster University and a Director of the University’s Alumni Association.

Ms. Moira Taylor

Ms. Moira Taylor is an active member of the JBG and past Chair of the Quality Committee of the JBG. Moira is Past President of St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener. She holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from McMaster University, Hamilton and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Services Executives. She is also a member of the Kitchener-Westmount Rotary Club and a past-President of the club.

Mr. Tony Thoma

Mr. Tony Thoma is the Dean of Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and is Vice Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board, as well as a Trustee of the JBG. Prior to this, Mr. Thoma was a Member of the Quality and Mission Committee of the JBG and the Building and Planning Committee of the JBG. Over the last 25 years Mr. Thoma has held a number of Technical and Leadership positions in the manufacturing sector with focus on Production Lean Systems, Energy Management and plant construction and commissioning.

Dr. Caroyln Byrne*

Dr. Carolyn Byrne is the Associate Dean and Director of the School of Nursing, McMaster University. Dr. Byrne has also held roles as founding Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology [UOIT], Dean and CEO of the University of Calgary’s Nursing branch camps in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Byrne’s clinical background is in community mental health both with adults and children. She received her Master’s degree in health sciences from McMaster University and her PhD from the department of Family Studies and Applied Nutrition the University of Guelph. Dr. Byrne has been an active researcher in community-based research through the System Linked Research Unit at McMaster, the Community-Linked Evaluation HIV/ AIDS Resource unit at McMaster, and the Health Education Technology Research unit at UOIT.

Mr. David Tonin

Mr. David Tonin is a partner at Deloitte LLP and a new member of the JBG.  Mr. Tonin has served in many capacities in a number of local not-for-profit organizations over the last 25 years, including United Way of Hamilton-Burlington, Junior Achievement of Hamilton Wentworth, Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton Basketball Association and the CANUSA Games.

Mr. Rod Dobson

Mr. Rod Dobson is an active member of JBG with experience as a Senior Corporate Executive in Information Technology, Human Capital Management and Business Process Outsourcing in Canada, the US and globally.  Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Chair of a leading Ontario hospital shared services corporation, helping to guide that organization through a corporate restructuring and the significant expansion of services.  Rod has a BA from Carleton University, an MA from York University, and has qualified as a Chartered Director at McMaster University.  He was raised on a family farm near Athabasca, Alberta.

Ms. Catherine Olsiak*

Catherine Olsiak obtained her B.Sc. in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario.  She nursed in three major Toronto hospitals in the cardiology department, trauma intensive care unit, and cardiovascular intensive care unit.  Catherine obtained a Masters of Science in Community Health and Epidemiology from Queen’s University.  She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1998.  Catherine is a partner at the law firm of Simpson Wigle Law LLP practising in the areas of Wills and Estates, Trusts, Incapacity Planning and Health Law.  Catherine has maintained her nursing registration (non-practising) with the College of Nurses of Ontario and currently is a legal advisor on the committee for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario – Legal Assistance Plan.   Catherine has sat on various boards in the Hamilton community and is currently a member the St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors.  Catherine is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, Wills and Estates and Health Law subsections of the Canadian Bar Association and Estate Planners’ Council of Hamilton.  Catherine is also a member of the Family Firm Institute, U.S.A, and the International Association of Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises.

Ms. Barbara Beaudoin

Ms. Barbara Beaudoin was an Automobile Dealer in the Southwest Ontario and Niagara Region for 31 years and is a new member of the JBG. Ms. Beaudoin has served in various capacities on numerous Boards and Foundations in the Hamilton area for over 20 years, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and a recent graduate of the ICD.D program at Rotman School of Management.

Mr. Lee Clayton

Mr. Lee Clayton is the current vice president of Global Strategic Initiatives for PCL Constructors Inc. and Vice President of PCL Investments Canada Inc. Mr. Clayton has held numerous senior executive and board positions over recent years including Chief Executive Officer of two health related Public Private Partnerships in the United Kingdom, and Board member of several Public Private Partnerships in Canada.

Naresh Agarwal*

Dr. Naresh Agarwal is Professor Emeritus of Human Resources at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. During his long career at McMaster, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses, supervised PhD students, and published research papers in leading academic journals in his field. He also held several administrative positions including Area Chair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Chair of Faculty Grievance Panel, Chair of Senate-Board for Student Appeals, and Commissioner for Disclosure of Information and Protection of Privacy. Dr. Agarwal has been involved in many different professional and community activities. He has offered consulting services and management development programs to numerous private, public, and not-for-profit sector organizations. He has also served as Chair of Ontario Public Service Grievance Board and Board of Inquiry under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Dr. Agarwal was Chair of Board of Trustees of Hindu Samaj of Hamilton, Vice-President of India-Canada Society of Hamilton, and Vice-President of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Currently, he serves on Public Trust Committee of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada, Public Accounting Licensing Board of CPA Ontario, and Board of Examiners of Human Resources Professionals Association.

Laura Harrington

Dr. Laura Harrington is the Managing Director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging at McMaster University.  Laura completed her Ph.D. in chemistry in 2004, and worked in the field as a research scientist and laboratory manager for several years before joining the Faculty of Health Sciences as a Project and Managing Director, with a focus on initiatives tied to University or Faculty strategy.  In 2016, Laura completed her MBA, and currently works with McMaster researchers to build partnerships, facilitate and advance interdisciplinary collaboration, and raise the profile of the University’s research platforms in aging.

Leo Perri

Mr. Leo Perri is the current Chief Financial Officer of Delta Bingo and Gaming Group of Companies and began his career in public practice accounting working over 15 years predominantly at PwC LLP.  Mr. Perri previously served as the Treasurer and Board Member to the St. Joseph’s Hamilton Hospital Foundation and is a current member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Golf Canada. Leo obtained an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University and is a qualified CPA, CA.  Having been born and raised in the City of Hamilton, Leo and his two brothers are all very proud St. Joseph’s babies. 

Ms. Winnie Doyle

Ms. Winnie Doyle is the Interim President at St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton and a current Member of the JBG. Ms. Doyle has worked in clinical practice, research and more recently as Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President, Clinical Services. Prior to that, she was Vice President in the Mental Health and Addictions Program and a senior Administrator in acute clinical programs. Ms. Doyle is currently a lecturer at McMaster University, Hamilton and received her Master of Nursing Administration from the University of Toronto in 2000.

Dr. Anil Kapoor

Dr. Anil Kapoor is Professor of Surgery (Urology) at McMaster University, and staff urologist at St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton. He was the Urology Residency program director for 8 years having recently completed his term. He currently serves as the Medical Staff Association President and Director of the McMaster Institute of Urology at St. Joseph's Healthcare.

Dr. Paul O’Byrne

Dr. Paul O'Byrne joins the JBG as the Dean and Vice-President of McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Dean of the University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished University Professor of McMaster, an active Respirologist and a world-renowned researcher who has made significant advances on the mechanisms and treatment of asthma. Previously, for 14 years, he was both Chair of the Department of Medicine for McMaster and the executive director of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. 


* Denotes voting members for St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton