Co-Chair (Acting)
Don Cummer
Don Cummer is a seasoned healtcard supply chain leader with over 14 years of experienc with Plexxus, the shared service provider to many GTA area hosptials.  Don was a member of the Plexxus Senior Management Team in two roles:  VP Logistics, responsible for purchasing, logistics and data management and Account Executive, responsible for account and customer relationship management with Plexxus member hospitals.  In total, Don has more than 30 years of experience in purchasing, inventory management and supply chain systems in the healthcare and telecommunication sectors.
 
Don has been been actively involved in many supply chain transformation projects including Plexxus’ SAP based ITS (Integrated Technology Solution) as well as Contract Management and Supplier eCommerce solutions.  Don was a member of the OntarioBuys Healtcare Supply Chain Metrics Working Group and has been a member fo the HSCN board since 2011.  He holds an Honours Bachelor of Art degree in Economics from McMaster University and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals.
 


Co-Chair
Zach Pocklington, Medline Canada & Medical Mart Supplies Ltd.
Zach is the Senior Vice President at Medline Canada & Medical Mart Supplies Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary in Medline Industries, a $9-Billion Global Company, which is North America's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of Healthcare supplies. 

Prior to joining Medline in 2005, Zach was President of Meditron Medical Inc., Canada's leading provider of Nursing and Procedural Trays with manufacturing facilities in Montreal, Quebec and Keene, New Hampshire.


Vice Co-Chair
David Donnelly, The Stevens Company
David is a senior executive with The Stevens Company as the Vice President of Sales and a member of the Office of the CEO. The Stevens Company, a Canadian company is Canada’s oldest national family owned full line distributor of medical and surgical supplies. David’s career in healthcare spans over 24 years holding many progressive Sales and Marketing management positions with Maxxim Medical and Medline Canada prior to joining the Stevens company in 2010.  David also serves on the Board of Directors for the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA).


Vice Co-Chair
Toby O'Hara, Healthcare Materials Management Services (HMMS)
Toby is General Manager of healthcare supply chain provider Healthcare Materials Management Services (HMMS) in London, Ontario. Prior to joining HMMS, Toby held positions at Baxter Corporation and Source Medical (Cardinal Health).

Along with being a Board Member at HSCN, Toby is also a Board member at The Logistics Institute and holds a Professional Logistician designation (p.Log).  The topics of Innovative Procurement and Procuring for Innovation are significantly important to Toby from both a professional and societal perspective


Past Co-Chair
Todd Presswood, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)
Todd is the Enterprise Solutions Executive, Provider Accounts for GHX. Prior to this, Todd was a Senior Project Manager at SickKids Hospital in the Purchasing and Materials Management departments.

Todd holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at U of T, a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and is an accredited Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) with the PMAC.

 



Eric Blanchette-Ouellet
Comport Communications
Eric started his career in public procurement following a few years of consulting in database management. This skill set lead him to manage continuous improvement projects in healthcare procurement and logistics until he left to learn more about the other side of the coin: building proposals in response to public RFPs regarding procurement and logistics solutions. Some say he saw the light, others say he went to the dark side. He simply thinks he still does the same thing: finding solutions to many pains in public procurement with the help of established global standards. A past president of the CPPC and current  Board member of HSCN, Eric is vice-president, business development for Commport Communications International.


Kelly Campbell
Hamilton Health Sciences
As the VP of Corporate Services and Capital Development for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), Kelly
is responsible for all facility infrastructure; capital development; clinical planning and corporate services, including procurement, logistics, biomedical technology, housekeeping, nutrition services, security and parking; across HHS’s five hospital campuses.
 
Kelly has held numerous not for profit board appointments including the Mark Preece Family House and currently serves on the board of the Medbuy Corporation and the HHS Volunteer Association. Keenly interested in governance, Kelly has obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College.
 


Maria Cendou
The Ottawa Hospital
Maria holds her Masters of Science in Administration as well as her Professional Logistician (PLog) designation. She is currently the Director, Contracting and Procurement Services, with The Ottawa Hospital.
 
Maria is a dynamic healthcare professional with an astute business sense. She has held various
senior positions in the areas of supply chain, quality improvement and patient safety, decision
support, and risk management.
 
She is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and operational effectiveness. Her
passion, dedication and perseverance have enabled her to achieve a highly successful career in healthcare.


Jacques Chaput
HealthPRO
Jacques has been a member of the Canadian healthcare sector since 1986, both with
small distributors and large manufacturers, combining the disciplines of Supply Chain
and Technology to help providers drive down costs. Presently he manages the
eCommerce business for Baxter Corporation, having had similar roles at Source
Medical. He is a member in good standing of HSCN and also sits on the GS1 Canada
Healthcare Sector Board, having been a chair or co-chair since its inception in 2008.
Jacques and his wife Donna have two boys, Marc and Eric who both attend university in
Ontario.


Lesley Cornelius
Lesley retired June 30, 2017 as the Director Business Development and Communications with Medbuy Corporation, a London-based group purchasing organization supporting Member hospitals across Canada purchase medical supplies, services and pharmaceuticals products. In this role, she was responsible for strategic planning, the acquisition of new business, project management, marketing and communications.
 
Lesley has over 25 years’ experience in strategic planning, new product development, business development and corporate communications.  Prior to Medbuy, Lesley was with the London Economic Development Corporation for ten years as the Director, Marketing & Communications as well as Business Development for the Life Sciences industry. 
 
She began her career in London at Canada Trust where over the course of ten years had increasing management responsibilities through marketing, product development and regional sales and marketing.   Upon graduation from Western, she spent four years with Clinique Cosmetics Canadian head office in Toronto.
 
Lesley holds a B.A.  in Psychology, and has completed the Marketing Management Executive Development Program and the Leadership Executive Development Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
 
Lesley is an active community volunteer and currently sits on the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Board.  She is also newly appointed as the Foundation’s representative on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Health Care, London.  Lesley also sits on the Board of the Healthcare Supply Chain Network.
 
Previously, she held an 8-year term on the Board of Huron University College where she held many leadership positions including Vice-Chair, Chair of the Development Committee, Chair of the Campus and Community Affairs Committee, Chair of the Residence Committee, and co-Chaired the Principal Search Committee.
 
Lesley has also served on other Boards and Committees including the 2003 Women of Distinction Awards Identification Committee, 2001 Canada Summer Games, The Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Committee and the Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation.


Connie Curtis
Plexxus
Connie joined Plexxus in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she has responsibility for all corporate reporting, financial planning and budgeting related matters at Plexxus.  In addition she has responsibility for Security and Privacy, Risk Management, Process Excellence, Performance Management and Decision Support.
 
Connie has 20 years of diverse experience in the healthcare, enterprise computing, communications, and consumer sectors.  Prior to joining Plexxus, Connie held several leadership positions in operations, marketing and finance with Celestica culminating in the role of Vice-President of Finance.
Connie holds a Bachelor’s and Masters of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
 


Ann Dolan
Service NB – Health Division
Ann is an experienced healthcare supply chain leader, an executive with over 26 years health procurement experience across shared services and group purchasing sectors.  Ann has a deep understanding and knowledge of public procurement.   She is known for her integrity, dedication and energy she brings to every project.

Ann is action orientated and is successful in achieving positive outcomes.  Ann has a natural ability to bring diverse groups of individuals together and guide them through complex processes in order to obtain their required results.  She never loses sight of the importance of developing strong relationships with clients both internally and externally to organizations.
During her career Ann has held a number of management positions, including Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Member Services for a National Group Purchasing Organization.  This role had a portfolio of contracts valued over $350 M and a staff of seventeen responsible for all aspects of sourcing and contracting; with a mission to deliver value to Healthcare organizations in Canada.

Currently as Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing at FacilicorpNB, a shared services organization that manages and delivers selected non-clinical services for the New Brunswick health system, Ann is responsible for building and managing a strategic sourcing division from the ground up.  Ann has had a direct impact on achieving $21 M a year in savings for the province’s health system over the past five years as well as developed and implemented a standard approach to strategic sourcing for the entire province.

Ann is currently a Board member of Healthcare Supply Chain Network, a national not for profit organization dedicated to suppliers and providers within Healthcare Supply Chain.  Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Brunswick, and is certified as a Supply Chain Management Professional.  Ann is currently enrolled at the Royal Roads University in the graduate certificate program in Executive Leadership Coaching.


Timothy Emo 
Vernacare
Tim currently serves as Vice President, North America, for UK-based medical products manufacturer Vernacare. Tim has held a number of successively senior positions during his 20 year tenure at Vernacare.  He currently has full responsibility for the strategic direction and daily operations of both the Canadian and US markets.  Prior to Vernacare, Tim held positions in the Information Technology sector.
 
Tim earned his BA from the University of Toronto and his MBA from McGill University.  Tim remains active in his local community volunteering with local sports associations and serving as a community elected director & Vice Chair of the Swansea Town Hall Community Centre Board of Management 


Daniel Fabiano
Fasken Martineau 
Daniel Fabiano is a partner in the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau.  Daniel is a corporate/commercial lawyer whose practice emphasizes public sector procurement, technology, information protection and privacy. In his procurement practice, Daniel advises public and private sector organizations in initiating and documenting the bidding process; drafting and negotiating contracts; and managing and mitigating procurement risks.  Daniel has an " Certificate in Advanced Procurement Law and Practice" from Osgoode.  Daniel’s board experience includes Tarragon Theatre and the Canadian Medical Equipment Protection Plan.


Don Giang
Alberta Health Services
Don is a Senior Director accountable for change management strategies, process improvements, data and information technology initiatives supporting Contracting, Purchasing, Supply Management, Fleet Services, Records Management and Customer Support operations.
 
With 20 years’ experience in the health services, Don has consistently demonstrated innovation and advancement in the use of processes, policies, legislation and technology for more efficient and effective business practices.    
 
Don was an integral part of the leadership team that consolidated 12 independent health organizations into one authority – AHS. He leads a team focused on implementing AHS’ strategic vision via innovative corporate solutions resulting in high quality patient care.


Iris Ko
Georgian College
Iris Ko is currently a Professor at Georgian College, teaching postgraduates on research planning and project Management skills. From 2005-15,  Ms. Ko was the Strategic Policy and Innovation Director at the Ontario Public Services. In this role Ms. Ko led the development of the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive, and the innovation procurement strategy for Ontario to incentivize innovation development and adoption. She established funding programs to accelerate the culture shift to value-based procurement which was recognized by the Ontario Health Innovation Council, and launched the Operating Room Supply Chain pilot program. This program facilitated collaboration, developed leading practices, provided strategic directions and resources for pilot projects resulting in improved process efficiencies.
 
Ms. Ko has a proven track record in excellence and delivery, and was invited as a conference speaker on procurement, innovation and transformation strategies internationally.  She received multiple awards for Leadership, Partnership, Quality Service and Innovation.


David Loukras 
BC Clinical and Support Services
David Loukras is the Provincial Director, Supply Chain Performance for British Columbia Clinical & Support Services (BCCSS). In 2009, the BCCSS became the sole provider of Supply Chain Services for all six Health Authorities in British Columbia with a total managed spend of $1.9B per year. David’s work is focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness and reducing risks of the supply chain services provided to the BC Health Authorities.

David is the Lead for the HSCN National Standard for Vendor Credentialing and Chair of HSCN’s Healthcare Provider Benchmarking Cooperative. David is also a board member for CareNET, GS1 Canada’s Healthcare Sector Board. He has an MBA from the University of British Columbia and also holds the professional designation, P.Log.


Raj Malik
Raj has extensive experience in healthcare having worked for Upjohn (now part of Pfizer), Baxter and Covidien (now part of Medtronic).  Raj is the Past Chair of MEDEC’s Ontario Committee and was the Chair of MEDEC’s annual signature event, the MedTech Conference, in both 2015 & 2016.  He also sits on MEDEC’s Procurement Steering Committee and recently earned his Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).  He was a speaker at the 2013 & 2014 PSSAG Industry Stakeholder Meetings, the 2014 GHX Supply Chain Summit and the GHX 2014 Summit Series of Webinars.


Vince Morelli
Canadian Hospital Specialties
Vince Morelli is Director, Brand Development MedRx for Canadian Hospital Specialties.Vince's career in Healthcare started in 1989 in a finance role with Baxter Corporation. In 1998 he moved into marketing with Source Medical which subsequently became part of Cardinal Health Canada. He held roles in Sales Management, Business Development and National Accounts Management until leaving Cardinal in 2010 to join Invacare Canada where he was their General Manager. Vince is a long time board member of the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) and also serves on the Board of Ability Online, a charity supporting children and young adults with disabilities.


Scott Newton
Alliance Kairos Inc
Scott is Managing Director of SPH Global, a division of Alliance Kairos Inc, his Business Development company serving the global healthcare Safe Patient Handling equipment and devices sector. Scott was previously Director of Marketing at Cardinal Health, where he worked closely with the Canadian healthcare manufacturing and supply chain community. Scott worked extensively in the global markets over a 10 year period most notably with Hill-Rom International Division as Executive Director and General Manager for Australia and New Zealand based in Sydney Australia, and later as Executive Director of International Business Development.  Prior, he held several senior Canadian sales and marketing leadership roles working for CR Bard Inc, and DeRoyal Industries Inc.

Scott joined the HSCN board in 2015 and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.


Liana Scott
HealthPRO 
Liana Scott is Vice President, Member Support at HealthPRO. In her role, she leads a national team in providing local, customized support to members across the country, ensuring they derive maximum benefit from their membership. The team provides support throughout the entire lifecycle of the contract including customized reporting, clinical engagement, implementation and product quality support.
 
Prior to joining HealthPRO in 2007, Liana acquired 25 years of experience with Baxter Canada and Source Medical where she specialized in healthcare supply chain management and led the successful implementation of the first Canadian stockless inventory programs as well as the development of value-added supply chain services for hospitals.
 
Liana holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from Laurentian University and is a current board member of the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN).

 



Susan Smith
General Manager
Susan came to HSCN as a senior executive with proven leadership, strategic marketing, organizational development and general management experience from an extensive background in healthcare. Before joining HSCN, Susan spent more than 30 years in senior positions in both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital before accepting the role of General Manager of one of Ontario's largest SSO's. Susan's experience supports an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the critical influence of supply chain within the healthcare system.

Susan's background as a Registered Nurse in addition to her Master in Health Sciences Administration and a Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Logistics brings the added benefit of a clinical perspective to supply chain business services. Her career has been dedicated to ensuring that patient care needs remain the central focus within the complexities of today's healthcare system.

In her role as General Manager, Susan especially enjoys working with healthcare suppliers and providers who are passionate in their belief in the value that supply chain brings to benefit the health care industry and the consumers that we serve.


Kathryn Knight
Administrative Assistant
Kathryn has been working with HSCN since 2012. She has over 20 years experience in business support, not-for-profit association administration, sales and marketing analysis, and customer service management. In her spare time, Kathryn volunteers as an adult literacy tutor.


Project Manager
Sarah Friesen, HSCN Innovation Procurement Toolkit Expansion
Sarah Friesen leads Friesen Concepts Inc., an independent practice specializing in healthcare procurement solutions. Areas of focus include strategic sourcing transformation, innovation procurement and professional development. Sarah has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as the CEO/GM of the Central Ontario Healthcare Procurement Alliance (COHPA), and she brings an additional 17 years of strategic sourcing and supply chain experience from the private sector. Sarah is a founding member of HSCN, and is currently the Project Manager for the Innovation Procurement Toolkit Expansion project. She participates in various innovation initiatives, served as a member of the Ontario Health Innovation Council, and lectures on healthcare supply chain topics at educational institutions and industry forums.