Daniel Fabiano, Partner, Fasken Law Firm

Daniel Fabiano is a corporate/commercial lawyer whose practice emphasizes public sector procurement, technology, information protection and privacy (including health 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 a "Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice" from Osgoode.

Sarah Friesen, Friesen Concepts Inc.

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 almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, and she brings 17 years of strategic sourcing and supply chain experience from the private sector. Sarah supports healthcare organizations as they navigate the complexities of innovation procurement initiatives.


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 various educational institutions and industry forums.