Leadership Team

Altaf Stationwala


Altaf was appointed as President and CEO of Mackenzie Health in 2010 and serves as the President of Mi². Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, Site Executive at the Brampton Civic Hospital and Vice President, Patient Services at the William Osler Health Centre. Altaf holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, Geography and Business Administration, as well as a Masters in Health Administration. He is also adjunct faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Richard Tam

Chief Financial Officer

Richard is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mackenzie Health and serves as the CFO for Mi². Richard is a strategic leader in the development of Information, Communication, Automation Technology (ICAT) Healthcare framework and the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHTs) in Mackenzie Health. He holds an MBA from York University, a BSc from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario.

Operational Team

Angus Ho

Innovation Consultant

Angus has a unique blend of training and experience in science and business. He is a published author in popular scientific journals with contributions to various topic in cancer biology. Beyond science, his experience include consulting, marketing and strategy development in healthcare organizations and in the private sector. His primary role includes consulting engagements with healthcare innovators, industry partners and academic institutions. Angus' involvement in project operations includes business and financial model consulting, marketing strategies, partnership contract engagements and project management. He is also cross appointed to various Mackenzie Health’s clinical and Health IT projects to provide critical inputs related to content strategy and media designs. He holds a H.BSc, MSc., and MMI degree.

Diane Salois-Swallow

Senior Advisor

Diane is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of proven experience in Digital Health, Nursing and Education. She is an active leader in a variety of professional associations such as Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (CHIEF), RNAO and has participated in speaking engagements both provincially and nationally. Diane is a strong advocate on providing access to health information to help empower patients to take an active role in their health care. Diane is one of few Chief Information Officers (CIO) who can claim the achievement of reaching Stage 7 EMRAM. Diane has transitioned from her former role as CIO at Mackenzie Health to her current position as Senior Advisor at the Mackenzie Innovation Institute.

Nirmal Pol

R&D Engineering Intern

Nirmal is an engineering student, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree at the University of Toronto. He is specialized in Bio-Medical Engineering and Robotic Engineering. Recently, he had the opportunity to participate in a research project at the National University of Singapore on a project titled: Development of Nanoimprinter Prototype.

Board of Directors

Tony Ianni

Board Chair

Tony has over 30 years experience with EY and over 25 years providing EY’s clients with transaction advisory services in Canada and internationally. Tony spent 10 years leading EY’s Canadian firm’s Corporate Finance practice – Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. The practice provides clients with M&A transaction advice, infrastructure advisory services, real estate advisory services and capital markets advisory services. Today, Tony is the Chairman of that business. While operating the Firm’s Canadian Corporate Finance business, Tony was also on the Firm’s Global Corporate Finance Advisory Committee representing the Firm’s Americas business. Tony’s international work spans working with clients in the USA, South and Central America, London, Europe, Asia and Australia. Tony is currently the Global Client Service Partner on one of EY Canada’s largest clients.

Dr. Aviv Gladman

Dr. Gladman is a licensed electrical and medical engineer who was mystified by the disconnect between clinicians and technology, and went on to train in critical care medicine. He has a leadership role in applied innovation as Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Information Officer at Mackenzie Health, and expertise in intelligent workflow automation, the Real Time Health System and the Internet of Healthcare Things, and disruptive change. He holds several degrees from the University of Toronto, including a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, M.A.Sc. in Electrical Computer (Medical Engineering), as well as a Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Melissa M. Chee

Melissa is an accomplished and visionary leader in the technology sector, with a proven track record in building successful organization at global companies, significant community leadership, and deep entrepreneurial experience. She is the President and CEO of ventureLAB, a leading innovation hub located in Markham, York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Prior to joining ventureLAB, Melissa was the Director of New Initiatives at a division of Constellation Software, one of Canada’s largest publicly traded enterprise software companies. As the Executive Officer and Vice-President of Product, Operations and Marketing at Spectra7, Melissa headed global business operations, product development and corporate marketing where the company’s products were designed into major consumer brands including LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Facebook (Oculus). Melissa started her career at Nortel where she held roles in product management, marketing, and systems engineering spanning wireless, optical, and enterprise technologies. She is a passionate advocate for Innovation in Canada to advance our nation’s global competitiveness, technology commercialization, women in STEM and other community impact initiatives. Melissa graduated with Honours with an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from McGill University.

Robert Fox

Robert Fox is an innovative healthcare executive with 25 years of experience leading large teams, defining health policy and enhancing the healthcare system. Robert has held senior executive positions at both Telus Health and Cisco Systems responsible for digital transformation of healthcare delivery across Canada to improve patient outcomes and experiences through technology. Prior to working in the technology industry, Robert was an executive at St. Michael’s Hospital for 20 years holding leadership positions in the areas of Laboratory Medicine, Corporate Performance & Strategy and finally as the Vice President of Planning and Operations. During that time, he spearheaded key projects such as the first fully automated hospital laboratory in Canada, the integration of Wellesley Hospital into St. Michael’s and leading the designated acute care centre during SARs. He also oversaw the planning and development of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the new patient care tower at St. Michael’s. He has advised the Ontario Ministry of Health on topics of Capital Infrastructure Planning and funding formula for Hospitals. He has also published a number of book chapters, articles and is a featured speaker on topics of quality, operations and strategy in healthcare. He believes that the adoption of healthcare technology is a critical success factor for optimization and sustainability of Canada’s healthcare system.

Bernard Dionne

Bernard is the Head, Large Scale Projects at Philips Canada. He is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of Philips’ business development strategy for Large Scale and Long Term Strategic Partnerships and Projects throughout Canada. Prior to joining Philips, Bernard had a 15 year experience of the public health system in both Québec and Ontario. A graduate of École Polytechnique where he attained a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, Bernard perfected his academic training with an MBA from McGill while rapidly assuming growing responsibilities in hospital administration.Bernard joined Philips in 2005 as Sr Strategic Business Manager, focusing on the development and on-going management of complex strategic alliances with major health delivery organizations. In 2014 he was promoted to direct the Quebec Region Sales team, overseeing the account management team for all of Philips HealthTech Portfolio.

Intern Alumni

Najah Hassan

R&D Engineering Intern ('18-'19)

Najah is an Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto. She has an interest in human-centered systems design. Najah aspires to use her technical skills and design strategies to develop technologies that empower people and lead to a more equitable society.

Lianne Ladouceur

R&D Engineering Intern ('17-'18)

Liane Ladouceur is an Electrical and Biomedical Engineering student at McMaster University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Carleton University in Neuroscience. Having worked in the healthcare field for over 5 years, Liane gained experience at a family medical clinic and optometry clinic before coming on board for her current position with the Mackenzie Innovation Institute. She is currently a non-voting member on the CSA Perioperative Safety Technical Committee, along with other volunteer roles at McMaster University. Liane is passionate about healthcare innovation, aspiring to continue her career in the biomedical engineering field after graduation in 2019.