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.
Dr. Joby McKenzie is a Senior Health Executive who is passionate about patient excellence, digital engagement, and system integration. Joby is the Managing Director of Teladoc Health, leading the Canadian business and bringing whole person virtual care solutions to Canadians. Before Teladoc Health, Joby was the Managing Director of Babylon Health, scaling virtual primary care across Canada. Joby was also a Senior Vice President at LifeLabs (Medical Diagnostic Services) and held executive roles in business development, post-merger integration, government relations and strategy. Joby was also a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she worked with clients in Healthcare and Financial Services and helped them to increase shareholder value by developing and executing human capital and operating strategies. Joby was an international professional basketball player and Canadian National Athlete, qualifying for the 2000 Olympics and receiving a Silver Medal at the 1999 PanAm Games. She holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Molecular and Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.
Sandra Ketchen is the President and CEO of Spectrum Health Care, one of the largest providers of home care services in Ontario. Prior to joining Spectrum, Sandra served as Senior Vice President of Operations at SE Health and Vice President of HealthTech at Celestica. Sandra brings a proven track record of using data and technology to drive outcomes that matter to patients and their families and is an advocate for integrated care solutions that give patients control over where and how they age. Sandra holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.