SHN’s Board of Directors is injecting new expertise in medicine, finance, and governance, into its transformative team of leading minds.

“From our Board of Directors, to our frontline staff and physicians, Scarborough Health Network is attracting exceptional talent in the name of delivering exceptional care,” said Matt Ainley, Board Chair.

“I’m delighted to officially welcome Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Mr. Ali Suleman, and Ms. Diane Sinhuber to our Board, and I look forward to continuing to shape the future of care alongside these experienced leaders.”

Between COVID-19 recovery and several exciting initiatives for Scarborough in research, future facilities, and new services, the 2022-2023 Board of Directors is looking forward to a productive year of improving lives through exceptional care. The next Board meeting will take place in the fall and details will be shared at and on social media.

Get to know the newest directors:

Dr. Catharine Whiteside

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A University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Whiteside served as dean of medicine and vice-provost relations with healthcare institutions at the University of Toronto from 2006 to 2014, and was recognized with WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award in 2012. Until June 2022, she served on the Scarborough Health Network Foundation Board.

Dr. Whiteside is a founding member and former president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is also director of partnerships for Diabetes Action Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Research’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research in diabetes and related complications, and currently chairs the Board of the Banting Research Foundation. In 2016, Dr. Whiteside was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada; in 2007, was awarded the Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada; and in 2009, received the Canadian Medical Association May Cohen Award for Women Mentors.

Mr. Ali Suleman

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As vice-president and treasurer of Hydro One Inc., one of the largest nonfinancial corporate debt issuers in Canada, since 1999, Ali oversees debt funding; financial risk management; cash management and banking operations; and insurance and claims; and manages relationships with banks; credit rating agencies; and fixed income investors. Previously, Ali held positions within Ontario Hydro’s Treasury Division, and worked in the U.S. municipal finance and mortgage-backed sectors with Kidder Peabody & Company of New York. He was also a consultant to several municipal bond issuers. Ali sits on the Board of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy and serves as Chair of its Investment Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Institute of Toronto from 2012 to 2018, and he continues to serve as a member of its Finance and Investment Committee, which he chaired from 2015 to 2018.

Ms. Diane Sinhuber

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With a flair for numbers, Diane is an objective financial expert, as well as a risk, governance and controls professional with over 35 years’ experience providing accounting and auditing services to all types of financial institutions and within a global bank. Retired since May 2022, Diane was deputy chief auditor of TD Bank Group and former leader of EY Canada’s Financial Services Organization. Giving back is second nature for Diane, who has served on volunteer Boards including as Chair of the YMCA of Greater Toronto and the Kidney Foundation of Canada in Toronto. Diane is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for community service, as well as the 2020 Ontario Volunteer Service Award. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, was made a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Ontario in 2011, and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors education program.

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