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Our Board of Trustees
Dr. Steven MillerTrustee
Dr. Peter SzatmariTrustee
Jeff Mainland is Executive Vice-President, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Prior to this role, Jeff served as Vice-President, Strategy, Performance and Communications, joining SickKids in 2004.
In his current role, Jeff is responsible for a broad and diverse range of departments and programs including: enterprise performance management, strategy management, quality management, risk management, legal services, health system integration, process improvement, innovation, project management, decision support, communications, public affairs, government relations, Foundation relations and SickKids International.
Before joining SickKids, he served as Chief of Staff to a provincial cabinet minister and deputy premier and held key leadership positions in the Ontario public service with two ministries. Prior to that, he worked in nuclear medicine in the hospital sector, and in forensic pathology with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.
Jeff holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph, a Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University.
He has completed executive training in strategy management under the leadership of Dr. Bob Kaplan and Dr. Dave Norton of Harvard Business School and is certified in merger and acquisition integration. He is a member of the Rotman School of Management Healthcare & Life Sciences Advisory Board and acts as a preceptor for a number of Canadian graduate programs in business and health administration.
Laurie A. Harrison, CPA, MBA is the Vice President and CFO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Laurie Harrison is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children. She has over 30 years of experience providing strategic and operational leadership in Finance, Business Development, Treasury, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, Human Resources and Operations.
Ms. Harrison has a BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee as well as an MBA from Kellogg and Schulich Universities. She holds the Certified Public Accountant designation. She sits on the boards of several health related enterprises. As a healthcare executive, Ms. Harrison has a proven track record of operating within complex organizations and bringing the needs of multiple constituents to establish a clear vision for the future.
Ms. Harrison spent her early career in public accounting and the private sector in the U.S. before moving to Toronto. She held senior positions at Baycrest Centre from 1996 to 2012. She was Vice-President, Corporate Services, and Chief Financial Officer reporting to the President and CEO, with strategic and operational responsibility for Finance, Information Management, Planning, Business Development, Legal Affairs, Facilities, Redevelopment, Environmental Services, Food and Clinical Nutrition, Supply Chain, and Security. From 1989 to 1996 she held several positions at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Steven MillerTrustee
Dr. Steven Miller is Head of the Division of Neurology and the Centre for Brain & Mental Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist in the Neuroscience & Mental Health Program at the Research Institute of SickKids. He holds the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Neuroscience, and was previously a Canada Research Chair in Neonatal Neuroscience.
The focus of his research career has been on improving the clinical care of newborns at high-risk of brain injury including newborns born with congenital heart disease or born preterm. The use of advanced brain imaging offers tremendous potential to understand the mechanisms and timing of brain injury in high-risk newborns and fetuses. Findings from his research program inform new strategies to promote optimal brain development and neurodevelopmental outcome. Most recently, he co-directs Child-Bright, an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families through Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).
Susan Pigott is a trained nurse and social worker who has enjoyed a 37-year career in health and social services mostly in Toronto. She has held a number of senior positions in a variety of social service and health-care organizations including Family Service Toronto, United Way of Greater Toronto and West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House) and CAMH. Since 2015, she has served as the Chair of the Ontario government’s Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.
Susan has been active in a number of public policy initiatives including the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform and the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services.
Susan has been an active volunteer serving as a Board member for many organizations including Toronto Community Foundation, Tides Foundation, SickKids, and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Currently, she is the Board Chair of Artscape.
Dr. Peter SzatmariTrustee
In 2013, Dr. Peter Szatmari assumed the combined position of Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, as well as Director of the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto. Szatmari holds the newly-endowed Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.
Szatmari is the head of one of the largest divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry in the world, and an international expert in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He has made significant contributions to the ASD field in many areas including diagnosis, measurement, genetics and longitudinal development – all of which led to significant changes in our understanding of ASD as well as the classification of ASD in both DSM IV and 5.
He has also published more generally in psychiatric epidemiology (especially attention deficit disorder) and in clinical research in developmental psychopathology. More recently, he has turned his attention to developing evidence-based, patient-oriented systems of care for children and youth and evaluating innovative models of care using clinical trials methodology. He has been editor of several important journals in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and has consulted to government agencies in Canada, the USA and the UK. He is the author of the book A Mind Apart; Understanding Autism and Asperger Syndrome.