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Our Board of Trustees
Dr. Steven MillerTrustee
Dr. Suneeta MongaTrustee
Jeff Mainland is Executive Vice-President, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Prior to this role, he served as Vice-President, Strategy, Performance and Communications, joining SickKids in 2004.
In his current role, Mainland 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.
Mainland holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) 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 of 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 Harrison, CPA, MBA, is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). 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.
Harrison has a B.Sc. 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 health-care executive, 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.
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 Garry Hurvitz 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).
Dr. Suneeta MongaTrustee
Dr. Suneeta Monga is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at SickKids and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where she holds the TD Bank Financial Group Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Monga’s clinical and research efforts focus on preschool anxiety disorders, including selective mutism, where she has made important contributions to the recognition, understanding and treatment of these highly prevalent and impacting disorders. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and written books and book chapters in these areas. In addition, she has authored a children’s story and workbook, Taming Sneaky Fears, which supports parents in managing anxiety in their preschoolers using evidence-based strategies.
Monga leads the IN-ROADS Initiative, a global research project that she conceptualized to develop a core set of outcomes to be measured across adolescent depression treatment studies. She most recently received funding to lead a similar international effort to develop a core outcome set for pediatric anxiety disorders.
A strong advocate for the integration of mental health into the care of physical health in children and youth, Monga co-leads one of the implementation arms for the SickKids Mental Health Strategy, where she focuses on intra-hospital strategy. As a mentor and advocate for aspiring clinicians, she has won several departmental and national awards for her teaching.
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.
Pigott 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.
She 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.