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Press Release: Jeff Mainland joins CTG’s Advisory Board

Jeff Mainland

Closing the Gap Healthcare welcomes Jeff Mainland as a member of its esteemed advisory board. “Providing community and hospital services for children with complex needs while ensuring they are afforded typical childhood experiences is the foundation of our organization,” states Connie Clerici, CEO. “Working with the team at SickKids for the past 26 years in harmony to achieve this common goal is a privilege.”

Current advisors include: Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, Dr. Ross Baker, Tom Closson, Dr. Thomas McGowan, Faizel Alladina, Lynne Golding, Francesca Grosso, Dr. Jonathan Abrams, and Dr. Peter Nord.

Jeff Mainland
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Quality, Performance and Communications, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital), Toronto, ON

Jeff Mainland was promoted to the position of Executive Vice-President in September 2012. 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.



Closing the Gap Healthcare is a fully accredited organization that provides community and clinic-based nursing, support, and rehabilitation services.

With nearly 2,000 staff members, we provide compassionate, high quality care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their range of professional and support services are available to all age groups across Ontario and Nova Scotia, whenever and wherever they are needed – in homes, schools, workplaces, long-term care homes, hospitals, and clinics.

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