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Our Team

The dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of our people – from our front office staff to the healthcare workers, and from the management team to our advisory board – is truly one of the greatest strengths of Closing the Gap Healthcare.

We choose to treat our clients, our customers and each other with dignity and respect and strive to work together at every level as a team with the singular purpose of providing the best possible healthcare to the communities and people we serve.

Senior Leadership Team
Connie Clerici, Executive Chair of the Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Connie Clerici
Executive Chair of the Board
Leighton McDonald, Closing the Gap Healthcare President and CEO.
Leighton McDonald
President & CEO
Robert Varga, Vice President of Corporate Support, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Robert Varga
Vice President of Corporate Support
Karen Wright, Vice President of Finance, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Karen Wright
Vice President of Finance
Dan Black, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dan Black
Vice President Legal
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Lina Rinaldi
Vice President of Client Services
Jennifer Rodgers, Director of Corporate Clinical Support, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Jennifer Rodgers
Director of Corporate Clinical Support
David Heaton, Director of Client Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
David Heaton
Director of Client Services
Dionne Williams, Director of Client Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dionne Williams
Director of Client Services
Krysta Simpson, Director of Client Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Krysta Simpson
Director of Client Services
Jordy Leduc, Director of E-Health & Business Technology.
Jordy Leduc
Director of E-Health and
Business Technology
Elizabeth Whitbread, Director of Finance, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Elizabeth Whitbread
Director of Finance
Yianni Soumalias, Director of Business Development at Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Yianni Soumalias
Director Business Solutions
Advisory Board
Samir Sinha, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals, Toronto
Dan Carbin, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dan Carbin
Principal, Santis Health
Ross Baker, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Ross Baker
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Tom Closson, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Tom Closson
Principal of Tom Closson Consulting
Thomas McGowan, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Thomas McGowan, MD, MBA, FRCPC
Managing Director of The Cancer Centre Bahamas, The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean, and The Medical Pavilion Bahamas
Peter Nord, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Peter Nord
V.P., Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Staff at Providence Healthcare
Lynne Golding, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Lynne Golding
Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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Gail Donner
Partner at Donnerwheeler Consultants
Dr. Jonathan C. Abrams, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dr. Jonathan C. Abrams
Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care,
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Jeff Mainland, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Jeff Mainland
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Quality, Performance and Communications, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital)
Robert Standon, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Robert Standon
Principal, Insurance Unlimited
Kevin Smith, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Kevin Smith
President & CEO, University Health Network (UHN)
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