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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
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Klodiana Djawadi
Vice President of Finance
Dan Black, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Dan Black
Vice President Legal
Lindsey Crawford
Lindsey Crawford
Senior Vice President of Client Services
Yianni Soumalias, Director of Business Development at Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Yiannis Soumalias
Vice President of Partnerships and Business Performance
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Sarath Pillai
Vice President, eHealth and
Information Technology
Jennifer Rodgers, Director of Corporate Clinical Support, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Jennifer Rodgers
Director of Corporate Clinical Support
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Director of Finance
Nafisa Madhani
Nafisa Madhani
Director of Human Resources
Jo-Anne Desroches
Director of Client Services
David Heaton, Director of Client Services, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
David Heaton
Director of Client Services
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Angela Brunet
Director of Client Services
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Andrea Barnes
Director of Client Services & Chief Nursing Officer
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
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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
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Rheta Fanizza
Executive Vice President, Residential and
Community Programs at Baycrest
Kevin Smith, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare.
Kevin Smith
President & CEO, University Health Network (UHN)
John N. Lavis, PHD
Professor at McMaster University with the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact
Bruce Squires
Bruce Squires
President, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Vice President, Women’s & Children’s Health, Hamilton Health Sciences
Sophia Ikura
Sophia Ikura
Executive Director, Health Commons Solutions Lab, Sinai Health System
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Mariana Catz
Managing Partner, Business Solutions, Re-Solved
Dr. Nathan M. Stall, Advisory Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare
Dr. Nathan M Stall
Geriatrician, General Internist and Clinician Scientist
Sinai Health, University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
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