Resources Committee

The CAHO Resources Committee provides strategic advice to CAHO Council on resourcing issues stemming from and impacting CAHO’s mission. “Resources” are defined as operations, finances, people, facilities, technology and other appropriate areas. The Committee considers and advises on financial or other resource enablers to advance the stability of and investment in the health research and innovation enterprise of CAHO members. The Committee is comprised of 25 senior executives responsible for operations within each CAHO hospital who bring extensive and wide-ranging experience related to hospital operations and finance.

Current Committee foci include: developing the vision for how to ideally resource the research and innovation enterprise at a CAHO hospital, using that as a starting point to identify operational, financial and other structural areas where the CAHO community can collaboratively advance issues; and advising on developments in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health-Based Allocation Model (HBAM) and Patient-based Payment (PbP) policy from the perspective of academic hospitals.


Brenda Flaherty (Co-Chair)
Hamilton Health Sciences

Justine Jackson (Co-Chair)
University Health Network

John Aldis
VP Corporate and Information Services & CFO
North York General Hospital

Dev Chopra
EVP Corporate Services and Redevelopment
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dan Coghlan
VP Operations & CFO
Providence Care

Cal Crocker
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Jim Flett
Kingston General Hospital

Shawn Gilhuly
VP, Finance & CFO
London Health Sciences Centre

David Graham
VP Finance & CFO
St. Michael’s Hospital

Marc Guevremont
VP Corporate Services & CFO
Bruyere Continuing Care

Laurie Harrison
VP Finance & CFO
The Hospital for Sick Children

Lori Higgs
VP, Corporate Services & CFO
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

Dan Hill
Women’s College Hospital

Susan Hollis
VP Business and Therapeutic Services & CFO
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Cameron Love
Senior VP, Operations & Clinical Programs
The Ottawa Hospital

Brian Mackie
VP Finance & Support Services
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Steve Miller
Hotel Dieu Hospital Kingston

Peter Myllymaa
EVP Corporate Services and Operations
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Joe Pilon
Senior VP & COO
Health Sciences North

Danny Purcell
VP Finance & CFO
Hôpital Montfort

Hilary Rodrigues
VP Finance and Supply Chain & CFO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Joan Sproul
EVP Corporate & CFO
Mount Sinai Hospital

Ben Sybring
VP Corporate Services
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

David Graham
VP Finance & CFO
St. Michael’s Hospital

Nick Vlacholias
Senior VP & CFO
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Alison Welch
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

CAHO Secretariat

Karen Michell
Executive Director

Lauren Ettin
Director, Policy & Member Relations

Poju Adewale
Policy Advisor