Amit Chalam - Treasurer

Amit Chalam is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Financial Services practice in Toronto.  He has spent over 15 years performing financial statement audits and advisory services.  He relocated to Canada in 2014 and is a proud resident of Etobicoke. Amit joined the CANES Board in March 2017, and serves as its Treasurer.

Kais Lakhdar, Ph.D.

Dr. Kais Lakhdar is a Senior Strategy Consultant with broad health and life sciences experience spanning the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic labs, health information technology and private equity sectors. He has worked with both public and private sector organizations across the globe on corporate strategy, commercial due diligence and operations improvement engagements. Kais has significant international experience having worked on more than 50 engagements in more than 15 countries. He joined the CANES Board in April 2017.

Raveen Kalra

Raveen Kalra has a passion for working with older adults and educating others on issues impacting older adults. With an interest in older adults early on in her career, she completed her Bachelors in Applied Science in Gerontology from the University of Guelph.  In addition, she has completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University. Over the years she has worked with older adults in diverse settings including  acute care, long term care and with community dwelling older adults.  Currently, Raveen uses her skills as an Occupational Therapist and works at William Osler Health System as a Discharge Planner where she works with patients and families to coordinate safe and successful discharges.

Janet Cadigan

Janet Cadigan is a Registered Nurse and has successfully led large interdisciplinary teams in the community hospital setting for over 40 years. A strong advocate for excellence in patient care, she has fostered ongoing education in the workplace and strong partnerships with community agencies to support the link between hospital and home for patients and families. 

As a healthcare consultant, Janet provides nursing expertise and technical advice to lawyers, insurance organizations and healthcare facilities. 

Janet is an effective leader with extensive experience in the hospital sector, including regulatory organizations and the public. 

Kelly Stadelbauer - Vice Chair

Kelly has a clinical background in community-based nursing and 20 years of experience working in senior management roles in health care policy organizations with a keen interest in good governance.

Kelly also serves as a Trustee for a health and welfare organization that provides benefits programs for its members. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from McMaster University, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University with a specialization in Not-for-Profit Leadership and Management, and a specialization in Organizational Behaviour. 

Passionate about community-based health, women’s health and publicly funded healthcare, Kelly is an active Tweeter (@kellystadelbaur). Kelly joined the CANES Board in 2019.  

Doug Thomas - Board Chair

Doug is a Chartered Public Accountant and retired business executive. He has worked in multiple industries including public accounting, specialty chemicals, and the electricity industry. Over that time Doug held increasingly senior roles in a number of areas including information technology, finance, and operations, in addition to cyber and physical security. The combination of different industry experience and a variety of roles supplemented by strong Board experience allows Doug the ability to bring a variety of perspectives to both an Executive Team and Board discussions. Doug joined the Board of CANES Community Care in 2020.

 

Joe McReynolds

Joe McReynolds is a professional social worker who bring many years of executive experience in the health and social services sectors. Currently a senior consultant with tngleaders, his work focuses on governance, strategic planning and leadership. After a successful career as an senior public service executive in the areas of social services, local government and economic development, Joe has spent the last 25 years working and volunteering in the private not-for-profit health world.

Relevant to his position as a Director of CANES, Joe was CEO of the Ontario Community Support Association for several years, the Chair of the Halton/Peel District Health Council, and the first President and Chair of the Central West Local Health Integration Network. In 2018, he was a member of the Minister’s Expert Panel on Home and Community Care which resulted in the release of “Bringing Care Home”. Joe has served on the boards of national, provincial and local organizations and continues to contribute to governance in his own community. Joe joined the Board of CANES in 2020 and chairs the Governance and Human Resources Committee.

Joanne Campbell - Corporate Secretary

Joanne is the Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at Apotex.   She has over 30 years of experience focused on building engaging, inclusive, and high performing cultures in pharmaceutical, government, and consulting industries.    Joanne has helped develop people and talent strategies that align with and support the organization's strategic direction and operational activities. 

In addition to HR she currently leads a Global Business Services team in Mumbai, India.  She joined the CANES Board in 2020.

John Rattary

John is a senior lawyer and retired legal executive.  He has practised in both the private & public sectors with extensive experience in the electricity industry where he also held roles outside of the legal function leading employee & labour relations, heading corporate compliance, and serving as Corporate Secretary.  John supplemented his work experience with continuing education, obtaining both his LL.M. and the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D. designation.  John joined the CANES Community Care Board in 2021.

Atul Kapoor

Atul is a member of the Strategic Initiatives leadership team in Technology and Operations at BMO Financial Group. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and executing large-scale digital transformations for global banks and technology providers. He is an alumnus of Queen’s (M.B.A), McMaster (M.Eng.) and Indian Institute Of Technology (B.Tech.). He joined the CANES board in 2021.