Louise Stratford (Board Chair)

Louise Stratford is a lawyer and retired Ontario Public Service Assistant Deputy Minister with strong experience in the design, delivery and oversight of assistance programs that serve vulnerable populations.  She also served as Public Guardian and Trustee for Ontario for 12 years, and previously held positions as Legal Director for various Ontario ministries.  Louise is a seasoned leader with strong legal, operational management, strategic management, human resources management and staff engagement skills.  She joined the CANES Board in June, 2016.  

Pat Coursey (Vice Chair)

Pat is a resident of Toronto and an executive with significant experience in not-for-profit, government and charitable environments.  She is the founding President of the Safe Communities Foundation, an award winning private/public sector partnership which has achieved significant results in injury reduction.  Pat was the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Labour between 1994 – 1996.  She has extensive volunteer affiliations including Community Living Toronto and winner of the Bank of Montreal Community Hero Award.  Pat joined the CANES Board in November 2011.

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.

Anne Cool (Corporate Secretary)

Anne Cool is a Human Resources professional, with extensive experience in designing and delivering global HR programs including talent management, compensation and benefits and human resource technology systems. She has successfully led global and cross-functional teams in developing interpersonal and relationship building skills that result in effective relations with senior executives as well as employees at all levels. Her career spans Finance, IT and Human Resources. Anne joined the CANES Board in May 2017.

Laurence Wolfson

Laurence Wolfson is a senior health care executive with an accomplished record of innovation and performance in diverse, dynamic environments. He has an ability to mesh strategic thinking with practical management skills and strong leadership skills that have been tested in a variety of challenging situations.  Over the years, he has gained an extensive network of agency and government contacts and is an expert in establishing and managing joint ventures and partnerships as well as successfully attracting funding for new programs. Laurence joined CANES Community Care Board of Directors in June 2015.


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.

Kelly Stadelbauer

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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.