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About Us - Senior Leadership Team



Altaf Stationwala

Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO
Mackenzie Health

Altaf Stationwala was appointed President and CEO of Mackenzie Health in 2010. Under his leadership, Mackenzie Health received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing in 2013 – the highest rating a Canadian healthcare provider can achieve – and numerous awards for its commitment to safety and quality patient care, as well as approval to build the organization’s second hospital – Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. In June 2015, Altaf established the Mackenzie Innovation Institute, which includes the first-in-Canada Innovation Unit initiative, a unique integration of advanced technology that transforms the delivery of care. Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, Altaf held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, and previous to that he was Site Executive - Brampton Civic Hospital and Vice President, Patient Services at the William Osler Health Centre.

In 2007, Altaf was presented with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives Canada's Outstanding Young Health Executive of the Year Award for his demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of the country's health system. He has a diverse educational background with undergraduate degrees in Economics, Geography and Business Administration, as well as a Masters in Health Administration. Altaf is also adjunct facultyin the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and is also a surveyor with Accreditation Canada. Altaf is an ex-officio member of all Board committees and a Director of the Mackenzie Health Foundation Board.

Dr. Steven Jackson, Chief of Staff

Dr. Steven Jackson, Chief of Staff
Mackenzie Health

Dr. Steven Jackson was appointed Chief of Staff in September 2013. In his most recent administrative position, Dr. Jackson was Chief of Staff at The Scarborough Hospital. Prior to this role, he was Medical Director for Peri-Operative Services and also served in the role of President of the Medical Staff Association during the amalgamation of two independent community hospitals that became The Scarborough Hospital. He has chaired and co-chaired numerous committees and task forces to improve physician and hospital processes.

A senior medical executive with over 15 years’ experience in medical leadership, administration and governance, Dr. Jackson is a general surgeon by training specializing in surgical oncology. Dr. Jackson holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and has successfully completed several other recognized medical leadership programs from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and the Canadian Medical Association. In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Jackson has been published in medical journals such as The Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and The Canadian Journal of Surgery.

Susan Kwolek

Susan Kwolek, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive

Mackenzie Health  
Susan Kwolek is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive of Mackenzie Health.  Susan has been with the hospital since June 2014 and is responsible for all care services, including Emergency and Medicine; Surgery; Woman and Child; Chronic Kidney Disease; Mental Health; Seniors Health; as well as Enterprise Risk, Quality and Privacy. Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, Susan was the Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Niagara Health System and Executive Lead for the St. Catharines site of the Niagara Health System. Susan has also held a variety of senior leadership positions in teaching and community hospitals, single and multi-site organizations, and has provided operational oversight for significant clinical and non-clinical portfolios.
Susan is a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and Accreditation Canada International, has a clinical appointment, lecturer status, in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and is an associate adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western University and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.


Richard Tam

Richard Tam, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Mackenzie Health
Richard Tam is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mackenzie Health. Richard is responsible for numerous portfolios at Mackenzie Health including Clinical Support Services, Support Services, Clinical Utilization and Quality Based Procedures, Finance & Information Management, Information Communication, Automation and Technology (ICAT), Transformation and Innovation. Previously, he was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services, responsible for Capital Projects, Financial Services, Information Technology, Information Management Decision Support, Business Development, Payroll, Parking, Case Costing, Support Services and Procurement.
With more than 20 years of healthcare related experience, Richard has held various senior leadership roles in different hospitals. He plays a pivotal role in implementing financial best practices, developing strategies, new business models and actively participates in various committees in the health sector and local community.  In 2016 , Richard was the recipient of the Innovation in Healthcare Leadership award from the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders.   Richard holds an MBA from York University, a BSc from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
David Stolte

David Stolte, Vice President, Strategy and Redevelopment
Mackenzie Health

David Stolte is the Vice President, Strategy and Redevelopment at Mackenzie Health.  Prior to this appointment in January 2012, David was Mackenzie Health’s Chief Strategy after joining the hospital in August 2009.  David’s responsibilities include planning and implementation of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, development of Mackenzie Health’s strategic plan and the systems to ensure strategy implementation, and ongoing performance improvement including lean process improvement.  

David brings seventeen years of experience working in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  During his time in the provincial government, David held progressively responsible leadership positions and worked collaboratively with hospitals from across the province to resolve planning, program, funding, restructuring and capital redevelopment issues.  As well, David held a wide variety of other high priority positions in the ministry including the Director of Executive Support in the Deputy Minister’s Office, Capacity Lead for the provincial ER/ALC Strategy, and Project Director for the Ontario Diabetes Strategy.  David holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management from McMaster University as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Stav D'Andrea

Stav D’Andrea, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mackenzie Health
Stav D’Andrea joined Mackenzie Health in January 2013 as the Chief Human Resources Officer.   Stav is responsible for a portfolio of services which includes Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness, Occupational Health and Safety, Central Staffing Services, Volunteer and Community Resources and Child Care Services.  A key responsibility is the ‘people’ Human Resources strategy alignment with Mackenzie Health’s organizational strategic plan.   

Stav brings over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare sector in progressive Human Resources leadership positions in both acute and complex care and rehabilitation Hospitals.  She has led a variety of strategic initiatives including Talent Development and Leadership programs, as well as Human Resources transition and transformation programs for Hospital redevelopment.  Stav is a graduate of University of Toronto in the Arts and Leadership, is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a graduate of Seneca College’s Business Administration Program.  As an active member of the community, Stav participates in the York Region Community Partnership Council and has served over seven years as a Volunteer, Chair and Parent Council member for the Vaughan Catholic School Board. She was awarded the Vaughan Citizen Volunteer Service Award and the National Life of Canada Award.

Ingrid Perry

Ingrid Perry, President and CEO
Mackenzie Health Foundation

Ingrid Perry was appointed as President and CEO of Mackenzie Health Foundation in May 2013. With over 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Ingrid brings a wealth of experience in capital campaign, annual fundraising and campaign leadership. A key aspect of Ingrid’s role is to help launch a major capital campaign in support of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

Prior to joining the Mackenzie Health Foundation, Ingrid has held various senior leadership positions, most recently as President and CEO of Bridgepoint Health Foundation where she helped to successfully launch a $60 million campaign. Ingrid has also served as President and CEO of North York General Hospital Foundation, President of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and Executive Director of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, the Humber College Public Relations Certificate Program and the Not-for-Profit Executive Leadership Program at Harvard School of Business.

Terry A. Villella

Terry A. Villella, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Mackenzie Health

Terry Villella was appointed Deputy Chief Financial officer in August 2010.   As Deputy CFO for Mackenzie Health, Terry Villella is responsible for numerous portfolios including Financial Services, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Procurement, Decision Support, Business Development, Case Costing, Health Information Services and Wait Time Coordination.  She has been instrumental in the implementation of financial best practices and strategic planning for both hospital operations and major capital projects.
Terry has deep and broad experience in the both the private sector and the health care industry focusing on financial leadership for the organization.  Terry joined Mackenzie Health in June 1988.  Her successful 27 plus years of experience includes several progressive management roles at Mackenzie Health and formerly as a Senior Accountant, Philips Electronics Ltd., Medical Systems Division. As a key member and the Executive lead for the Managed Equipment Services negotiations and implementation, Terry led Mackenzie Health’s largest value single contract award to date.  
Terry is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics, is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).  In 2013, Terry was awarded the Innovation through Collaboration Award of Distinction.


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