In addition to practicing as a  cardiac anesthesiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. VanHelder is currently the President of the Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Staff Association (MSA).  He is the past Vice-President and past Secretary/Treasurer of the MSA and has been a member of the executive committee for the last seven years.

Dr. VanHelder’s goals during his tenure of the President of MSA will be continuation of the MSA’s work in the areas of physicians-hospital relationship and introduction of the concept of Just Culture to the physicians’ interactions with the HHS leadership.

Additionally Dr. VanHelder was a one term Juravinski Hospital Site Chief, Department of Anesthesia, during the development and opening of the new wing of the hospital as well as a two term Hamilton General Site Chief during the expansion of the anesthesia services and coverage at that site.

Dr. VanHelder has a long-standing involvement in research and is currently involved in several PHIR studies. His personal interest include continuous learning about history,  with the emphasis on the European history.

Rasha Kisswani is founder and principal at Markasa Consulting, where she leads a team of consultants in providing consulting services in business transformation, project management, change management, strategy formulation and execution, and evaluations/reviews. She has more than fifteen years of experience in healthcare across public, private and non-for-profit sectors across Canada and Australia.  Prior to establishing Markasa Consulting, Rasha held a number of executive roles in large hospital networks, where she worked closely with Boards to formulate and execute effective strategies and led various complex organization-wide transformation initiatives. Rasha holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science from McMaster University and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

Amit Kapur is the Chief Financial Officer at Enwave Energy Corporation, overseeing the organization’s financial operations and strategic growth plans. He has more than fifteen years of leadership experience in financial services, industrial automation, environmental services, and technology. Amit holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Johnson School at Cornell University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. In addition, Amit is a Chartered Accountant (Canada), a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Dr. Anthony Crocco is a pediatric emergency physician with a special interest in quality improvement and a breadth of experience in medical and organizational leadership. In addition to his role as Chair of HHS’ Medical Advisory Committee, he is deputy chief of pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

During his tenure at HHS, Dr. Crocco has been recruited to lead several teams and visions through work aimed at improving quality and efficiency of care, establishing new and innovative care pathways, and addressing physician and team performance.

Dr. Crocco has recently completed the Rotman School of Management’s Global Executive MBA in Healthcare & Life Sciences. There, his studies have focused on global best practices in healthcare administration, developing leadership capacity, and applying business strategy to the public healthcare environment.

In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Dr. Crocco is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Pediatrics at McMaster University.

Following a successful executive career with brands such as Mattamy, Palliser, and Fidelity, Paul founded Sapien Capital, an executive search and human capital consulting group serving entrepreneurial, scale-up, private, and family businesses. Paul is an ICD-certified director who has served as Chair of AlphaPlus and Vice Chair of WaterTAP (Ontario’s water technology accelerator) as well as two terms as a Governor of the University of Guelph. His directorship experiences also include Jane Goodall Institute, West Park Healthcare rehabilitation hospital and Mohawk/Medbuy Shared Services, as well as artificial intelligence software firm Daisy Intelligence, and affordable housing lender Home Ownership Alternatives. In his private governance practice, Paul’s roles have included Board Secretary for Maple Reinders Construction and OpenWorm Foundation, a global artificial intelligence & digital modelling enterprise.

Farah Alexis is the Chief Ethics Officer at Hydro One Networks Inc., providing leadership for administering the Code of Business Conduct and providing employees and managers with tools and advice to live the Company’s values. Over her career, Farah has held several progressive senior leadership roles in Human Resources, specializing in Talent Management, Culture & Change and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She has more than twenty years of experience in the human resources field and serves as an Executive Board member at Electricity HR Canada. Farah holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.