Tim brings a distinguished academic background and a wealth of industry experience in quality improvement to his role as Vice President of Quality and Performance. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to joining the Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Resource management Program at HHS in 2009, Tim worked at ArcelorMittal Dofasco where he honed his expertise in quality improvement and project management. Tim is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineer.

Anissa Hilborn is CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF). Anissa brings more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles with a focus on operational excellence and a donor-centred approach to fundraising. Before joining HHSF, Anissa served as President & CEO of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation in Burlington for 12 years. Previously, she served as Vice President at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation. She is also an active community volunteer. Anissa holds a degree from Western University and has achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation since 2001. In 2015, she was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

Janet brings her passion for the evolution and transformation of healthcare to Hamilton Health Sciences as its Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. With more than two decades of extensive legal experience, Janet will have oversight of HHS’ legal affairs and board governance. Janet possesses a wide spectrum of expertise including health law, privacy, insurance, risk management, and patient and healthcare provider interactions. Janet also serves as a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors of Hamilton Health Sciences as its Corporate Secretary.

Janet joined HHS from the leading national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG). At BLG, she specialized in the negotiation of complex agreements while supporting hospitals and health sector organizations navigate the complex regulatory requirements associated with new and established healthcare ventures. Early in her career, Janet practiced as a litigation lawyer and also has experience in the oversight and management of litigation in various forums and jurisdictions. She has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada in Health Care Law and has extensive professional legal expertise in both private practice and as corporate counsel.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Western University and two law degrees (JD and BCL) from McGill University. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.

Dr. Packer began her career in 1990 as a family physician in Hamilton. Since then, she has held progressive leadership roles within HHS, SJHH, including Chief of Family Medicine for HHS and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), and both hospitals’ Clinical Advisor for the Greater Hamilton Health Network (GHHN). Throughout her career she has provided inpatient care as a hospitalist in adult and pediatric services. Most recently, she has held the role of Chief of Family Medicine, Complex Continuing, and Post-Acute Care at HHS.

Dr. Packer holds keen interest and experience in advancing hospital and community care delivery, care transitions, quality of care, and patient experience. She brings to the EVP Academic & CME role a wealth of experience leading diverse, inter-organizational teams and implementing large-scale programs and innovative care models.

Her experience in health administration has been bolstered by her involvement in a number of leadership programs, including HHS’ Reimagining Leadership leader development program (2019). She is also an alumnus of leadership programs at Harvard University, McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Most recently, Amit was the Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. Amit has held executive positions with hospitals in the US, Australia and Canada, where he has led initiatives focused on system performance, financial accountability and quality improvement. Amit acquired his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in Australia, where he obtained an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a post-grad diploma in Management and Business Law from Queensland Central University in Melbourne, a Bachelor of Technology degree from Kurukshetra University in India, and a “Master Black Belt” in Lean Six Sigma management.

Rochelle’s professional background includes fifteen years of co-creating fairer and more inclusive workplaces and communities through meaningful engagement and strategic planning. Her previous roles include serving as the Director of Service Operations and Student Life at Mohawk College, and creating the BYND BLK advocacy program for black students. Rochelle also founded a consultancy company focused on helping organizations to enhance their strategic initiatives and operations through equity, diversity and inclusion. A life-long learner with credentials in coaching, service excellence, and accessibility, Rochelle is a graduate of both Mohawk College and George Brown College.