Health Sciences North Foundation | Fondation Horizon Santé

Our Board

Health Sciences North Foundation is governed by a cross-section of devoted community members from all walks of life. This dedicated group of individuals share their passion and enthusiasm for health care in our community and work together to achieve the goals of the Foundation.

Brian Killah, Chair

Brian is a Partner in the Enterprise Practice at KPMG LLP. He practices primarily in advising small and medium size private businesses and individuals. Brian is based in the Sudbury office where he is responsible for overseeing the Sudbury Enterprise Practice in addition to providing accounting, taxation and advisory services to his clients.

Brian has been involved in his community through his participation with minor sports as a manager, coach, and trainer and various volunteer positions within CGA Ontario and local community organizations. He is involved in a variety of community events as both a fundraiser and participant. 

Brian has been married to Roxanne for 38 years and is the proud father of his daughter Sarah and his four sons, Brad, Derek, Adam and Justin, and the proud grandfather of Blair, Aria and Hendrix.

Dan Gray, Past Chair

Mr. Gray is a past Committee Member of the Ontario & Canadian Real Estate Association. He is a 3 time past President of the Sudbury Real Estate Board and current Director. Dan is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a Broker of Record and owner of Remax Sudbury Inc.

Dan and his wife Suzanne have two sons, Kyle and Kelston, and three grandsons, Hudson, Chandler and Easton. They inspire Dan to be active and involved in the community. He is pleased to be part of the good work of the Health Sciences North Foundation.

Jacob Gauthier, Vice Chair

Jacob Gauthier is a bilingual lawyer with the Sudbury Law Firm Toffoli Gauthier LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (Criminology Program) as well as the Faculty of Law (Français) and was called to the Bar in 2006. He is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Fry Society Sudbury Branch as well as a Member of the Board of Directors for the N'swakamok Native Friendship Centre. 

Silvana D'Angelo, Treasurer

Silvana D’Angelo joined the Health Sciences North Foundation Board in June 2018.  Silvana is the Chief Financial Officer of NORCAT where she is responsible for the finance, human resources, administration and facilities functions.

A life long resident of Sudbury, Silvana is a graduate of Laurentian University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of financial and management experience in the public and private sectors. Silvana is dedicated to lifelong learning and continuous improvement both professionally and personally. She is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and is working towards obtaining her Certified Human Resource Professional designation.  Silvana believes in giving back to her community and served as Regional Treasurer with the Canadian Cancer Society (1998 to 2012). She also serves as a volunteer soccer coach with local soccer clubs in the summertime.

Silvana is married and is the proud mother of two young children who are actively involved in various sports in the community.  Silvana is passionate about physical fitness and in her spare time enjoys long-distance running and yoga.

Patrick Brouzes, Secretary

Patrick was born and raised in Sudbury and has been in the financial services industry for the past twenty years, and is an investment advisor for a major Canadian bank.  He is a Fellow to the Canadian Securities Institute as well as a Certified Financial Planner professional.  When not helping his clients meet their financial goals he enjoys giving back in his community; in addition to the Health Sciences North Foundation Board, he is also the President of the Board of Directors for the United Way North East Ontario.

On weekends, him and his wife Kim enjoy spending time with their 3 kids at their camp on Manitoulin Island.

Amanda Berloni

Amanda is a lawyer in Sudbury specializing in corporate / commercial and real estate law. Prior to starting her own law practice in Sudbury, Amanda worked at a law firm in Toronto and practiced primarily in the areas of corporate finance, asset management and corporate / commercial law. After completing her articles in Toronto, Amanda received her LL.M. with a specialization in Business Law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Amanda has been involved in the Sudbury community as a member of the organizational committee for Toronto Celebrates Sudbury, an annual charity event in support of the Sudbury community. She is now a proud member of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Sudbury Home Builders Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sudbury Home Builders Association.

Dr. Tom Carr

Dr. Carr grew up in Stratford, ON and over the years has probably seen the entire Shakespearean Canon. He went to Medical School at Western in London and completed his residency in Nuclear Medicine and a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in London. 

In 1999-2000 he finally saw the light and moved to Sudbury to join the Diagnostic Imaging Department here. With Dr. Perreault he helped start the Breast Cancer Sentinel Node procedure. Sudbury became an early adopter of this part of Breast Cancer Surgery. It has since become the standard of practice across the province.

Dr. Carr has been involved with NOSM, helping to teach Imaging labs and also tutoring in small group learning sessions.

In summertime you may find him and his talented wife boating on the North Channel, the finest cruising area anywhere.

Melissa Cotesta

Melissa Cotesta is currently the Manager of the Cardiac Outpatient Clinic at Health Sciences North. After a ten year career as an Orthoptist-Visual Electrophysiologist at SickKids hospital in Toronto, Melissa has taken on various leadership and volunteer roles. She has also served on a number of committees and task-forces in various capacities, locally, provincially and nationally. 

Melissa brings a multi-disciplinary approach to the team with training in Lean Six Sigma, process improvement, program management, quality improvement and administration. As a graduate of the Masters in Health Administration program through the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at University of Toronto, Melissa is focused on using what she has learned and developed over the years to help HSN Foundation meet and exceed its goals. Her belief in innovation, creative problem solving and helping the people around her lead big, positive and exciting lives will certainly serve the Foundation well.  

Melanie Junge

At the age of 26 Melanie began her career in Advertising as a sales representative for The Sudbury Star newspaper. Eventually, working her way up to a management position and enjoying a career there for 18 years. In 2018, Melanie joined the team as the Manager for Digital Media. In this position, Melanie happily continues to help Sudbury businesses and organizations maintain their connection to the community and help them grow their businesses locally. 

Melanie has a history of volunteering in this community, notably serving as the President of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that offers a range of mentoring programs to meet the needs of local children and families. 

Melanie is a graduate of Cambrian College, where she majored in Advertising and Design. Melanie currently lives in Sudbury with her two children. When she's not keeping busy with work you can find her on her boat somewhere in Georgian Bay. 

Giulia Langlois

Giulia is a lifelong resident of Sudbury. After graduating from Laurentian University with an Honours degree in Psychology, she started working at the Travelway Inn Sudbury and began a career with the Hospitality Industry. 

During her career as the General Partner and Director of Operations of the Argentin Corporation, her duties have included the creation and implementation of all Policies and Procedures; along with ownership and management of the Travelway Inn Sudbury, Comfort Inn Barrie and Comfort Inn Bonita Springs, Florida. Having divested of two Hotels, Giulia is responsible for the operations of the Travelway Inn Sudbury. 

Her volunteer work has involved various fundraising efforts. In addition, she was a Board Member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury and Committee Chair of ‘The Evening with Henry Winkler’ event in 2009. She was also a Committee member and Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. As a founding Committee member of the Father Daughter Ball, Giulia volunteered for 7 years representing the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer before stepping back from volunteering for a few years. 

She is proud to be joining the HSN Foundation in 2020 and to be working for the betterment of Health Sciences North. 

Nick Larochelle

Nick was born and raised in Timmins ON where he completed OSSHGD in 1984. He began working underground at Kidd Creek Mine in 1985 and in 1995 moved to Sudbury to work at INCO. He has made his home in Copper Cliff and has been active in Sudbury participating on many sports teams. Nick enjoys travelling and attending Community events with his wife Stacey. 

In 2006, Nick was elected as the as Co-chair of mines on the United Steelworkers Local 6500 Health and Safety Executive. In 2009, he was elected to the USW Local 6500 Executive Board and served three consecutive terms until he was elected as the President of USW Local 6500 in May 2018. 

Throughout his career some of the training he has completed includes, Instructor training, a four year Leadership Training, Mental Health First Aid training with Mental Health Canada, and Coroner’s Inquest training. 

In 2015, Nick was a member of the Bargaining Committee that successfully delivered their current five year contract. He has participated on numerous Provincial mining committees as a Labour Representative. He is also a member of the Sudbury Foodbank and looks forward to bringing his experience to the HSN Foundation.  

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Angie Robson

Angie is the Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibility, Torex Gold Resources Inc. She has more than 20 years of corporate affairs, communications, government and community relations experience with a specialized focus in the mining industry. Angie joined Torex Gold in 2020 after spending 15 years at Vale (formerly Inco) in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently leading Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability for the Company’s North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries. Through her career, Angie has built a strong proficiency in issues management and is credited with building productive relationships with a broad range of audiences including employees, governments, indigenous communities and community stakeholders. Prior to joining Vale in 2005, Angie served as the Chief Communications Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Energy and has also worked for major corporate affairs agencies including Hill & Knowlton Canada and Navigator Limited.

Angie holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University and an MBA from McGill University. She has been heavily involved in community boards and committees over the years, and in 2011 was honoured with a ‘Top 40 Under Forty’ award from Northern Ontario Business for her contributions.

Patricia Sevean

Pat Sevean moved to Sudbury in 2016 with her husband Lyn to be closer to their multi-generational family. Pat is a retired Professor Emeritus from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Pat spent 40 years in health care as a registered nurse, educator and researcher. Pat has served on several boards including the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (2013-2016). In 2014, both Pat and her husband survived kidney cancer.  Since then, Pat has joined the Board of Kidney Cancer Canada and volunteers as a Patient and Family Advisor for Cancer Care Ontario. Pat recognizes the importance of community support to ensure patients in northern Ontario receive the best possible care.

Jim Corless, Life Member

A Chartered Accountant and a Partner at KPMG, Mr. Corless retired in 2006. Jim is presently doing contract work with the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. A long-time resident of Sudbury, Jim grew up in Copper Cliff. He graduated from Concordia University in 1968 and received his CA in 1973 and his FCA in 1988. He has served on a number of committees for the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. An avid boater, in the summer Jim can be found in the port at Little Current living on his boat "The Boatfather". He is currently the Commodore of the Little Current Yacht Club and a Committee Member of the MacMan International Yacht Race. 

Joe Drago, Life Member

A retired educator, Mr. Drago is from Sudbury and served in the North his entire career. Joe spent 33 years in education, serving as a secondary school principal for 25 of them. During that time he served on many committees and task forces for the Board of Education, both locally and provincially. He was appointed Vice-Chair at Large of Hockey Canada in 2011.

Joe served in a number of capacities at the previous Sudbury Memorial Hospital, including a term as Chair of the Board of Directors. Joe was also the founding Chair of the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation and served in this capacity from 1998 until 2010. Joe was Co-Chair of the Heart & Soul Campaign, the largest successful fundraising campaign ever attempted in the North.

In 2003 Joe was chosen as the first person in the North to win the OMA Centennial Award, awarded to a non-physician in recognition of achievements in serving the health and welfare of the people of Ontario, through lengthy service and/or distinguished acts. In June 2010, Joe was named the Foundation's first Life Member, "the highest honour that is bestowed upon past and/or current Directors and a testament to their devotion." A fund has been named in Joe's honour and focuses on cardiac equipment.

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Dr. Hervé Boissonnault, Honorary Director

Dr. Boissonnault was the first to be named an Honorary Director of the Foundation in recognition of his many years of exemplary service. A dentist by profession, he has been a member of the Club Richelieu de Sudbury et Timmins for more than 30 years. Dr. Boissonnault is a member of the Board of Directors of Le Voyageur, and is a strong advocate for our francophone community.

Dominic Giroux, ex-officio

Dominic Giroux joined HSN and HSNRI on October 2nd, 2017. With 4,250 employees in 24 locations in Greater Sudbury and across Northeastern Ontario, 500 physicians, 2,100 learners, 700 volunteers and 446 beds, HSN is one of Northern Ontario’s largest employers, its largest hospital and ranks among Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals.

A 2011 recipient of one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” awards, Mr. Giroux has 19 years of senior executive experience in the public sector and health policy setting. He was one of four members of the 2012 Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services that made over 100 health-related recommendations. He chaired the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and co-chaired the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS). He is a regular keynote speaker on strategic planning, leadership, organizational development and governance.

Prior to joining HSN and HSNRI, Mr. Giroux was Laurentian University’s longest-serving President and Vice-Chancellor from 2009 to 2017 and vice-chair and chair-elect of Universities Canada. Under his leadership, Laurentian initiated the construction of five buildings and renovations totalling $206 million, secured $80 million in private gifts and $64 million in federal and provincial infrastructure investments. Enrolment reached a record level while increasing the average entry grade. National research funding more than doubled as did the number of Indigenous faculty. Laurentian rose to Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities on Maclean’s rankings, up from #18 in 2009. Mr. Giroux delivered a balanced budget for seven consecutive years.

Anthony Keating, ex-officio

Anthony Keating is an award-winning Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) who has served in fundraising leadership roles over the past 14 years with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Kids Help Phone, Seneca College and the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Most recently, he served as Campaign Director, Major Gifts, at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto where he successfully co-led a $50 million research campaign to completion a year ahead of schedule, and was also responsible for raising millions of dollars for Malignant Hematology priorities.  In 2010, he received the “New to Fundraising Professional of the Year” award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Anthony is an active community member who has volunteered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, and is currently a Director with the Roberta Bondar Foundation.  

 In Anthony’s role he will oversee each of the three Foundations, and the Volunteer Association.  He will also supervise HSN’s Volunteer Services and serve on the senior leadership teams of HSN and HSNRI, ensuring a strong alignment with health care needs in Northeastern Ontario.