Our Leadership
Our leaders are community ambassadors who work tirelessly to help us raise funds for patient care.

Board of Directors

Kathy Thomas
(Board Chair and President)
Senior Business Executive

Reginald Swamy (Vice Chair) Senior Financial Executive

Jon Jurus (Past Chair)
Regional Director
IG Wealth Management

Pearl Veenema (Secretary)
Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

Sacha Babic
Lawyer
Gowling WLG

Kelly Braley
Chase Realty Inc., Brokerage

Charles Criminisi
Chair, Board of Directors
Hamilton Health Sciences

Paul Demarco
Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Dr. Sébastien J. Hotte
Medical Oncologist
Hamilton Health Sciences

Mark Hunter
Owner
Hunter CPA Professional Corporation

Norman Jackson (Treasurer)
Senior Financial Executive

Rob MacIsaac        
President & CEO
Hamilton Health Sciences

Ralph Olivieri
President
Tru Partners Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Jane Percival
Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
BMO Financial Group

Holly Simmons
Thinking Partner
Golden Lasso

David Vander Ploeg
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Direct Response Media Group

Jim Wilson
Senior Business Executive

Foundation Management

Pearl F. Veenema, FAHP
Chief Executive Officer
veenema@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 44811

Sandra Wilson, CPA, CGA
Chief Operating Officer
wilsonsan@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 44385

Sherri Bocchini
Vice President, Development
bocchini@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 75977

K.C. Carruthers, CFRE
Vice President, Development and Integrated Planned Giving
carrutherk@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 65707

Colleen J. Cowman, PhD
Director, Development
cowmanc@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 46873

Tracey Lamb, CFRE
Director, Annual Giving
lambt@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 44243

Tamara Pope, MBA, CM
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
popetamara@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 43744

Milaina Wright
Director, Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) / Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) Program
wrightmila@hhsc.ca
905-521-2100 ext. 76787