Update (September 7, 2022): As of September 3, 2022, Wolf Klassen is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Interim at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH). The MGH Board of Directors will share more information soon on its plans to initiate a comprehensive search for MGH’s permanent President and CEO.
Wolf Klassen has been with Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) since 1995 and is the longest serving member of the hospital’s Executive Leadership Team. During his time at MGH, Wolf has worn many hats, from overseeing the hospital’s respiratory care program, surgery and mental health services to supporting strategic initiatives and serving as Executive Lead of MGH and East Toronto Health Partners’ (ETHP) COVID-19 vaccination program, which involved more than 350 staff and successfully delivered over 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to East Toronto residents.
In August 2022, Wolf was appointed President and CEO, Interim at MGH. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing a $500-million redevelopment project, including ensuring the safe and efficient transition of staff and patients to the hospital’s new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre. As President and CEO, Interim, Wolf also plays a leading role in the development of MGH’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan and is an executive member of ETHP, one of the province’s first Ontario Health Teams (OHT).
Wolf has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Health Science in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. He is a certified health executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and has completed the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management executive program in understanding the new world of healthcare. Wolf is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Dr. Sheila Laredo received her MD from the University of Toronto in 1991 and specialized in endocrinology and metabolism. She holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology. She is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interest is in women's reproductive health and the role of insulin resistance and obesity on reproductive health outcomes. She is an enthusiastic teacher; has mentored many trainees, physicians and leaders; and has been the recipient of several research and teaching awards.
Dr. Laredo has used her background to advocate for effective evidence-based interventions for children and adults with developmental disabilities on a provincial and national level. She advocates and participates in the creation of public policy that provides appropriate evidence-based services and support. She is teaching medical trainees about public health policy advocacy and has supervised social justice initiatives annually with these students. She created and chaired a multi-hospital committee that developed a domestic violence training manual that has been used province-wide in Ontario.
As a clinical lead at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), Dr. Laredo implemented lean process change initiatives that improved clinical documentation, improved effectiveness and reduced wait times. She was Chief of Staff at WCH from 2013 tp 2019, focusing on physician engagement and improvement, and quality initiatives that improve patient safety and care. She was also responsible for a refresh of the hospital medical by-laws. Dr. Laredo worked for two years at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), leading the Medical Advisory and Quality Management teams. In this role, she successfully designed and implemented a province-wide hospital quality improvement partnership program, which is now being used at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) to support physician wellness.
Using a strengths-based and collaborative approach, Dr. Laredo has undertaken change management in several of her roles, including co-leading leadership teams to improve cross-departmental collaboration, enabling her teams at CPSO, and as Chair of the Board at Kids Brain Health Network, a national Networks of Centres of Excellence, promoting a focus on evidence-based impact.
Mikki Layton is the Chief Nursing Executive at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) and a practicing Nurse Practitioner. Her career spans 34 years at MGH in various nursing and leadership roles, including manager within the medicine health service and the hematology oncology clinic during the clinic’s redevelopment in 2009 as well as opening the first inpatient unit under the Coordinated Care Team model.
Mikki holds an undergraduate degree from Ryerson University, a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto and maintains two Canadian Nursing Association certifications: Hospice Palliative Care Nursing and Oncology Nursing. She holds an adjunct clinical appointment with the University of Toronto's Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and is part of the faculty with Centennial College's Bridging to University Nursing program.
Mikki’s career has been dedicated to advancing nursing practice and advocating for high-quality and safe person- and family-centered care.
Mark Fam, MHA, is the Vice President of Programs at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a part of the Toronto East Health Network. Mark is responsible for clinical programs at the organization, including Emergency, Medicine, Critical Care, Surgery; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services; Complex Continuing Care; Rehabilitation; Family and Community Medicine; and Mental Health Services.
A Certified Health Executive, Mark has a broad base of industry knowledge based on his close to 20 years working across the health care system. In support of his provincial agency, hospital and consulting work, Mark demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the healthcare industry as a Certified Health Executive through his active participation in the Canadian College of Health Services Leaders.
Mark also contributes to new learners in the health system through regular coaching and mentoring, and through his work as a lecturer in both the Rotman School of Management and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
In Sarah Chow’s role, she is responsible for Finance, Information Technology Services, Decision Support, Health Records and Support Services, including supply chain, housekeeping, maintenance, security and food services.
Sarah joined Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) in 2016. Prior to joining MGH, Sarah was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at St. Michael’s Hospital for 15 years.
Sarah has also held senior roles at Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network and Ernst and Young. Sarah volunteers her time on the board of Medbuy Corporation. Sarah is a chartered professional accountant (CPA), chartered accountant (CA) and chartered director.
Tony Khouri is the Vice President of Redevelopment at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital (MGH). He is a licensed member with Professional Engineers Ontario, holding masters and PhD degrees along with health service management and administration and LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certifications.
- More than 27 years of hospital strategic, operational and capital planning leadership. Vice President of Facilities, Capital Planning, Development and Operations of some of Canada’s leading community, academic, teaching and research acute, complex continuing care, rehab, long-term and mental health hospitals.
- Capital planner with AFP/Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care's capital planning branch procurement and redevelopment expertise with track record of successful project delivery of total $4 billion (St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Bridgepoint Active Health Care and Sinai Health System, and Michael Garron Hospital)
- Corporate and clinical support services direct-line management experience, including with quality management, Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD), facilities operations, security, bio-med engineering, food services, housekeeping, leases and retails. In addition to leading by example and modeling shared leadership within an organization.
- Demonstrated ability to lead profound organization-wide, value-based change. Leading by example and modeling shared leadership within an organization.
- Speaker locally and internationally on complex capital project planning and implementation using evident-based design and patient-centred care.
Mitze Mourinho is an accomplished fundraising executive with more than 20 years of healthcare fundraising experience. Mitze is a strategic leader with a strong record of success in building long-term relationships with donors and volunteers.
Before coming to MGH, Mitze spent close to 17 years with St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, most recently holding the position of Vice President, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. She played a pivotal role in the hospital's successful capital campaigns and in securing the hospital's largest individual and corporate gifts.
Prior to joining St. Michael's Foundation, Mitze was Manager, Development at Wellesley Hospital. Mitze is passionate about healthcare fundraising and, in 2013, earned the designation of fellow from the Association of Healthcare Professionals. This professional distinction recognizes dedication, continual advancement and demonstrated commitment to ethical standards of professional practice in healthcare resource development. Mitze is one of only 20 Canadians to hold this professional designation.
Dr. Carmine Simone obtained his medical degree from McMaster University in 1998. He completed his Adult Critical Care Medicine fellowship and Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Toronto in 2004, and joined Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) in July 2004. Dr. Simone is also an assistant professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
He has held many leadership roles at MGH, including Surgeon-in-Chief (until August 2020), Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Head of the Division of Critical Care and, most recently, Medical Director of Integrated Programs in collaboration with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Simone has been invited to speak about his approach to ICU care and leadership at various provincial meetings. he has also participated in numerous Ministry of Health projects, such as the Chronic Ventilation Task Force and Critical Care Performance Improvement Coaching Teams. He is involved in various hospital, regional and provincial committees dealing with critical care and thoracic surgical standards.
Dr. Simone has courtesy privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, North York General Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.