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Anna Giagkou


Anna Giagkou grew up in Scarborough, not very far from SPLC, and has fond memories of the community.

Anna is a senior finance executive with over 20 years of experience in developing strategies, leading teams and driving results. Anna has an extensive background in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including in senior leadership roles in the media, audience measurement, market research, software development and automotive industries. In addition to her passion for finance, Anna has served as a Board member and Treasurer on a not-for-profit board supporting a community day care and with the Board of a national non-profit association.

Anna holds a CPA, CMA designation.

Vanessa Perry


Vanessa works with organizations including ministries of health, health delivery organizations, provincial health agencies, regional clinical programs and local health authorities to transform their care delivery models. With over a decade of experience in Ontario’s health system, Vanessa’s work has focused on health system policy and strategy with a specialization in quality improvement, innovative funding models and integrated system planning.

Vanessa is motivated in her work by a desire to create better systems of support and care to improve experiences and outcomes.

Reead Rahamut, CPA


Originally from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Reead holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) as well as the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), the Certified General Accountant (CGA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) designation.

Throughout his multi-faceted career, the common thread has always been his commitment to excellence. Reead has 25+ years of experience in accounting and finance in both the public and private sector spanning Canada and the Caribbean. He has also given his expertise to several Boards and Committees in Canada and across the Caribbean.

Kyle Shermet


Kyle Shermet has a broad understanding of acute care systems and expertise in emergency departments. He has over 10 years of experience in various clinical and leadership roles including bedside nurse, clinical supervisor, educator and manager in emergency departments. As Emergency Department Manager he works closely with the Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurses and has first-hand experience of the importance of proper supports for seniors in their homes.

Ching Huang

Ching Huang has extensive exposure in policy and evidence-based healthcare delivery through her engagements with provincial ministries, regional health authorities, and care providers. Her areas of expertise include healthcare information management, program and outcomes evaluation, and quality improvement. Ching holds a MSc. in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and a Project Management Professional certification.

Reginald Liu

Reginald Liu has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years as a Manager, Consultant in long-term care, and as a Teaching Assistant for a university Faculty of Pharmacy. Reginald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and an MBA.

Jennie Pickard

Jennie Pickard has held senior leadership positions within the health system ranging from registered nurse with a specialty in mental health, to health policy and home care. She has held leadership roles in strategic partnerships where she led strategies to advance system partnerships that included a partnership with a university and national organization to build capacity for quality improvement.

Jennie has a strong interest in improving patient experience and supporting staff to deliver their best care. Bringing “Change Day”, an international movement to Ontario, was one of her efforts related to this.

Anisa Shivji

Anisa Shivji is an experienced healthcare leader, policy professional and entrepreneur, with significant experience in the long-term care and retirement home sector. She is the founder and CEO of an organization which provides medication management services to long-term care homes, retirement homes and group homes in Canada. Anisa holds a strategy role with a provincial association where she leads policy development and quality improvement initiatives. Anisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Master of Science.

Julian Wang

With a multi-cultural background, Julian Wang has over 15 years of experience in the finance field, including with a Canadian social enterprise. As a designated CPA, he is currently a Controller at a Toronto-based tech company.

Julian is a versatile professional. He holds dual MBA degrees, and a master’s degree in law. He is also proficient in HR, governance, data, marketing, operations, and strategies. Julian has a great passion for contributing his expertise to communities and serves in various volunteer roles.

Wang, Zheng
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