SIM-one was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 2012 and introduced its inaugural skills-based Board of Directors in 2013. SIM-one’s current voting members include George Brown College, Western University, Mount Sinai Hospital, the University of Toronto, and The Michener Institute.
SIM-one Board of Directors
Dr. Dimitri Anastakis, Chair of the Board
Dr. Dimitri Anastakis is a Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He was the founding President and CEO of SIM-one and is currently the SIM-one’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Anastakis has held numerous leadership positions in both the hospital and university sectors. He was the Vice Dean of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Anastakis was the Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. He was past President of the Association for Surgical Education.
Dr. Anastakis obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He holds a Masters of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters of Health Care Management from Harvard University. Dr. Anastakis’ clinical practice focuses on brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery and reconstruction of the paralyzed upper extremity.
Dr. Anastakis is an internationally recognized clinician, educator, scholar, and academic leader. He is a respected clinician with major leadership roles in numerous societies and organizations. He is an educator and scholar with a long-standing track record of excellence in innovation and creative thinking.
Dr. Anastakis is committed to health professions education and to the important role educators play in transforming the healthcare system.
Mr. Malcolm Eade
Mr. Malcolm Eade is the President and CEO of Salus Global Corporation. Mr. Eade has a career history of building high functioning organizations and sustainable profit for multi-billion dollar healthcare companies. His key strengths are managing complexity and ambiguity, where he prioritizes initiatives and builds collaborative and cross-functional leadership teams that exceed performance expectations. Mr. Eade has a track record of guaranteeing long-term sustainable results backed by highly engaged organizations, often built from scratch. With an innate ability to develop people and teams, he values accountability and is passionate about improving industry leadership positions and exceeding targets. Having extensive leadership experience within a Fortune 500 company, he has confidently turned around business units to achieve unprecedented profit. As a two-time ironman triathlon and adventure-racer, Mr. Eade understands the value of commitment to excellence and has seen first-hand how individuals can over-achieve their physical and mental abilities.
Ms. Colette Foisy-Doll
Ms. Colette Foisy-Doll holds positions as a Professional Resource Faculty with the Faculty of Nursing and as Acting Coordinator for the Clinical Simulation Centre at McEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She was one of the first in Canada to pioneer simulation in undergraduate nursing education in the late 90s and over the years, she has served as a consultant in the development of 20+ simulation programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Colette has been recognized for her excellence as a Simulationist and nurse educator, having been honoured as the recipient of three international nursing awards for her work in simulation. Most recently, in January 2016, she was honoured with the College and Association of Nurses of Alberta Centennial – 100 Nurses Award as one of the most influential nurses in the past 100 years in the province of Alberta. Her global presence in simulation extends beyond North America to the Middle East; having worked to establish simulation centres and programs in Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, and in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Phil Hunt
Mr. Phil Hunt is the Director of Business Development & CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). His role is to bring private sector acumen into the health sector to identify new revenue streams and operational efficiencies across all LHSC operations and specifically within CSTAR. Prior to LHSC, Phil was employed in the private sector, focused on business development and market share growth. He has lead organizations in office technology, enterprise software, and telecommunications firms in Canada and the U.S.. Phil received his MBA from Ivey (University of Western Ontario) and has certifications as a Professional Management Coach, Career Coach, Personal Brand Strategist, and Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP).
Phil is active on a number of boards and committees. He is a Board member of ProResp in London, a member on the SW Ontario and National Boards of Make-a-Wish Canada, a member of the London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) Governance Committee, and a member on the Fanshawe College’s Advisory Committee for Continuing Education.
Mr. Tim Lett
Mr. Tim Lett is an experienced angel investor and entrepreneur with proven success in the fields of enterprise software, software as a service (SaaS), management consulting, e-business, human capital management (HCM), and workforce management (WFM). In addition to his experience building successful companies, Tim has spent the last 20 years consulting to dozens of Fortune 1,000 companies around the globe, in industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, utilities, and high technology.
Tim founded Axsium Group, a technology and management consulting firm dedicated to helping large, global organizations automate and improve their workforce management practices and processes. Recognized by Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 in 2007 and 2008 as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in Canada, Axsium Group is today the largest consulting firm in the world dedicated to the field of WFM. Axsium Group was acquired by Knightsbridge Human Capital Management. Tim currently works full time as an active angel investor, primarily focused on enterprise software.
Ms. Kim Moran
Ms. Kim Moran is a transformative leader with a track record of setting ambitious strategic agendas, within complex environments, and consistently delivering outstanding results. She is a high-octane executive able to integrate competing perspectives to solve problems, positively influencing key constituencies to shape organizations and inspire teams. Ms. Moran creatively penetrates systems to identify streamlined solutions and unrealized opportunity. Her specialties include strategic planning, re-engineering processes and systems, financial management, change management, systems thinker, and internal and external communications. Ms. Moran currently works for Sauren Financial Services Inc. From February 2009 to June 2012, she served as the Chief Operating Officer/Acting CEO/CFO for UNICEF Canada. Her many accomplishments at UNICEF Canada include fast-tracking and leading the first ever strategic planning process, including multiple/international stakeholders, delivered on time and lauded as transformational. Prior to this, Ms. Moran worked as Chief Operating Officer/Vice President & General Manager/Controller for Gallop & Gallop Advertising Inc.
Dr. Cory Ross
Dr. Cory Ross is the Dean for the Division of Community Services and Health Sciences. In addition to this role, he serves as the Head of the Interprofessional Education Office. Before joining George Brown College, he was the Vice-President Academic, Executive Director Institutional Development at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, President and CEO of a biotech firm and Manager of Organizational Health at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Diplomate of Public Health as well as a certified health executive (CHE).
Dr. Christopher Schlachta
Dr. Christopher Schlachta is one of the thirty Canadian physicians who have been selected by the Canadian Medical Association to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Diamond Jubilee Medals were instituted to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. These special commemorative medals recognize outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life – people who have built and continue to build our caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements. He is known for his clinical expertise in advanced minimally invasive surgery and in particular laparoscopic and computer-assisted surgery for gastrointestinal disease and cancer. His research and clinical expertise has led to a number of Canadian and World surgical firsts including: World’s first needlescopic sigmoid colon resection (2001), Canada’s first robotic assisted common bile duct exploration (2007) and World’s first robotic assisted intestinal bypass for SMA syndrome (2008).
Mr. Jim Shenkman
Mr. Jim Shenkman is the President and CEO of Bivio Investments Limited and Bivio Events Inc. He is known for bringing business people together to share their experiences and knowledge, gain new insights, cultivate relationships, make deals, and feel part of a unique community. Jim was also the founder of Brunico Communications Inc., producing over 60 conferences in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Scottsdale. In 2015, through Bivio Events Inc., he launched Expand in the USA. The inaugural, two-day conference brought together a community of high level, Canadian business executives to discuss strategies and financing options to significantly increase market penetration in the United States. Jim has a BA from York University and an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.