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Biographies


Chris Sulway, PT, CHE

Special Advisor, Transformation, to the Minister of Health

Chris Sulway has over 20 years of experience in clinical service delivery and health care management. He is a physiotherapist who transitioned from clinical care to clinical administration and corporate leadership after completing his Masters in Health Administration at the University of Toronto. He is currently a Special Advisor to the Minister of Health with the Health System Transformation portfolio. Previously he was a member of the Senior Management Team at the Toronto Central LHIN responsible for Accountability, Quality and Digital Services. 


Leslie Gillies, RN, BScN, MEd (Administration)

Director of Complex Care and Orthopedics Program, Hamilton Health Sciences
Site Administrator of St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University

Leslie Gillies is the Director of the Complex Care and Orthopaedics Program at Hamilton Health Sciences and Site Administrator of St. Peter’s Complex Care Hospital. She serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster School of Nursing. Previous clinical and administrative roles included Staff Nurse, Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Manager, Chief of Nursing and Interprofessional Practice. Her professional background includes acute care, critical care, rehabilitative care, complex care and geriatrics. Leslie serves as the Hamilton Health Sciences Lead for Orthopaedic Bundled Care.
 


Paulette Gardiner Millar, PT, BScPT, MScHQ, FCAMPT, CAFCI 

Physiotherapist and Senior Director of Operational Communication & Quality Improvement, pt Health

Paulette Gardiner Millar has worked as a physiotherapist leader in community practice for more than twenty years. Her background includes providing direct patient care as well as operational oversight to forty Ontario clinics, twenty-five of which are community physiotherapy clinics. Over the last more recent years she has provided support from a quality perspective to pt Health’s clinics nationally. pt Health has provided care through the bundled care pathway since the pilot phase and is now working with more than thirty different bundle holders. She has been involved in various Rehab Care Alliance groups and as of April is the President of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.


Mirna Rahal, MPH 

Senior Director, Health System Funding, Analytics and Resourcing, CorHealth Ontario

Mirna Rahal is a Senior Director in Health Systems Funding, Analytics and Resourcing at CorHealth Ontario. In her current role, Mirna oversees and guides the development of integrated care models for the cardiac and stroke patient populations.

Prior to joining CorHealth, Mirna had been a senior consultant in health system funding policy, performance measurement, and capacity planning. In her role as a consultant, Mirna had a lead role in large scale and multi-year initiatives for Ontario’s government, LHINs and hospitals, including the costing module of the Health-Based Allocation Model (HBAM), Ontario Renal Network’s Chronic Kidney Disease funding model and Cancer Care Ontario’s Endoscopy funding model.

Mirna holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration and has completed PhD level courses at the University of Toronto in statistical methods and health policy.


Shelley Huffman, PT, BScPT, MScHQ 

Physiotherapist and Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinator, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario

Shelley Huffman is a physiotherapist currently working in the role of Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinator and actively involved in regional and provincial stroke system planning and evaluation. She has completed a Master's of Science in Healthcare Quality and has always been drawn to quality improvement, process and system work. She has worked in a variety of roles including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care manager and telemedicine program manager prior to joining the stroke network. She has been involved in various Rehab Care Alliance workgroups and is a member of the CorHealth Bundled Funding Advisory Committee.
 


Angela Accettura, MPT, MSc 

Angela Accettura has been a practicing physiotherapist since 2007, with experience in outpatient orthopedics, and now works within the advanced practice role through Hamilton Health Sciences and the MSK CIAC program. She holds a professional associate position with McMaster University within the PT program and is the facilitator for the Health Quality Ontario online quorum APP group. 
 


Patricia Dickson, MSc, BScOT

Patricia Dickson is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience who enjoys a unique role as the Advanced Practice Occupational Therapist within Sunnybrook’s Holland Bone & Joint Program.  She completed her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 1997 at Western University and her MSc in rehabilitation Science through McMaster.  Patricia holds a status Lecturer appointment at the University of Toronto and is the Chair of The Ontario Rehab Care Alliance Hip Fracture Task group.
 


Dr. Beeshma Ravi, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Ravi has a subspecialty practice in total joint arthroplasty at Sunnybrook Health Sciences. He completed his medical degree and his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Toronto. He also completed a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona). He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute. 
 


Dr. Sebastian Tomescu, MD, FRCSC, MSc

Dr. Tomescu is an accomplished arthroplasty surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and a subsequent Clinical Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He was part of the distinguished Surgeon-Scientist Training Program (SSTP), and completed his MSc at the Institute of Medical Science, studying the effectiveness of functional knee braces after ACL injuries. His clinical practice focuses on lower extremity mal-alignment, osteotomies, patellar instability, and knee reconstructive surgery.


Amy Wainwright, MScPT, BKin

Amy Wainwright completed her Kinesiology degree at McMaster and her MSc PT at the University of Toronto. She has worked at the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre for over ten years and is currently the Manager, Rehabilitation & Bone and Joint Program Development at Sunnybrook. Her desire to improve the experience and outcomes of patients undergoing arthroplasty has strongly influenced her research, exploring rehabilitation delivery models and pain management. She has been involved in qualitative research exploring patients’ preferences and information needs along the continuum of care including the development of a mobile app.


 


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