Michener/UHN Board Education Committee
Michener Board of Governors Voting Members
Cliff Nordal retired January 1, 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer of both St. Joseph’s Health Care, London (since April 1998) and London Health Sciences Centre (since January 2006). Cliff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of North Dakota and a Masters degree in Business Administration at York University. Cliff is certified with, has served as board chair and remains a fellow of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Cliff has contributed extensively to the professional development of health service executives as a lecturer and author and is an assistant professor for the Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. He has served on various boards and committees including: the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, London Health Sciences Foundation, and the Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint initiative of St. Joseph’s Health Care, London and London Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Young was appointed Chair, Department of Psychiatry effective September 1, 2010. He received his medical degree at the University of Manitoba. This was followed by residency training at McGill University and the University of Toronto where he also completed his PhD in Medical Sciences. He completed a Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. His former roles include Physician-in-Chief, Executive Vice President Programs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Professor and Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. He was received numerous awards including the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders, the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has led several large clinical programs including the Mood Disorders Program at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, which received the American Psychiatric Services Gold Achievement Award. In 2009, he was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Young serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, effective January 1, 2015.
Cornell Wright, who is co-head of the M&A Practice, is a leading corporate lawyer with extensive experience in M&A and corporate finance transactions. He also advises senior management, boards of directors and shareholders on corporate governance matters. Cornell has acted for bidders, targets and controlling shareholders in the full spectrum of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions and divestitures, minority investments and carve-out transactions. Cornell has also acted for both issuers and investment banks in a variety of public offerings for debt and equity.
Cornell is also a member of the board of directors of the National Ballet of Canada and Board Directorwith the Loran Scholars Foundation.
Previously, he was a council member of the Law Alumni Association of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a member of the board of directors of Goodwill Toronto and the North Toronto.
Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr. Brian Hodges
Board Accountability Statement and Terms of Reference
To be determined, to reflect Michener/UHN Board Education Committee.
2018-2019 Michener Board of Governors Membership
Independent Trustees (Voting)
Cliff Nordal (Chair, Michener Board of Governors)
Ex-officio Trustees (Voting)
Ex-officio Trustees (Non-Voting)
Kevin Smith (Chief Executive Officer)
Brian Hodges (Executive Vice-President Education)
Darlene Dasent (Chief Financial Officer)
Marc Toppings (Chief Legal Officer)
Ann Russell (Senior Director Education)