Board of Directors
Glen Kearns - Chair
Glen Kearns is serving as Integrated Vice President, Diagnostic Services and Chief Information Officer for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario, working with core services such as information technology services, medical imaging, laboratory medicine and telemedicine. Glen is collaborating with others to advance the patient care experience, the quality of services and level of personalized medicine for patients receiving services in London. Along with industry partners and others, Glen led the development of Canada's first hospital-based patient portal. Glen is working to support the regionalization of eHealth technologies to position the adoption of advanced medical and clinical analytics, in support of quality and safety for patients. He holds a CHE (Canadian Healthcare Executive) designation from the Canadian College of Health Care Executives, an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, ON as well as a Masters of Religious Education (MRE) degree from Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.
Mary Lynn Priestap - Secretary-Treasurer
Mary Lynn is a retired nurse who lives in a small community just outside of Stratford, Ontario with her husband. Much of Mary Lynn’s nursing career was spent working in the community, most notably for the Community Care Access Centre. Mary Lynn enjoys the outdoors both at their home working in her flower beds, as well as at their cottage on Lake Huron. A favourite past time is reading.
Presently, as well as being a board member for thehealthline.ca, Mary Lynn sits on the Local Advisory Council at Stratford General Hospital. thehealthline.ca has been a vital resource for Mary Lynn, both in her working career, as well as a community member and she feels privileged to serve on the board.
Jane Berardini - Member
Jane is a Registered Nurse who presently works in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. She has a passion for youth and working with young mothers. She has taught secondary school parenting and health care in the past. Jane also volunteers with a program in her community that supports people who live in poverty. Access to health resources and supports and connecting people to their community is something that is very important to Jane. In her spare time, Jane enjoys going to concerts and visiting her children who live in Vancouver.
Alan McCafferty - Member
Alan is a highly skilled and successful Strategic Consultant with more than 20 years of progressive experience working at senior levels in both start-ups and multi-national organizations. Alan is the founder of The Strategic Consulting Group a consultancy and advisory firm that develops strategic business solutions for their clients. A sought after strategic thinker, business strategist, speaker and writer with more than 20 years of designing pragmatic strategies to overcome incomprehensible challenges on public and private sector projects. As a lead consultant on a broad range of international and military projects exceeding $1B, his work was to predict and forecast operational strategies and the tactics to support those strategies for 20 years into the future. Alan is a trusted advisor for The Bridge in Kanata Youth Centre, Board Member of Saint Patrick’s Home of Ottawa and other technology and not for profit organizations. Educated in Canada, the USA and Europe in Engineering, Business Management and Information Security Management, he also holds professional designations in Risk Management and Lean 6 Sigma.
Penelope Salvarakis - Member
Penelope Salvarakis is a Senior Project Coordinator at eHealth Ontario, the agency accountable for the development and interoperability of the electronic health record in Ontario. Prior to joining eHealth Ontario Penelope previously worked in quality improvement, risk management, and infection prevention and control at St. Michael’s Hospital. Penelope has worked on a variety of meaningful improvement projects to deliver better quality care for patients and families. A Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA), she also holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.