Board of Directors
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.
Jane Berardini - Secretary-Treasurer
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.
Indy Ghosh - Member
Dr. Ghosh gained his medical degree at Queen's university, his residency at U of T and his Emergency Medicine (EM) fellowship at McMaster university. He established a reputation of being a superb clinician and educator at McMaster and was appointed the Program Director of the CCFP EM fellowship training program. From there, he was recruited to Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central) to be their Director of Medical Education and Research. Success in this role translated to his Board appointed role as Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mackenzie Health. He has also served as the Executive Medical Director for BP Health, a private healthcare firm for 5 years.. He was then recruited to CKHA to lead their Emergency Department and his work here garnered him a promotion as the Senior Medical Director for Strategy, Access and Flow within the organization. Currently, he continues his faculty teaching appointment with McMaster University as an Assistant Clinical Professor and clinical role as an Emergency Physician at Trillium Health Partners. Leadership positions currently include Chief Medical Officer at WholeMed Health, as well as Associate Medical Director at Generali Global Health Services.
Irene Wilson - Member
Irene has held leadership roles in both the private and public sector, including healthcare, financial services, and management consulting. Irene is a CPA, CMA, CHRL with an undergrad in Gerontology from McMaster University and an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University. She is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and she volunteers with the Alzheimer's Society of Hamilton and Halton.
Naila Kassam - Member
Naila Kassam is a Family Physician and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University. She has extensive experience in the health care sector, including serving as chief resident at Women’s College Hospital and medical director at the Middlesex London Health Unit. Naila has a passion for improving healthcare delivery by leveraging technology and innovation. This includes providing expertise in expanding the role of telemedicine in southwestern Ontario and serving as an advisor to a medical technology startup. Her interests also include women’s health advocacy, medical education, public policy, entrepreneurship, and consulting. Naila holds an MD from the University of British Columbia and is currently completing her MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is currently on the board of ANOVA, a non-profit geared towards providing safe spaces and counselling for those affected by violence.
Rob Werstine - Member
Following an undergraduate degree at Queen’s, Rob graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2001, completed a Master’s Degree in 2010 and a Clinical Doctorate in 2017. Currently he holds the senior clinical position at the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic at Fanshawe College in London and is the Head Therapist for Fanshawe varsity athletics. Rob has spent his career opening access to health care for Canadians through the development of non-physician specialists. As Chair of the Orthopaedic Division, he helped create the first and only degree granting Clinical Master’s program for Physiotherapists in Orthopaedics at Western University in 2007. As President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association he helped create a National Clinical Specialists Program in 2012. He has continued to help improve the ability of hundreds of non-physician health care professionals to take on Advanced Practice roles through the creation of Key Clinical Skills Inc. which has been providing Advanced Practice education across Canada since 2016. He holds an adjunct teaching appointment in the School of Graduate Studies at Western University, teaches in the Clinical Master’s of Science program and mentors graduate students.