Current Members

Elected Community Members

Jeffrey Beaton

Jeff Beaton

Jeffrey Beaton, from Whitby, is an active community volunteer in his first term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lakeridge Health.

Jeffrey lends his time to many local organizations including the Town of Whitby where he sits on the Accessibility Advisory Committee (ACC) and chairs the ACC's Built Environment & Site Plans Subcommittee. He sits on the Program Advisory Committee for Durham College's Horticulture program, and sits on the Durham Youth Justice Committee held at the Boys and Girls Club of Oshawa. 

He has been part of Whitby's Harbour Day Committee, as well as the 2015 Parapan Am Games 1-Year Countdown Subcommittee.

Jeffrey works for the City of Pickering in Parks, and is a licensed Landscape Architect.


Shashi Bhatia

Shashi Bhatia

Shashi Bhatia lives in Pickering where she has been a leader and a community builder for more than 20 years. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, a founding member of the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham and the driving force behind the highly successful Roots and Drum concerts in support of the Durham West Art Centre. Shashi is co-chair of the Durham Regional Police Diversity Advisory Committee and a Durham Ambassador for the Canadian Armed Forces. She was also an Ambassador for the Pan-Am Games for the Town of Ajax and currently sits on the Pickering Library Board, Durham Cultural Collective Inc. and the Board of Trustees for the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery. She has served on many Quasi-Judicial Boards and Tribunals both at the Federal and Provincial levels -- most notably the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal and Consent



Barb Brady

Barb Brady

Barb Brady of Port Perry was appointed to the Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees representing our four volunteer organizations in 2016. Barb is a former Registered Nurse who worked for many years in the Emergency Department at the former Ajax-Pickering General Hospital. She retired 10 years ago from nursing and became a member of the Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry.

This is her second year as Auxiliary President. Barb and her husband Jim have two grown children and seven grandkids. she is Director of business for the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario and formely sat on the Canterbury Common Resident Board and the Personal Attendant Care Board. We welcome Barb to our Board of Trustees.





Cordelia Clarke Julien 

Cordelia Clarke Julien HeadshotCordelia Clarke Julien lives in Pickering and is the Director of the Business Innovation Office and Corporate Services Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Cordelia is a graduate of McMaster University, York University and Humber College and has held several transformative roles in the Ontario Public Service, including Director of Training and Safety Programs for the Ministry of Labour, and Executive Coordinator of the Tobacco Initiative and Beer and Wine Taxes Implementation for the Ministry of Finance. Cordelia was also Senior Management of Change Management/Sustainment for the Ministry of Revenue and a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office. Cordelia is also a former publicist for CTV who has put her policy and strategic planning skills to work for not-for-profit organizations in her community as a past Director of the United Way of Ajax, Pickering and Uxbridge.



Sharon Cochran, Chair of the Board

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Sharon Cochran, from Whitby, is serving her first term as member of the Board of Trustees for Lakeridge Health.

Sharon brings with her extensive experience in the post-secondary system and community corporate boards.  She was formerly the Director of Faculty Bargaining Services for the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, which provides support in labour negotiations to Canadian Universities.

Sharon is a former Vice President of Special Projects and Vice President of Administation and Finance for the University of Northern British Columbia.  She was also Associate Vice-President of Human Resources for the University of Saskatchewan and Director of Academic Relations for Simon Fraser University.



Thelson Desamour 

Thelson Desamour

Thelson Desamour is a litigation lawyer specializing in insurance matters, and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2006. He is currently in-house counsel at Desjardins General Insurance Group, prior to which he served as in-house counsel at another national insurance company. Desamour has also served as a mediator with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

He was educated at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and York University, achieving a bachelor of laws (LLB) and a bachelor of arts (BA), respectively. He is a former board member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and has been published in Lawyers Weekly.

He has resided with his family in Scarborough and Pickering for over 30 years.



Carion Fenn

Board MembersCarion Fenn lives in Ajax, where she has received several recognitions for her community service, including the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, and the Ajax Civic Award and Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax. Carion is a member of the Town's Accessibility and Planning committees, the Lakeview Boulevard EA Working Group, Pickering Ribfest Planning Committee, and is a former volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada. A graduate of George Brown College and Sheridan College, Carion is an Interior Decorator and Designer whose work has been featured in numerous international home and garden shows, in magazines and on television, including City TV's Breakfast Television and the CHCH TV Morning Show. She is also founder and president of the Carion Fenn Foundation, a registered charity established to educate, support and provide resources for rare disease management.



Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Ben Gray lives in Port Perry where he also serves as a board member for the rth Durham Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.

Ben is a corporate lawyer who has practiced in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 12 years. He is currently Vice President and General Counsel of Teva Canada Limited and a former Vice President and General Counsel of Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in Toronto.

This is Ben's first term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lakeridge Health.




Shane Hardy, Vice Chair of the Board

Shane Hardy

Shane Hardy is a Partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and is on his firm's Senior Leadership Team where he also serves as Chair of the business law group.

He was called to the bar of Ontario in 2002 and advanced quickly to partnership at Cassels Brock, where his practice focuses on intellectual property and brand management. 

Shane resides with his young family in Ajax. 




Dr. Judeline Innocent 

Judeline Innocent PhD joined Durham College (DC) in 2014 as Executive Dean of the School of Health & Community Services. Prior to joining DC, Dr. Innocent was vice-president, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer with Group Health Centre (GHC) in Sault Ste. Marie. Dr. Innocent has more than 25 years of leadership experience from the public and private sectors. She was the Director of Mental Health, Rehab and Complex Continuing Care at Quinte Health Care. Dr. Innocent served as Senior Manager for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, with management responsibility for five of the 14 LHINs.

Judeline Innocent holds a PhD in Nursing from Queen’s University with a focus on Mental Health Stigma, in addition to numerous certificates in various areas such as psychology, Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims in Health Care. Dr. Innocent is a Designated Capacity Assessor, trained by the Ministry of Attorney General of Ontario. In that role, she conducts mental capacity assessment for financial and personal care.

Her academic career includes teaching assignments at several post-secondary institutions across Ontario including, Queen’s University, McMaster University, Trent University and Fleming College.

As an active member of the community, Judeline Innocent served as a volunteer member on the Board of Directors for Frontenac Youth Services, a non-profit children’s mental health agency. She moved to Durham in 1994 and currently resides in Newcastle.


Alok Sethi, Treasurer

Alok Sethi HeadshotAlok Sethi is a seasoned banking professional, with over 20 years of progressive experience. Alok is currently a Director at BMO Capital Markets, where he has accountability over the execution of the governance and due diligence process for key initiatives within its Global Capital Markets business. Alok has significant experience in financial management, risk management, strategy development, policy and governance oversight.

Alok holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Brunel University (UK) and a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.

Over the last six years, Alok has been a strong proponent in the McMaster University's DeGroote Mentor Program, providing guidance to several students on career development, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.


Jeff Somerville

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Jeff Somerville, of Whitby, is an international marketing and sales professional with more than 20 years experience in biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  

A former running back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, Jeff was a technical director for the International Olympic Committee Development Grant, and a crew member in Canada's challenge for the 1987 America's Cup.

This is Jeff's first term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lakeridge Health.




Glen Uens

Glen Uens HeadshotGlen R. Uens of Oshawa is a proud community member who lends his time and expertise to many local organizations.

For nearly 10 years, Glen served the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation as a member, executive and, most recently, as Board Chair. He was previously Board President for the United Way of Oshawa-Whitby-Clarington-Brock-Scugog and a board member for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind glow-ball tournament. Glen has actively supported many other local charities, including the Grandview Children's Centre and the Abilities Centre for Durham.

Glen was raised in Durham Region and studied business administration at Durham College before embarking on a career in the banking industry. He has worked locally for the majority of his 25-year career, and is currently a Branch Manager for Scotia bank at the Whitby Shores location. Glen has completed a number of banking-related courses as well as the Leadership program at York University's Schulich School of Business.

Outside of his community involvement, Glen enjoys playing sports. He's competed locally in racquetball, golf, basketball and hockey, and has participated in national championships for baseball and bowling.


Marek Ulanicki

Marek Ulanicki HeadshotMarek Ulanicki is Managing Director and Deputy, Credit in Group Risk Management at Royal Bank of Canada.

Marek began his career in 1986 with RBC in Toronto where he worked in Business Banking, Corporate Banking and Financial Institutions & Trade. In 1997 he was transferred to New York to join the relationship management team covering insurance companies. Marek returned to Toronto in 1999 to work at RBC Dominion Securities. In 2000 he joined GRM as Director in the Global Markets & Non-Bank Financial Institutions team. In 2011 he was appointed Managing Director, and in 2016 he was also made Deputy.

Marek is a member of the Board of Directors of Lakeridge Health Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Central East Community Care Access Centre Foundation and a former member of the Board of Directors of Durham Access to Care, a not-for-profit organization.

Marek has a Bachelor of Arts-Honours (Economics) and Master of Business Administration, both from Queen's University. Marek joined the Lakeridge Health Board in 2013 and has completed one three-year term as a Trustee.

Appointed Members

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Matt has been working in health care since 1992. He rose quickly to leadership positions, becoming Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998. In 2000, he became a Vice President at UHN and in 2004 was named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail. In 2008, Matt was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). In 2010, he became CEO of William Osler - overseeing a $655 million budget, 5200 full-time and part-time staff and 850 physicians in a hospital system of more than 850 beds. Matt became President and CEO of Lakeridge Health in November, 2016.

Matt and his wife have lived in Brooklin for 15 years and they have three children. 




Leslie Motz

Leslie Motz

Leslie Motz is the Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President Clinical Servies at Lakeridge Health. Leslie has worked at Lakeridge Health since 2010. She is a registered nurse, holds a masters in business administration and is a certified healthcare executive. 

Leslie has over 20 years of nursing and operational leadership experience in hospitals with a strong commitment to an excellent patient experience.






Dr. Jean-Placide Rubabaza

Dr. Rubabaza

Dr. Rubabaza has been a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Lakeridge Health, since 2012.  He is the leader of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries at Ajax Pickering Hospital and Vice-President of the Lakeridge Health Medical Staff Association. Dr. Rubabaza sees his work as an opportunity to strengthen women’s health, both in Canada and in the developing world. He has been involved with projects in Burundi, where he is from, and in Benin, helping to promote maternal and child health.

Dr. Rubabaza earned his medical degree at the University of Ottawa Medical School and completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Rubabaza speaks French, English, Swahili, and Kirundi.

Dr. Rubabaza is in his second term on the Board of Trustees for Lakeridge Health.


Dr. Tony Stone

Dr. Tony Stone HeadshotDr. Tony Stone is Chief of Staff for Lakeridge Health. Tony has worked in Lakeridge Health ERs since 1992 and also has a family medicine practice in Bowmanville.  He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, completing a BSc (honours) in human biology in 1986, medical school in 1990 and CCFP in 1992.

Tony is active in the community and has taken on numerous health care leadership roles, including posts as President of the Durham Medical Society and President of the Medical Staff Association of Lakeridge Health.  Prior to the formation of Lakeridge Health, Tony also served as Chief of Staff at Memorial Hospital Bowmanville.

Tony and his wife have three children. 



Dr. Shannon Trainor

Dr. Shannon Trainor HeadshotDr. Trainor is a highly skilled surgeon who did her medical training at the University of Toronto and McMaster. She specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and trained at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Trainor is well regarded for her bed-side care. She is also an active supporter with the Lakeridge Health Foundation.






Janice Wye-Baker