Leadership Team

Lakeridge Health is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees made up of community members, medical staff, volunteer, and Foundation representatives.

Our Senior Management Team is focused on implementing the Strategic Plan of Lakeridge Health.  The team is responsible for overseeing the administration of the hospital and relentlessly pursuing quality and safety improvements.

Matthew Anderson, President  & CEO

Matthew AndersonMatt 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.  

Email Matt

Phone Matt: 905-576-8711 ext. 4421


Susan deRyk, Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer 

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Susan joined Lakeridge Health in 2017, bringing with her a wealth of experience in Health Care and Government Relations. Prior to Lakeridge Health, Susan held the Joint VP, Service Quality & Community Relations position at  William Osler Health System, Headwaters Health Care Centre & Central West CCAC. Susan also was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at William Osler Health System Foundation.

Susan is spearheading our strategy, capital planning, regional planning, communications and community engagement and information technologies activities--paving the way for the creation of a regional system of acute care across Durham.  As the Chief Transformation Officer, she is also leading the Master Program and Plan process, and continuing the work of integration at our Ajax Pickering Hospital.

Email Susan

                                                        Phone Susan: 905-683-2320 ext. 5132 (Ajax Pickering)

                                                                                905-576-8711 ext. 3002 (Oshawa)


Tom McHugh, Executive Vice-President, Clinical Programs and RVP Cancer Services

Tom McHugh

Tom McHugh has been leading quality and innovation in health care for more than 20 years. He is a registered Occupational Therapist with leadership experience throughout Ontario. Tom was most recently Executive Vice President and VP of Clinical and Cancer Services at Lakeridge Health -- where he led the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, helped develop the hospital's new Strategic Plan, led the future capital building program and created the first certified biobank at a community hospital in Canada. 

Email Tom

Phone Tom: 905-623-3331 ext. 1154 (Bowmanville)

                    905-576-8711 ext. 4552 (Oshawa)




Dr. Tony Stone, Chief of Staff

Dr. StoneTony has been working in the Lakeridge Health ER since 1992. He is a family doctor from Bowmanville and as Chief of Staff is focused on leading our doctors as they continue to make safety and quality improvements to the care we provide. 

Email Tony

Phone Tony: 905-576-8711 ext. 3266 




Dr. George Buldo, Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs

Dr. Buldo

George joined Lakeridge Health in 1997 after completing his training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Toronto.  He has served as Chief of Nephrology and Chief of Medicine, overseeing growth and specialization in these successful programs, and also served as Chair of the Clinical Services Plan Steering Committee at the CE LHIN.  In 2017, George obtained his Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard University. 

As VPMA George oversees our Medical Directors, working with doctors to improve quality, efficiency, and drive down our wait times and leads our academic and research vision for Lakeridge Health.

Email George

Phone George: 905-623-3331 ext. 1357 



Natalie Hovey, Vice President, Finance 

Natalie HoveyNatalie came to Lakeridge Health in 2009 from Nova Scotia where she held progressive positions at various hospitals, including Capital Health.  Natalie has helped drive our accountability agenda and is also focused on the efficiencies and quality improvements new technology can bring to our hospital.

Email Natalie     

Phone Natalie: 905-576-8711 ext. 4232





Christine Nuernberger, Vice President, People

Christine Nuernberger Christine joined Lakeridge Health in 2017.  Christine has held a variety of leadership positions across in Health Care continuum, including roles in long-term, community and acute care.  Previously, Christine was the Joint VP of Human Resources and Organizational Development at William Osler Health System.  

Christine is focusing on patient experience and employee engagement as she leads a single portfolio built around People. She is helping deliver on our vision that begins and ends with wonderful, engaged people who support patients and families when they need it the most. 

Email Christine

Phone Christine: 905-576-8711 ext. 3003




Leslie Motz, Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive

Leslie MotzLeslie joined Lakeridge Health in 2010 and led our surgery program before taking on additional portfolio responsibility for pharmacy, mental health, post-acute specialty services and clinical ethics as Assistant Vice President. She is now Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.

Email Leslie

Phone Leslie: 905-576-8711 ext. 3899