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.

Susan deRyk, Interim President & CEO

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. 15132 (Ajax Pickering)

                                                                                905-576-8711 ext. 33002 (Oshawa) 

Christine Nuernberger, Interim Executive Vice President, Patient Services

Christine Nuernberger

Christine Nuernberger is the Interim Executive Vice President, Patient Services at Lakeridge Health. 

Christine joined Lakeridge Health in 2017 as the Vice President, People focusing on patient experience and employee engagement.

Christine has held a variety of leadership positions across the Health Care continuum, including roles in long-term, community and acute care. She continues to 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. 33003

 

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. 33266 



 

  

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. 21357 

 

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. 34232

 

 

 

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

Leslie Motz

Leslie Motz is the Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President Clinical Services at Lakeridge Health.

Leslie has worked at Lakeridge Health since 2010. She brings over 20 years of nursing and operational leadership experience in hospitals with a strong commitment to an excellent patient experience.

Leslie volunteers her time at WindReach Farms in Ashburne as a member of the Board of Directors. She also sits on the Canadian College of Health Leaders nursing leadership committee.

Leslie is a registered nurse, holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University and is a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE).


Email Leslie

Phone Leslie: 905-576-8711 ext. 33899

Karen Clark, Interim Vice President, People

Tom McHugh

Karen Clark brings an extensive and diverse background leading many Human Resources functions including, but not limited to, Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, Labour Relations, Disability Management and Attendance Support activities. 

Karen has spent the majority of her career in large, complex unionized environments.  

She has held HR management leadership roles in both health care and academic organizations including the Ontario Government, Whitby Mental Health, Rouge Valley Health System and York University. She has served previously as the Interim Vice President Human Resources at Lakeridge Health from March to July of 2017. Karen has been Director, Employee Relations, Operations and Systems at Lakeridge Health since April 2016.

Karen holds a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation and is a member in good standing with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Toronto and Durham Chapters.

Email Karen

Phone Karen: 905-576-8711 ext. 34535

Kirsten Burgomaster PhD, Interim Regional Vice President Cancer Services

Most recently, Kirsten was Regional Director of the Central East Regional Cancer Program (CE RCP) which is a network of cancer services and hospitals providing care to the 1.6 million people who live in Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, Durham and Scarborough. In this role, Kirsten works closely with CE RCP Leadership, Regional Clinical Leads, partner hospitals and agencies to ensure cancer care in the community is aligned with Cancer Care Ontario's goals, standards and best practice guidelines.

Prior to that, Kirsten was the Clinical Director of the Durham Regional Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health (LH) until 2017, where she was responsible for the leadership and management of the cancer centre. She also served as Director of the Research program at Lakeridge Health. Kirsten is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and actively participates in collaborative research projects that align with the values, goals, and strategic direction of the organization.

Email Kirsten

Phone Kirsten: 905-576-8711 ext. 36161