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Executive Team

CHEO/OCTC is managed by the Chief Executive Officer and his Senior Management Team. They include:

Alex Munter

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Alex Munter is President and Chief Executive Officer, bringing to the role more than 20 years of leadership in health and social services and an incredible commitment to helping families in our community.

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Anne Huot

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Executive Director, Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

Anne Huot is the Executive Director of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC). Following the amalgamation of CHEO and OCTC in October 2016, she is playing a lead role in integration of programs and services to create a system of care for children and youth.

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Dr. Lindy Samson

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Chief of Staff

Dr. Lindy Samson is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer, as well as being a staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases. In addition, she holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute.

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 Nicholas Vlacholias

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Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas Vlacholias is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 18 years of experience transforming and integrating health care organizations into high-performing centers.

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Susan Richardson

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Vice President, Child Development and Community Services

Susan Richardson is the Vice President, Child Development and Community Services. With more than 30 years combined clinical and administrative experience, Susan has dedicated her career to promoting excellence in the delivery of health services for children, youth and their families.

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Dr. Martin H. Osmond

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Vice-President, Research

Dr. Martin H. Osmond is the Vice President of Research and the CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute (CHEO RI). His clinical work is as a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa.

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Bruce Squires

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Vice-President, People, Strategy & Performance

Bruce Squires is the Vice President of People, Strategy and Performance. Bruce joined CHEO in 2013, bringing nearly 25 years of senior leadership experience in Canadian healthcare.

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Ann Lynch

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Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President, Acute Care

Ann Lynch is the Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President, Acute Care which includes inpatient units, intensive care, perioperative services, Emergency, ambulatory care, pharmacy services, nursing research, and nursing practice and education.

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Mari Teitelbaum

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Vice-President, Technology and Chief Information Officer

Mari Teitelbaum is the Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer. Her unique background and her passion for applying technology to improve health care systems make her an asset to our team. Mari started her career as an electrical engineer, where she recognized the value of technology to enable efficiency and effectiveness.

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Alison Evans

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Vice-President, Communications, Volunteers and Information Resources

Alison Evans protects and builds the CHEO-OCTC reputation in the community. Alison is a seasoned, strategic communicator and an energetic leader who champions internal and external communications, volunteer resources, medical and family libraries, health promotion in service of CHEO-OCTC’s mission and the families we serve.

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Dr. Ciarán M. Duffy

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Chief of Pediatrics

Dr. Duffy has been Chief of Pediatrics and Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa since April 2011. He was previously Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and Director of the Division of Rheumatology and Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief at The Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Kathleen Pajer

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Chief, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Pajer joined CHEO in 2014 as the Chief, Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Pajer has a keen interest in system change, continuous quality improvement, and patient-focused care and research.

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Dr. Philipp Mossdorf

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Chief, Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Philipp Mossdorf is the Chief of Anesthesia. He was appointed chief in 2007. He has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Juan Bass

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Chief, Department of Surgery

Dr. Juan Bass is Chief of the Department of Surgery and at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bass has been a member of the CHEO medical staff since 1987.

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Dr. Ken Farion

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Medical Director, Quality and Systems Improvement

Dr. Ken Farion is the Medical Director of Quality and Systems Improvement and an investigator with the CHEO Research Institute. Dr. Farion completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Toronto in 1998, and his pediatric emergency medicine subspecialty training at CHEO, where he has been on staff ever since.

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