Southwestern Ontario Chapter Event - 04/07/2016
7-Apr-2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Southwestern Ontario Chapter Presents
What to do with a Shrinking Pie: The Ethical, Social and Business Dilemmas of Resource Allocation

April 7, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Greenhills Golf Club
4838 Colonel Talbot Road
London, Ontario

" Negotiations over a shrinking pie are especially difficult because they require an allocation of losses. " Daniel Kahneman

Healthcare leaders routinely face the realities of a "shrinking pie" and the difficult decisions associated with allocating scarce and competing resources - money, time, space, services, and human resources.

Through their diverse perspectives and experiences, a panel of healthcare leaders will highlight the challenges associated with resources allocation decisions and share some of the strategies or tools they have used to make difficult choices.

The event along with dinner and a cash bar will be held at Greenhills Golf Club, 4838 Colonel Talbot Road, London, ON conveniently located immediately off highway 402 and just a few short kilometers north of highway 401.


Moderator: Lesley Cornelius , Director Business Development and Communications, Medbuy Corporation

Guest Speakers:

  • Rob Devitt , Senior Fellow, University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
  • Paul Heinrich , President and CEO North Bay Regional Health Centre
  • Michael Barrett , CEO South West LHIN


5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Taxes included
CCHL Members
Non Members
Student Members

Thank you to our sponsors:  



Rob Devitt is a father and husband who enjoys a wide range of activities and sports. He is an adventure traveler having spent time trekking in many countries. He also plays recreational hockey, runs, cycles, scuba dives, skis and is an amateur photographer.

He recently retired after serving over eleven years as President and Chief Executive Office of Toronto East General Hospital. He has been appointed to assist a number of - hospitals in Ontario including serving as a Supervisor and Peer Reviewer. In 2009, Rob was appointed interim CEO of eHealth Ontario to turn around a struggling organization. Prior to joining TEGH, Rob was the President and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he led the integration and merger of 2 separate hospitals and  successfully secured Government approval for the development of a new replacement hospital in Peterborough.

Rob is a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation. He is a Certified Health Executive and in 2014 was the recipient of the CCHL Mentorship Award. Rob was recently elected to serve on the Board of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and currently sits on the Ontario Post-Secondary Education Quality Assessment Board. He has a Bachelors degree from Queen's University and a Master's degree from the University of Ottawa.

Paul Heinrich is currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Prior to this, he was President and CEO at Georgian Bay General Hospital. He was formerly Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine while also serving as Advisor to the Chief Clinical Officer of the Calgary Health Region. He has held management positions at the Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Huntsville Hospital and, Muskoka-East Parry Sound Community Care Access Centre. He is currently serving as a Director on the Canadian College of Health Leaders Board and has served on numerous corporate boards.

Mr. Heinrich holds his Master of Education (MEd) from Nipissing University, as well as a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation though the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Master of Law degree (LLM) from OsGoode Hall Law School of York University, a Chartered Director designation (C.Dir.) from McMaster University, a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant designation (CPA, CMA), and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (honours) from Nipissing University.

Michael Barrett has more than 25 years of experience in municipal planning and health care administration. Michael started in health care with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, where he became the Manager of Planning and Support at the South West Regional Office. He then worked with the Paediatric and Perinatal Partnerships of Southwestern Ontario, and as the Business Manager for Women's and Children's Services at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Michael joined the South West LHIN as a Senior Director and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer by the South West LHIN Board of Directors in 2008. Michael is also currently the President of the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario Board.
Lesley Cornelius is the Director Business Development and Communications with Medbuy Corporation, responsible for strategic planning, the acquisition of new business, project management and marketing and communications. She began her career in London at Canada Trust where over the course of ten years had increasing management responsibilities in the areas of marketing, product development and regional sales and marketing. She then joined the London Economic Development Corporation where she was responsible for marketing, communications, and business development for the Life Sciences sector, working closely with the community health care sector.

Lesley holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western University, and has completed the Marketing Management Executive Development Program and the Leadership Executive Development Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Lesley is an active community volunteer and has served on various Boards and Committees such as Huron University College, the 2003 Women of Distinction Awards Identification Committee, the Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation and  is currently a Director of the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation Board.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
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