13-Jun-2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Burlington Golf and Country Club
422 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, Ontario L7T 1W9


Hamilton & Area Chapter and HHS Centre for People Development
Annual General Meeting and Post Election Discussion

June 13, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Burlington Golf & Country Club
422 North Shore Blvd East, Burlington

Healthcare will be an important topic in the upcoming Ontario provincial election. At $50 billion, it is the largest annual expenditure in the province and, as such, health reforms proposed by our politicians will constitute a critical component of their political campaigns. Representing the Liberals and PC party, respectively, Premier Wynne and Doug Ford promise an expansion of mental health services and further investments in home care, while the NDP’s Andrea Horwath proposes a $1.2 billion public dental plan. As we listen to various proposed strategies to managing existing and emerging health challenges, whose promises will be most compelling? What does this mean for the next four years of healthcare – for clinicians, administrators and other leaders in the health sector? We are excited to invite you to the Hamilton & Area Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and Post-Election Discussion. This special event will bring together health leaders to share perspectives on how the June 7 provincial election results will shape healthcare in Ontario.

  • Michael Heenan, VP, Quality, People and Clinical Support at Brant Community Health System
  • Dr. Dennis DiValentino, Family Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University
  • Sue Grafe, Nurse Practitioner, Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health 
  • Dan Carbin, Principal and Co-Founder, Santis Health

5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Registration, Dinner & Networking
Annual General Meeting
Panel Discussion
Event Wrap-Up & Networking

CCHL Member: $50 | Student Member: $40 | Non Member: $70 | HHS Staff: $60.00
Cash bar will be available at this event
Speaker Biographies:

Michael Heenan
is a graduate from DeGroote School of Business’ Health Services Management MBA and is a sessional lecturer at the DeGroote School of Business (Quality Management in Health Services). He has played a key role in change management strategies related to voluntary mergers and managed multi-million dollar budgets. A Certified Healthcare Executive and Certified Professional in Healthcare quality, Mike is a featured speaker at national and international conferences and has recently published on topics related to the governance of quality and safety in hospitals, physician engagement and performance measurement. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the DeGroote School of Business in Health Management, with a focus on engaging staff to improve quality outcomes.

Dr. Dennis DiValentino
maintains a private family practice in urban core Hamilton, in an area designated as a Red Zone, which is an area noted for having far worse health outcomes than the rest of the country on average. Dr. DiValentino is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University where he recently received the Preceptor Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Pre-Clerkship Medicine. He is a delegate to the Ontario Medical Association council, representing both district 4 and the Section of General and Family Practice. Dr. DiValentino is actively involved in teaching Business Practice Management to Family Medicine Residents and new graduates provincially through the Ontario Medical Association and locally through the Hamilton Academy of Medicine, of which he is currently President. He is a strong believer in the importance of strong primary care in health system sustainability and a very strong believer in the role of technology to strengthen primary care delivery and improve health system sustainability.

Sue Grafe
is a well-respected and accomplished Nurse Practitioner who has worked with marginalized populations for many years, including refugees and newcomers, people who are homeless and people with addictions. She was instrumental in the development of, and functioned in the role of Clinical Lead at, Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health, a primary health care organization serving new immigrants and refugees. The organization was developed in response to a gap that existed in meeting the specialized needs of newcomers immediately post-arrival. Sue has also worked at community health centres, a Nurse Practitioner led clinic and shelter-based clinics and as a sessional instructor at Trent University. Sue also served on the executive of the Canadian Council for Refugees for two years; and sees, and can speak to, the impact of governmental policy change on the ground every day in her clinical work.

Dan Carbin co-founded Santis Health in 2012 after serving in a variety of senior advisory roles in the Ontario government. At Santis, Dan provides strategic advice to boards and executives involved in the Canadian health care sector. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, leading national and provincial health care associations, broader public sector organizations, and a range of health charities. During his time at Queen’s Park, Dan served as a senior advisor to the premier, deputy premier and two ministers of health. Dan helped drive forward some of the government’s signature health care initiatives including the Wait Time Strategy, the creation of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), primary care reform and physician services negotiations. Dan also worked as a parliamentary researcher in the U.K. for a member of parliament and health critic. His private sector experience includes a stint in the investment banking industry in the United Kingdom, where Dan worked for Goldman Sachs and UBS. Dan has an MSc. with Distinction from the London School of Economics and a BA Hons from McGill University. He lives in Toronto with his wife and four active young daughters.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.50 Category I credit toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: For refunds, all cancellations must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge.