Board and Committees


Governance

OSSU, a not-for-profit organization, is accountable to a Board of Directors. The following committees provide expert advice and guidance:

  • Strategic Advisory Committee — sets the strategic direction for OSSU and ensures that investments are strategic, relevant to needs, scientifically sound and generate high impacts.
  • Operational Management Team — is responsible for the successful start-up, completion, implementation and evaluation of all OSSU initiatives. It includes representatives from the Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, and Research, Innovation and Science, and the 13 Research Centres[.

Patients are involved in all aspects of OSSU’s work, with active patient representatives on the Board, Strategic Advisory Committee and the Operational Management Team.

Board of Directors

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown Chair, Board of Directors and Dean, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Adalsteinn Brown
Chair, Board of Directors and Dean, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Ms. Anna Greenberg
Vice Chair, Board of Directors and Vice President, Health System Performance, Health Quality Ontario
Dr. Bernard Leduc President and CEO, Hôpital Montfort
Dr. Bernard Leduc
President and CEO, Hôpital Montfort
Elizabeth Carlton Ontario Hospital Association
Ms. Elizabeth Carlton
Ontario Hospital Association
Mr. Frank Gavin Patient Partner and Chair, Citizen Engagement Council for the CHILD-BRIGHT SPOR Network
Mr. Frank Gavin
Patient Partner and Chair, Citizen Engagement Council for the CHILD-BRIGHT SPOR Network
Ms. Grace Lee Reynolds Treasurer, Board of Directors, COO and CFO, MaRS
Ms. Grace Lee Reynolds
Treasurer, Board of Directors, COO and CFO, MaRS

Observers

  • Mr. Yassar Muttaqi – Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
  • Mr. Patrick Dicerni – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan – Executive Director, OSSU
  • Dr. Dean Fergusson – Scientific Co-Lead OSSU

Strategic Advisory Committee

The Strategic Advisory Committee supports the strategic direction for OSSU and ensures that investments are strategic, relevant to needs, scientifically sound and generate high impacts.


Operational Management Team

Dr. Dean Fergusson, Scientific Co-Lead
Dr. Dean Fergusson, Scientific Co-Lead
Dr. Salim Yusuf, Scientific Co-Lead
Dr. Salim Yusuf
, Scientific Co-Lead

Working Groups

Six working groups provide expertise in the SUPPORT Unit core-function areas and three additional groups provide cross-cutting expertise across content areas of great interest to Ontario (Indigenous, Francophone and Sex & Gender issues).

  • Pragmatic Trials – Dr. P.J. Devereaux, Lead
  • Patient Partners – Ms. Anne Lydiatt, Lead
  • Knowledge Translation – Dr. Sharon Straus, Lead
  • Data Platforms – Dr. Michael Schull, Lead
  • Training and Capacity Building – Dr. Moira Stewart, Lead
  • Performance Measurement – Dr. Walter Wodchis, Lead

Cross-Cutting Themes

  • Indigenous Working Group – Dr. Jennifer Walker, Lead
  • Francophone Working Group – Dr. Denis Prud’homme, Lead
  • Sex and Gender – Dr. Paula Rochon, Lead