Board and Committees


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

  • 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 14 Research Centres.

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

Board of Directors

Dr. Laura Kokocinski
Chair, Board of Directors,
Former CEO North West LHIN
Dr. Bernard Leduc President and CEO, Hôpital Montfort
Dr. Bernard Leduc
President and CEO,
Hôpital Montfort
Mr. Marcel Castonguay
Executive Director,
Hamilton/Niagara Community Health Centre
Mr. Ron Beleno
Patient Partner
Ms. Anna Greenberg
Vice Chair, Board of Directors,
Chief, Strategy and Planning, Ontario Health
Elizabeth Carlton Ontario Hospital Association
Ms. Elizabeth Carlton
Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs
Ontario Hospital Association
Ms. Maureen Smith
Patient Partner


Operational Management Team

Dr. Dean Fergusson, Scientific Co-Lead
Dr. Dean Fergusson
Scientific 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
  • Patient Partners
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Data Platforms
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Performance Measurement

Cross-Cutting Themes

  • Indigenous Working Group
  • Francophone Working Group
  • Sex and Gender