Executive assistant: Antoni Seloterio
John Bozzo is the CEO of the Ontario Medical Association, representing the political, economic, and clinical interests of Ontario’s 48,000 physicians. A proven track record of transforming brands and building high performing teams, Bozzo is a seasoned and experienced communications strategist, marketer, stakeholder and government relations expert. He is passionate about health care and how storytelling and targeted messaging across all platforms creates relevant and engaging content to serve internal needs and earn trust with external audiences. In recent years, as Executive Vice President of Member Relations, Advocacy and Communications, Bozzo played a key role in rebuilding Ontario’s doctors’ relationship with the provincial government, led the creation of a ground-breaking plan for fixing the health care system with the Prescription for Ontario: Doctors’ 5-point Plan for Better Health Care; re-established the brand of physicians and their value to the public as well as initiated an organization-wide culture change designed to further increase the value of OMA membership and the experience of members. He also played a critical role as a member of the senior executive team that managed the OMA’s response to the COVID pandemic crisis. Prior to joining the OMA, he managed communications, repositioning, rebranding and organizational restructuring projects at Bell Canada, CBC, Ontario Hydro, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Telemedicine Network, and the Ontario Energy Board. Bozzo has also led a health and public-sector practice as a consultant with a leading communications and public affairs firm. As a leader, Bozzo has introduced and managed reputation and brand programs through a framework that stresses the principles of accountability, strategic focus, customer service, and effective resource utilization to deliver enhanced results. Bozzo has been an instructor with The Schulich School of Business, responsible for a course on managing stakeholder relations for the Government of Ontario and an executive leadership course for communication professionals in the public service.
Executive assistant: Karen Smallwood
Lily Chen is an agile and strategic finance and operations leader with more than 20 years of global experience in the financial services industry. Chen is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has held a number of senior management roles, including divisional chief financial officer and divisional chief administrative officer with Berkshire Hathaway Group, Reinsurance Division, Group CFO at BF&M, and senior leadership roles at Aviva, ING Insurance Asia/Pacific and Marsh. She has honed her skills in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., the Asia Pacific region, the Caribbean, and most recently, Bermuda.
Chen’s background, work experience and passion to drive strategic direction will make her a valuable addition to the OMA’s Executive Team. Her commitment to financial and operational excellence, and to lead and build high-performing teams, will make her a critical team member. She joins a strong team leading our transformational journey to achieve our mission and realize our vision through the disciplined execution of the 4Ms: membership, manage, mandate and modernize.
Chen is responsible for the following teams: finance, technology, operational excellence, enterprise risk management and OMAI.
Executive assistant: Tracey Lynch
With over 30 years of experience in the health-care system, Kori Kingsbury is an accomplished executive leader with expertise in strategy, policy and governance in the public sector. Kingsbury served as CEO of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (2007–2017), where she led the organization during a time of strategic growth and transformation with a focus on corporate performance, program implementation and evaluation. Prior to 2007, Kingsbury held executive leadership roles in British Columbia, including responsibility for Cardiac Services BC. Since 2018, Kingsbury has continued to focus more broadly on health system strategy, policy development and regional program planning as an Independent Consultant. Experienced in government and external relations, she has an extensive understanding of the health-care system and key issues and opportunities within Ontario. Kingsbury holds a master of public administration (Queens University), and ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (University of Toronto).
Executive assistant: Lindsay Mochan
Sandy Zidaric is a solutions-oriented leader who received her degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and has her designation as a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) through the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). Zidaric has also completed the strategic human resources leadership program through the Rotman School of Management.
With nearly 30 years at the Ontario Medical Association, Zidaric is a trusted advisor to the Board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee (HRCC) as well as the Senior Management Team, providing strategic advice and insight. She has had the opportunity to develop the human resources function into a strategic business partner, and most recently brought together all areas that impact the employee experience into one department. This expanded portfolio — known as People and Culture — includes organizational culture, office services, employee communications and engagement, human resources, and learning and development.
In addition to her work with the OMA, Zidaric has also been deeply involved with the Ontario Medical Foundation, most significantly with the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund (OMSBF) since its inception. Zidaric was responsible for developing all of the OMSBF’s programs, including partnerships with medical schools and corporations. In addition to this, in 2005 she oversaw the creation of the annual OMSBF golf tournament, which brings together physicians, students and corporate sponsors each year from across the province to support Ontario medical students. To date, the OMSBF has raised more than $10 million to help medical students in financial need through the distribution of non-repayable bursaries.
Executive assistant: Gina Russo
Adam Farber is a strong leader with more than 15 years of experience on the OMA’s legal team providing trusted counsel across the Association. Most recently, he has guided the organization through renewals of its governance structure. Farber is general counsel for the OMA and the executive director of the Legal and Governance department, which provides trusted advice and assistance to OMA staff, board, executive committee, council, OMA Committees, bi-lateral OMA/MOHLTC Committees and Sections. Legal and Governance also advises physicians on a wide range of legal issues including practice arrangements, employment issues, privacy of personal information and personal health information, as well as interpretation of legislation relevant in a health-care setting. Legal and Governance assists physician groups who wish to develop governance structures and agreements for their practices and in relation to their participation in non-fee-for-service agreements. The department also assists in the negotiation of physician services agreements and the negotiation of various non-fee-for-service funding agreements with the Ontario MOHTLC. Farber is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.
Executive assistant: Ros Whitby
Craig DuHamel is an award-winning communications professional with more than 20 years of experience at the executive level, helping organizations and people manage complex communication issues.
DuHamel served as vice-president of Communications and Stakeholder Relations for Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, one of Canada’s leading academic health sciences centres.
During his time at Sunnybrook, DuHamel was responsible for every aspect of communications, including internal, community, government and media relations, as well as branding, crisis communications and issues management. He led the development of the hospital’s digital presence and generated the largest social media following among adult teaching hospitals in the country.
Recognized as the Ontario Hospital Association’s Communicator of the Year, DuHamel has been honoured for crisis communications leadership during SARS, and mass casualty incidents. He works to surpass organizational expectations for communication performance and motivates teams to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
DuHamel was also a part-time lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and has degrees in English, public relations, a master of science in public relations and a doctor of philosophy in communications.