Physician Leadership Development Program: Faculty
Physician Leadership Development Program: Faculty

Anne Grant LL.B, LL.M (ADR), C. Med


Anne has practiced dispute resolution and conflict management full-time since 1994, as a member of the firm Mediated Solutions, and now as the president of her own firm, AEG Dispute Resolution Services Inc. Qualified in nursing, law and mediation, Anne holds the national designation of Chartered Mediator, and obtained her Masters-in-Law in ADR from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1997. Her experience includes extensive mediation of civil and labour disputes including physician contract disputes and professional negligence as well as facilittation of poisoned work envrionment issues and human rights investigation. Anne has taught at Queens, Osgoode, the University of Toronto and Trent University, and traveled to Bangladesh in 2006 to conduct training as a member of the Canadian Bar Association/CIDA International Initiative.

Anne was the recipient of the Ontario Bar Association annual Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2007 and received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Toronto in 2003. Anne is published provincially and nationally in the areas of ADR and legal issues in health care and is co-authorr of the individual risk management resource, A Nurse's Practical Guide to the Law (1997), and author of Dispute Resolution in the Insurance Industry (2001)

Brian Golden BS, MS, PhD


Brian is the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy and professor of strategic management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He holds a joint appointment in the faculty of medicine and is founding executive director of the Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy - a policy, research and leadership development institute funded by the Ontario health ministry.

He holds a BS degree in economics from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and an MS degree and PhD in organization behaviour from Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill.). Brian conducts research in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and sustainability, hospital boards, organizational strategy and leadership. From 2005 to 2010, he was board chair of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His advising and executive education clients in the health sector include the office of Ontario's Premier, Ontario's Ministry of Health, Britain's National Health Service and provinces across Canada as part of CIHR's "Best Brains" advisory program. He is a 2004 recipient of the national Ted Freedman Innovation in Education Award.

Ian McKillop PhD


Ian is a public health professor at the University of Waterloo, where he also serves as the university's executive director for health research. He works in information management, with a particular interest in how technology can be used to support decision-making by clinical providers and health care mangers. Lately, Ian has been exploring this issue in the context of pandemic planning and incident response strategies.

Ian's work on funding and financial reporting in health care has contributed to several commissions and reports, including the Romanow and Clair (Québec) reports. Ian has served on a community hospital board, is an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and is affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

Jamie Campbell MEd, BEd, BA(Hon)
Director, Organization Development North York General Hospital


Jamie Campbell is Director of Organization Development at North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 20 years' experience working with individuals, groups and organizations in facilitating learning, change and growth in the healthcare sector. Building on his background as an educator, presenter and facilitator of change processes in both the private and public sectors, his current duties include overseeing a dynamic team responsible for leadership and talent management, non-clinical training, strategic and continuous planning support, and enhancing organizational culture. Jamie is a member of the Canadian Society of Training & Development, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, the Association for Creative Change in Organization Renewal and Development and is a former executive member of the National Staff Development Council Ontario chapter.

Professor Janice Gross Stein
Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto


Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge: Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001), and Canada by Mondrian (2006). She is the co-author, with Eugene Lang, of the prize-winning The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar. She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow.

She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, and McMaster University. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Jeffrey Hoch PhD


Jeffrey received his PhD in health economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He also holds a master's in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts degree in quantitative economics and decision sciences from the University of California at San Diego. He has taught health economics and economic evaluation classes in Canada, the United States and internationally.

Currently, Jeffrey is pursuing research on how to make health economics more useful to decision-makers. Special interests include health services research related to cancer and mental health and other health issues affecting poor and vulnerable populations. Jeffrey is an award-winning teacher and is the recipient of a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

John Van Aerde MD, MA, PHD, FRCPC


John has 25 years of experience as a Neonatologist, the first 10 as a clinician-researcher, the next 15 in different leadership roles, including medical director of several neonatal intensive care units, the Pediatric Home Nutrition Program for Northern Alberta, the neonatal initiative for Collaborative Practice and Quality Improvement and, Regional director of the Northern Alberta Neonatal Intensive Care Program. Under his leadership and with the support of a large team, the latter program integrated 115 neonatal beds and one follow-up clinic in 5 different hospitals under one functional umbrella. After Alberta, he also served for a few years as Regional Medical Director for Neonatology at Fraser Health in BC. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Universities of Alberta and BC, and Associate Faculty for the Master’s Program in Health Leadership at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. He served on many committees for regional, provincial and national organizations, including the Alberta Clinician Council, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Paediatric Society and, presently, as the President of the Canadian Society for Physician Executives.

John holds a PhD in Medical Sciences, a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies and has published >70 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters and 140 abstracts. He has 20 years of medico-legal experience and has provided/continues to provide consulting services for many academic and health care organizations. Presently, he is the editor of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership and researches several aspects of physician leadership. John practices systems theory by living in a self-sustainable house and by exploring forest regeneration, while his wife grows year-round organic food.

Joshua Tepper MD, FCFP, MPH, MBA


Dr. Tepper is a family physician and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO). An arm’s length agency of the provincial government, HQO works in partnership with Ontario’s health care system to support a better experience of care, better outcomes for Ontarians and better value for money.

Prior to HQO, Dr. Tepper was the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As Vice President, he was responsible for Sunnybrook’s educational strategy and programming for learners, physicians and staff, patients and their families and the community. Prior to joining Sunnybrook, Dr. Tepper was Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) in the Health Human Resources Strategy Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As the ADM he led the HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified health care providers, now and in the future.

In addition to his involvement in health policy and research at the provincial level, Dr. Tepper has also been active on a national scale as the senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). He has received several provincial and national awards for his leadership in these positions.

Dr. Tepper has always remained in active practice serving marginalized populations and taking on clinical leadership roles. He has served as the Medical Director for the Inner City Health Associates and President of the Inner City Family Health Team. He was also previously the Vice-President of the Society of Rural Physicians.

Dr. Tepper holds a degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Masters of Public Health from Harvard, and recently completed his executive Masters of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Michael Gardam MD, CM, MSc, CIC, FRCPC


Michael has devoted his career to helping others uncover new and innovative ways to tackle complex challenges, and is a pioneer of using complexity science-based approaches, including ‘Positive Deviance’ and ‘Front Line Ownership’. Michael has advised organizations in Canada, and internationally, such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hand Hygiene New Zealand, the Irish Health Services Executive and the Maryland Patient Safety Center. In 2010 he founded Ignite Consulting to help support his consulting work.

In 2015, his interest in physician leadership and organizational culture led him to become Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at UHN, as well as Program Director of the Ontario Medical Association/Canadian Medical Association Physician Leadership Development Program, developed and offered by the Schulich Executive Education Centre. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors at UHN as well as BlueDot, a Toronto-based technology company focused on infectious diseases preparedness.

Michael holds Masters degrees from McGill University in Montréal and the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in infectious diseases.

Monica Olsen MHRD
Olsen and Associates Consulting Inc.
Health Care Organizational Development


Monica’s background in organization development, psychology and nursing coupled with her expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and executive coaching have been used primarily in the health care sector for over 30 years. She has been a longstanding faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute at Joule, a company of the Canadian Medical Association. Monica has been a frequent speaker at both the CMA annual conference ‘Leadership for Medical Women’ and the CSPL Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. More recently, Monica has co-authored a chapter along with Dr. Mamta Gautam and Dr. Gillian Kernaghan for the forthcoming book Women in Medicine. She has also co-authored a five-part series of articles in the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, on Facilitation Skills for Physician Leaders; an emerging necessity in a complex health system. In the fall of 2017, Monica will be made a Honorary Member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her commitment to mentoring female physicians in the areas of self-awareness and effective leadership.

Monica also teaches in the Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Management program at Schulich School of Business, York University. She is qualified to administer both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI) and the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory™ (EQ-I 2.0) – a measurement tool of emotional intelligence as well as to facilitate Insights® Discovery workshops.

In response to clients’ requests, Monica has designed and delivered various educational programs including team development, leadership effectiveness, performance development, emotional intelligence and patient education. Additionally, she facilitates group interventions in the areas of strategic planning, team building, leadership development and change management. Monica brings insight, inspiration and humour to her consulting and training practice. She is recognized as a sensitive and effective facilitator in promoting self-awareness and personal change leading to enhanced working relationships.

Paul Mohapel PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Victoria


Paul Mohapel wears many hats – he is a consultant, lecturer, educator, researcher, and a facilitator. He has a PhD in psychology from the University of Victoria and has worked as a neuroscience researcher for several years at Lund University hospital in Sweden, before returning back to Canada to pursue a Master’s degree in leadership and training from Royal Roads University.

Today, Paul uses his extensive knowledge of the brain, psychology and leadership to design and facilitate workshops in organizational development, and to lecture at several universities in leadership, business, and psychology programs. He consults with organizations in individual and organizational emotional intelligence enhancement, leadership development, talent management and team effectiveness. Paul also conducts research into physician leadership, and during his career has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters in highly acclaimed medical publications. He has been invited as a guest speaker to over twenty international medical conferences. Paul is also an aspiring author, currently writing his first book. awareness and personal change leading to enhanced working relationships.

Peter James Kuling BSc, MSc, MD, FCFP, CCPE
Assistant Professor Family Medicine,
University of Ottawa
Lead Physician, The Ottawa Hospital Academic
Family Health Team, Riverside Campus Medical Director


Peter Kuling is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. He works with The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team (TOHAFHT) where he has served as both Lead Physician and Unit Director of the TOHAFHT.

Peter acquired extensive experience in the political environment as President, Saskatchewan Medical Association and through an extended term as Chair of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Political Action Committee (PAC). He also served as Chair of several related CMA advocacy committees. As PAC Chair, he championed the MD-MP Contact Program, the CMA's grassroots lobbying initiative, which has been effective in influencing public policy on health care. He oversaw successful campaigns to ban tobacco advertising at sporting and cultural events and to obtain increased funding for health care. He remains an active supporter of the MD-MP Contact Program and is also involved in the professional development of physicians as lobbyists.

As a faculty member of Joule’s Physician Leadership Institute and of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Peter delivers a range of advocacy, leadership and best practice programs. An Expert Advisor for Accreditation Canada International, he also delivers leadership and quality improvement education sessions internationally.

A strong advocate for Family Medicine as a critical component of health care in both Canada and abroad, Peter has lectured in Family Medicine and Continuous Quality Improvement at the University of Fukui, Fukui City, Japan and was a visiting scholar in primary care departments at universities in The Netherlands and New Zealand. He is actively involved in the Family Medicine Demonstration Project, Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine.

Peter has attained the designation of Canadian Certified Physician Executive awarded by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders and the CMA. He has also completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program (AHLP) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto including the AHLP London Study Tour, London, England.

Peter was awarded the 2017 CMA Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action in recognition of his "outstanding career and life-long dedication to advocacy."

Phil Cady CD BSW, MA (Leadership), DSocSci (Cand)


Phil Cady is President of Cognitive Leadership Strategies West (CLSWEST) and founding partner of the LEADS Learning scholar practitioner network. Phil’s previous career was as an officer in the Canadian Forces. Since 1997 Phil has enjoyed his role as an Associate Faculty member in the Master of Arts in Leadership (Classic, Health Care, past Justice and Public Safety Leadership specializations) and MBA programs at Royal Roads University. He is also a faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute, and the Conference Board of Canada’s Director’s College. Phil serves on several organizational boards and frequently volunteers his services to non-profit and social-mission-driven organizations. He is an active Doctor of Social Sciences student at RRU and is studying and researching in the area of complexity science and social systems leadership.

Phil has brought leadership and learning opportunities to organizations of all sizes and complexity from across the world. His passion for studying, designing, and facilitating whole systems transformation has afforded him many incredible opportunities to study and provide consultation on system leadership and strategy formulation for many private and public organizations. He has observed and coached over 1000 teams in simulation and workplace settings, designed, delivered and managed leadership development programs and online leadership assessment tools for private and public companies alike. He is a certified Human Synergistics organizational performance diagnostics, the MBTI, Cognitive Edge Practitioner, and is a certified strategic partner to Power and Systems in Boston, MA.

Phil lives in beautiful Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island where he also enjoys a busy family life with his spouse, Cindy, and three young children aged eleven and under.

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