At their Annual General Meeting, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSH Foundation) announced John F. Bankes, Founder and Managing Director of Artemis Management Group Inc., as a new Co-Chair of its Board of Directors.
John, who has been a member of the Board since 2010, joins Paul Torrie who has served as Chair of TSH Foundation’s Board since 2009.
An accomplished lawyer and investment banker, John lends his extensive experience in corporate finance, securities regulation, and identifying growth opportunities to several charities in Canada. He has repeatedly demonstrated his support for numerous non-profit organizations through his volunteerism and fundraising efforts. In addition to his charitable contributions, John has been recognized for his academic achievements with an LLD, JD, and MBA from York University, as well as an LLM degree from Harvard University.
“I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Board for the past six years,” said John, “and I’m thrilled to assume the responsibilities of Co-Chair, alongside Paul, as we continue our work to meet the health care needs of the Scarborough community.”
Further to John’s new role, Michael Mazza, President and CEO, TSH Foundation, is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Catharine Whiteside and Pearl Schusheim to the Board.
Recognized for her work in medical research, Dr. Whiteside is one of the newest appointees to the Order of Canada. She is certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology as an MD and PhD graduate from the University of Toronto, where she served as the first female Dean and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions for the Faculty of Medicine from 2006 to 2014. In 2012, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network with a Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award. Dr. Whiteside is a founding Fellow and former President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She joins TSH Foundation Board as Second Vice-Chair.
Pearl is an accomplished strategic advisor to high net-worth families, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit institutions working closely with them to define, structure, and achieve their succession and estate planning goals. She has practiced tax law for 34 years and retired from EY (Ernst & Young) in 2015 after a distinguished career in several leadership roles. Pearl holds a BA from McGill University, as well as an LLB and LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School.
“We are thrilled to have such talented and dedicated members on The Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors,” said Michael. “We will continue to play a key role in bringing the hospital and the Scarborough community together to ensure our patients receive the high quality health care services they require now and in the future.”