Prior to joining Revera in 2009, Mr. Lozon held a 17-year tenure as President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was previously seconded to the position of Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the Province of Ontario from 1999-2000. He has also served on a number of national and provincial committees and organizations, including Chairing the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Mr. Lozon holds an honourary Doctor of Civil Laws from Bishops University, a Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph. In 2009, he was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada.
Prior to joining Revera in January 2010, Ms. Barbato was President and Chief Executive Officer of COTA Health, a leading community care provider specializing in mental health and rehabilitation services. She was also Vice President, Corporate Services, and Chief Financial Officer of Providence Healthcare in Toronto, and Managing Director of Bayshore Healthcare. Ms. Barbato is a Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant and holds an Economics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Prior to joining Revera in 2008, Ms. Brow had over 20 years’ experience in the human resources and labour relations field. She has held both managerial and executive positions predominantly in the health care and hospitality sectors, including leadership roles at the Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto and with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s largest hotel and leisure companies. Ms. Brow holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics from York University in Toronto and a Masters of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Cerrone joined Revera in 1998 and was previously the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Retirement Residences Real Estate Investment Trust. He has extensive experience providing legal advice on a wide range of issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to tax and securities law. After pursuing a double major in English and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, Mr. Cerrone graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985 and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1987.
Stephen Foster has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality sector. Prior to joining Revera in 2013, he was Senior Vice President with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, one of the largest hotel and leisure companies in the world. He has also held senior leadership positions with ITT Sheraton and Cara Operations. Mr. Foster received an honourary doctorate from Ryerson University in 2000, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his leadership in hospitality and tourism in 2012.
Mr. Hamilton joined Revera in 1999 as Vice President of Development and Construction and was responsible for the development of more than 20 new retirement and long term care projects. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hamilton worked in various senior positions at Cadillac Fairview, where he was involved in hotel, office, and retail development and construction. Mr. Hamilton is a Professional Engineer and holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University.
Jim Hardy provides strategic leadership to Revera’s finance and IT teams. He has over 25 years of experience as a corporate executive, investment banker and entrepreneur. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Public Mobile. He has also held finance leadership positions at Sprint Canada, National Bank Financial and TD Securities/TD Bank. Mr. Hardy has served on several corporate and charitable boards. He holds a B.A. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kaniuk held a variety of senior management roles with Revera, including Vice President of Canadian Long Term Care Operations and Senior Director of Development. Mr. Kaniuk has over 30 years experience in the long term care sector, and before joining Revera, held various senior positions with an established Toronto-based long term care management firm. He has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and is a recent alumnus of the Queen’s School of Business Executive Program.
Donna Kelsey comes to us with a long career in health care and a successful track record in leadership positions. Most recently, she was an Executive Vice President of Operations for Kindred Healthcare, where she oversaw 110 nursing centers in 14 states, and a workforce of 10,000 employees. While at Kindred, Donna consistently exceeded performance targets. Her region, for example, achieved the number one national ranking for improved clinical care, center-based leadership, strategic planning and financial control. Donna served in the United States Naval Reserve and achieved the rank of Captain. She was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the Naval Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. She was also selected as one of the first women to go to sea. Donna holds a BA in Biology from Colgate University and a MS degree in Community Health from Old Dominion University. Reporting directly to Jeff Lozon, Donna will provide strategic leadership to the US Division, with the goal of significantly improving overall operations and financial performance.
Janet Ko has more than 20 years experience in communications and public affairs. She has held managerial and executive roles in life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry, including positions at Pharmacia and GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to joining Revera in 2010, Ms. Ko was Senior Vice President of Global Communications for MDS Inc., a publicly traded company with operations in 27 countries. Ms. Ko received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and History and a Masters of Arts in Journalism from The University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Queen’s University Certificate in Organization Development.