Leadership Team

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors that includes members of the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and the community.

Board Chair

Patricia Kosseim Senior General Counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)

Board Treasurer

Christa Casey, Welch LLP, Partner & Director of the Not-for-Profit Sector Ottawa

Board of Directors


Gary Hannah President and CEO, Vocantas
Don Hewson President and CEO, HBS Marketing
Katie Lafferty Executive Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
Patricia Kosseim Member of The Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors
Rose Lipiec Montoya Financial Planner, TD Waterhouse Financial Planning
Randall Marusyk Managing Partner, MBM Intellectual Property Law
Dr. Duncan Stewart CEO and Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Executive Vice-President of Research, The Ottawa Hospital and
Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Shirley Westeinde Chair, Westeinde Group of Companies
Dr. Bernard Jasmin Vice Dean Research, University of Ottawa


Senior Management Team

OHRI's Senior Management Team provides scientific and administrative leadership for the Institute.

Dr. D. Stewart CEO and Scientific Director
Dr. R. Kothary Deputy Scientific Director
Dr. J. Baltz Associate Scientific Director, Trainees
Dr. D. Fergusson Program Director, Clinical Epidemiology
Dr. M. Schlossmacher Program Director, Neuroscience
R. Hanlon Chief Operating Officer
Dr. G. Knoll Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Medicine
Dr. M. McBurney Program Director, Cancer Therapeutics
Dr. M. Rudnicki Program Director, Regenerative Medicine
Dr. A. Sorisky Program Director, Chronic Disease
Dr. C. Tsilfidis Director, Equity, Diversity and Gender Issues
Dr. B.Cameron Medical Director, Clinical Research