The Campaign to Create Tomorrow
Campaign Executive

Meet some of the most passionately committed members of our community, who support and celebrate world-class healthcare, research, and innovation. These inspiring leaders ensure each patient is met with exceptional service, compassion, and new hope

Roger Greenberg is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Roger Greenberg

Chair, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Roger is Executive Chairman of the Board of The Minto Group and Chair of Minto Apartment REIT. He is also Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), sitting on the Board of Governors of both the Canadian Football League and the Ontario Hockey League. He was one of five members of Ottawa’s business community leading the Lansdowne Transformation Plan.

Roger has received many distinguished awards including being appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award by the Ottawa Jewish Community, Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, Ottawa Business Journal’s CEO of the Year in 2004, and United Way Community Builder in 2001. 

“I am honoured to participate in transforming how our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will be cared for. No one else will do this for us. It’s our turn.”

— Roger Greenberg, Chair, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

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Rob Ashe

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Rob is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Cognos. He was appointed President in 2002 and CEO in 2004 and held both roles until IBM acquired the company in 2007. Rob served as General Manager of Business Analytics at IBM until 2012.

Rob sits on the Boards of Shopify and MSCI, where he serves as the Lead Director at both companies. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of Bridge Growth Partners, Georgian, and Ottawa-based Mistral — all involved in various stages of technology investing. Rob and his wife Sandra Herrick are graduates of the Telfer school, where they created The Dom Herrick Entrepreneur-in-Residence program. Rob received the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

 

“Ottawa is our home — Sandra and I, our family, and friends. This project will impact these people and our community for generations to come — transforming healthcare in our region. It’s a privilege to be part of this community-making project.”

— Rob Ashe, Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Whitney Fox-Goldberg is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and an Executive of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Whitney Fox

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

A long-time supporter of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Whitney is a tireless advocate for The Ottawa Hospital and a champion for healthcare. She served on The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2020 and continues to be an active volunteer. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Whitney received the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2017. She also generously donates her time in support of The Ottawa Hospital through her participation in several Foundation events, notably as a pivotal member of The Ottawa Hospital Gala Committee. 

Tireless advocate for The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and former board member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation (TOHF). Pivotal member of TOH Gala Committee and a champion for healthcare. Recipient of Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Katie Lafferty is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and an Executive of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Katie Lafferty

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Katie is chair of the Board of Directors of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and has been a board member since 2016. She has also served on The Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors since 2015. Katie is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. In her previous role as Executive Director of the Canadian Stroke Network, she oversaw the implementation of the Canadian Stroke Strategy. Katie and her husband are founders of Watson’s Pharmacy and Compounding Centre. The Ottawa Business Journal recognized her as a “Top 40 under 40” for her contributions in the health sector. 

Chair of Board of Directors of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and board member of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). Chief Executive Officer of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Co-founder of Watson’s Pharmacy and Compounding Centre. “Top 40 under 40” for contributions in health sector.

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Bruce Linton

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Bruce has a passion for entrepreneurship and making a positive difference in the world. He brings a wealth of experience in building strong technology-driven companies, developing world-class teams, and positioning his companies in sectors driven by waves of public policy change. Bruce is Founder and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation (Nasdaq: CGC/TMX: WEED). As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, Bruce led the Company through 31 acquisitions, and over 16 rounds of financing for a total of more than $6 billion of capital raises, including a $5 billion investment by Constellation Brands, the largest beer import company in the United States.

Bruce serves as the founding Executive Chairman of Gage Growth Corp. (CSE: GAGE); which recently announced its acquisition by leading North American MSO TerrAscend Corp (CSE: TER), (OTCQX: TRSSF) pending customary closing conditions. Bruce is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Red Light Holland Corp., (CSE: TRIP), the psychedelics company whose focus is on premium brand ‘magic’ truffles and Advisor with Creso Pharma (ASX: CPH), and Above Foods. Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Óskare Capital, and an active investor with Slang Worldwide Inc. (CSE: SLNG) and with OG DNA Genetics Inc. He is a Co-Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO). Bruce also sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and is an active member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Campaign Executive Committee. In Sept 2021 he stepped down from the board of Mind Medicine Inc. (NEO: MMED), where he was a founding Board of Director member and Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee; Bruce was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Collective Growth Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that went public on NASDAQ in May 2020 and completed its business combination transaction with Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INVZ) in March 2021.

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Mike McGahan

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Mike is President and CEO of CLV Group Inc. as well as the Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of InterRent REIT. Mike and his team at CLV Group and InterRent are involved with several local and national charities. In 2021, CLV Group received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award. Mike was honoured as Outstanding Individual Philanthropist in 2018.

“One of the tenets of our company is about giving back and what more can we do. We want to leave a legacy and try to make our community better.”

— Mike McGahan, Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Janet McKeage is the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and an Executive of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Janet McKeage

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Senior Investment Counsellor for RBC PH&N Investment Counsel, Janet is a long-time supporter of The Ottawa Hospital. She has been a Foundation volunteer since 2015 and Co-chair of the President’s Breakfast from 2018-2020. Janet is an Ambassador for Women’s Mental Health and sits on the board of the Ottawa Community Foundation.

“I consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to support this campaign. Our hospital is the one institution that will touch every individual in our community. Having a world class facility to match our world class medical team is essential for all of us.”

— Janet McKeage, Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Dr. Pradeep Merchant is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Pradeep Merchant

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Pradeep is the Site Chief of the Division of Neonatology at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Ottawa. He has served as Director of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board since 2015. Pradeep is a Founding board member and Chair of the Governing Council of the Canada-India Center for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade, and Policy at Carleton University and served on Carleton’s Board of Governors for six years. 

Pradeep is a well-known and respected member of the Indo-Canadian community and works tirelessly with private and political sectors to improve economic ties between India and Canada. He is currently an advisor to the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber. 

He has received many distinguished awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Canadians and, most recently, was appointed to the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary May Simon.  

Mike Runia is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and an Executive of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Michael Runia

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Michael is the Chair of Board of Directors of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. He is Partner and Chief Investment Officer with the Nautical Lands Real Estate Group and was previously a Vice Chair with Deloitte Canada. In addition, he is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Avenue 31, serves on the University of Ottawa’s Advisory Board of the Telfer School of Management and was a founding director of the City of Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.

“It is a privilege to be part of such an important pillar in our community.”

— Michael Runia, Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Stephen Victor is a member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and an Executive of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

Stephen Victor

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Stephen is head of the Civil Litigation Group and a senior partner at Victor Vallance Blais. Stephen has acted as lead counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court Trial Division, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Stephen was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. Stephen chaired several boards including the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, the Canada-Israel Committee, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. He received the Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award from the Jewish Community of Ottawa, and he was awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and an honorary PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2018.

 

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

— The Talmud

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Jeffrey York

Campaign Executive, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Jeff is a Partner and Special Advisor to Sobeys, Farm Boy Company Inc. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Giant Tiger Stores. A graduate of Princeton University, Jeff is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and has been involved in that executive network since 2002. He is an investor in many Ottawa based entrepreneur-led companies and serves as Chairman for various companies.

 

About the Campaign to Create Tomorrow

The Campaign to Create Tomorrow is the largest fundraising campaign in our region’s history. It will help fulfil the most ambitious vision ever for the future of The Ottawa Hospital, focused on four critical pillars.  

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

See how we’ll become the most technologically advanced hospital in the country, using the latest tools to provide the right care in the right space with the right provider.
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WORLD LEADING RESEARCH

Through our unique collaborative model of clinicians and researchers working side-by-side, we will bring groundbreaking discoveries to patients in Ottawa — and around the world.
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STRENGTHENING CRITICAL SERVICES

From trauma care to cancer advancements to neuroscience, we will strengthen our critical services for patients across the region.
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