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July 19, 2012

The Hospital for Sick Children Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees

Robert Harding, Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Hospital for Sick Children, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees effective June 21, 2012.

Claire Duboc, a director of the SickKids Foundation Board from 2003 to 2012. She has held various management roles in companies including Procter & Gamble, Catalina Marketing and Loyalty Management Group Inc. and has worked as an independent consultant. She also serves on the Board of Governors for Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and has held volunteer roles with many organizations including Pathways to Education Canada and Herbie Fund at SickKids.

Timothy H. Penner
recently retired from the position as President of Procter & Gamble Inc. after serving there for 33 years.  He is a director of Intact Financial Corporation and a board member of the Youth Challenge Fund and YMCA of Greater Toronto. He was Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto 2007 Campaign, and served as honorary chair for Career Bridge, an internship program that links professional-level immigrants with Canadian employers. He is a member of the International Advisory Council, Schulich School of Business (York University) and of the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress at the Institute on Competitiveness and Prosperity.

Cheryl V. Reicin is the Head of the Technology and Life Science Practice, a US/ Canadian cross border practice  at the law firm of  Tory’s LLP where she focuses on biotechnology, medical device, health information and other technology-based companies,  as well as private equity/venture capital funds and investment banks that fund such companies. She also represents academic medical centers and universities and assists companies in formulating domestic and international growth strategies and in sourcing capital. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and practiced in the US for 20 years before joining Torys. She holds a number of appointments with non-profits including, among others, Director of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Advisory Board Member of Health Technology Exchange( HTX), and Advisory Board Member of Hadasit, the technology transfer arm of Hadassah Medical Center of Jerusalem, and is a founder of the Center of Innovation.

Terrence (Terry) Sullivan is chair of the board of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and chair of the board of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion. He is former president and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario and founding president of the Institute for Work & Health. He has held a range of senior policy roles in the Government of Ontario, including executive director of the Premier's Council on Health Strategy, and has authored expert reports on occupational health, health policy and cancer control. He is professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation and the Dalla Lana school of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

“We are delighted to announce our new trustees and grateful that they have accepted our invitation to join the board,” said Board Chair Robert Harding. “To serve as a SickKids trustee requires a great deal of commitment. Thanks to the wise counsel and leadership of our trustees, the hospital is well-positioned to renew itself and make inroads as an international leader in paediatric health.”

About The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.  Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized child and family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision for Healthier Children. A Better World. For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca. Follow us on Twitter (@SickKidsNews) and Instagram (@SickKidsToronto).

For more information, please contact:

Matet Nebres
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-6380
email: matet.nebres@sickkids.ca

Caitlin McNamee-Lamb
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 1436
email: caitlin.mcnamee-lamb@sickkids.ca