Our Leadership Team

Central LHIN CEO Kim Baker

Kim Baker 
Chief Executive Officer

Kim Baker, Chief Executive Officer at the Central LHIN, is a seasoned health care leader with significant experience in multiple healthcare disciplines. This includes key roles at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, including the Strategic Directions Project; leading the redevelopment planning directorate at the University Health Network; heading a national portfolio for Extendicare’s home care and community health service division; and serving on the Board of the Central Community Care Access Centre. 

Originally a clinician, Kim’s career began by providing critical care to patients as a respiratory therapist. Kim holds a Masters of Health Science in Health Administration (MHSc) from the University of Toronto. She is also an active member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives as a Certified Health Executive (CHE) and is a Certified Chartered Director.

Chantell Tunney

Chantell Tunney
Vice President, 
Health System Planning & Engagement

Chantell is an experienced health care planner and social impact strategist with over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the public and non-profit sectors.  She has led numerous large scale projects which focused on system transformation and organizational transition at both local and provincial levels.

Previous to rejoining the Central LHIN, Chantell led the capital redevelopment project for Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton as their Chief Executive Officer.   

Throughout her career, Chantell has successfully led innovation through social impact measurement, SROI evaluations, stakeholder engagement, economic development and sustainable program design.

Chantell is a certified Collective Impact coach and sustainability professional and is a member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga.


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Tini Le
Vice President,
Home and Community Care

Tini Le, Vice President, Home and Community Care, is a transformative and strategic health system leader. With close to 20 years of progressively senior roles in the home and community sector, Tini has a proven track record of planning, leading and delivering sustainable, patient-focused system-level improvements and initiatives.

Most recently, Tini was Vice President of Patient Services for the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). 

Tini has a Master of Science Nursing (MScN) degree and a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management from Schulich School of Business.


Karin Dschankilic 

Karin Dschankilic
Vice President,
Performance and Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

Karin is an experienced and innovative results-oriented decision maker, with a successful track record of managing financial and business operations for small to large organizations.  Karin joined Central LHIN in September 2010, previously serving as Director of Finance & Administration at North York General Hospital. 

Her career in financial leadership has included management positions in the corporate and non-profit sectors, including IBM Canada and Save the Children Canada.  

Karin holds a Chartered Accountant designation and graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Commerce and Economics.

Barbara Bell
Vice President,
Quality and Safety

Barbara has over 25 years of health care experience in hospitals, home and community care, and university research settings. In various roles, she has been extensively involved in the operation, evaluation and advancement of professional practice, models of care, patient safety, health care services quality and performance management, regulatory compliance and accreditation standards, and patient satisfaction.

Prior to joining the LHIN, she was Chief Nursing Executive and Health Professions Officer at a 500-bed facility with specialized rehabilitation, complex continuing care, long-term care and community health services

Barbara, a Registered Nurse who has published on health care practices, earned her Bachelor and Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto. She is also a Certified Health Executive