Our Leadership Team

Barbara Bell

Kim Baker
Chief Executive Officer

Kim Baker, Chief Executive Officer at the Central LHIN, has been providing system leadership for over 10 years in Central LHIN.

With over 100 health service providers and contracted partner organizations serving a regional population of two million, Kim brings experience from leading in multiple sectors including community hospital, academic teaching hospital, Ministry of Health, and home and community care.

As a lifelong learner, Kim holds a Master of Health Science in Health Administration from the U of T and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Kim’s interests and areas of leadership include focusing on Quality, system transformation informed by the voice of the patient and caregiver as well as the role of Governance as a positive influence on system change.

Kim is a Chartered Director from the Director’s College, Degroote School of Business.

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Barbara Bell

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

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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.

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Tini Le
Tini Le
Vice President,
Home and Community Care and System Planning

Tini Le, Vice President, Home and Community Care and System Planning, 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.

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