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.


Karin Dschankilic 

Karin Dschankilic
Senior Director,             Performance, Contracts and Allocation 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.

 Chantell Tunney

Chantell Tunney
Senior Director,
Planning, Integration and Community 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.