Interim coverage for the Finance Department

 Leadership in the Finance team has been consolidated to support the network as below: 

  • Tomi Nieminen – Deputy CFO, Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Julie McKendry – Deputy CFO, Controllership (acting CFO)
  • Mohammad Bashir – Director of Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Joanne McCormack – Director of Financial Controllership
  • Kala Patel – Director of Internal Audit
  • Peter Longo – Senior director of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics

As previously announced, Kevin Empey is here on an interim part-time basis providing an advisory role to the CEO and will not assume the CFO role.  In the interim, Julie McKendry, as the health network’s most senior designated accountant, will be the interim CFO.  Anne Trafford, vice-president of Quality, Performance and CIO, will take on interim responsibility for the Finance and Procurement departments across the health network until the new vice-president of Corporate Services and CFO is on board.

For reference, here is who is responsible for what:  

Tomi Nieminen – Deputy CFO, Financial Planning & Strategy

  • Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (Mohammad Bashir)
    • Program financial consultants/finance business partners
    • Network budgets
    • Network departmental financial results
  • Case costing
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Funding & Statistics

Julie Mckendry – Deputy CFO, Controllership (acting CFO)

  • Director of Finance/Controllership (Joanne McCormack)
    • General Accounting
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable and Patient Accounts
    • Treasury
    • Capital Assets
    • Research and Trust (Finance)
    • Network Consolidated Financial Statements and Audits
    • Pension Plan Accounting and Audits
    • Financial Policies and Procedures