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Appointee Biographies

Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority


Ronald Farrell is a bilingual executive in government, private and not-for-profit sectors, developing strategic & operational plans implementing organizational change with different models of board governance Victorian Order of Nurses of Canada, President & CEO Canadian Red Cross, Director General International Red Cross Delegate Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board, President & CEO (Deputy Minister) Regional Director Health Canada Regional Director Veterans Affairs Canada Advanced Certificate in Board Governance Cultural Sensitivity seminars – Canadian/US aboriginal culture Advanced Judicial certificate, Workers’ Compensation Legislation Executive Management in Public Administration (MPA equivalent) Laurentian and McMaster Universities B.Sc. Medical Sciences Board Chair, North East Local Health Integration Network Council of the College of Pharmacists Board Chair, North Eastern Community Care Access Centre Founder, President and Board chair District Chapter of CARP for Zoomers.


Jacqueline Schleifer Taylor is the President and Chief Executive Officer for London Health Sciences Centre, and Vice-President to Executive Vice-President levels in varied roles for London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor, PT, MSc, PhD, CHE, is a registered physiotherapist who is deeply rooted with her clinical background and through her past leadership roles. Prior to taking on the role as President and CEO at LHSC, she spent five years as a senior executive at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer of LHSC, and President of Children’s Hospital, LHSC. Dr. Schleifer Taylor has been an integral member of LHSC’s Pandemic Response Committee starting September 2020 and is also a current member of the Ontario Trauma Advisory Committee. She is the current Chair of the Governing Council of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, and a Past President of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She has served in a number of other health sector capacities, including appointments on Boards of health care service provider agencies and advisory committees of government.


Nicholas Savona has over 20 years of investment industry experience as an equity trader, chief compliance officer, and adjudicator, including executive roles in sales and service at various firms from traditional broker dealers, large scale and boutique—to electronic crossing networks with global reach. Nick is an advocate of intrapreneurship; his creation of a “Cross Border/Northbound” trading desk is one example of the potential to build a business within a bank-owned dealer. At the same time, Nick contributed to the regulator side of the industry as a member of IIROC’s Ontario District Hearing panel from 2010-2019. He serves as a member of IIROC’s Ontario District Council, the Montreal Exchange’s Disciplinary Committee and is a former member of the OSC’s Market Structure Advisory Committee. Nick holds an LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School with a specialty in Securities Law.