Our Councils and Committees

GS1 Canada’s councils are an integral part of our robust governance structure and are composed of senior representatives and key decision-makers in the Canadian industry. These bodies feed directly into the GS1 leadership team and up to the Board of Governors.

Healthcare Advisory Council

Purpose and Accountability

The GS1 Canada Healthcare Advisory Council (Council) is representative of executive-level healthcare administrators and clinicians who provide advice, support and direction to GS1 Canada management in relation to advancing a pan-Canadian initiative to achieve enhanced patient safety, improved health system quality and overall system efficiencies through the adoption of a single system of GS1 global supply chain and data integrity standards in the Canadian healthcare sector.


Karen Belaire

Chief Executive Officer
Shared Services West

Sarah Chow

Vice President, Corporate Support & Chief Financial Officer
Toronto East Health Network

Paul-Émile Cloutier

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony DiEmanuele

President & Chief Executive Officer
Mohawk Medbuy Corporation

Alain Doucet

President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian College of Health Leaders

Carola Essery

Patient/Family Advisor
Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

Debbie Fischer

Executive in Residence
Rotman School of Business, Healthcare Strategy Centre, Past Chair, Plexxus

Lynne Golding

Partner, Head of Health Practice Group
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Ron Johnson

Vice President, Information Services and Rural Health,
Eastern Health

John King, CHAIR

Strategic Healthcare Advisor

Peter Longo

Chief Operating Officer
Mohawk Medbuy Corporation

Scott MacNair

President, Canada

Scott McIntaggart

Former Senior Vice President, Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network

Alex Mitchell

Chief of Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital/Hants Community Hospital and Physician Lead, Supply Chain Innovation Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority

Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

FRCSC, Chief Executive Officer
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Jitendra Prasad

Chief Program Officer, Contracting, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Alberta Health Services

Ray Racette

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lake Of The Woods District Hospital

Altaf Stationwala

President & Chief Executive Officer
Mackenzie Health

Cathy Szabo

President & Chief Executive Officer
Providence Care

Stephen Thompson

General Manager, Region Head
Baxter Canada

Lori Turik

Executive Director
World Health Innovation Network (WIN), Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

François Vaillancourt

Vice-président des acquisitions intersectorielles
Vice-President, Intersectoral acquisitions
Centre d'acquisitions gouvernementales

Cynthia Valaitis

President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.

David Yundt

President and Chief Executive Officer