Board of Directors

Expert guidance and strong leadership

Medical Facilities’ directors have extensive governance and financial experience and relationships throughout the healthcare industry. Their distinguished careers have led them to numerous leadership roles, including serving on boards of public and private companies. The Board’s overall stewardship of Medical Facilities has proven for over 10 years to be of utmost benefit to Medical Facilities’ shareholders.

Board of Directors

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Marilynne Day-Linton

Chair of the Board of Directors

Marilynne Day-Linton, CPA, CA is a Chartered Professional Accountant with board experience on reporting issuer and not-for-profit boards and senior management experience in the travel and travel-related service industries. Ms. Day-Linton was a member of the board of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, and chaired its board and audit committee. She currently serves on the board of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation in Toronto and has chaired its board and finance committee. Prior to that, she held senior financial management roles at Signature Vacations Inc., Wardair International, The Gemini Group LP, an electronic distribution company servicing travel service providers, and obtained her designation working for KPMG as an auditor with clients in a diverse group of industries. 

David R. Bellaire

David Bellaire is an operating partner with Waud Capital Partners (Chicago) and an investor in and director for several private companies operating at the intersection of technology application and healthcare. He previously was a senior advisor following a decade as senior partner and director at Bain & Company where he held leadership roles in health insurance, provider and related service sectors. Prior to Bain & Company, Mr. Bellaire was EVP and COO of NASDAQ-listed health technology company, lead partner of Booz Allen Hamilton, SVP at APM, Inc. and Computer Sciences Corp., lead executive for two specialty reinsurance companies sold to an industry consolidator, and faculty member of Northwestern University Medical School. He has served in interim turnaround and merger/integration leadership roles and was the founder/CEO of a prosthetics company. He has served in a number of governance roles over his career. Mr. Bellaire received his MBA and graduate (prosthetics/bio-engineering) degrees from Northwestern University.

Stephen Dineley

Stephen Dineley, FCPA, FCA is a retired partner with over 30 years of experience in assurance services at KPMG, from which he retired in March 2014. From 1998 to 2000, Stephen held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Extendicare Inc., one of the leaders in Canada’s senior housing sector. Mr. Dineley provides consulting services to an alternate mortgage lender based in Toronto and also provides consulting services on accounting and auditing matters. He also serves as a director for the Bank of New York Trust Company Canada and as a director of two non-profit organizations. Mr. Dineley holds an ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Irving R. Gerstein

Irving Gerstein, C.M., O.Ont. is a retired executive. Mr. Gerstein is chair of the board of directors of Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX:ATP; NYSE:AT) and lead director of Student Transportation Inc. (TSX:STB; NASDAQ:STB). He previously served as a director of other public corporations, including CTV Inc., Traders Group Limited, Guaranty Trust Company of Canada, Confederation Life Insurance Company, Scott’s Hospitality Inc. and Economic Investment Trust Limited, and as an officer and director of Peoples Jewellers Limited. Mr. Gerstein is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Ontario. He was a member of the Senate of Canada from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Gerstein is an honorary director of Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), having previously served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman Emeritus and a director over a period of 25 years. Mr. Gerstein received his BSc. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Finance and Commerce).

Dale Lawr

Dale Lawr is a CPA, CA with executive experience in a broad range of organizations in Canada and the United States, including public and private companies and a crown corporation. Until March 2015, Ms. Lawr was Chief Risk Officer at Infrastructure Ontario, which she joined in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Ms. Lawr was with Altus Group Limited (TSX:AIF), where she initially served as Chief Financial Officer and then as EVP Finance, Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Ms. Lawr lived in Chicago, where she served as Chief Financial Officer of RTC Industries Inc., a retail design firm; Vice President Finance of Frankel & Co., a national marketing services agency and a business unit of Publicis SA; and Senior Manager and Director of Finance for Accenture in the firm’s Chicago and Toronto offices. Ms. Lawr holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and an ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lawr is on the board of directors and the finance, audit and risk committee for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and chairs the audit committee for Maple Leaf Angels Corporation.

Jeffrey C. Lozon

Interim Chief Executive Officer of Medical Facilities

Jeffrey Lozon is a member of the Board and interim Chief Executive Officer of Medical Facilities. Mr. Lozon is also a Chairman of Lozon Associates advisory services. Until April 2014, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Revera Inc., a leading provider of seniors' accommodation, care and services with 250 sites and 30,000 employees in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Revera in 2009, Mr. Lozon held a 17-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was previously seconded to the position of Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the Province of Ontario from 1999-2000. He has also served on a number of national and provincial committees and organizations, including Chairing the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Vice Chair of Canada Health Infoway. Mr. Lozon holds an honourary Doctor of Civil Laws from Bishops University, a Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph. In 2009, he was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada.

Reza Shahim

Reza Shahim, M.D. is a neurosurgeon specializing in all aspects of neurosurgical care and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Shahim practices at Neurological Surgery Associates and Arkansas Surgical Hospital, where he also serves on the Board of Managers. Dr. Shahim is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society. He received his Medical Degree in 1995 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and acquired his Neurosurgical Training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee

Investment Committee

Stephen Dineley, Chair

Dale Lawr, Chair

David Bellaire, Chair

Marilynne Day-Linton

David Bellaire

Marilynne Day-Linton

Irving Gerstein

Marilynne Day-Linton

Stephen Dineley

Dale Lawr

Irving Gerstein

Jeffrey Lozon