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Halton Healthcare appoints new board members

A Halton Hills woman is among the new members of the board

Halton Healthcare has elected and appointed new members to its board of directors.

Robert Aziz and Karen McClure are joining the board, while Samantha Horn is the new vice chair.

“Our board members represent a wide spectrum of professional and personal skills and interests and are able to bring the communities’ perspective to the board,” said chair Richard Nunn.

Halton Healthcare operates the hospitals in Georgetown, Milton and Oakville, with the board providing governance and oversight over the organization.

McClure is a strategic advisor who is specialized in healthcare technology and health system transformation. She has served as the chief investment officer of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster since 2018. Prior to that, McClure was a vice-president of General and Advanced Diagnostics and director of the office of strategy management at LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. 

The Halton Hills woman is experienced in management consultation in the financial and healthcare sectors. She has also worked with organizations such as Cancer Care Ontario, Women’s College Hospital and the Mississauga Halton and Central West Local Health Integration Networks. 

In addition, she's a part of the National Research Council’s International Advisory Committee on TRIUMF, Canada’s subatomic physics research centre, where she works as the executive leader of the program investment committee on Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster’s board. 

Aziz has been the chief operating officer of the Ontario Municipal Employment Retirement System (OMERS) and the president of OMERS investment management since 2020. Before that, he worked with Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm of OMERS, where he served as executive vice president and chief legal counsel. 

At the moment, Aziz is a member of the board of Brewers Retail, Woodbine Entertainment Group. He was also a member of the Oakville Hospital Foundation Board between 1992 and 2003.

Additionally, Aziz raises funds on behalf of several charities, where he sat on the boards of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and the Lighthouse for Grieving Children. 

“Robert and Karen each bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to our board. Their leadership will be a tremendous asset as we continue to move forward with our organization’s new strategic plan,” Nunn said.

Horn, who is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, has been appointed as vice-chair for a one-year term.

Horn gained her law degree at Queen’s University and has been awarded the Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the "KPMG Professionals" category for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and in the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Horn became a board member in 2017 and represents the Town of Oakville.

“I look forward to working closely with Samantha in her new role as vice-chair and welcome our new members to the board,” said Nunn.