Who We Are

Our Mission

We raise and steward funds to support exemplary patient care, research and education at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and in the communities we are honoured to serve.


To be the healthcare charity of choice in our region and a leader in healthcare philanthropy that empowers the mission and vision of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to create a healthier future for all.

Our Values

Consistent with the values of our Founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton:

  • We honour and respect the commitment of all donors, friends, partners, employees and volunteers.
  • We are committed to ethical fundraising, exemplary stewardship and accountability to our donors and the community.
  • We value our employees and provide an atmosphere for personal and professional fulfillment.
  • We are committed to innovation and continuous improvement.

Board of Directors, 2019-2020

Bill Walker



Board Chair
William (Bill) Walker

Retired Partner, Gowlings



President & CEO
Sera Filice-Armenio

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation

1st Vice-Chair
Michael Macaluso
President, CARSTAR & Driven Brands Canada

2nd Vice-Chair
Scott Smith, LL.B
Principal, Scott Smith Consulting

Tony De Luca, CPA, CA
Partner, Pettinelli Mastroluisi LLP

Past Chair
Ben De Rubeis, J.D.
Lawyer, De Rubeis & Chetcuti, LLP

Dr. Anthony Adili
Chief, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Mary Lou Ciancone
Owner, Pearle Hospitality

Peter Cicchi
President, Ferrell Builders’ Supply Ltd.

Chantal Copithorn
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mary Dow
Manager, The Society of Management Accountants of Canada

Elham Farah
Director of Special Projects, Farah Foods/Hasty Market Limited

Scott Galbraith
District Vice President, TD Bank Financial Group

Dave Lumsden
President & CEO, The Waterford Group

Dr. Margaret McKinnon
Psychologist & Academic Head, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Riccardo Persi
Secretary & Treasurer
LiUNA Local 837

Lydia Potocnik
Vice-President, Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services, BMO Wealth Planning & Advisory Services

Carmela (Carm) Trombetta
Vice-President, Hamilton Commercial Financial Services, Royal Bank of Canada

Marco Visentini
Legal Counsel, Hamilton Police Service

Shendal Yalchin
General Manager/COO, The Hamilton Club

Colleen Yamashita
Partner, Scarfone Hawkins LLP