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, 2022-2023

Board Chair
Michael Macaluso
Group President & EVP, Driven Brands

President & CEO
Sera Filice-Armenio

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation
Secretary of the Board, Non-Voting Member

1st Vice-Chair
Chantal Copithorn, CPA, CA, TEP
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

2nd Vice-Chair
Scott Galbraith
District Vice President, TD Bank Financial Group

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

William (Bill) Walker
Partner, Gowlings (Retired)

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

Dr. Nina Ahuja
Ophthalmic Surgeon, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Justin Campbell
General Manager, Day & Campbell Limited

Mary Lou Ciancone
Partner, Pearle Hospitality

Mary Dow
Manager, The Society of Management Accountants of Canada

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

Dave Lumsden
President & CEO, The Waterford Group

Dr. Margaret McKinnon
Research Lead, Mental Health and Addictions, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Riccardo Persi
Business Manager, LiUNA Local 837

Lydia Potocnik
Head, Estate Planning and Philanthropic Advisory Services, BMO Private Wealth

Lance Richter
Owner, The Richter Group

Scott Smith, B.A., LL.B
Principal, Carlisle Strategies

Shendal Yalchin
General Manager/COO, The Hamilton Club

Colleen Yamashita
Partner, Scarfone Hawkins LLP