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, 2018-2019



Board Chair
Mr. Ben De Rubeis, B.Sc., J.D.
Lawyer, De Rubeis & Chetcuti LLP



President & CEO
Sera Filice-Armenio

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation

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

Ms. Mary Lou Ciancone
Owner, Pearle Hospitality

Mr. Peter Cicchi
President, Ferrell Builders’ Supply Ltd.

Ms. Chantal Copithorn
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr. Tony DeLuca, CPA, CA

Partner, Pettinelli Mastroluisi LLP

Ms. Mary Dow
Manager, The Society of Management Accountants of Canada – CMA Canada

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

Mr. Scott Galbraith
District Vice President, TD Bank Financial Group

Mr. Dave Lumsden
President & CEO, The Waterford Group

2nd Vice Chair
Mr. Michael Macaluso
President, CARSTAR North America

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

Mr. Riccardo Persi
Secretary – Treasurer LiUNA local 837

Ms. Lydia Potocnik
Director, BMO Private Banking

Mr. Scott Smith, B.A., LL.B
Principal, Scott Smith Consulting

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

Mr. Marco Visentini
Legal Counsel, Hamilton Police Service

Ms. Shendal Yalchin
General Manager, Hamilton Club

Ms. Colleen Yamashita
Partner, Scarfone Hawkins LLP

1st  Vice Chair
Mr. Bill Walker
Retired Partner, Gowlings