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Sloane’s House – Board of Directors

James Lord (Chair)

James is Vice President, Law at Enbridge Gas Distribution. He joined Enbridge Inc. in 2005 and held several positions in the Calgary corporate office before joining Enbridge Gas Distribution in April, 2012. James earned a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen's University in 1993, a J.D. from the University of Calgary in 1997 and an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh School of Business in 2013. James has chaired the Sloane's House board since 2013.  James was the Enbridge Team Captain for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, Ontario Ride from 2014-2016 and, in 2016, served as an Honorary Vice-Chair for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  From 2006-2012, James served on the Ethics & Education Support Committee of the Alberta Children's Hospital, holding various roles including Chair of the Policy Sub-committee and member of the Steering Committee.  James' wife and three kids are all passionate about skiing, cycling and outdoor pursuits.

Bryan Smith (Vice Chair)

Bryan is currently the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Inovatec Systems.  He has a 20+ year career in Credit, Lending & Finance with a focus on product development, business development and strategic partnership development.  He has worked at CitiFinancial, GE Capital, DealerTrack and CarProof.  He grew up in the Durham region and now lives Milton with his family including 3 kids who keep him busy as a hockey & soccer dad. An avid runner and Leafs fan, Bryan has spent his non-professional time volunteering at numerous charitable organizations including Tender Wishes.

Jason Hunt

Jason is the Director of Legal Services for the Region of Durham. Jason is a lifelong resident of Durham Region and has been active in many roles in the community as a coach and board member for the Whitby Girls Hockey Association and as past President and current board member of the Durham Region Lawyers Association. He lives in Brooklin with his wife and three daughters.

Lisa Kitchen

Lisa is a Senior Program Manager/Lead for the Complex Care for Kids Ontario (CCKO) Strategy with the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) with the Hospital for Sick Children. Prior to this role, Lisa was a member of the System, Design and Implementation team at the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) where she held a diverse portfolio and contributed to raising the profile of the maternal and child youth population. Lisa has also held research and teaching positions with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Lisa holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology (McMaster University), a Master of Science in Epidemiology (University of London – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK), and is certified in Lean Six Sigma Quality Improvement Methodology (Green Belt). Lisa was raised in Oshawa, and currently resides with her husband and two young daughters in Whitby.

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann

Lorraine is the Executive Director of Grandview Children’s Centre since 2011. Lorraine began her career as an Early Childhood Educator working with children with special needs. This work fueled an interest in Nursing. A Nurse since 1988, Lorraine worked in a number of practice settings in a direct care role including general medical, isolation, trauma, neurosurgery and emergency. She began practicing in Nursing Administration in 1997. Lorraine has held leadership roles at Lakeridge Health and St Michaels Hospital. She was a member of Senior Leadership of Lakeridge Health as Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Nurse Executive. Lorraine holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education for the Developmentally Handicapped (Humber College), a diploma in Nursing (Durham College), A Bachelor of Arts –Health Studies (York University) and a Master of Business Administration (Heriot- Watt University). Lorraine served on the Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology Governing Boards between 2000 and 2006. Lorraine and her husband Ian Mann and three grown children have lived in Durham Region for over 30 years. She is currently a member of The Durham Children and Youth Planning Network, The Best Start Network (Durham Region), Provincial Council of Maternal Child Health, The Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres Child and Youth Rehabilitation Network and Grandview Children’s Centre Board (ex officio) of Trustees.
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