Dr. Catherine Zahn

Vice-Chair
Appointed to the Board in 2014, Catherine chairs its Senior Management Review Committee.

She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a Professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In addition, she is a Fellow and former board member of the American Academy of Neurology, and has made numerous contributions to health care in Ontario through her leadership in hospital integration, technology assessment, chronic disease management, stroke-care coordination and mental health care system improvement.

She received her MD (honours) from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where she completed her residency training in neurology. She holds an MSc in health administration from the University of Toronto and has completed the Directors’ Education Program at the Rotman School of Management.

Recent honours include membership in the Order of Canada, Doctor of Laws degrees (honoris causa) from Western University and Ryerson University, and the Bryden Award for Outstanding Achievement from York University. She was awarded the University of Toronto Faculty of Health Policy Management and Evaluation Prize for Innovation, and has been named Communicator of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicators.

Catherine and her husband Jeffrey have two sons, Michael ’01 and William ’09.
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