Special announcement – Interim CEO

To our valued partners, collaborators, and friends;

This is an exciting time for The Change Foundation, as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, transition to new leadership, and look forward to our next chapter of change.

Our healthcare system is at an inflection point. The challenges we all face create an exciting opportunity to collectively build on our past strength and launch into a future of continued partnership and impact, advancing many of the important and necessary improvements that our health system needs. Together we can make transformative change.

To support The Change Foundation during this time of opportunity and evolution, our Board has appointed Annie Tobias as interim CEO. Annie brings leadership experience from across Canada and around the world. Prior to her current role as the Ontario Hospital Association’s Vice-President of Learning and Development, she served as Deloitte’s Director of Global Learning and Talent Development. I have had the opportunity to work with Annie in the past, and I know she will continue to build partnerships, and drive change together. Annie’s brief biography is included as an attachment to this email.

On behalf of the entire Board, allow me to also extend our thanks to Cathy Fooks for her leadership, impact, and success. While we are sad to see her depart, we know she is going to continue to work collaboratively with patients and caregivers to make an incredible impact on our healthcare system in her role as Ontario’s new Patient Ombudsman.

Please join me in thanking Cathy for her service, and in welcoming Annie to The Change Foundation!


Originally signed by:

Ms. Jeanette Despatie,

Chair, Board of Directors of The Change Foundation

On behalf of the TCF Board

Announcement (PDF)