Board of Directors

Circle of Care is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who, together, represent a diverse range of senior leadership experience.

Stephen M Pustil

Stephen M. Pustil

Board Chair

Stephen Pustil has been Vice Chairman the Board of MDC Partners since 1992. He is also Vice Chairman of Peerage Realty Partners and Chairman of Artemis Investment Management. Stephen serves as a Director of Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation and Trez Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Board of Directors of MDC Partners since 1992.

Robert A Rubinoff

Robert A. Rubinoff


Robert Rubinoff is the President and CEO of Inglewood Holdings Inc., a private family investment company, and the President of Sheffield Inc., a private company in the United States investing in real estate. Robert is also on the Board of Sinai Health and is Past Chair of the Sinai Health Foundation Board. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in 1982 and Director of public companies Commonwealth Holiday Inns, Equitable Group and The Learning Company. He attended the University of Western Ontario and New York University.

Michael Hollend

Michael Hollend


Michael joined TorQuest Partners in 2009. He has more than 15 years of experience as an investor and lawyer. Prior to joining TorQuest, Michael was a Partner in the Venture Capital Funds of EdgeStone Capital Partners where he invested in and worked closely with a number of successful technology companies including SlipStream Data, Workbrain, Rypple and Protus IP Solutions. Earlier in his career, Michael was with Goodmans LLP where he established the Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. He is a member of the Business Development Sub-Committee of Mount Sinai Hospital and is a volunteer mentor with The Mentoring Partnership program. Michael holds both LL.B. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario.

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Carey Lucki


Carey Lucki is Chief Executive Officer, Circle of Care and Vice President, Sinai Health. Carey’s health care background spans 29 years in both acute and home/community care settings. She has held various roles in operational management, administrative excellence (policy and programming), project management, quality & risk, and strategic planning. Her portfolio at Circle of Care includes oversight of all HCCSS/LHIN contracts and home services programs. Carey also has oversight of Quality and Risk and Operational/Process Improvement at Circle of Care as well as Sinai Health System Integration and Transformation initiatives. Carey graduated from the University of Toronto in 1989 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and additionally holds a Masters of Business Administration with Distinction, from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Kate Wilkinson

Chair, Quality Subcommittee of the Board

Kate Wilkinson is Vice President, Quality and Clinical Programs at Sinai Health. Her current portfolio includes Infection Control, Surgery and Oncology, Women’s and Infants Health, Rehabilitation and Specialized Medicine and Complexity Care. She is also the clinical VP for the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. In her role, Kate is responsible for driving leading-edge strategies and innovations to achieve safe, high-quality care and services with a patient- and family-centered care focus. Kate is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto.

Sylvia Brachvogel

Sylvia Brachvogel is Director of Operations for the Veterans, Palliative Care, and St. John’s Rehabilitation Programs at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In her role, Sylvia leads the design and implementation of innovative and person-centred programs across the continuum of health care to achieve safe and effective care. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Toronto.


Dr. Gary Newton

Dr. Gary Newton is President and CEO of Sinai Health. Before assuming this role in October 2016, he held the position of Physician-in-Chief of Mount Sinai Hospital from 2013 to 2015, and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Physician-in-Chief of the newly formed Sinai Health system in 2015. As a practicing Cardiologist, Dr. Newton was Head of the Division of Cardiology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital from 2009 through 2013. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Scientific Research Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Newton is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School. He completed internal medicine at the University of Toronto, and trained in adult cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital since 1987.

Bernice Royce

Bernice Royce

Bernice worked for over 30 years in the cosmetic industry in both Europe and North America, holding executive positions for several major international companies including Christian Dior, Erno Laszlo, Sonora International, and Max Factor/ Revlon, of which she was General Manager. She was also the President and Founder of Intracor Inc., an international trading company. Since retiring, Bernice has been involved with various volunteer activities including Temple Sinai and the homeless. She is currently on the Board and Foundation of Circle of Care, and is an active volunteer with the agency. She is also a member of the Gala Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. An avid animal protectionist, Bernice is a volunteer and fundraiser for Action Volunteers for Animals, working in the adoption centres.

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