Leadership

 
Leslie Starr-Hemburrow
Regional Vice President, Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program & Vice President, Patient Care Services, Trillium Health Partners

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As Regional Vice President, Leslie Starr leads the Mississauga Halton Central West (MHCW) Regional Cancer Program, in collaboration with community and hospital partners to plan and implement improvements to cancer services.

As Vice President, Patient Care Services Trillium Health Partners (THP), Leslie is also accountable for clinical operations across three sites:  Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre.  The programs in her portfolio include: In-Patient Medicine and ICU Program; Out-Patient Medicine and Regional CKD (Renal) Program and Integrated Cancer Program (Oncology). 
 
Prior to her current role, Leslie held a large clinical operations portfolio at Trillium Health Partners as Associate Vice President, Patient Care Services.  Leslie has also held other leadership roles at THP including, Associate Vice President, Ambulatory Care, and both the Regional Director of the MHCW Cancer Program and the Program Director of the Regional CKD Program at Credit Valley Hospital where she led both programs to significant performance improvement results.
 
Previously, Leslie was the Director of Patient Flow and Corporate Projects at Halton Healthcare Services, leading the innovation and implementation of "Home First" and held several roles at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton leading numerous regional initiative implementations.
 

Leslie has worked in acute health care in progressive leadership positions for over 25 years and has been recognized as a strong leader in strategy development, change management and systems improvement. She holds her Master in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor and Master Degrees in Social Work (BSW) (MSW) and is a Certified Health Executive (CHE).


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Farah Khan

Regional Director, Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program

Farah is Regional Director for the Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). As Regional Director for LHINs 5 and 6, Farah plays a vital leadership role in building and sustaining excellence in regional service delivery for one of the largest regional cancer programs in the province.
 
Farah leads an inter-professional team supporting cancer care direct services, the Regional Palliative Care Network, Quality Management Program, Regional Endoscopy Services, Integrated Cancer Screening, Regional Cancer Informatics and Patient Experience across the two LHINS, which includes four partner hospitals with nine hospital sites. 
 
Previous to her current role, Farah was the Senior Director Surgery & Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She is an experienced leader in surgical oncology, including oversight of complex clinical programs. A systems thinker, Farah was the co-lead for the Sinai Health System integration project with Bridgepoint Hospital to create streamlined orthopedic pathways for hip fracture patients, which resulted in the creation of an integrated pathway based on QBP LOS targets and adherence to best practice.  
 
Farah’s health care leadership experience also includes Nursing Unit Administrator in the Pre-Admission/Post Anesthetic Care Units at Mount Sinai, as well as leadership roles at Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
 
Farah holds a Master of Nursing from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Leadership and Management from Ryerson University.