Riverside names new CEO

Press Release

The board of directors of Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is announcing that Allan Katz has been appointed president/CEO effective April 1.
Katz recently served as senior project director of the Southeast Community Care Access Centre in Kingston, Ont.
Prior to this, he was the managing director of the Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario (HCNSEO)–a position he held for more than six years.
The HCNSEO is a voluntary partnership of the seven hospital corporations, the CCAC, and the public health units serving the region, as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.
“Our search for a leader who would support Riverside’s vision of being a centre of excellence, and who would lead the corporation through the many changes that health care will be facing, has been intensive and thorough,” said Riverside board chair Michelle Marinaro.
“A search committee
consisting of board members, along with the help of a recruitment firm, reviewed and interviewed a strong field of candidates,” she noted.
“We are confident that Allan has the qualities and abilities needed based on his record of leading complex organizations, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities.”
Originally from Montreal, Katz was an advanced care paramedic while completing an undergraduate degree in human physiology from McGill University.
He also is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s MHSc program and the Rotman School of Management’s Advanced Health Leadership Program.
As well, Katz has taken continued educational preparation in alternate dispute resolution, project management, principles of LEAN, and appreciative inquiry.
His career started with the Timmins and District Hospital in 1987. He has since held leadership positions at the Muskoka/Parry Sound District Health Councils, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre, FedNor, and Deep River and District Hospital.
He has served two terms on the executive committee of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (earning him the chapter’s Award of Distinguished Service in 2011), and volunteers on the Canadian Chapter of the American College of Health Executive’s Program Committee.
Katz is married to Margie and together they have two children—Ethan, currently an undergraduate student at Queen’s University, and Madeline, a Grade 10 student in Kingston.