The South West Regional Cancer Program is led by a Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President and physicians who have taken on the role of Regional Clinical Leads in a particular area of cancer care. Regional Clinical Leads help to ensure partner hospitals are aligned with Cancer Care Ontario’s goals, promote collaboration within the region, and work toward measurable improvements in the quality and organization of cancer services within the region.
Meet our Regional Vice President
In July 2020, Tom McHugh was appointed Regional Vice President for the South West Regional Cancer Program and the Vice President Clinical Programs, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). In these roles, Tom provides executive oversight to a variety of clinical programs at LHSC including cancer, renal, mental health and addictions and clinical neurosciences. Additionally, he serves as the Regional Vice President overseeing cancer services in the South West Region.
Tom is well known to Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) having served for seven years as the Regional Vice President for the Central East Regional Cancer Program and Executive Vice President – Patient Services at Lakeridge Health. He brings a wealth of health care executive management experience both at the CEO and senior management level.
Tom is a registered occupational therapist and has a masters degree in public administration with a focus on health policy. Over the last year, Tom has provided executive oversight to a variety of clinical programs at LHSC and has served as a key regional lead in the coordinated regional pandemic response in Ontario Health West – South West Region.
Meet our Director
Brenda is the Director of the South West Regional Cancer Program. In this role, Brenda is responsible for providing strategic and operational direction for the cancer system in Southwestern Ontario, including relationships with regional partners, neighboring Regional Cancer Programs (RCPs), the South West LHIN (SW LHIN) and Cancer Care Ontario. Brenda has held leadership positions within the municipal government and the publicly funded arts sector and has worked in private industry. A graduate of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and the Certified General Accountants Program of Professional Studies, Brenda has also received certificates from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in the Advancing Health Care Leadership Program, the Lean HealthCare Certification Program from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Key Account Managers
In an effort to enhance working relationships with our partners and make the cancer system work better for our patients, the South West Regional Cancer Program operates under a Key Account Management structure. Key Account Managers manage relationships and are a point of contact for partner hospitals in the South West who provide cancer services.
Regional Clinical Leads
Regional Clinical Leads help to ensure partner hospitals are aligned with Cancer Care Ontario’s goals, promote collaboration within the region, and work toward measurable improvements in the quality and organization of cancer services within their region.