Meet Our Team
Bruce Lauckner, MPA CHE
Chief Executive Officer
Bruce is an energetic and visionary leader with a passion for people and community health and wellness. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN in 2011. In that role, he brings 15 years of health care leadership and consulting experience, in addition to 10 years of leadership experience in municipal government and financial services.
Bruce started his career in municipal services as an administrator for two southwestern Ontario municipalities. He has also held leadership roles in the financial services and consulting industries, focused on helping organizations bring innovative ideas to life through strategic planning, human resources, IT, business management, integration and most importantly by building passionate and effective teams.
Bruce is known for his “all of community” approach to the complex challenges facing health care today. He is a devoted dad, soccer coach, and kayak fisherman, who loves to spend his free time by the water or on the turf.
Toni Lemon, MSW
Vice President, Patient Experience, Planning, & Performance
Toni is a compassionate and dedicated leader committed to advancing the health of our community. For over 25 years, Toni has been in senior leadership positions in health and social services, championing improvements in supports and care for our diverse community including people with disabilities, people living with chronic diseases, people experiencing mental health challenges, people with low income and housing instability, and people with medical and rehabilitation needs.
Toni is known for her passion for health equity, and ability to drive focus and achieve results within the complex, ever changing health care landscape, most recently as the Chief Strategy Officer at WWLHIN. Previous to her nine years at the LHIN, Toni was the VP Operations at the Pace group of companies which included delivering homecare rehabilitation services for CCACs, Regional Director of 2 regions for the Canadian Hearing Society and Provincial Director of Patient Services for The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Toni and her family volunteer with the KW Humane Society fostering kittens. Originally from PEI, Toni has a passion for music, movies, theatre and good food.
Rob Forbes, MBA
Vice President, Contracts, Decision Support, & Process Improvement
Rob is an experienced healthcare leader with almost 20 years of leadership experience in Financial Planning, Decision Support, Quality Improvement, Information Technology, Strategic Leadership, and Health Informatics.
Previously, Rob was the Director of Funding and Provincial Corporate Initiatives at the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres. Prior to his role at the OACCAC, Rob was Vice President, Information and Performance at Providence Healthcare in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest rehabilitation and complex care hospitals. Rob is known for his ability to effect positive change through relationship building, innovative and collaborative solutions, and his passion for making a difference in the lives of patients and residents.
Rob is the proud father of a son, 20, and two daughters, 18 and 17. Rob grew up in Montreal, and has a passion for all things musical. He put himself through school working as a PSW.
Zeynep Danis, CPA, CMA, MBA
Vice President, Finance & Corporate Services
Zeynep is a committed and focused leader with a broad background in strategic financial management and business administration. Prior to joining the WWLHIN she worked in national commercial banking and securities, as well as for Legal Aid Ontario where she supported a team responsible for central programming and innovation.
At the WWLHIN, she leverages the functional expertise of a diverse team to provide overall health system leadership and oversight to ensure the most efficient and effective use of the $1.1 billion annual local health system budget. Zeynep is known for her ability to see the big picture, creatively utilizing resources to achieve the best possible care for local residents.
Zeynep is a mom of two, balancing her role with the needs of a young family. She is community-focused and passionate about making our community a better place for families to thrive.
Andrew Davidson, CHRL
Vice President, People Culture & Organizational Development
Andrew is a people-focused leader with a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic human resources management and organizational development in the health care sector.
Andrew was previously the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as the Director of Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, and Community Volunteer Resources at William Osler Health System. He has also led human resources and labour relations in a number of seniors care organizations including at Chartwell, Revera, and Leisureworld. Andrew is known for his passionate belief in the connection between delivering a positive staff experience for employees and a positive patient experience for local residents.
Andrew is an avid traveller who enjoys spending his free time at the cottage, exploring new places, and spending time with his four-legged best friend.
Karyn Lumsden, MBA, M.Cl.Sc
Vice President Home and Community Care
Karyn is a health care leader who is passionate about the creation of innovative, patient centred service delivery systems which stand the test of time. She is deeply committed to working with system partners to improve the experience of patients and families across the continuum of care.
Karyn started out her career as a Speech Language Pathologist and practiced for approximately 20 years, while simultaneously assuming progressively more senior leadership roles in acute and community care. She has overseen a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based clinical programs and services and during her final three years in acute care, she held the position of Corporate Director, Professional Practice. From there she moved on to the Central West CCAC where as Vice President, Patient Care, Quality and Safety, Karyn had the privilege to lead the implementation of the provincial Mental Health and Addictions Nurses programs, co-chair the expert panel in Post-Acute Stroke Care, and recently sat on the Ministry appointed Expert panel for Levels of Care.
Karyn loves being mom to a very active daughter and in her rare spare time enjoys any activity that takes her on or near the water. She also loves attending events in music, theatre, dance and art.