Sinai Health Foundation welcomes Louis de Melo

Following a comprehensive search process, Louis de Melo has been chosen to be the new Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health Foundation and Executive Vice President, Academic Advancement, Sinai Health System. In Louis’s new role, he will bring philanthropic leadership to Sinai Health System’s Executive Team, and will be a key partner in realizing our vision of becoming Canada’s leading integrated health system.

Louis de Melo comes to Sinai Health Foundation and Sinai Health System from the University of Ottawa where he was responsible for elevating the profile of the university, building external alliances and strategic partnerships, executing a brand refresh, and most importantly revenue generation to support the University’s mission of teaching and scholarship. During his tenure, he has more than tripled the fundraising revenue at the University and launched the largest fundraising campaign in their history.

“A continued focus on philanthropy and community-building will enable Sinai Health System to enhance the patient experience and have increased academic and scientific impact that will allow us to transform the future of health care,” says Dr. Gary Newton, Sinai Health System’s President and CEO. “This new appointment will lead to a strengthened partnership and integration with Sinai Health Foundation, and I look forward to partnering with him and the Foundation team on this journey.”

Louis will begin his new role in early October.