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Senior Management

Vito Ciciretto
CEO

Vito joined Dynacare as Vice-President, Laboratory Operations and Customer Service in 2009 with extensive experience in general management, finance and operations. He was later named Vice-President, Operations in 2012 and appointed as CEO in April 2019. Vito started his career with Boeing Aerospace, and later moved on to spend the next chapter of his career at Allied Signal and Honeywell Aerospace in progressive operational and service roles, including Executive Program Director, General Manager and Controller. He went on to become Chief Operating Officer at Algonquin Power Income Fund – a publicly traded power and infrastructure company. Prior to joining Dynacare, Vito co-founded the TVN Group, a private investment firm. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Business Management degree and went on to complete his MBA at York University. Vito holds Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Program Management Professional (PMP) designations. 


Dr. Jenisa Naidoo
Chief Scientific Officer

Jenisa joined Dynacare as Medical Director / Director of Operations in 2009, and was appointed to her current role in 2018. She has also served as the Program Director for Laboratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba for over 15 years. Her medical expertise has also allowed her to help shape healthcare policy and advise on a number of provincial projects and initiatives as a medical advisor and provincial representative in Manitoba. Jenisa holds a medical degree from the University of Natal Medical School, and completed a postgraduate pathology specialist fellowship with the College of Medicine in South Africa. She is also a certified blackbelt in Lean Six Sigma, and received the LabCorp Chairman’s Award in 2012 and Women of Distinction Manitoba nomination in 2014.
 

Arun Thomas
Chief Information Officer / Vice-President, Information Technology Solutions and Services

Arun joined Dynacare in 2012 as Managing Director, Digital Solutions and Integration Services, and was appointed to his current role in March 2019. Prior to this, he held the position of Director, Application and Technology Services at LifeLabs, as well as several IT roles at Nightingale Informatix (now Telus), Manulife Financial and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Arun holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology from Seneca College, as well as certificates from York University – Schulich School of Business.
 

Paolo Maggiotto
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Paolo joined Dynacare in 2017 bringing over 25 years of finance experience from technology, manufacturing and aerospace industries. Prior to joining Dynacare, Paolo spent the last seven years as Vice-President of Finance at Christie Digital Systems. Paolo was also previously the Vice-President of Finance and Operations at Brook Crompton Americas and held senior roles in both Finance and Business Development at Bombardier. Paolo is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree from Ryerson University and has held board positions at local not-for-profit organizations.
 

Brad Neufeld
Vice-President, Legal and Chief Privacy Officer

Brad joined Dynacare in 2007 and was appointed to his current position in 2008 bringing with him extensive experience in corporate law, regulatory compliance and litigation roles across several industries.  He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002 and began his legal career in private practice at a large boutique law firm in Toronto.  Prior to joining Dynacare, Brad served as corporate counsel to Telus Communications, Royal Group Technologies Ltd. and Zurich Insurance Company.

In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, Brad also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor. 


Neil D'Cruz
Vice-President, Marketing and Sales

Neil joined Dynacare in 2009 as Director of Marketing.  He was appointed to his current position in 2011 bringing more than 16 years of strategic consulting, marketing and sales experience in the fields of life sciences and healthcare to his role.  Prior to joining Dynacare, Neil served as Senior Manager in Deloitte Canada’s Life Sciences Practice, as well as holding senior consulting positions in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  His academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School in Rochester, New York.
 

Chris Helme
Interim Vice-President, Operations

Chris joined Dynacare in 2016 as an interim leader of procurement, and assumed the role of Managing Director, Supply Chain the following year. In February 2019 he was appointed to his current role as Interim Vice-President, Operations. Prior to Dynacare, he held several senior leadership roles with Noranco, Honeywell and AlliedSignal Aerospace. Chris holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Graduate Diploma in Aerospace from the University of Toronto. He is also Green Belt-certified in Lean Enterprise Design.
 

Scott Hickey
Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications

Scott joined Dynacare in 2000 as Ontario Project Director bringing extensive experience in the public healthcare sector to his role.  In 2005, he was appointed Associate Vice-President, Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives then became Vice-President and General Manager of the Central Ontario Division in 2006.  He was appointed to his current role the following year.

Prior to joining Dynacare, Scott served as Administrative Director of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute and held several management positions at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto.  Scott’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph as well as Master degrees in Business Administration and Health Science from the University of Toronto.  
 

Donna Pascal
Vice-President, Human Resources and Talent Management

Donna Pascal has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, the last 12 years serving as a Senior HR Executive.

Donna joined Dynacare in 2015 as a highly successful Human Resources executive. Prior to that, Donna served as Vice President Human Resources at Acklands-Grainger where she installed rigor and discipline around talent management programs.  Donna was Vice-President of Human Resources at Staples North American Delivery, where she successfully executed and managed the post-merger integration of people, culture, total rewards and HR policy.

Donna possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario as well as professional certifications in Advanced Human Resource Management from the Rotman School of Business, and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor Law, in addition to professional training in Executive Coaching. She holds the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (formerly CHRP) from the Human Resources Professional Association.