Jennifer Klotz-Ritter is the President & CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation in Newmarket, Ontario. She brings her vast legal and business experience to the Southlake Foundation, specifically in strategic and business planning, cultivating corporate alliances, individual philanthropy, and government funding.
Prior to her arrival at Southlake Foundation, Jennifer was President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada (MAWC) for over ten years, where she led collaborative strategic visioning and planning initiatives that created transformative growth within the foundation. In addition to her work with MAWC, Jennifer has previously served as executive director of two holocaust and human rights education organizations.
Jennifer started her career as a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa, focusing on employment and labour law. She has a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Western University. Additionally, she holds executive leadership and management certificates from both the Ivey Business School at Western University and Harvard Business School.
Chairman, Van-Rob Realty
Deputy Chief, York Regional Police
Partner, Ernst & Young, National Leader SR&ED, Business Tax
Public Policy & Government Relations
VP, Scientific & Medical Affairs, Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.
VP, People, & Associate General Counsel, Magna International
Licensed Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark York Group Realty Ltd.
Physician Lead Regional Thoracic Programs, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Working together with their community networks, the Philanthropy Cabinet is a group of ambassadors committed to helping Southlake improve the health of our communities and keep pace with advancements in technology so the patients we serve can trust they will receive the best possible care at our hospital, when they need it most.
Director Community and Government Relations
The Stronach Group
(Vice-Chair, Southlake Foundation Board)
President, Bazil Developments Inc.
Deputy Chief, York Region Police (retired)
President and CEO, NewRoads Automotive
Director, Food and Beverage, Magna Golf Club
Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Hallmark York Group Realty Ltd.
Portfolio Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns
CEO and Co-Founder at Trillium Meditec
York Region Chief of Police (Retired)
Founder and CEO, Skinopathy
President, Shiseido (Canada)
Partner, Affleck Greene McMurtry, LLP
CEO, Pfaff Automotive Partners
Lead Volunteer, Men’s Health Initiative
Owner, Armadale Company Limited
Director and Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Our Physicians’ Council is a group of Southlake’s medical staff who generously volunteer their time to offer valuable insight into our hospital’s needs, challenges, opportunities and impact on health care in our communities. Providing first-hand accounts of the impact that directly affects them and their colleagues every day, these ambassadors and advocates are instrumental in inspiring our donors to invest in the future of Southlake.
Chair, Physicians Council,
Chief of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist
Chief of Staff
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Executive Office
Interim, Physician Lead Maternal Child Program
Physician Leader Surgical Program,
Plastic Surgeon & Surgical Assistant
Division Head, Urology
Chief of Surgery, Surgical Oncologist
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Division Head, Thoracic Surgery , Thoracic Surgeon
President, Medical Staff Association,
Physician Leader, Emergency Medicine Program
Physician Leader, Regional Cancer Program
Secretary-Treasurer, Medical Staff Association,
Co-Medical Director, Paediatric Oncology
Director of Medical Education, Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Medical Director, Structural Heart
Physician Leader, Regional Cardiac Program,
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Chief of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiologist
Vice President, Medical Staff Association,
Chief of Psychiatry,
Medical Director, Adult Psychiatric Emergency
Deputy Chief of Psychiatry,
Medical Director of Adult Inpatient Ward
Department of Medicine
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