Darlene is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for University Health Network (UHN). UHN is an integrated healthcare, research, and education network of four hospitals: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as well as a college of applied health sciences, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. UHN is world-renowned for its technically advanced clinical services, extraordinary research programs, and superb educational experiences. UHN has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. UHN’s leading clinical care is coupled with a compassionate, patient-centred approach to delivery of services at each of its 19 sites of care in Toronto and across Ontario. UHN has approximately $2.2 Billion in annual revenues and expenditures; and $2 Billion in assets.
As the Vice president and Chief Financial Officer, Darlene plays a critical role in the hospital through aligning strategic and financial initiatives with patient and hospital priorities. As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, she provides strategic leadership and is a key business enabler for UHN to meet its organizational goals. Darlene’s main focus is in the overall financial management of the organization and has the primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities throughout UHN.
During her tenure at UHN, Darlene has held progressively senior leadership roles providing strategic financial advice to support hospital operations. Darlene currently oversees Finance including Treasury & Cash Management, Capital, Planning & Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Operations, Audit & Compliance, Ministry and Activity Reporting, Case Costing, Research Financial Services, Procurement and Supply Chain management.
Darlene has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is currently leading UHN’s Finance Transformation and has been instrumental in developing financial governance models.