Andrea Cohen Barrack
Andrea Cohen Barrack is the CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, one of Canada’s largest grant-making foundations. OTF works to build healthy and vibrant communities through investments in human and social services, arts and culture, sports and recreation, and the environment. A transformative leader, she has a demonstrated history of both developing strategies which promise positive change and leading others to deliver on those promises.
Andrea came to OTF following a lengthy and successful career in community healthcare, most recently as CEO of Unison Health and Community Services. She is recognized for her expertise in making organizations more effective by ensuring that systems are integrated and impact is both measured and assessed.
Andrea has a MHSc in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and continues to guest lecture in the program. She has pursued her interest in strategy, performance measurement and governance through Executive Education Programs at the Harvard Business School. She continues to pursue her interest in health systems by participating as a member of the Health Policy Council for the C.D. Howe Institute.
A long-time volunteer, Andrea serves as the Chair of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region. She is the Chair of the Dean’s Council for the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the vice-chair of the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital board, a mentor with CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows, and an Advisory Board Member for the Centre for Effective Philanthropy. Her community involvement includes participation in initiatives that seek to find creative and collaborative solutions to community and human rights issues. In 2016, she was recognized as a WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner, an honour celebrating fearless female leaders whose efforts to succeed continue to inspire others.