HealthPRO News

November 27, 2020

HealthPRO Announces Renato Discenza as new President and CEO

HealthPRO’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Renato Discenza as its new President and CEO effective January 1, 2021.

Mr. Discenza replaces Cynthia Valaitis who announced her retirement in
September 2020 after 24 years with the organization.

“Mr. Discenza is a visionary and innovative leader who brings over 30 years of supply chain, operations and business transformation experience in both the public and private sectors,” said Arlene Wilgosh, Chair, HealthPRO Board of Directors.

“Following an extensive national search, the Board has every confidence that his proven track record and commitment to our national mission of delivering exceptional contract performance and customer experience will propel HealthPRO to its next level of success,” she added.

Over the last several years, Mr. Discenza has played a critical role in transforming the Ontario healthcare system under Ontario Health to help drive more integrated and patient-centric care.

Prior to this, he held diverse roles in healthcare, serving as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Hamilton Health Sciences and as Board Member at Credit Valley Hospital and Michael Garron Hospital, Mohawk Medbuy Corporation, and the Change Foundation.

Within the private sector, Mr. Discenza has held senior executive roles with national telecommunications organizations including Bell Canada and AT&T Canada.

“I am honoured to lead this national organization dedicated to delivering exceptional value to its 1,300-member healthcare facilities,” said Mr. Discenza. “HealthPRO has a longstanding reputation for quality and excellence and I am excited to work with its team to further the organization’s positive impact on the Canadian healthcare system and beyond.”

Renato Discenza
Incoming President and CEO

Renato is the incoming President and CEO of HealthPRO.

Recognized as an innovative and transformative leader, Renato brings over 30 years of executive experience in both the public and private sectors, most recently playing a critical role of transforming the Ontario healthcare system under Ontario Health to help drive more integrated and patient-centric care.

Prior to this, he held diverse roles in healthcare, serving as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Hamilton Health Sciences and as Board Member at Credit Valley Hospital and Michael Garron Hospital, Mohawk Medbuy Corporation, and the Change Foundation. He also has served as CEO of Invest Toronto successfully bringing international investment into Canada.

Within the private sector, Renato has and held senior executive roles with national telecommunications organizations including Bell Canada and AT&T Canada.

Renato holds a Chartered designation, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a proud Professional Engineer.

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