Honouring the Contributions of Retired Trustees

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At CMF, our trustees are the backbone of our organization. We’d like to take the opportunity to honour the contributions of two Trustees who played a vital role at shaping CMF but have retired from their leadership roles.

Dr. Hugh Scully, BA, MD, MSc, FRSC[C], FACS

Having joined the Canadian Medical Foundation in 2013, Dr. Scully retired from his role as Chair of the Board this year but his contributions to CMF will remain, as will his contributions as leader and innovator in improving the health of education of individuals not just in Canada but around the world. At CMF, Dr. Scully was also chair of the CMF’s multi-million dollar fundraising effort to raise support for physician health and wellness: The Every Physician Campaign.

In addition to his leadership role at the CMF, Dr. Scully served on the Board of Partners in Health Canada and Weed MD Inc. He served on the Board of Directors at the Canadian Medical Association as President, chair of the Council on Health Policy and Economics and chair of the Past Officers Committee. At the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, which represents all cardiac specialists in Canada, he served as president, as well as having served as president of the Ontario Medical Association Dr. Scully was on the council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, representing the surgeons of Ontario and as chair of the specialty physician workforce committee. He was the founding president of the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) and on the international stage, he has represented Canada on the council of the World Medical Association, where he chaired the committee that developed a policy on ethical international recruitment of physicians, later adopted by the WMA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and many countries.

Dr. Scully was involved for more than five decades in the world of motorsports, where he still currently serves as chair of the board of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF). Dr. Scully served as president of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences. He is a founding Fellow (only Canadian) of the FIA (World) Institute for Motor Sport Safety, based in Paris, was the Medical Director of the Canadian F1 Race at Mosport Park, chair of the medical and safety committee at the Toronto Indy for 34 years and was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2000.

This type of juggling of leadership roles throughout his career started early for Dr. Scully, since serving as president of his high school class at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland. Dr. Scully later went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Chemistry (1961), MD, CM (1965), and MSc (neuroanatomy and physiology, 1967) from Queen’s University. He trained in General Surgery (FRCSC 1971) at the University of Toronto and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (FRCSC 1974) at the U of T and Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital).

During his time as staff heart surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, he completed between eight or nine thousand open heart surgeries. With his passion for health policy management and health education, Dr. Scully was also a professor of surgery went on to become a professor of health policy management and evaluation (HPME) at the University of Toronto, as well as honorary consultant surgeon at University Health Network (UHN) – Toronto General Hospital’s division of cardiac surgery.

Dr. Scully has produced more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, book chapters and invited presentations on cardiac surgery, health policy and leadership.

Mr. Jean Schnob

Joining the CMF board in 2012, Mr. Schnob retired from his role as Treasurer and chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee this year.

Mr. Schnob is a versatile, creative and well-rounded business executive who is cognizant that successful tax planning must emanate from an understanding of the economics of a transaction and with sensitivity to the drivers of business arrangements. Mr. Schnob’s financial leadership was critical in helping transition CMF after moving out from the umbrella of the Canadian Medical Association in 2016.

Mr. Schnob is a tax partner and managing partner of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in the Outaouais region with over twenty-five years of experience specializing in assurance, taxation and advisory services.

Mr. Schnob has a broad professional background, including technical subject instruction and speaking appearances. He has also participated in the tabling of a variety of reports and analyses on behalf of provincial public accounting institutes and regulatory bodies.