Executive leadership team

Jamie Wallace

President and CEO, Supply Ontario

Anthony DiCaita

Chief Administrative Officer   

Anthony joined Supply Ontario in April 2022. 

Anthony is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in senior positions in healthcare, education and the charitable sector. He has served on several boards and is recognized for identifying and implementing creative solutions to exceed organizational performance targets.  

Anthony holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration from York University. 

Russ Whitehead

Interim Executive Operations Lead

Russ joined Supply Ontario in May 2021.

Russ is an experienced former Ontario Public Sector executive with proven success in leading transformational initiatives and delivering tangible business value in complex environments. In his short tenure with Supply Ontario, Russ has set-up foundational pieces in the finance area including key policies and funding arrangements. As these were transitioned to new executives, Russ focused on defining the benefits realization and stakeholder engagement frameworks. Russ is committed to building strong relationships internally and externally. His past executive roles have included Assistant Deputy Minister and Director roles in capital expenditure management, financial management and planning, business and service management and modernization. 

Sunita Chander

Interim Chief Policy, Governance and Stakeholder Relations Officer

Sunita joined Supply Ontario in October 2022.

As Interim Chief Policy, Governance and Stakeholder Relations Officer, Sunita is responsible for strategic planning, monitoring and reporting, policy development and implementation, governance, stakeholder relations and brand and culture development.

Sunita joined Supply Ontario from the Ministry of Finance, where she most recently held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategy, Stewardship and Program Policy Division. In this role, Sunita provided important leadership in the delivery of COVID-19 programs, ensured an effective relationship and alignment with the Canada Revenue Agency, and provided leadership for a comprehensive policy review and consultation around the Ministry’s tobacco tax strategies.

Sunita brings a solid background in stakeholder management, relationship-building competencies and an ability to translate complex, technical policy issues for decision-making and communication purposes.

Ben Valido

Executive Director, Policy, Communications & Program Management

Ben transitioned to the role in January 2022.

Ben is an experienced executive and people leader with a track record for building relationships and collaborating with senior executives and government officials, stakeholders and the public to achieve desired outcomes. His diverse professional background has included executive roles, strategic planning, research, stakeholder engagement, policy development and agency governance. He brings almost two decades of experience in the Ontario government and most recently supported the government’s COVID-19 supply chain response by establishing a command table, centralizing supply chain issues management and reporting to the Premier’s Office and Secretary of Cabinet, as well as in Cabinet office providing leadership in the creation of Supply Ontario.

David Brown

Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

David joined Supply Ontario in January 2022.

David is a member of the Ontario bar and a solicitor in England and Wales.

David has extensive legal experience in both the private and public sectors. He previously worked for a number of companies in the IT sector negotiating complex outsourcing and consulting agreements. Prior to joining Supply Ontario, he worked for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services supporting procurement and infrastructure matters.

Helena Ferreira

Chief Human Resources Officer   

Helena joined Supply Ontario in May 2022. 

Helena is a senior executive with a passion for driving business through people and culture, powerful communications, strategy, operations and stakeholder relationships. 

Helena has overseen all aspects of people, equity, and culture, developed and oversaw continuous improvement and project management centres of excellence, and corporate strategy and transformation. She has diverse experience with big public sector corporations, small start-ups and service organizations. Her past leadership roles have included the University of Toronto, the City of Brampton, Metrolinx and Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation.  

Helena holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, as well as a graduate certificate in industrial relations from Queen’s University. 

Roger Eacock

Chief Supply Officer

Roger Eacock joined Supply Ontario in January 2022.

Roger is an innovative leader with broad-based business expertise and a solid track record of strategically aligning business processes to achieve optimum results during periods of rapid growth and change. He is recognized for generating breakthrough results in business revitalization, enhanced competitive advantage and market share growth, cost efficiencies and streamlined operations, service excellence and profitable growth. He brings a strong background in merchandising transformation, procurement and supply chain management. He has previously held executive level positions in healthcare, retail and transportation with organizations such as Sobeys Inc., TerrAscend Corp, Spartan Bioscience and SunOpta Inc.

Christiana Cavazzoni

Chief Digital/Data Officer   

Christiana joined Supply Ontario in May 2022.  

Christiana is recognized as a versatile leader with over 20 years of experience transforming policy and operations through innovative IT programs across private and public sectors.  

With extensive experience in technology and business transformation, Christiana joins Supply Ontario from Canada’s Department of National Defence where she served as associate assistant deputy minister, information management, and deputy chief information officer.  

Prior to that, Christiana held several senior leadership positions in the public sector and has advanced many innovative programs in data analytics, cyber security, artificial intelligence and automation.  

Christiana studied at Concordia University and McGill University, completing a Bachelor of Science and post graduate studies in computer sciences, respectively. She also graduated University of Ottawa’s certificate program in public sector leadership and governance.