Joseph Mapa


After serving as President and CEO of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 14 years and then two more years as Founding President and CEO of Sinai Health, (a multi-organization, integrated healthcare system) – Joseph Mapa assumed the role of Executive Director of the Health Industry Management Program (MBA specialization) at the Schulich School of Business at York University. In 2021, he was also appointed as inaugural Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership. As an adjunct professor, he teaches high-performance leadership and strategic positioning in the healthcare sector.

He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a Fellow of both the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Most recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he served as executive adviser to the board of Sienna Seniors Living Inc. (a publicly traded company of long-term care communities and retirement residences); he served on the advisory board of MyRemoteClinic (a start-up company providing digital platforms to health and wellness practitioners); and is a special adviser to the Board of Canadian Friends of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem.

He also served on numerous sector organizations including past chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and Past Co-Chair of Toronto Academic Health Science Network. He also served as vice-chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He has completed terms on the Governing Council of the University of Toronto; the Ontario Hospital Association Board; the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association; the advisory board of the Women’s Executive Network – Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100; and on the Board of Governors of Canada’s “10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures”.

Joseph is co-author and/or co-editor of numerous articles and books focusing on healthcare management – including a publication on effective government relations in the health care industry.

He has been honoured for his leadership and academic contributions with numerous recognitions including the Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Mentorship Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. A recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at the Schulich School of Business, Joseph was also highlighted in a feature by Financial Post Magazine on “some of the notable graduates from internationally ranked MBA schools in Canada” in the health care sector.

Joseph Mapa